DUEREN : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   St.Annakirche
   Annaplatz
   Düren, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 50.80116, E 6.48360
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*Carillonist:

   None

*Contact:

   Pfarre St.Lukas
   Annaplatz 8
   52349 Düren
   T: 02421 3889862
   E: stefan.uerschelen/@/ st-lukas DOTorg

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old glockenspiel, by Henrick van Trier,
   Aachen, was destroyed in WW II.
   Tower also contains 4 swinging bells
   cast in 1964 by Mabilon, Saarburg.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1965
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1564, a complete instrument of 15 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1988
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the multi-church parish has a section about this church, with a small photo of the tower.

The German Wikipedia article about the building mentions the installation of the carillon, but gives details only for the four swinging bells.  There is a paragraph about the animation of the old glockenspiel, and a link to a downloadable PDF about the bells of the Dueren region.

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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Where the bass bell of the 4-bell peal ranks among all great bells in Germany.

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

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

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 25-Oct-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/10/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09
*Photos:

(none available)


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