DRESDEN : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Glockenspielpavilion
   Zwinger  [palace]
   Sophienstraße nr Taschenberg
   Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
   LL: N 51.05226, E 13.73452
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   At every quarter hour, a melody
   composed by Guenter Schwarze;
   sometimes other music as well.

*Remarks:

   Porcelain bells by Meissen.
   Original bells unharmed by the 1945
   bombing which damaged the building.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 40 porcelain bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with porcelain bells made by Meissen     
   Prior history:
     In 1933, the instrument was begun with 24 porcelain bells
       made by Meissen     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Waymarking page, with 5 photos, including a good closeup

Wikipedia article

Stock photo - closeup of clock and porcelain bells - only a small version available unless you pay for a larger one.

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

Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons 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:Saxony.

*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 2010/01/15
*Photos:

(none available)


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