Westriegel & Dachreiter
   Dom zu Minden
   Großer Domhof
   Minden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 52.28877, E 8.91886 (Westriegel)
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   Katholische Kirchengemeinde Pfarrei
     St.Gorgonius und Petrus Ap.
   Großer Domhof 10
   D-32423 Minden
   T: 0571/83764-100   F: 0571/83764-111
   E: info/@/dom-minden DOTde




   Previous bells, from late 13th c.,
   destroyed by fire in 1918 and 1945.
   These cast by C.Mark-Maas, Eifeler
   Glockengießerei, Brockscheid -- 3 basses
   (G#0,C#1,D#1) in 1993, next 5 in 1994 &
   1998 (E1,F#1,G#a,A1,C#2), hung in
   belfries of the Westriegel (west front
   structure); last 5 (E2,F#2,G#2,A2,B2)
   2011 in Dachreiter (crossing tower).

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2011
     with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above        
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The cathedral Website opens with a series of large photos, one of which shows the impressive "Westriegel" facade.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has a section about the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

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.

Where the bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Nordrhein-Westfalen.

   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/10/22

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