St.Paul's Episcopal Church
   Village Avenue and Court Street
   Dedham, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.24710, W 71.17783
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   Ian McKenzie & other church volunteers
*Past chimer:
   1881- Horatio W. Parker  (before
     becoming a well-known composer)
   20xx Bernice Hunt   (d.)


   David Tierney, Dir. of Music Ministries
   E: d.tierney/@/cfsmass DOTorg
   - or -
   St.Paul's Church Office
   59 Court Street
   Dedham, MA  02026-4301
   T: 781-326-4553




   Gift of Ira Cleveland, senior warden.
   Chimestand and action overhauled, 2008.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1881
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

The church Website has a photo of part of the tower on the Music/Recordings page, and a drawing of the building on the History page, where the acquisition of the bells is mentioned. The Photos page has a link to a 2-page set of Flickr photos taken during the renovation, and a History page (under "Our 250th Year") mentions the donor of the chime.

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 MA.

   This page was built from the database on 18-May-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/04/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/11/03

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