St.Andrew's Chimes


   St.James Episcopal Church
   West Franklin & Birch Streets
   Richmond, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 37.55150, W 77.45664
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   Virginia Whitmire, Organist


   St.James Episcopal Church
   1205 West Franklin Street
   Richmond, VA  23220-3793
   T: (804)355-1779   F: (804)353-4837
   - or -
   Dr. Mark Whitmire, Music Director


   Automatically at noon, 3pm, 6pm


   Tower tubes by Deagan; original set
   donated by Henry Lee Valentine; second
   set ("New Chimes") donated by C.Braxton
   Valentine; both sets installed by
   R.Lofink.  Roll player (a 1938
   addition) and tabletop keyboard
   (2 octaves C-C) in organ blower room
   at balcony level.  Restored in 1993 by
   Top Rung, who also repaired it in 1996
   after major fire in 1994.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 16 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E G   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   All bells were recast or replaced in 1938
     by Deagan      
   Prior history:
     In 1926, a complete instrument of 16 tubular bells was installed
       with tubular bells made by Deagan      
       (0 tubular bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

On the church Website, there is a drawing of the tower on the home page.  The gift of the chime is mentioned on the Church History page (in the About section).

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in VA.
Index to all tower bell instruments in VA.

   This page was built from the database on  3-Feb-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/02/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/11/23

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