Toenendes Erz dat Graz (Sounding bronze of Graz)
Gottfried Maurer residence Glockenspielplatz Abraham-a-Santa-Clara-gasse Graz, Steiermark, Austria LL: N 47.0712, E 15.4409
Das Glockenspielhaus Stempfergasse 1 A-8010 Graz T: 0664/141 17 09 F: 0316/322742-4 E: office /@/ glockenspielhaus DOTat - or - Stadtverwaltung Magistrat Graz 8010 Graz-Rathaus T: 0316/872-0 E: stadtverwaltung /@/ stadt.graz DOTat
Daily at 1100, 1500, 1800. Tunes changed five times each year.
800-pin mechanical drum with three animated figures. Bequeathed to the city of Graz in 1929. Original bells, by Peter Hilfer (Wiener Neustadt), were taken for war materiel in WW II; restored with bells by Grassmayr. (Report of the original instrument being in the city hall is erroneous.)
Mechanical-automatic carillon of 24 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the treble octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ---- / ---- There are no missing bass semitones All bells were recast or replaced in 1956 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1905, the complete instrument was installed with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1966
A German-language Website about the building, now commercially managed as a venue for special events, has small exterior photos. There is a photo of the glockenspiel at rest, and the bell tower above. The History page has small interior photos. A photo of the upstairs meeting room shows the clock mechanism in a windowed space.
A tourist's photo gives the best depiction of the complete glockenspiel.
Another shows more of the bell tower.
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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Grassmayr bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in Austria.
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