WISCONSIN DELLS : USA - WI

*Location:

   The Bavarian Village
   Broadway (WI Hwys.23,113),
     west of Cedar Street
   Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
   LL: N 43.62725, W 89.77112
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*Contact:

   Bernard E. (Bud) Gussel
   The Bavarian Village
   c/o Holiday Wholesale
   *parcel:
     225 Pioneer Drive
     Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965
   *postal:
     PO Box 177
     Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965-0177
   T: (608)254-8321x118   F: (608)254-8003
   E: budgussel@aol.com

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   9am-9pm daily, hour strike on lowest
   note; glockenspiel (Pied Piper of
   Hamelin) after the hour strike -
   summer season (May-Sep) 9am-9pm daily,
   off season 12noon-6pm daily.

*Remarks:

   Electric action with three dynamic
   levels, touch-sensitive auxiliary MIDI
   keyboard for live play or recording,
   with or without synthesizer & speakers.
   Diatonic range begins with G; added
   semitones are sharp 4th and its octave,
   flat 7th and sharp octave (C#,F,G#,C#).

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 17 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     F D   /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2001
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  . meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    9 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  14 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
*Links:

The Village Website has a small photo of the building, and its domain name is obviously inspired by this glockenspiel.  The bells hang above the clockface (largest at the top) and down beside the clock and stage in two lines.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in WI.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/06/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/10/30
*Photos:

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