Holy Trinity Church (Episcopal)
   Walnut Street at Rittenhouse Square
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.95031, W 75.17293
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   Lisa J. Lonie   (C)
   1391 Walton Road
   Blue Bell, PA  19422-2138
   H: (215)283-3223   W: (215)780-1280
   F: (215)780-1289
*Past carillonists:
   1900-45 Charles Bancroft


   Dr.John H. French
   Holy Trinity Church
   1904 Walnut Street
   Philadelphia, PA  19103-5733
   T: (215)567-1267   F: (215)567-3766


   Automatic play daily at noon and 6pm


   Bells cast in 1882 by S.van Aerschodt,
   Louvain, Belgium.  Original baton
   keyboard and mechanism were in ruins
   for many years; that keyboard is now
   in Verdin Bell Museum, Cincinnati.
   Schulmerich electrified 16 bells
   in 1955.
   Total renovation by Verdin in 2000,
   with new manual keyboard first played
   in April 2001.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C C 11
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 2000
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1883, the complete instrument of 25 bells was installed
       with bells made by vanAerschodt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nI    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The church Website opens with a picture of the bell tower, and has a small page about the carillon (under Music).

Church photos (from "Philadelphia Architects and Buildings" - subscription required to view large versions of the two images)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanAerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Other small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in PA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Jun-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/06/23

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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