MONTREAL - STG : CANADA - QU

*Location:

   St.George's Anglican Church
   Place du Canada
   Peel Street at rue de la Gauchetière
   Montréal, Québec, Canada
   LL: N 45.49770, W 73.56913
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.George's Church
   1101, rue Stanley
   Montréal, QC  H3B 2S6
   T: (514)866-7113   F: (514)866-6096
   E: office@st-georges.org

*Schedule:

   Manually on Saturday afternoons,
   by sexton or assistant;
   from electric keyboard for services.

*Remarks:

   Clock chimes and mechanical drum
   player have been silent for many years.
   Original manual play mechanism in the
   tower is functional but type is
   unknown.  Electric keyboard within
   the church proper.  For the tubular
   chime which was here originally, see
   BROCKVILLE - STP,  CANADA - ON.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1901
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001

*Links:

The church Website has an extensive history with details of the chime.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston 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.

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1901).

Index to all tower bell instruments in QU.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Jan-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/12/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/04


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