RICHMOND - C : USA - VA

   Talbott Chime

*Location:

   Centenary United Methodist Church
   East Grace Street, btwn 4th & 5th Sts.
   Richmond, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 37.54212, W 77.43868
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Stan Baker, Music Director
   Centenary United Methodist Church
   411 East Grace Street
   Richmond, VA  23219-1837
   T: (804)648-8319   F: (804)644-1773
   E: cent.umc@verizon.net

*Schedule:

   Played daily.

*Remarks:

   Original chime recast into present.
   Chimestand removed when electrified.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1883
     with bells made by McShane     
   Prior history:
     In 1882, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by McShane     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website opens with a photo of the bell tower.  The History page tells about the installation of the chime.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 VA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/09/23


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