Bard Memorial Bells


   St.Michael's Episcopal Church
   South Dundee Avenue
     above West Hillside Avenue
   Barrington, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 42.14666, W 88.14038
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   Thom Wibbels, Organist
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   St.Michael's Church
   647 South Dundee Avenue
   Barrington, IL  60010-4299
   T: (847)381-2323   F: (847)381-3517




   Added semitones flat 7th & sharp 4th.
   Independent keyboard at organ, with
   switch for swinging bass bell; tolling
   and swinging switches in sacristy;
   hand-held switch at altar for liturgical

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1955
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EW1   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013

The church Website has a photo of the building and its unusual belfry.  The bells are mentioned on the About Us page.

Where 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 IL.

   This page was built from the database on 25-Oct-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/10/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/10/02

Belfry south side

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