HOUSTON - SH : USA - TX

*Location:

   Campanile
   Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
   St.Joseph Parkway & San Jacinto Street
   Houston, Texas, USA
   LL: N 29.74943, W 95.36862
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
This Bing Map birdseye view was made while construction was in progress (tower not yet begun), as were two of the other view which can be found using the Rotate button; the fourth was taken after exterior construction (including the tower) was complete.  Google's overhead photography was taken after exterior construction (including the tower) was complete.
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
   1111 Pierce Street
   Houston, TX  77002-8195
   T: (713)659-1561   F: (713)739-1185
   E: office@sacredhearthouston.org
   - or -
   Chris Popelka, Cathedral Organist
   E: cpopelka@sacredhearthouston.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in 2007, installed by Chime
   Master (who provided controls);
   dedicated Mar.2008.
   Swinging bells are bass C,D,F,G.
   Space exists for future expansion.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2008
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008

*Links:

The Website of the Co-Cathedral has a small architectural rendering in page headings, showing the detached bell tower.

An Archdiocesan article on the dedication of various parts of the building indicates that the bells were blessed in Dec.2007; four "main" bells [presumably those that swing] were dedicated Dec.9.

A news article on the new building has a photo of some of the bells.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by pitch (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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TX,

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/04/02


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