First Baptist Church
   West Winder Street at Wyche Street
   Henderson, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 36.32624, W 78.40565
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   Mark Hopper, Minister of Music
   E: markhopper@ncol.net


   First Baptist Church
     205 West Winder Street
     Henderson, NC  27536
     PO Box 75
     Henderson, NC  27536-0075
   T: (252)438-3172   F: (252)438-3710
   E: fbchurch@ncol.net




   Added semitones are F#, A#, F#.
   First 4 bells installed 1974, as
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters;
   these 4 also swing.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range: (G )C G   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1979
     with bells made by Paccard
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001


The church Website opens with a picture of the building and tower.  The History page (under About Us) mentions these bells.

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 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 16-Dec-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/01

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