SINGAPORE - STA : SINGAPORE

*Location:

   St.Andrew's Anglican Cathedral
   St.Andrew's Road at Coleman Street
   Singapore
   LL: N 1.29216, E 103.85191
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Contact:

   St.Andrew's Cathedral
   11, St.Andrew's Road
   Singapore 178959
   T: 6337 6104   F: 6339 1197
   E: info/@/cathedral DOTorg DOTsg
   - or -
   Andrew Reynolds
   E: andrew.reynolds@taylorbells.co.uk

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Previously had an 1843 Revere bell,
   now in the national museum.
   Chime remodelled by Taylor into a ring
   of 12+1 (6b) in a frame for 14,
   retaining bottom 6 lightly retuned;
   independent electric action added on
   middle 8 (G-G).

*Technical data:

   Ring of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 2019
     with  7 bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1889, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       made by Taylor, as a chime with Ellacombe stand
       (6 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E8    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

On the Cathedral Website, see under "About Us" for history, photos, etc.  There is also a VR panorama within the bell frame.

A Singapore Street Directory page has 18 photos of the Cathedral, all clickable for larger versions.

News article with photo and video (0:46, hear rounds on 8 but see 10 ringing!) in the ringing room; shows taut-rope rack with 8 ropes.  Photo shows that the organ chamber opens into the ringing room.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Singapore.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/09/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/09/01
*Photos:

(none available)

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