CHARLESTON : USA - WV

*Location:

   Christ Church United Methodist
   (was State Street M.E., then First M.)
   Quarrier Street at Morris Street
   Charleston, West Virginia, USA
   LL: N 38.345098 W 81.629078
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*Player:

   (none)

*Contact:

   Christ Church United Methodist
   Attn: David Donathan, Director of Music
     Ministries/Organist
   1221 Quarrier Street
   Charleston, WV  25301-1809
   T: (304)342-0192   F: (304)345-3786
   E: ccum@ccumwv.org

*Schedule:

   Disused; inoperative.

*Remarks:

   Tower tubes by Durfee, contracted in
   1910 but not installed until early
   1911; added semitones are sharp 4th,
   flat 7th, plus sharp unison and its
   octave.  Originally played by
   loose-rope rack (by Durfee) and from
   organ console with action by its
   builder, Hann-Wagnerin-Weickhardt of
   Milwaukee; both actions removed when
   rehung and electrified by Verdin in
   1976, after the church burned
   (the tower survived).

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 15 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C   /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1911
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

*Links:

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*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 20-Mar-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/03/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/03/13


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