Graben at Vordere Vorstadt
   Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland
   LL: N 47.39192, E 8.04441
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   Hubert Schåpper






   Some bells installed 1969.
   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Also 2 bells from 14th & 15th c.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 15 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1976
     with bells made by Rüetschi (except for an unknown number from 1969)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015

Tower photo (74KB) from the GCCS Website.

The German Wikipedia article about the tower (there called Oberer Turm) has a photo of it and mentions the bells.

Video (5:40) of playing

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rüetschi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

   This page was built from the database on 26-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/21

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Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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