VERONA - CAT : ITALY

*Location:

   Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare
   (Cathedral of Verona)
   Piazza Duomo
   Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy
   LL: N 45.44732, E 10.99741
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*Contact:

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*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Original bells by Ettore Cavadini, who
   also recast the tenor in 1934
   (4454 kg).  Tenor cracked in 2001;
   recast 2003 by De Poli (4566 kg).
   Reportedly the heaviest full-circle 
   ringing bells in the world.
   Cathedral complex includes S.Giovanni
   in Fonte (the cathedral baptistry) and
   S.Elena, & bell tower (completed 1927).
   In a nearby disused church is a museum
   with a great deal of ringing material.

*Technical data:

   Veronese ring of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 2003
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1934,  1 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1931, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

An English-language page (illustrated) about the Cathedral and its bells has links to audio and video clips.

The Wikipedia article on the cathedral is rather brief, but has a clickable photo of the tower.

Excellent photo of cathedral facade and tower

An Encyclopedia page has a small photo of the tower viewed from across the Adige River and Ponte Pietra.

Photo of Cathedral and tower across the city rooftops

Photo of tower from beyond the apse of the cathedral

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous 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 European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IT.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  1-Jan-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/01/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/01/01


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