BREMEN - B : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Haus des Glockenspiels
   Böttcherstraße
   Bremen, Bremen, Germany
   LL: N 53.07487, E 8.80570
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*Contact:

   Böttcherstraße GmbH
   Böttcherstraße 4
   DE-28195 Bremen
   T: 0421-33 88 20   F: 0421-33 88 299
   E: (Webform - www.boettcherstrasse.de)

*Schedule:

   Automatically at 1200, 1500, 1800

*Remarks:

   Porcelain glockenspiel by Meissen;
   original (decorated in blue and gold)
   was destroyed in WW II.
   Hung in a triangular array between the
   gables of the Roselius-Haus and the
   Haus des Glockenspiels.
   Once wrongly reported as 40 bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 30 porcelain bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   Some bells were replaced in unknown year
     by Meissen     
   Prior history:
     Previously, some bells were replaced
       with porcelain bells made by Meissen     
       (0 porcelain bells remain from that work.)
     In 1934, a complete instrument of 30 porcelain bells was installed
       by Meissen     
       (0 porcelain bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A page about the glockenspiel (in English) has two clickable photos; the B/W photo shows at left the round tower.  There is also a sound clip of Cambridge (Westminster) quarters at 3pm followed by a several tunes.  The adjacent page about the Roselius House has a photo in which the lower facade of the Glockenspiel House is at the right, and the animation tower between the two buildings is barely visible.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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.

[Instruments with porcelain bells are not indexed by pitch (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:Bremen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  1-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/07/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/02/09
*Photos:

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