Mater Dolorosa (west) tower
   Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
   Victoria Avenue at Ridge Street
   Newark, New Jersey, USA
   LL: N 40.75453, W 74.17882
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   Sacred Heart Rectory
   89 Ridge Street
   Newark, NJ  07104-1029
   T: 973-484-4600
   - or -
   Office for Music Ministries
   T: 973-484-2400   F: 973-497-9336
   - or -
   Archdiocese of Newark
   171 Clifton Avenue, PO Box 9500
   Newark, NJ  07104-0500
   T: 973-497-4000




   Bells by Daciano Colbachini e Figli,
   Saccolongo, Padua, Italy.
   Keyboard adjacent to organ console
   in south gallery.
   Claimed to be the fifth largest
   cathedral in the nation.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1953
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997

The Cathedral Basilica Website opens with a photo of the building with its unusual 1/8-turned towers.  Visit Stop 19 on the Virtual Tour for a photo of the bell tower and a brief mention of the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Colbachini 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 NJ.

   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/10/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/07

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