EAU CLAIRE - C : USA - WI

   The StPeter-StPaul-StJohn-StLuke Bells

*Location:

   Christ Church Cathedral
   South Farwell & East Lake Streets
   Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
   LL: N 44.80934, W 91.49654
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*Player:

   Christine Schaaf, Organist
   - and -
   George Upthall, Organist

*Contact:

   Christ Church Cathedral
   510 South Farwell Street
   Eau Claire, WI  54701-3723
   T: (715)835-3734   F: (715)835-3552
   E: ccceauclaire@sbcglobal.net
      bishopkeith@dioceseofeauclaire.org

*Schedule:

   For Sunday services; also 
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters on
   the hour and half hour only, with
   hour strike on the lowest note, 9am-7pm.

*Remarks:

   Previous report of 11-15 bells was
   wrong; four quarter bells (including the
   present bass) were cast in 1976 but
   not installed until late 1977; two added
   before 1987; next 4 added in 1987;
   final 4 installed 1996.  Keyboard is 4
   octaves, and sits beside organ console.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 10 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1996
     with  4 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1987, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen  (but 4 are older)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The new Cathedral Website has a shadowed outline of the bell tower on the home page.  The History page has a similar photo from before the erection of the tower, but its narrative stops before that event.  The Cathedral Info page has a very small photo of the bell tower, and short paragraph about it, but doesn't give as much information as an earlier Website did.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 WI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 31-Oct-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/10/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/10/30


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