Otis Memorial Chimes "The Bells of Hollywood"
Hollywood Forever Memorial Park (was Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery) Santa Monica Boulevard at Gordon St. Los Angeles, California, USA LL: N 34.09040, W 118.32026
Jeanie Kidd T: (323)469-6349
Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038-1899 T: (323)469-1181
Added semitones are sharp 4th, flat 7th, flat 9th. This may have been the chime shown by van Duzen at the Lewis & Clark Exposition in Portland, OR (q.v.) in 1905. Originally had a second set of clappers with lignum vitae inserts, intended to produce a different sound, and operated by changing pivot point of chimestand levers. That action was removed during repairs in late 1970s.
Traditional chime (chimestand) of 12 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: D#F / NONE There are three added semitones There is no practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1908 with bells made by Vanduzen Year of latest technical information source is 1994
A news article about the change of ownership and subsequent renaming of the cemetery.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanduzen bellfoundry.
Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1908).
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 CA.
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