La Catedral de la Encarnación
   (Santa y Apostólica Iglesia Catedral-
     Fortaleza de la Encarnación
       de Almería)
   Plaza de la Catedral
   Calle Velásquez at Calle Gral. Castaños
   Almería, Andalucia, Spain
   LL: N 36.83855, W 2.46761
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   Six church bells (bourdon anon.1805;
   4 by Fernando Villanueva Sáenz, 1942;
   treble by Oliveros Talleres, 1940)
   plus 2 clock bells (José Corona, 1781)

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was completed in 1942
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: HQ    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

In a photo of the cathedral and its bell tower, six of the eight bells are visible, all hung as if for flywheel ringing.  The two clock bells are in the double bellcote; the largest and smallest are in the center opening of the east face of the belfry, with two of the middle bells beside them; the other two middle bells are presumably in the double openings on the north face of the belfry.

Inventory (in Spanish), with extensive descriptions and many photos of each bell.

This work being by an assortment of makers, it is not indexed by foundry.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Spain.

   This page was built from the database on  3-May-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/05/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/02/17

(none available)

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