The Maynard Chime
Trinity Episcopal Church West Fourth Street at Trinity Place Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA LL: N 41.23981, W 77.01931
19??-?? J. Bertram Strickland (1921-2006) Tom Wierbowski
Organist/Choirmaster Trinity Episcopal Church 844 West Fourth Street Williamsport, PA 17701-5824 T: (570)322-0126 F: (570)322-6508 E: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Original bells all remain in use; added semitone is flat 7th. Tenth bell, cast by Melvin C. (Jim) Corbett (late Carillonneur member & former GCNA officer), now hangs on a movable dolly in the tower vestibule, the main entry to the church. Cambridge (Westminster) quarters, from tower clock by E.Howard (of Boston), who claimed this to be the first such installation in the USA; clockworks were above the bells 1875-1987, and now are below the keyboard.
Traditional chime (chimestand) of 9 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is E in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: E E / ---- There is one added semitone There is no practice console De-installation of the enlargement was done in 1973 Prior history: In 1923, the instrument was enlarged to 10 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1875, the instrument was begun with 9 bells by Jones (9 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
(The bell by Corbett being the only one he ever cast, there is no index page for it.)
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.
This page was built from the database on 18-Sep-10 based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/16 and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/27
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