Phelps Butolph Hoyt Memorial Chime


   Christ Episcopal Church
   784 Sheridan Road, at Humboldt Avenue
   Winnetka, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 42.11271, W 87.73158
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   Richard Clemmitt, Organist/Choirmaster


   Christ Church Parish Office
   470 Maple Street
   Winnetka, IL  60093-2652
   T: 847-446-2850   F: 847-446-8640




   Added semitones (both original) are
   flat 7th & sharp 4th; electric keyboard
   at organ; unknown whether original
   chimestand survives.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     E B   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1999
     with  3 bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1912, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       Transposition was nil (concert pitch)
       Keyboard range was:     D# F  /    ----  
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013

The church Website has a photo of the building on the Property page.  But there is no mention of the bells, even on the long History page.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.

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  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/12/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/10/02

Original memorial plaque
Expansion memorial plaque

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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