ROSENBERG : USA - TX

   The Jilji Louis Riha and Ruth Ellen
     Engelhardt Riha Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Holy Rosary Catholic Church
   George Street at Avenue L
   Rosenberg, Texas, USA
   LL: 29.55361, W 95.81674
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*Player:

   Michael Riha

*Contact:

   Holy Rosary Catholic Church
   1416 George Street
   Rosenberg, TX  77471-3144
   T: (281)342-3089   F: (281)342-7688
   E: office /@/ hrccr DOTcom

*Schedule:

   Daily at noon and 6pm (auto)

*Remarks:

   4-octave electric keyboard.
   Dedication on 12 May 2007

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2007
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

The church Website has a small drawing of the building on the home page, and the blessing of the bells is mentioned in a newsletter. 
The associated parish school Website has a photo of the church building on its home page.  Although that photo appears quite small, if opened separately (as here) it is really quite large and detailed.

News article (Apr.2007) with photo of four large bells

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 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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TX.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  4-May-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/05/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/05/03


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