English Ave Maria tune

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  1. Dutchy127

    Dutchy127 Registered User

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    Hi, does anyone knows if it is possible to buy a clock tune barrel that plays Ave Maria.
    Always wanted an Ave Maria tuned clock, but they are hard to come by. It has to be mechanical....
    Any ideas welcome.
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    The Ave Maria also requires a special hammer and chime rod configuration. There are two notes struck close together, and to get the right sound you need two equal chime rods and two hammers. You might be better off to just look for a clock that has it already installed.
     
  3. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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    Don't know the answer to your question, but he would approve:

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    No parts to make such a clock, you'll have to look for an existing clock with the tune. Junghans, Mauthe, Gebr. Jauch KG, and Odo made box regulators with Schubert's Ave Maria for the Latin American trade during the 1950-1970 period, they sound amazing but are terribly underrated compared to more familiar clocks.
     
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    Typical box regulator with Schubert's Ave Maria chime. They do not normally appear on eBay and they are not cheaply priced "elsewhere".

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    I too like the melody. How many rods should one look for in a clock that doesn't have it identfied?
     
  7. Willie X

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    You can buy a "quad" battery movement. They sound pretty good (very good at moderate volume levels) and the ones I have on hand include the Ava Maria tune.
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    Anywhere between 6 to 12 rods and hammers for the Ave Maria depending on how the tune was arranged. Plus another 4 to strike the hour.

    Though exceedingly rare, Gebr. Jauch did some mechanical mantel clock movements with the same tune - 11 rods and hammers.
     

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