ABILENE - CHR : USA - TX

*Location:

   All Saints' Tower
   Church of the Heavenly Rest (Episcopal)
   Meander at South Sixth Street
   Abilene, Texas, USA
   LL: N 32.44428, W 99.74552
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Conrad C. Bratton, Director of Music
     and Parish Activities
   H: (325)672-2639   W: (325)677-2091
   F: (325)677-0358
   E: cbratton27@sbcglobal.net
      chrconradbratton@gmail.com
   - or -
   Church of the Heavenly Rest
   602 Meander Street
   Abilene, TX  79602-1099
   T: (325)677-2091   F: (325)677-0358
   E: chrepis@sbcglobal.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Includes 6 bells hung for change
   ringing (tenor 6 1/4 cwt B)
   rehung by Eayre & Smith, Ltd., 1991;
   but no local band or practice.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (C) F G   /    NONE  
   There are three missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1982
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

The church Website once had a good picture of the tower on the home page, but now (Aug.2006) there is none to be found.  There are a few brief mentions of change-ringing in the Calendars and in the list of Music Ministries, but there is no information about the bells.

The NAGCR Webpage about this ring has at least a photo of the tower, and possibly additional information.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in TX.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 31-Dec-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/28
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/09/07


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