ESSLINGEN : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Altes Rathaus
   Rathausplatz
   Esslingen,
     Baden-Württemberg, Germany
   LL: N 48.74249, E 9.30771
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   Eckart Hirschmann
*Former player:
   Paul Schwob

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Autoplay daily at 0730,1200,1800,1900;
   live concerts occasionally

*Remarks:

   Older bells by Kurtz; originally had
   drum, now perforated tapes.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 29 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1972
     with 10 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1927, the instrument was begun with 24 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (18 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   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:

Photo of the building

A city page about the instrument gives its history and playing schedule.

A page about the bells has 2 photos.

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 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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Baden-Württemberg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/07/15
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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