WASHINGTON - TCC : USA - DC

*Location:

   Third Church of Christ, Scientist
   16th Street at I Street, NW
   Washington, D.C., USA
   LL: N 38.90161, W 77.03675
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Third Church of Christ, Scientist
   900 16th Street, NW
   Washington, DC  20006-2901
   T: (202)833-3325   F: (202)833-9167
   E: thirddc@earthlink.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in Greenwood.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) chime of 20 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1971
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1972

*Links:

On the church Website, part of the chime is shown in a small photo in the upper right corner of most pages.  In the larger photo on the main page, the projecting concrete frame of the chime is hidden behind the branches at left.  On the Links page, a photo with a different perspective better shows the relationship of the chime to the building.  A picture of the back side of the chime can be found on the Directions page, while a complete picture of the front side is on the Nation's Capital [sic] page.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Other chimes which qualify as mini-carillons.

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 DC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/18


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