VICENZA - MB : ITALY - VI

*Location:

   Santuario di Madonna di Monte Berico
   Viale Dieci Giugno (SP19)
   Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy
   LL: N 45.53506, E 11.54579
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Santuario Santa Maria de Monte Berico
   Viale X Giugno, 87
   36100 Vicenza (VI)
   T: 0444 559411
   

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells by Colbachini PD (1821-2002),
   De Poli TV (tenor recast 1947) and
   Fracaro VI (2007);
   added semitones flat 7th, flat 12th

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   1 bell was recast or replaced in 2007
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 2002, the instrument was enlarged to 15 bells
       with bells made by Colbachini  
     In 1947,  1 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by De Poli     
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1821, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       with bells made by Colbachini  
       (3 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: V     
   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.
*Links:

The Italian Wikipedia article about the church has two photos that include the tower.  The text mentions an octave of bells from 1821 (predating the current tower), of which only three survive.

The Website of the Sanctuary has contact information, but no photos of the building.

A school of polyphony opens with a series of large photos, including two which show the tower.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Colbachini bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the De Poli bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Colbachini bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 29-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/03/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/03/26
*Photos:

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