The Mary-Jane English Bells
Wesley United Methodist Church North High & Willey Streets Morgantown, West Virginia, USA LL: N 39.63238, W 79.95358
Clyde English, WVU Professor of Organ Emeritus
Wesley Methodist Church 503 North High Street Morgantown, WV 26505-5004 T: (304)292-9485 E: wesleychurch /@/wvdsl DOTnet
Before Sunday services
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.
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
A photo (112KB) of the church and bell tower
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
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.
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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