HAMBURG - STN : GERMANY

*Location:

   St.Nicolaiturm
   Willy-Brandt-Straße at Neue Burg
   Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
   LL: N 53.54749, E 9.99069
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*Carillonist:

   Eberhard Köther
*Past carillonneur:
   1993-2005 Richard Brinkmann

*Contact:

   Förderkreis Mahnmal St.Nikolai e.V.
   Willy-Brandt-Straße 60
   D-20457 Hamburg
   T: 040/429 033 26   F: 040/429 033 27
   E: info/@/mahnmal-st-nikolai DOTde

*Schedule:

   Thursday 1200 (market);
   summer Saturdays 1700;
   12-note quarters 0800-2000 daily, with
   tune at 9,12,15,18 (automatic, from
   MIDI system w/pneumatic pistons)

*Remarks:

   Prior carillon destroyed in WW I.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 51 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1992
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1888, a complete instrument of 34 bells was installed
       by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

An English page about the carillon on the church Website has a brief history, 3 photos (clickable for larger versions) and a short video (1:30).

The Website of the carillon (in German) opens with a photo of the carillon in the open windowframe of the half-ruined tower of the former church.

The DGV page about this carillon has a photo of the bells in the ruined tower, and a partial description.

A Waymarking page for these bells has 32 photos of the tower.

Local page with photo of the keyboard (manual C D 51) and a video (1:29)

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

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Hamburg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Sep-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/08/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/07/14
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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