East tower
   First Church of Christ, Scientist
     (Christian Science Mother Church)
   Huntington Avenue near Mass. Avenue
   Boston, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.34456, W 71.08450
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   Bonnie Mansfield, Church Services Mgr


   The First Church of Christ, Scientist
   210 Massachusetts Avenue
   Boston, MA  02115
   T: (617)450-2000


   Sun 0930 before morning service;
   Sun 1630 before evening service
   (except Jul-Aug); Wed 1830 before
   testimony meetings;
   summer concert series, Thu. 1730-1800
   in July and August;
   Christmas week concert series,
   Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri 1230


   Keyboard 2 octaves C-C with dropped
   basses & trebles.
   For FCC/1, see under 'Tubular chimes'.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D G   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1984
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019

The Website of the Mother Church has photos of the top of each tower.  Under the heading, "Visit the C. S. Plaza," there is a photo of the entire church above the heading.  There is a small photo on the Activities page, showing two low west towers, one of which houses the older chime designated FCC/2 in our database.

A 2017 page about local events on the plaza around the Mother Church includes a section about Chiming concerts - click that title to reveal a paragraph of text about chime history and schedule plus a 6-minute video.

The tubular chime which originally occupied this belfry (FCC/1) is described here.

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

Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.

Other chimes which qualify as mini-carillons.

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 MA, including the other chime which is still in this building.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Oct-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/09/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/09/13

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