HARTFORD - STJ : USA - CT

*Location:

   St.Joseph's Cathedral (RC)
   Farmington Avenue, east of Sigourney St
   Hartford, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.76829, W 72.69214
Site locator map

*Player:

   Ezequel Menendez, Director of Music
   E: ezemen@aol.com,
     MusicOffice@cathedralofsaintjoseph.com

*Contact:

   St.Joseph's Cathedral
   140 Farmington Avenue
   Hartford, CT  06105-3783
   T: (860)249-8431   F: (860)249-5410
   E: info@archdioceseofhartford.org
      info@cathedralofsaintjoseph.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Original chime destroyed by fire
   on 31 December 1956.  Final addition cast
   & tuned by Verdin, to P&F profile

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2020
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1961, the instrument was begun with 12 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1914, a complete instrument of 10 bells was installed
       with bells made by Meneely/Troy
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Archdiocesan Website has a 3D tour of the cathedral interior, but the tower and bells are not mentioned.
The Cathedral Website has a page about the bells, with photos and an audio clip but no text.

Photo of the building, with mention of the bells

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

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 CT.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 23-Feb-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/02/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/02/02
*Photos:

(none available)

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