Alp da Stierva
   Stierva, Grisons,
   - or - 
   Stürvis, Graubénden,
   LL: N 46.67, E 9.53
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   E: alp /@/ schoenstatt DOTch




   Unusual baton chimestand, outdoors, 
   in weatherproof cabinet.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is up two octaves
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1982
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006


The home page of the Alp da Stierva retreat center (in German) has one photo which shows the bell tower.  A page about a youth retreat in the summer includes one photo of the chimestand.

Tower photo (69KB) from the GCCS Website.
Photos by Andreas Friedrich: the keyboard (case open) and transmission (83KB) and the bells and action (130KB).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 24-Oct-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/10/22

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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