VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN : GERMANY

*Location:

   Southeast tower
   Münster
   Münsterplatz
   Villingen-Schwenningen,
     Baden-Württemberg, Germany
   LL: N 48.06023, E 8.45893
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Glockenspiel für Villingen
   Kanzleigasse 10
   D-78050 VS-Villingen
   T: 07728/521
   E: ukolberg@silbermann-orgel.de
   - or -
   Erzbischöfliches Münsterpfarramt
   Kanzleigasse 10
   D-78050 VS-Villingen
   T: 07721/886360   F: 07721/886370
   E: muensterpfarramt/@/
        villingen-muenster.de

*Schedule:

   Daily at 1005, 1205, 1505, 1805;
   songs change for Advent, Christmas.

*Remarks:

   One older bell incorporated

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument or collection of 51 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (D#)G#A   /    NONE  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 2000
     with bells made by Perner (except for 1)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
*Links:

The ministry Website (in German) has a page about the history of bells there and the project to install a new set for the millenium. Click "Bildfolge..." for a slide show about the installation of the bells.

The parish Website (in German) has a page about the building; click a small photo for a slide show, the last of which is a view of these bells.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it and one brief sentence about these bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Perner bellfoundry, 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:Baden-Württemberg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 19-Aug-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/08/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09
*Photos:

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