Crawford and Virginia Johnson


   Cathedral Church of the Advent
   Sixth Avenue at 20th Street, North
   Birmingham, Alabama, USA
   LL: N 33.51923, W 86.80866
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   Dr.Frederick Teardo
   Director of Music & Organist
   W: (205)226-3506
   - and -
   Dr.Charles M. Kennedy,
     Music Associate
   W: (205)226-3505


   Cathedral Church of the Advent
   2017 Sixth Avenue North
   Birmingham, AL  35203-2701
   T: (205)251-2324




   Added semitones: sharp 4th and its
   octave, and flat 7th.  Swinging bells
   are the major triad on the bourdon,
   with fittings by Paccard; other work
   (including installation) by Verdin.
   Includes the Mattison Memorial Bell.
   Space in frame to add 25 bells and
   mechanical transmission; space in tower
   to add baton keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F C   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2003
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3E   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010

On the cathedral Website, the Music page (under Programs & Ministries) has a short paragraph about the bells.  The About Us page has an old drawing of the building.  Click Yesterday for a history of the parish (bldg.1887-93); click 360 Photos for a panorama of the front of the buiding (with its corner belltower) and its surroundings

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 AL.

   This page was built from the database on 20-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/12/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/04/30

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