VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN - 2 : GERMANY

*Location:

   South tower
   Münster Unser Lieben Frau
   Münsterplatz
   Villingen-Schwenningen,
     Baden-Württemberg, Germany
   LL: N 48.06028, E 8.45889
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   "Glockenspiel für Villingen"
   Kanzleigasse 10
   D-78050 VS-Villingen
   T: 07728/521
   E: ukolberg@silbermann-orgel.de
   - or -
   Erzbischöfliches Münsterpfarramt
   Kanzleigasse 10
   D-78050 VS-Villingen
   T: 07721/886360   F: 07721/886370
   E: muensterpfarramt/@/
        villingen-muenster.de

*Schedule:

   Daily at 1005, 1205, 1505, 1805;
   songs change for Advent, Christmas.

*Remarks:

   Includes one bell by Grüninger foundry
   in this town (the only survivor of a
   peal cast in 1909) plus 4 of the peal
   bells in the north tower (see under
   Chimes, below).  Coincidentally, the
   grandfather of bellfounder Rudolf
   Perner was an intern in the Grüninger
   bellfoundry in 1919.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 51 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (D#)G#A   /    NONE  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 2000
     with bells made by Perner       (except for 5)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
*Links:

The ministry Website (in German) has a page about the history of bells there and the project to install a new set for the millenium.  Click "Bildfolge..." for a slide show about the installation of the bells.

The parish Website (in German) has a page about the building; click a small photo for a slide show, the last of which is a view of these bells.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it and a section about its bells.

A page about the building (in German) ends with a paragraph about the carillon.

A German-language page about the carillon, inaugurated 2 Dec 2006

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Perner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by pitch (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 11-Apr-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/11
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09
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