North tower
   St.Mary's Church (Marienkirche)
   Marienkirchhof at Schüsselbuden
   Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
   LL: N 53.86808, E 10.68452
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   Before destruction by bombing in 1942,
   there was a peal of 11 in the south
   tower plus 7 clock bells in roofridge
   turret; only one survived.
   Now F#0 (1951, Schilling/Heidelberg),
   3 18th c. (rescues from the Hamburg
   Glockenfriedhof), 3 Bachert 1985,
   2 Rincker (2018).  Steel frame and
   tucked-up yokes from post-WW II were
   replaced in 2005 with timber frame &
   straight yokes.

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the bass octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was completed in 2018
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021

The German Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it, a section about the carillon and another about the peal.  Remains of the largest of the former peal (f#0, 7134kg, 2170mm, cast 1668 by Lubeck founder Albert Benningk) are part of a memorial in the chapel under the south tower.  Peal was F#0, G#0, A0, F1, Bb1, B1, D#2 (2?), D3, F4; now F#0, Ab0, B0, C1, D1, Eb1, F1, Ab1, B1.

This peal having no principal maker, it is not indexed by foundry.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Schleswig-Holstein.

   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 2021/02/04

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