Central Lutheran Church (ELCA)
   South 12th Street,
     east of 3rd Avenue South
   Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
   LL: N 44.96966, W 93.27089
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   Central Lutheran Church
   333 South 12th Street
   Minneapolis, MN  55404-1453
   T: (612)870-4416
   E: info@centralmpls.org




   Tower built in 2004-5; bells cast
   summer 2004; project completed 2005;
   first played for Christmas 2005;
   tower completed by April 2006.
   Keyboard has space for additional
   bells, but frame does not.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 23
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2005
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: IES5  
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 13 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   16 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  19 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  70%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013

The church Website has a photo of the facade on the home page.  There is a prominently linked page about the bells, with an architect's drawing of the facade including the tower; an audio clip presents the sound of the swinging bells, not the carillon.  There are three pages of un-captioned photos of bells, tower, etc., and a link to a news article with associated video clip.  But a former link to the architects page (which provided past and present photos of the building, photos of stone carving, and a series of photos taken during construction of the tower) has been removed.

Waymarking page, with 3 photos

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in MN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MN.

   This page was built from the database on 19-Aug-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/06/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09

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