BOCHUM - R : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Rathaus
   Hans-Böckler-Straße
     at Willy-Brandt-Platz
   Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 51.48265, E 7.21488
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Hourly, 0700-2200

*Remarks:

   Replaces a similar instrument destroyed
   by war.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 28 steel bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1951
     with steel bells made by Bochumer Stahlverein 
   Prior history:
     In 1929, a complete instrument was installed
       with steel bells made by Bochumer Stahlverein 
       (0 steel bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Near the bottom of a city page is a photo of the bell tower on the Rathaus.

A German-language article about the building has a paragraph about the glockenspiel, but no photo of it.

A history page about the Rathaus (in German) has a paragraph about the glockenspiel, asserting that it was the first cast-steel glockenspiel in the world and is praised for the purity of its sound.  (Actually, Naylor-Vickers made the first in 1860.)  Also, the great bell of 1867 was placed here in 1979.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Bochumer Verein bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Bochumer Verein bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany:Nordrhein-Westfalen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Jun-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/06/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/10/14
*Photos:

(none available)


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