DENVER - STJ : USA - CO

*Location:

   Cathedral of St.John in the Wilderness
     (Episcopal/TEC)
   East 14th Avenue at Washington Street
   Denver, Colorado, USA
   LL: N 39.73819, W 104.97828
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   St.John's Cathedral
   1350 Washington Street
   Denver, CO  80203-2008
   - or -
   1313 Clarkson Street
   Denver, CO  80218-1806
   T: (303)831-7115   F: (303)831-7119
   E: info@sjcathedral.org
   - or -
   Stephen Tappe,
     Organist and Director of Music
   T: (303)831-7115 x7726
   E: tappe@sjcathedral.org
   - or -
   Lyn Loewi, Assistant Organist
   T: (303)831-7115 x7737
   E: AsstOrg@sjcathedral.org

*Schedule:

   Tenor chimed for services with clapper
   cable; chime unused (frame unsafe)

*Remarks:

   Bells by Petit & Edelbrock (Germany).
   Cast iron chimestand has vertical cast
   iron hand-levers numbered thus:
   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  (longer, rear)
    15 14 13 12 11 10  9  (shorter, front)
   Added semitones are E, F#, G#.
   Bourdon in east tower, hung to swing
   by 4 levers; remainder in west tower.
   Also reported as 1903.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#F   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1905
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  7 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   22 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  24 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  10%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1969
*Links:

The Cathedral Website sometimes shows a photo of the front of the building among the changing images on the home page.  The About page has a small photo of the building, clickable for a larger version.  But there is little description of the facilities, and no mention of these bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Edelbrock 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.

Where the bass bell of this chime ranks among all great bells in North America

Index to all tower bell instruments in CO.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  1-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/06/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/12/12
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