MAGDEBURG - R : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Rathausturm
   Alter Markt at Hartstraße
   Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
   LL: N 52.13143, E 11.63985
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Frank Müller
   Im Rennegarten 20a
   D-39128 Magdeburg
   T/F: 0391/7 22 73 80
   E: carillonneur@
        magdeburger-rathausglockenspiel.de
      boss/@/elbharmonikas DOTde

*Contact:

   Rathaus Magdeburg
   Alter Markt 6
   D-39090 Magdeburg
   T: 0391/5400

*Schedule:

   Fridays at 1000; also autoplay daily
   on the hour, 1000-1800

*Remarks:

   Bells by V.E.B. Apoldaer Glocken-
   gießerei (formerly Schilling); taken
   down and retuned in 1991 or early 1992.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The bells were re-tuned in 1992
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1974, the complete instrument of 47 bells was installed
       with bells made by Schilling   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E32   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the carillon opens with a very large photo of the building.  It gives details of the bells, but does not mention the retuning.

The DGV page about the carillon has a photo of the building.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has a section about the carillon and photos of the building.

A page about the bells has 2 photos of the building.

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 unknown 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 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/04
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/07
*Photos:

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Building

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Belfry

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Sign with history, description, schedule

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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