Ray Memorial Chimes


   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   Bow and Ann Streets
   Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 35.05322, W 78.87633
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   Charlyne C. Jones, Organist
   E: ccooperj@aol.com


   First Presbyterian Church
   P.O. Box 569
   Fayetteville, NC  28302-0569
   T: 910-483-0121   F: 910-483-3975
   E: firstchfay@aol.com




   Electric keyboard adjacent to organ
   console; also playable from chapel
   organ (but not main organ).
   Original added semitones are 4#, 7b;
   expansion (undated, probably 2001-2)
   includes octaves of both;
   original solenoid system replaced;
   pseudo-Westminster quarter at hour.
   Atop chime frame is formerly-swung
   bell by Oscar Hanks, Troy, NY, recast
   from bell destroyed by fire in 1831.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 19 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     G G   /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2001
     with bells made by Paccard      
   Prior history:
     In 1934, the instrument was begun with 14 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       Keyboard range was:     G D   /    NONE  
       There were two added semitones
   Auxiliary mechanisms: H4O   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003

The church Website has a small photo of the building, with a larger sketch as background; both show clearly the octagonal belfry and spire.  The History page mentions the recasting of the old bell, but there is no mention of the chime.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 NC.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/05/17
   and on technical data last updated on 2003/11/15

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