HOLLAND : USA - PA

   Henry D. Schneider Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC)
   (was Trinity Reformed Church)
   Buck (Rt.532) and East Village Roads
   Holland, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.20351 W 74.95523
*Original Location (1930-1968):
   Trinity Evangelical & Reformed Church
   Broad and Venango Streets
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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*Carillonist:

   Scott Parry
*Past carillonists:
   19??-?? Remy Muller   (d.19??)
   1976-84 Fran Rodgers   (d.19??)
   19??-?? Janet Dundore (1920-2005)(C)
   1984-99 Lisa J. Lonie   (C)

*Contact:

   Trinity Church
   1400 Buck Road
   Holland, PA  18966-2653
   T: (215)968-9668

*Schedule:

   For church services on some Sundays.

*Remarks:

   Oldest bells formed the second
   American-made carillon.
   Major renovation in 2000 by Meeks,
   Watson & Co., with new keyboard and
   action (radial for relocated trebles);
   previous playing keyboard was sold
   to an unidentified parishioner.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 2000
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1976, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1955, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1930, the instrument was begun with 25 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website identifies the carillonneur on the Staff page, and pictures the bell tower on the Church History page.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in PA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Jul-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/07/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/07/03
*Photos:

(none available)

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