Basilica dei Santi Siro e Materno
   Piazza Conciliazione
   Corso Italia at Via Giacomo Matteotti
   Desio, Monza e Brianza (ex Milano), Italy
   LL: N 45.61705, E 9.20832
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   Original bells by Felice Bizzozero,
   Varese; replacement by Allanconi;
   Milanese system

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   1 bell was recast or replaced in 2010
     by Allanconi   
   Prior history:
     In 1843, the complete instrument of  8 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (7 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The Italian Wikipedia article about the town has a photo of this church and a section about it, including a paragraph about the history of the bells.  The Wikimedia Commons category for this church has several more photos that include the bell tower.

An architectural history page about this church has a photo of the bell tower, and reports replacement of the "campanone" (big bell) in 2007.  (The discrepancy in dates is unresolved.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Allanconi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Italian chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Italian chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Italian chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Italy.

   This page was built from the database on  4-May-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/03/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/03/24

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