Memorial Chapel Cupola
   Union College
   South Lane at Library Lane
   Schenectady, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.81618, W 73.93008
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   Two students each year receive a
   stipend for playing.


   Union College
   807 Union Street
   Schenectady, NY  12308
   T: (518)388-6000
   - or -
   Dianne McMullen, Professor of Music
     and College Organist
   Taylor Music Center, Room 212
   T: x6202




   Hemispherical bells (Chimola).
   Added semitones sharp 4th, flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1925
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002

On the college Website, the campus tour no longer includes any mention of the chapel.  A news article (Jan'20) about the chime has a photo from above the keyboard, which was also used on the home page as of 30 Jan 2020.  The search feature of the Website will find several historical articles about the chimes in the news archives, but unfortunately all of the graphics are now missing.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.

Index to North American chimolas.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

   This page was built from the database on 17-Apr-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/08

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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