The Carswell Memorial Chime
Memorial Tower St.George's Memorial Anglican Church Centre Street S (Regional Road 2A) at Bagot Street Oshawa, Ontario, Canada LL: N 43.89543, W 78.86453
Susan Wright, Chime Master - and - Rob Milliken, Chimer & Historian - and - Joan Fontaine E: gfontaine /@/ rogers DOTcom - and - others in St.George's Chimer's Guild
St.George's Church 39 Athol Street West Oshawa, ON L1H 1J5 T: (905)723-7875 F: (905)723-7038
Sunday mornings, and for some weddings; Mon-Fri for the noon hour; for town's annual Santa Claus Parade (before and after) and numerous other special occasions.
Enormous playing drum (disconnected), made by J.W.Benson, London, 1923, has 8 fixed tunes (one is "grand changes"). Added semitones are sharp 4th, flat 7th, flat 9th, flat 10th. Original keyboard (still displayed in tower) was large-scale baton type, locally modified to add 4 pedals; replacement (by Verdin) is standard baton type, with dropped keys for all 4 missing semitones plus treble G.
Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 15 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is B in the bass octave Transposition is down 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C F / NONE There are four added semitones There is no practice console The present keyboard was installed in 1988 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1924, the complete instrument was installed with bells made by Whitechapel Auxiliary mechanisms: W1nM Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2003
This page was built from the database on 2-May-14 based on textual data last updated on 2014/04/24 and on technical data last updated on 2004/12/16
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