Ratsnams (City Hall)
   Riga, Latvia
   LL: N 56.94761, E 24.10610
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   Riga City Council
   Ratslaukums 1
   Riga, LV-1050
   T: 67012222
   E: riga@riga.lv


   Autoplay of Latvian tunes at the hour,


   Supplied by Otto Buer Glocken- und
   Uhrentechnik, Neustadt, Germany

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2006
     with bells made by an unknown maker   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The city Website has an English-language page about the building, which includes a section about the bells.  The Latvian equivalent page includes a video (1:41) composed of photos of the bells and city, accompanied by the noon tune.

The Latvian Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it, in which the tops of the bell frames are barely visible at left.

In a Google StreetView image, the bells are clearly visible in three rows.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Latvia.

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/02/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2024/02/09

(none available)

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