Our Saviour Lutheran Church (LCMS)
   (was Church of Our Saviour)
   The Alameda at East 33rd Street
   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.32872, W 76.59495
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   Donald Weber, Organist


   Our Saviour Lutheran Church
   3301 The Alameda
   Baltimore, MD  21218-3008
   T: 410-235-9553   F: 410-235-1913
   E: Webform @




   Donated by John and Alma Wever.
   Church name changed in 1973; first 11
   bells cast Apr.1931 for Uniontown PA,
   with sharp 4th & flat 7th, before that
   order was cancelled; 7 more cast for
   this order to make fully chromatic.
   Bells connected to organ console in
   concert pitch, but transpose to C on the
   independent electric keyboard in middle
   level of tower.  On tower roof is an
   1856 McShane bell, installed here in
   1936 (origin unknown), tolled by
   electric button at organ.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) chime of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#G#  /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1934
     with bells made by McShane      
   Prior history:
     In 1934, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by McShane     
       There were two added semitones
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021

The church history page has a b/w photo of the building, but does not mention the bells.  However, they are mentioned on the home page, which offers tours of the bell tower and a video (10:56) of the tour, but the sound may be almost inaudible.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 MD.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/09/30

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