Talbott Chime


   Centenary United Methodist Church
   East Grace Street, btwn 4th & 5th Sts.
   Richmond, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 37.54212, W 77.43868
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   Stan Baker, Music Director
   Centenary United Methodist Church
   411 East Grace Street
   Richmond, VA  23219-1837
   T: (804)648-8319   F: (804)644-1773


   Played daily.


   Given as a memorial to Charles Talbott
   by his children.
   Original chime recast into present.
   Chimestand removed when electrified by

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The present keyboard was installed in 1926
     by McShane     
   Prior history:
     In 1883, the instrument was enlarged to 12 bells
       by McShane     
     In 1882, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by McShane     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
       Pitch of heaviest bell was D  in the middle octave
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002

The church Website no longer has a photo of the bell tower or the building.  The History page tells about the installation of the chime.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 VA.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/08/30

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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