Sally Woods Rucker Memorial


   Christ Episcopal Church
   High Street W at Second Street NW
   Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 38.03301, W 78.48135
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   Clair Robison
*Past carillonist:
   197x-2017 Clair B. Holland   (d.2017)


   Christ Episcopal Church
   120 West High Street
   Charlottesville, VA  22902
   (Office at 100 West Jefferson Street)
   T: (434)293-2347   F: (434)977-1227
   E: office/@/


   Sundays 1030-1055


   Bourdon can be swung or tolled by hand.
   Practice keyboard by Meeks & Watson
   in 2004 (-Z27:CD/CE), in playing room.
   Sep.2018: 2 bass semitones to be added
   by B.A.Sunderlin

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1947
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W1    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 10 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   14 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  18 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  30%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018

The church Website has no depiction of the building and says nothing about the carillon.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston 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 VA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in VA.

   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/09/10



Bass bell with memorial inscription

Maker's inscription on bass bell

Middle bells

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