ABERDEEN - STM : SCOTLAND-AB

*Location:

   Cathedral Church of St.Mary
     of the Assumption (RC)
   Huntly Street
   Aberdeen, Grampian,
     (Aberdeenshire), Scotland
   OS Ref. NJ 936 060
   LL: N 57.14543, W 2.10677
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Mary's Cathedral
   20 Huntly Street
   Aberdeen  AB10 1SH
   T: 01224/640160,  640678
   E: Webform @
        stmaryscathedralaberdeen.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are flat 7th (b6) and
   sharp octave 4th (#2); octave ending
   with treble also hung for ringing
   (4 smallest Taylors + 4 Eijsbouts)

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D A   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1998
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1877, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: R8E   
   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 cathedral Website has a music page, but it does not mention the bells.
A page about the cathedral has a photo of the tower, and mentions that the bells and spire were added in 1876-1877.
There is a Webform for contacting the music department.

Dove's Guide Online gives details of the bells.

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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Scotland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/02/12
*Photos:

(none available)

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