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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   Judith A. Huenneke, Head Chimer


   First Church of Christ,
   175 Huntington Avenue, A-153
   Boston, MA  02115-3187
   T: (617)450-3435  or  -2000


   Sun 0930, Wed 1130 & 1900,
   Sun 1830 except Jul-Aug;
   Summer concert series, Friday 1900-1930
   in July and August.


   Keyboard may be 4 octaves.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----* /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   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 1992

The Website of the Mother Church no longer has any photo which views the building and bell tower from the east.  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.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings (not showing this tower as of Aug.'07)
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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 25-Jun-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/06/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/12/31

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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