Mönchengladbacher Münster St.Vitus
   (St.Vitus Basilica)
     Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 51.19249, E 6.43129
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   Katholische Pfarre Sankt Vitus
   D-41061 Mönchengladbach
   T: 02161/46 233 222
   F: 02161/46 233 200
   E: buero/@/pfarre-sankt-vitus DOTde




   Bells by Mabilon: A0,B0,C#1,E1,F#1 and
   their octaves; the largest peal made
   by Mabilon

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     A F#  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1965
     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 Website of the parish has contact information but does not mention these bells.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has photo of it, and details of the bells.  (The equivalent English Wikipedia article is barely more than a stub.)  The associated Wikimedia Commons category has many photos of the exterior and interior of the building, but none of the bells, though the main article quotes high praise of the bass bell.

Video (12:19) of a full peal; with historical notes (in German)
Notice that all except the largest are on timber headstocks, and all swing in the same direction.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Mabilon bellfoundry, 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.

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

   This page was built from the database on  9-Oct-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/10/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/10/05

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