St.John's Episcopal Church
   West Main Street at Church Street
   (on the green)
   Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.55693, W 73.04385
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   Robert Havery, Minister of Music


   Rev. James G. Bradley, Rector
   St.John's Church
   16 Church Street
   Waterbury, CT  06702-2103
   T: 203-754-3116
   E: stjohns@stjohnsonthegreen.org




   Added semitones are keyboard F# (new)
   and A# (old).  Chimestand removed;
   keyboard near gallery organ console.
   The organ is Opus 35 of Charles W.
   McManis, built 1956, restored 1990-91.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1960
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1871, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       Transposition was nil (concert pitch)
       Keyboard range was:     E F#  /    NONE  
       There was one added semitone
   Auxiliary mechanisms: HnW1  
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  * 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:  40%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

The church Website has some interesting historical photos.  But a former photo of the current building has disappeared, and these bells are not mentioned.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
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 CT.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/09/27
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/09/23

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