Carillon in Berlin-Tiergarten
has an automatic playing system
to the F0 bell and the 25 bells c2 - c4. The
hammers and electric cables are from the Dutch bellfounders
Eijsbouts. The present day
system of relays
and the computer were delivered and installed by Rainer
when the original equipment broke down after
several years. The special computer software was developed by Klaus Bonau
consultation with Jeffrey Bossin in the course of several years.
The automatic plays a short motive from 8 until 11 a.m. and from
1 until 7 p.m. and a short melody at 12 noon. After that
it strikes the hour from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. At 12 noon and 6
p.m. it then plays four short pieces. The hour-strike motive and
melody and all the pieces were arranged or composed by Jeffrey
Bossin, who programmed them on the computer. The melodies
sometimes differ from the standard versions because the
automatic can't repeat the lower notes quickly so other notes
are substituted for the repeated ones.
Click here to listen to the hour-strike motive
and here to listen to
the hour-strike melody
The automatic currently plays the following pieces:
At 12 noon
At 6 p.m.
Sehnsucht nach dem
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
From the opera
"The Magic Flute"
Aria "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen"*
*Arranged for carillon by Jeffrey