Zvonnitsa (Gatehouse tower) Danilov (St.Daniel) Monastery Danilovskiy Val ulitsa at Danilovsky pereulok Moskva (Moscow), Russia LL: N 55.71126, E 37.63070*Temporary location (1930-2008, 18 b.)
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
St.Daniel Monastery 115191, Moskva, Danilovsky Val, 22 T: (095)961-14-80 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Several times daily, for matins and vesper services.
Before the Revolution, there may have been as many as 34 bells here. In 1930, an American bought 18 from the Bolsheviks for Harvard University, leaving the tower empty. Restoration in May 1985 collected bells (also reported as 11 or 15 in number) from destroyed churches of several regions of Russia, mostly cast in Yaroslavl by the Olovianishnikovs in the 19th c.; largest 3.5 tons, 1890; details absent. In 2008, the old bells at Harvard were repatriated; variouly dated from 1692 (by Fyodor Motorin) to 1907, most were cast in Moscow at the N.D.Finlyandsky Works. (See CAMBRIDGE, USA - MA in 'Chimes' section of North America).
Zvon of 35 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G in the bass octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ZVON / ---- The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown. The instrument was enlarged in 2008 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1985, the instrument was begun with 17 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2008
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