Plus Ultra Building
   Plaza de la Cortes at
     Calle del Duque de Medinaceli
   Madrid, Spain
   LL: N 40.41564, W 3.69605
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   Autoplay at 12h,15h,18h,20h daily
   also midnight on Dec.24 and Dec.31


   Glockenspiel with 5 moving figures.
   Restored with new controls in 2019.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1993
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

A video (3:08) of the action at 3pm is Jittery and noisy, with narration in Spanish, but it does show five costumed figures coming out on the balcony and turning around.

Another video (3:46) is much better.

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

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 26-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/21

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