GALVESTON : USA - TX

   John Sealy Memorial Chime

*Location:

   Trinity Episcopal Church
   22nd Street (Kempner Street)
     at Avenue G (Winnie Street)
   Galveston, Texas, USA
   LL: N 29.30285, W 94.79191
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Trinity Church
   2216 Ball Street
   Galveston, TX  77550-2224
   T: (409)765-6317   F: (409)762-7000
   E: info@trinitygalv.org

*Schedule:

   Daily at noon and 5pm; Sundays before
   morning and evening services;
   on the birthday of John Sealy (Sep.15)
   and some holidays.

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th;
   keyboard at the organ.
   Church retains its original 1856 bell
   by Jones & Hitchcock.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1929
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004

*Links:

The church Website has two photos of the tower among those which rotate through the home page.  An old picture of the whole building is on the History page, which leads to a page about this chime, with an old photo of the bells before their installation.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.

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 TX.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 29-Dec-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/05/17


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