Quarters and hours with 7 levels of
animation from a huge astronomical
Octave by Colbachini, Padua; #1,3,5
swing by motor; others are fixed.
Also 2 clock bells by Micheal Solicula
in 15th c., which survived the
earthquake of 1908; they
Electric-automatic chime of 8 bells
Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
Transposition is not applicable
Keyboard range: F#F# / NONE
There are no added semitones
The whole instrument was installed in 1929
by the maker cited in Remarks above
Auxiliary mechanisms: S3Q2H
Tower details not available
Year of latest technical information source is 2020
The English Wikipedia
article about the
cathedral is little more than a stub, but it has a photo of the building
and mentions the astronomical clock & animated glockenspiel in the tower.
A separate article about the great astronomical clock has photos of it.
Two figures on the sixth level strike the quarter hours, apparently on the two old bells.
The Italian Wikipedia article about the cathedral has a different photo, and much more text,
including a section about the tower; but it does not mention any bells.
A separate article about the tower has several photos of it,
and a short paragraph about the bells.
None of the above articles make clear what bell is used for the hour strike,
nor what animation might be associated with that (except for the mid-day action).
There are 7 levels of animation on the west face of the tower, topped by ordinary clock
dials at the base of the spire.
On the south face of the tower are two large astronomical clock faces.
Most of the bells of the concert are individually visible in belfry openings
at the topmost stage of the tower.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries,
in this region
and in the world.