MORGANTOWN : USA - WV

   The Mary-Jane English Bells

*Location:

   Wesley United Methodist Church
   North High & Willey Streets
   Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
   LL: N 39.63238, W 79.95358
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*Player:

   Clyde English,
     WVU Professor of Organ Emeritus

*Contact:

   Wesley Methodist Church
   503 North High Street
   Morgantown, WV  26505-5004
   T: (304)292-9485
   E: wesleychurch /@/wvdsl DOTnet

*Schedule:

   Before Sunday services

*Remarks:

   Added semitones (all original) are
   sharp 4th & flat 7th in 1st octave.
   Expansion by Meeks, Watson & Co.
   included tuning of existing bells,
   new bellframe, and baton keyboard;
   provision for further expansion.
   Also an 1847 Meneely (West Troy)
   swinging bell.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2004
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 1904, the instrument was enlarged to 11 bells
       by Vanduzen    
     In 1904, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Vanduzen    
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page.  The bells are mentioned on the Historical Time Line page (in the Information section).

A photo (112KB) of the church and bell tower

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanduzen bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanduzen bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.

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 WV.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  8-Apr-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/03/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/01


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