First Baptist Church (SBC)
   North Lafayette & Campbell Streets
   Shelby, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 35.29296, W 81.53995
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   Dr. Andy Roby, Minister of Music


   First Baptist Church
   120 North Lafayette Street
   Shelby, NC  28150-4456
   T: (704)482-3467   F: (704)482-1137




   Bells cast in Greenwood, SC; memorial
   to Mary Adelaide Roberts Austell,
   dedicated Christmas Eve, 1978.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1978
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004


The church Website has a photo of the building on the About Us page, and another in the upper left corner of the Photos page.  But there is no mention of these bells, nor any history.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen 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 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/08/30

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