DARMSTADT : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Rezidenzschloss
   Marktplatz at Schlossgraben
   Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
   LL: N 49.87344, E 8.65565
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Schlossmuseum Darmstadt
   Residenzschloss
   Marktplatz 15
   D-64283 Darmstadt
   T: 06151-24035   F: 06151-997457
   E: info@schlossmuseum-darmstadt.de

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Prior carillon destroyed Sept.1944
   (also reported as Sept.1943).
   Museum open Fri-Sun 1000-1700.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 30 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1981
     with bells made by Rincker     
   Prior history:
     In 1955, the instrument was enlarged to 27 bells
       by Rincker     
     In 1951, the instrument was begun with 21 bells
       by Rincker     
     In 1848, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       with bells made by an unknown maker
       ( 0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1671, the instrument was begun with 28 bells
       by Hemony      
       ( 0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Wikipedia article (in German) about the castle has a photo of the bell tower (from 1901)
The Wikipedia article (in German) about the museum in the castle has a current photo of the belltower, in which the bells are clearly visible.

The Museum Website has the same photo on its main page, but it does not mention these bells.

http://www.qype.com/place/1798302-Darmstaedter-Glockenspiel-Darmstadt Three clickable photos of the tower, the cupola and the bells, plus history (in German) of the bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rincker bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rincker bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rincker 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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany:Hessen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/08/30
*Photos:

(none available)


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