BUCHEN/ODENWALD : GERMANY

*Location:

   Stadtturm (Mainzer Tor)
   Marktstraße 2-8, at Wilhelmstraße
   Buchen (Odenwald), Baden-Württemberg, Germany
   LL: N 49.52195, E 9.32369
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Dr.Dr. Jürgen Buchner

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Autoplay daily at 10,13,16

*Remarks:

   Hybrid - baton keyboard with dynamic
   electric action.  Also 2 old bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up two octaves
   Keyboard range: (E) G G   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2015
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
*Links:

The German Wikipedia article about the tower has a photo of it and a brief description of the carillon.  The electric keyboard is in the Eiermann room of the tower.  The two older bells are not identified.  The Commons link offers more photos of the tower.

A tourism page offers a brief description and a downloadable PDF about the bells (22 new, 24 total) plus an audio clip.

A city page about the tower has two photos of it, but does not mention the bells.

A monuments page dates the two old bells to 1718/19.

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

Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Ranking among all German traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all German traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Hessen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Feb-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/02/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/02/02
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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