LUEBECK - 1 : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   South tower
   St.Mary's Church (Marienkirche)
   Marienkirchhof at Schüsselbuden
   Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
   LL: N 53.86785, E 10.68444
*Former Location (in part):
   St.Katharinenkirche
   Danzig  (now Gdansk, Poland)
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Pfarramt
   T: 0451/397700

*Schedule:

   Autoplay every full and half hour,
   changing with liturgical seasons.

*Remarks:

   Bells by Schilling/Apolda; 28 cast 1908
   and installed 1910 in Danzig (part
   of a larger set); taken down 1942 for
   war materiel, and recovered near
   Hamburg after WW II.
   Unusual baton keyboard with metal keys.
   An ancient carillon built in 1508 (or
   1510), described as the oldest in
   Germany, was destroyed by bombing in
   March 1942, along with other swinging
   bells.  Drum superseded by electric
   automatics in 2008.
   Last expansion added missing bourdon,
   recast 6 and retuned 14.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2019
     with  7 bells made by Rincker     
   Prior history:
     In 1954, the instrument was begun with 36 bells
       with bells made by Schilling   
       (30 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EnM   
   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:

One of the new bells being raised on 14 Apr 2019

A page about the bells has a photo of the building.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it, a section about the carillon and another about the peal.

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

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

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Schleswig-Holstein.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Feb-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/02/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/02/05
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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