WASHINGTON - STL : USA - DC

*Location:

   St.Luke's United Methodist Church
   Wisconsin Avenue & Calvert Street, NW
   Washington, D.C., USA
   LL: N 38.92288, W 77.07204
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*Player:

   Lou Ann Smith, Music Director
*Past players:
   1992+/-  Melva Turpin

*Contact:

   St.Luke's Methodist Church
   3655 Calvert Street NW
   Washington, DC  20007
   T: (203)333-4949   F: (203)333-4899
   E: office@saintlukesmethodist.org

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   with hour strike at the 7th.

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in Greenwood foundry

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) carillon of 30 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1969
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970

*Links:

On the church Website, the home page has a small photo of the building and tower.  But the bells are not mentioned anywhere.

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

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in DC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 16-Aug-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/06/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/09


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