Christ Church in Cambridge (Episcopal) Zero Garden Street Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.37542, W 71.12048
Julie Smith 55 Chester Street Newton Highlands, MA 02461-1433 H: (617)244-9599 - or - Stuart Forster, Director of Music and Organist E: email@example.com - or - Christ Church Zero Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138-3656 T: (617)876-0200 F: (617)876-0201
Bells by "Wm.Blake Founder, for H N Hooper, Boston"
Chime with Ellacombe stand of 13 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: D G / NONE The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown. The whole instrument was installed in 1860 with bells made by Hooper/Blake Year of latest technical information source is 1991
A sketch by Winslow Homer for Harper's Weekly magazine, 5/26/1860, p.324, shows the chime set up in the foundry. The layout of the frame, together with the bell wheels, makes clear that Hooper designed the instrument as an octave of swinging bells plus five small bells hung dead, all playable from a taut-rope rack on the top platform.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hooper/Blake 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.
Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1860).
Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.
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