HALLE : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Roter Turm (Red Tower)
   Marktplatz
   Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
   LL: N 51.48288, E 11.96937
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*Carillonist:

   (Occasional guests)

*Contact:

   Stadtmuseum Halle
   Große Märkerstraße 10
   06108 Halle (Salle)
   T: 0345 221-3030   F: 0345 221-3033
   E: stadtmuseum@halle.de

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters
   on 5 separate clock bells.

*Remarks:

   Original bells, by VEB Glockengießerei
   Apolda [Schilling], were never
   installed; retuned & expanded by
   Metz Foundry, Karlsruhe.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 76 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1993
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 198_, the instrument was begun with 66 bells
       by Schilling   
   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:

The DGV page about this carillon has a photo of the building and a skimpy description.

The German Wikipedia article on this tower has current and historical photos and drawings.

A city page has photos of the tower and the bells.

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 miscellaneous 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 tower bell instruments in Germany:Saxony-Anhalt.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/10/23
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