Guardian Angels RC Church
   North Fifth and Michael Streets,
     opposite Sycamore Street
   Manistee, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 44.24203, W 86.32229
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   P. Kelly Niles, Music Director


   Guardian Angels Rectory
   371 North Fifth Street
   Manistee, MI  49660-1935
   T: 231-723-2165


   Played regularly.  Long quarter tunes
   based on those of an English abbey.


   Added semitones sharp 4th and flat 7th.
   Electric action added in 1955 without
   disturbing chimestand action; defunct.
   Atop chime frame is a 3-bell peal by
   Henry Stuckstede of St.Louis, 1890.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1910
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nI    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010

The church Webpage has a nice evening photo of the building.

A news article (Sep.2012) reports that the chime is being played by hand because electrics don't work any more, and a visionary required that the manual action be kept.  With several photos of various players in action.

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 MI.

   This page was built from the database on 16-Sep-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/09/09

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