Upper belfry Gloria in Excelsis Tower National Cathedral (Episcopal Cathedral Church of SS.Peter & Paul) Mount Saint Alban Wisconsin & Massachusetts Avenues, NW Washington, D.C., USA LL: N 38.93061, W 77.07078
Washington Ringing Society Mary Clark, Area Representative T: (703)532-3410 E: josephwc/@/aol/./com
Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.
Music Department Washington National Cathedral Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues Washington, DC 20016-5098 T: (202)537-6216
Practice Tuesday 1845-2100 (meet at northwest entrance at 1840); Sunday 1200 (quarter peals alternate Sundays--call ahead); call 537-6986 for late access. Building open 1000-1630 daily (later in summer).
Bells cast in 1962, and dated thus.
Ring of 10 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE / NONE There are no added semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1964 with bells made by Whitechapel Year of latest technical information source is 1991
from Emporis Buildings
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Panorama (both vertical and horizontal) in the belfry, taken from the center of the circle of bells
Video article (5:07) offers glimpses of bells and ringers in action; text is an abbreviated and edited transcript of the video.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.
Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Index to all tower bell instruments in DC, including the 53-bell carillon (NC/1) in the lower belfry of the same tower.
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