Built-In Glockenspiel for Pipe Organs
With plastic mallets
Close-up of the mechanism
A special sound highlight
The Built-In Glockenspiel
Especially for organ works of the Baroque and Classical periods, the Schiedmayer Built-In Glockenspiel provides cantors and organists a worldwide unique extension and enrichment of the register spectrum of their pipe organ.
For over 285 years now, Schiedmayer has dedicated itself to the manufacture of keyboard instruments such as reed organs, celestas or keyboard glockenspiels. As a result, over the last 20 years a Built-In Instrument has been developed which brings the unmistakably brilliant sound of the glockenspiel into churches, promising completely new sound experiences.
Customized sound options
An individual instrument is created for each organ, which is tuned to the sound character, sound volume and room conditions. The unique mechanics correspond to the patented construction according to Victor Mustel.
Plates of special sound steel are struck from above with mallets, made of different materials depending on the desired sound requirements. Resonators made of wood are mounted under the sound plates. In this way the unmistakably clear glockenspiel sound is created.
The glockenspiel register can be played at the same pitch as the other registers. In addition to being an exciting enrichment for improvisations, this offers numerous possibilities of combination and accompaniment. For further information about our built-in instruments, please contact us here.
Rich in overtones and brilliant sound or better soft and spherical?
In addition to the Built-In Glockenspiel, Schiedmayer also offers a Built-In Celesta for church organs. The mechanism is the same, the main difference lies in the action: the glockenspiel uses bronze or plastic mallets, whereas the Celesta only uses the characteristic felt hammers.
The result is a glittering sound rich in overtones and concise when playing the glockenspiel. The celesta is characterised by a warmer colouring and a softer touch. You can find more information about the built-in celesta here.
Technical details and special features
Dimensions and weight
Impressions by Kay Johannsen (English subtiltle)
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|Kuhn Orgelbau (Männdorf – CH)||Domkirche St. Eberhard, Stuttgart||c2-d5||electric action|
|Weishaupt Orgelbau (Ellgau)||Pfarrkirche Kreuzauffindung, Grafenrheinfeld||c2-d5||electric action|
|Skrabl Orgelbau (Rogaska Slatina – SVN)||Kulturforum, Kattowitz (PL)||c2-d5||electric action|
We would be pleased to advise and inform you personally about our instruments and calculate on the basis of your individual requirements!