GERA : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Rathausturm
   Markt
   Gera, Thüringen, Germany
   LL: N 50.87637, E 12.08375
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*Carillonist:

   (none)
*Former carillonist:
   19??-20?? Lothar Füldner  (d.)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Geraer Rathaus
   Kornmarkt 12
   D-07545 Gera

*Remarks:

   Bells by Peter Schilling, Apolda, cast
   at Feingusswerk Pößneck, Neustadt
   a.d.Orla

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is up two octaves
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C E   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1989
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1989, the instrument was begun with 36 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   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 DGV page about the carillon has a photo of the tower and a link to an article about it by the late carillonneur (in German).

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

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany:Thuringia.

*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 2014/06/10
*Photos:

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