The United Parish in Brookline
   (was Harvard Cong. Church)
   Harvard Street at Marion Street
   Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.33999, W 71.12111
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   Volunteers from congregation


   Susan DeSelms, Minister of Music
   E: susan /@/ upbrookline DOTorg
   - or -
   Harvard Church
   210 Harvard Street
   Brookline, MA  02446-5066
   T: 617-277-6860   F: 617-334-7985
   E: office /@/ upbrookline DOTorg


   Before and after Sunday services.


   Bass bell cast 1874.
   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Year of latest tech info is 1912.
   Much of the church was destroyed by a
   fire in 1931, but the tower survived.
   The Harvard Church (UCC) joined with
   The Baptist Church in Brookline (ABC)
   and St.Mark's United Methodist Church
   in 1971, and maintains separate ties
   to all three denominations.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1880
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy (except for 1)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 19**

The church Website no longer has any building photo that shows the tower, nor any mention of these bells among the Music pages.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 MA.

   This page was built from the database on 23-Mar-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/03/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/01/29

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