TAMAQUA : USA - PA

*Location:

   Trinity United Church of Christ
   Lafayette Street at Washington Street
   Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: 40.79846, W 75.97070
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Trinity Church
   22 Lafayette Street
   Tamaqua, PA  18252-1315
   T: (570)668-4139   F: (570)668-5367
   E: officetamaquatrinity@verizon.net
      office@tamaquatrinity.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Arthur Bigelow built new baton
   keyboard when he added new bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1963
     with  5 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1892, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by McShane     
       (7 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building at the top of every page; the open bellframe is partly visible at the right edge of the roof.  The History page depicts the original building, and records the acquisition of the original chime (1892), the relocation to the present site (1961), and the replacement of two old bells with five new ones (1963).

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 28-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/09/24


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