HOUSTON - STV : USA - TX

*Location:

   St.Vincent de Paul Church (RC)
   Buffalo Speedway at Holcombe (Bellaire)
     Boulevard
   Houston, Texas, USA
   LL: N 29.70575, W 95.42808
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*Player:

   Daryel Nance,
      Director of Music Ministry
   E: dnance@svdp-edu.org
      info@daryeln.com

*Contact:

   St.Vincent de Paul Rectory
   6800 Buffalo Speedway
   Houston, TX  77025-1499
   T: (713)667-9111   F: (713)667-3453

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones sharp 4th and flat 7th

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1968
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002

*Links:

On the church Website, the home page has a photo of the modern building, but the bell tower is almost completely hidden, and no better photo has been found.  The History page mentions the acquisition of these bells.

The music director has a page about the chime.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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.

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 2004/03/21


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