GOETTINGEN - JK : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Jacobikirche
   Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany
   LL: N 51.53506, E 9.93555
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*Player:

   Dr.Ernst Puschmann

*Contact:

   St.Jacobi Göttingen
   Jacobikirchhof 2
   DE-37073  Göttingen
   T: 0551/57596
   E: kordes@jacobikantorei.de

*Schedule:

   Saturdays 1130

*Remarks:

   Added semitones: sharp 4th, minor 6th,
   flat 7th.  Also a peal of 5 bells.
   Keyboard has space for future expansion

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    ----  
   There are three added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2014
     with bells made by Rincker     
   Prior history:
     In 2008, the instrument was enlarged
       by Rincker     
     In 1973, the instrument was enlarged
       by Rincker     
     In 1968, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       with bells made by Rincker     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the church has a photo of the tower, and the bells are described on the page about "Die Kirche;" the peal is in the lower stage of the lower belfry, while the chime and the oldest bell are in the upper stage of the same belfry; the upper belfry, although louvered, is apparently empty.  The unenclosed keyboard is immediately below the bells.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of its tall tower and a section about its bells, with details of its 5-bell peal and mention of the separate chime.  The two largest bells of the chime are also used to strike the quarter hours. The tower of the church can be visited all year round.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rincker bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rincker bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rincker bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rincker bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all German chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Lower Saxony.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/02/02
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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