St.Alphonsus Catholic Church
   (National Shrine of St.Alphonsus Liguori)
   West Saratoga Street & Park Avenue
   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.29312, W 76.61796
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   National Shrine of St.Alphonsus Liguori
   114 West Saratoga Street
   Baltimore, MD  21201
   T: (410)685-6090
   E: info/@/stalphonsusbalt DOTorg




   The four swinging bells are the major
   triad on the tenor plus the octave.
   The purchase order included 100 small
   bells, possibly intended as gifts for
   donors.  The tenor and its octave may
   have been installed earlier.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C#F   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1892
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W4    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 19**

The church Website has no photo of the building and no mention of the bells.

The archdiocesan page about the church mentions a few key aspects of its history.

A local German history page about the church has a partial photo of the front, but does not include the tower.  A long history of the parish does not mention the bells.

A Baltimore heritage page has photos of the tower, but the associated video focuses on the Lithuanian heritage of the parish, which began a quarter-century after the installation of these bells.

The Facebook presence of the Shrine has a small photo that includes the tower.

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  5-Nov-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/10/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/10/30

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