Mary Park Nutt Memorial Chime
The First Church, Congregational (UCC) Concord & Lowell Streets Nashua, New Hampshire, USA LL: N 42.76556, W 71.46701*Former location (May-Oct.1893; first 10 bells only):
Machinery Hall (southeast tower) World's Columbian Exposition Chicago, Illinois, USA
First Church 1 Concord Street Nashua, NH 03064-2364 T: (603)882-4861 F: (603)882-1610 E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - Joseph R. Olefirowicz, Minister of Music E: email@example.com
Original bells were returned to the foundry after the Exposition closed, for expansion to the present chime; both installations designed by Frank P. Lotz of Covington, Ky.; installed here by George Vanduzen; dedicatory recital played by Mr. Lotz; added semitones are F#, A#, C# (sharp 4th, flat 7th, sharp octave). Major restoration in 1998. Keyboard modified (reversibly) in 2016 by Michael Loris, adding an outboard key to play the 1872 Vanduzen church bell via its tolling hammer as leading tone to tonic note of chime.
Traditional chime (chimestand) of 16 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: (B)C G / NONE There are three added semitones The present keyboard was installed in 2016 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1894, the instrument was enlarged to 15 bells with bells made by Vanduzen In 1893, the instrument was begun with 10 bells with bells made by Vanduzen No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2016
This page was built from the database on 8-Apr-16 based on textual data last updated on 2016/04/08 and on technical data last updated on 2016/04/08
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