READING - SLC : USA - PA

   Bells of Joy

*Location:

   Schwarzwald Lutheran Church (ELCA)
   Church Lane Road at Oley Turnpike Road
   Jacksonwald
   Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.32627, W 75.84857
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Patricia Weiser
   Schwarzwald Lutheran Church
   250 Church Lane Road
   R.D.3, Jacksonwald
   Reading, PA  19606-9585
   T: (610)779-3480   F: (610)779-2777
   E: slc1737@verizon.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in Heiligerlee.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C E   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970
*Links:

The church Website has a rotating series of photos on the About Us page; two of them show the bell tower.  But there is no history, and no information about the bells.  Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen 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 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.

*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 1975/07/20
*Photos:

(none available)

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