Chimes and rings in Italy:
index by weight (pitch)

The table below is an index to 118 Italian chimes, in order by the pitch of the bourdon (heaviest bell of the main keyboard range).  Instruments with the same bourdon pitch are in descending order by number of bells, then by missing semitones, then by city.  The key to the four column headings is at the end of the table, along with some other notes.

    Location (City : Country)               Note Chr  Nr  Transp
bourdon in the bass octave (20000 to 3000 kg) - 19 instruments
LORETO                        : ITALY - AN   F#  -    9   -
VALLE DI POMPEI               : ITALY - NA   G   H    8   -
BERGAMO - SA                  : ITALY - BG   A   -   12   -
VERONA - C                    : ITALY - VR   A   H   11  -3  chime/ring(V)
DESIO - SSM                   : ITALY - MB   A   -    8   -
ARZIGNANO                     : ITALY - VI   A#  J   15  -2  chime/ring(V)
BREGANZE                      : ITALY - VI   A#  H   14   -  chime/ring(V)
OSTIGLIA                      : ITALY - MN   A#  -   10   -  ring
TERNO D'ISOLA                 : ITALY - BG   A#  H   10   -  ring(V)
CA' DI DAVID                  : ITALY - VR   A#  H    9  -2  chime/ring(V)

ASIAGO                        : ITALY - VI   A#  H    8   -
ROSATE                        : ITALY - MI   A#  H    8   -  ring(V)
VICENZA - MB                  : ITALY - VI   B   J   15  -1  chime/ring(V)
PESCANTINA                    : ITALY - VR   B   I   13   -  ring(V)
MEZZANE DI SOTTO              : ITALY - VR   B   H   10  -1  chime/ring(V)
ZOGNO - C                     : ITALY - BG   B   -   10   -  ring(M)
BROGNOLIGO                    : ITALY - VR   B   H    9   -  ring(V)
COLOGNOLA AI COLLI            : ITALY - VR   B   H    9  -1  chime/ring(V)
MONTEFORTE D'ALPONE           : ITALY - VR   B   H    9  -1  chime/ring(V)
bourdon in the middle octave (2500 to 300 kg) - 88 instruments
CASTELNUOVO DEL GARDA         : ITALY - VR   C   I   11   -  ring(V)
S.MASSIMO ALL'ADIGE           : ITALY - VR   C   *   11   0  chime/ring(V)
MONTECCHIO MAGGIORE           : ITALY - VI   C   H   10   0  chime/ring(V)
VICENZA - SL                  : ITALY - VI   C   H   10   0  chime/ring(V)
TEZZE SUL BRENTA              : ITALY - VI   C   I   10   0  chime/ring(V)
CASTEL D'ARIO                 : ITALY - MN   C   -    9   0  ring
BUSSOLENGO                    : ITALY - VR   C   H    9   -  peal
MONTEBELLO                    : ITALY - VI   C   H    9   -  peal
VALDAGNO                      : ITALY - VI   C   -    9   -  peal
VERONA - SA                   : ITALY - VR   C   H    9   0  chime/ring(V)

MONTAGNANA                    : ITALY - PD   C   -    8   -  ring(V)
S.BONIFACIO                   : ITALY - VR   C   H    8   -  peal
SOSSANO                       : ITALY - VI   C   H    8   -  peal
VERONA - SN                   : ITALY - VR   C   H    8   -  ring(V)
MALAVICINA                    : ITALY - MN   C#  I   11   1  chime/ring(V)
ALTISSIMO                     : ITALY - VI   C#  I   10   1  chime/ring(V)
BOVOLONE                      : ITALY - VR   C#  H   10   -  ring(V)
CASTELLO                      : ITALY - VI   C#  I   10   1  chime/ring(V)
ISOLA RIZZA                   : ITALY - VR   C#  H   10   1  chime/ring(V)
MONTORIO                      : ITALY - VR   C#  H   10   -  ring(V)

POZZOLENGO                    : ITALY - BS   C#  H   10   1  chime/ring(V)
ROVERČ VERONESE               : ITALY - VR   C#  H   10   1  chime/ring(V)
S.FELICE DEL BENACO           : ITALY - BS   C#  I   10   1  chime/ring(V)
S.PIETRO DI LAVAGNO           : ITALY - VR   C#  H   10   1  chime/ring(V)
S.VITTORE                     : ITALY - VR   C#  H   10   -  ring(V)
VERONA - STC                  : ITALY - VR   C#  H   10   1  chime/ring(V)
VILLAFRANCA PADOVANA          : ITALY - PD   C#  H   10   1  chime/ring(V)
VESTENANOVA                   : ITALY - VR   C#  H    9   1  chime/ring(V)
AVESA                         : ITALY - VR   C#  H    9   1  chime/ring(V)
CHIAMPO - SDP                 : ITALY - VI   C#  H    9   -  peal

MONTEGALDELLA                 : ITALY - VI   C#  H    9   -  ring(V)
SOAVE                         : ITALY - VR   C#  H    9   1  chime/ring(V)
VERONA - SG                   : ITALY - VR   C#  H    9   -  peal
PADOVA                        : ITALY - PD   C#  -    8   -  ring(V)
SOMMACAMPAGNA                 : ITALY - VR   D   I   15   2  chime/ring(V)
S.MARIA IN STELLE             : ITALY - VR   D   H   10   2  chime/ring(V)
SELVA DI PROGNO               : ITALY - VR   D   H   10   -  ring(V)
CAVAZZALE                     : ITALY - VI   D   H    9   -  chime/ring(V)
POLEO - SG                    : ITALY - VI   D   H    9   2  chime/ring(V)
ROSA'                         : ITALY - VI   D   H    9   2  chime/ring(V)

S.STEFANO                     : ITALY - VR   D   H    9   -  peal
SONA                          : ITALY - VR   D   H    9   2  chime/ring(V)
TORBE                         : ITALY - VR   D   H    9   -  ring(V)
VALEGGIO SUL MINCIO           : ITALY - VR   D   H    9   -
VICENZA - SM                  : ITALY - VI   D#  I   14   -  ring(V)
S.GIORGIO IN SALICI           : ITALY - VR   D#  I   13   3  chime/ring(V)
ALTE CECCATO                  : ITALY - VI   D#  H   12   3  chime/ring(V)
CASELLE                       : ITALY - VR   D#  H   11   3  chime/ring(V)
QUINTO DI VALPANTENA          : ITALY - VR   D#  I   11   3  chime/ring(V)
CHIEVO                        : ITALY - VR   D#  I   10   3  chime/ring(V)

ILLASI - SB                   : ITALY - VR   D#  I   10   -  ring(V)
LONIGO                        : ITALY - VI   D#  I   10   -  ring(V)
FUMANE                        : ITALY - VR   D#  H    9   3  chime/ring(V)
MONTECCHIA DI CROSARA         : ITALY - VR   D#  H    9   -  peal
VERONA - ST                   : ITALY - VR   D#  H    9   -  peal
CAMPAGNA                      : ITALY - BS   D#  H    8   3  chime/ring
CAMPESE                       : ITALY - VI   D#  H    8   -  ring(V)
CHIAMPO - SM                  : ITALY - VI   D#  H    8   -  peal
DOSSOBUONO                    : ITALY - VR   D#  H    8   3  chime/ring(V)
CAVALCASELLE                  : ITALY - VR   E   I   11   4  chime/ring(V)

CELLORE                       : ITALY - VR   E   I   11   4  chime/ring(V)
VICENZA - SS                  : ITALY - VI   E   I   11   4  chime/ring(V)
PESCHIERA DEL GARDA           : ITALY - VR   E   H   10   4  chime/ring(V)
S.PIETRO MUSSOLINO            : ITALY - VI   E   H   10   4  chime/ring(V)
TEZZE                         : ITALY - VI   E   H   10   -  ring(V)
CAGNANO                       : ITALY - VI   E   H    9   4  chime/ring(V)
PALAZZOLO                     : ITALY - VR   E   H    9   4  chime/ring(V)
TREVENZUOLO                   : ITALY - VR   F   I   10   5  chime/ring(V)
CUSTOZA                       : ITALY - VR   F   H    9   -  ring(V)
DESIO - SGB                   : ITALY - MB   F   -    8   -

TARMASSIA                     : ITALY - VR   F   H    8   5  chime/ring(V)
OPPEANO                       : ITALY - VR   F#  H   10   6  chime/ring(V)
VICENZA - SFF                 : ITALY - VI   F#  H   10   6  chime/ring(V)
BORGO ROMA                    : ITALY - VR   F#  H    9   -  peal
MOLINO                        : ITALY - VI   F#  H    9   -  ring(V)
MESSINA - C                   : ITALY - ME   F#  H    8   -
VILLA D'ADIGE                 : ITALY - RO   F#  H    8   6  chime/ring(V)
FILIPPINI                     : ITALY - VI   G   X   20   -  ring/chime
VICENZA - SG                  : ITALY - VI   G   I   11   -  ring(V)
CAMPIANO                      : ITALY - VR   G   H   10   -  ring(V)

S.ZENO                        : ITALY - VR   G#  I   11   -  ring(V)
MARZANA                       : ITALY - VR   G#  H   10   -  ring(V)
S.ZENONE DI ARZIGNANO         : ITALY - VI   G#  H    9   -  ring(V)
FORETTE                       : ITALY - VR   G#  H    8   -  peal
MADONNA DELLE GRAZIE          : ITALY - VI   A   J   11   -  ring(V)
GROSIO                        : ITALY - SO   A   -    8   -
VICENZA - SR                  : ITALY - VI   A#  H   10   -  ring(V)
MIZZOLE                       : ITALY - VR   A#  H    9   -  ring(V)
bourdon in the treble octave (250 to 60 kg) - 2 instruments
ILLASI - SM                   : ITALY - VR   C#  I   10   -  ring(V)
TORINO                        : ITALY - TO   D#  -   20   -
bourdon unknown - 9 instruments
BARI                          : ITALY - BA   -   -   20   -
MILANO                        : ITALY - MI   -   -   18   -
SESTRI LEVANTE                : ITALY - GE   -   -   18   -
CASTELNOVO - Mobile/1         : ITALY - RE   -   -   13   -
S.MARIA DEL CAMPO             : ITALY - GE   -   -   12   -
POLEO - SM                    : ITALY - VI   -   -   11   -  peal
ZOGNO - P                     : ITALY - BG   -   -   10   -  ring(M)
BERGAMO - SMM                 : ITALY - BG   -   -    8   -
GROPPO                        : ITALY - SP   -   -    8   -

Key to column headings:

Note
pitch of the bourdon (bass bell) of the carillon.  (In rare instances there may be a heavier sub-bourdon bell; see below.)

Chr
chromatics indicator:
Z = fully chromatic (no missing semitones)
Y = missing one semitone in the bass (typically keyboard C# or B)
X = missing two semitones in the bass (typically keyboard C#,D# or B,C#)
- = unknown

Nr
number of bells (notes) in the carillon.

Transp
transposition from the keyboard notes to the pitches of the corresponding bells, in semitones.  (Thus the number "12" reflects transposition upward one octave, while "-3" reflects transposition downward by a minor third.)

Notes:

The table is sorted first on the pitch of the bass bell, then on the number of bells, then on the chromatics indicator, then on city.  The actual weight of the bass bell is not used.

The weight range indicators for each octave are only gross approximations, and should not be taken to represent any specific bell.


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