Little Sanctuary
   St.Alban's School
   The National Cathedral School for Boys
   Pilgrim Road
   Mount Saint Alban
   Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW
   Washington, D.C., USA
   LL: N 38.92882, W 77.07176
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*Previous Location (189x-1906):

   Zion Episcopal Church
   Wappingers Falls, New York, USA
   formerly played regularly by students)


   Benjamin Hutto,
     Performing Arts Director
   St.Alban's School
   Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW
   Washington, DC  20016-5095
   T: (202)537-6435   F: (202)537-5613
   E: sta_Communications@cathedral.org


   Rarely used


   Tower tubes, with nameplate by U.S.
   Tubular, but probably made originally
   by Walter H. Durfee in the 1890s;
   taut-rope chiming rack.

*Technical data:

   Chime with Ellacombe stand of 15 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1906
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

The school Website seems not to have any pictures of its buildings.  However, there is one picture of the cathedral itself (seen through a school window); the Gloria in Excelsis central tower houses a 10-bell ring and a 53-bell carillon.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of its maker.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in DC.
Index to all tower bell instruments in DC.

   This page was built from the database on 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/08

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