ZUORT : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   Chapel 
   Casa Mengelberg
   Zuort, near Sent,
     Grisons/Graubénden, Switzerland
   LL: N 46.870, E 10.332
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page for nearby town of Sent (though the canton is misidentified); Zuort is due north in the small valley.
Also see our own Map Use Hints.
Local area map, showing Zuort north of Sinestra.

*Player:

   (unknown)
*Previous players:
   1924-51 Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951)
   1951-82 Elly B. Heemskerk (1889-19??)

*Contact:

   Hof Zuort 
   CH-7584 Zuort GR 
   T: 081/866 31 53 
   E: info@zuort.ch

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells cast 1924-27;
   range = d2,es2,f2,g2-es3,f3; 
   installed while this was the property
   of composer Willem Mengelberg

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     D F   /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1927
     with bells made by Rüetschi     (except for an unknown number of earlier date)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
*Links:

Website of the guest-house and restaurant on the property, which is also the Contact listed above.
A tourism page about Hof Zuort.

A page about the Chapel shows the bell house on the rooftop; at bottom is a photo of the enclosed chimestand.

A newsletter of the Mengelberg Society mentions Miss Heemsker's daily playing of the chime.

Tower photo from the GCCS Website.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the R¨etschi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 23-Jun-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/01/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/01
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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