QUEZON CITY - G : PHILIPPINES

*Location:

   Church of the Gesù
   Ateneo de Manila University
   Loyola Heights Campus
   Sacred Heart Hill
   Loyola Heights
   Quezon City, Phillippines
   LL: N 14.63980, E 121.07954
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Church of the Gesù
   Ateneo de Manila University
   Loyola Heights Campus
   Katipunan Avenue
   Loyola Heights
   Quezon City 1108
   T: (+63.2)426.6001
   E: webmaster@admu.edu.ph

*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Added semitones are sharp 4th (in both
   octaves) and flat 7th (in lower
   octave only).  Also an Angelus bell.
   All donated by the class of 1960/64;
   installed by Royal Bells Philippines.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2005
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005

*Links:

On the University Website, a brief article on the dedication of the bells is accompanied by a photo of one of them.  The homily for the dedication of the bells includes interesting descriptions of the old usages of bells in the Philippines.  An article about the installation has notes and inscriptions of all the bells.

A graduate's article on the Church of the Gesù has several photos, two of which include the bell tower.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PH.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 16-Feb-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/02/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/11/25


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