NEWPORT - CM : USA - RI

*Location:

   Channing Memorial Church (UU)
   Pelham Street at Touro Park
   Newport, Rhode Island, USA
   LL: N 41.48541, W 71.31021
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Channing Memorial Church
   135 Pelham Street
   Newport, RI  02840-3131
   T: (401)846-0643
   E: office@channingchurch.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old bells reconditioned by Eijsbouts,
   who added sharp 4th; local work by
   Chime Masters, who built baton keyboard
   with space for 3 more bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2009
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1881, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by Hooper/Blake
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

On the church Website, all pages have a small sketch of the building in the upper left corner.  The Capital Campaign page has videos of removal of the bells, reconstruction of the spire, etc.  The information page has a photo of the building and its stone-spired tower.  There is a page of text about the bells under Our Sacred Space

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hooper/Blake bellfoundry.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in RI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 10-Nov-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/10/07


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