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      Glockensammler
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      The bell presented here is called “CONCORDIA”. It is the name given to the bell in the tower of the church at Marburg / Germany where our great poet Friedrich SCHILLER was born on 10.11.1759. The bell is also called the “Schiller” bell and the original had been donated to the city of Marburg in 1859 (100th anniversary of the birth of Schiller) by German emigrants living in Moscow. The bell is rung twice a year commemorating Schillers`s birth (10.11.1759) and his death (09.05.1805).

      Recently I was fortunate to add a copy of that bell to my collection.
      It is heavy silver bell, 9 cms. high with a beautiful sound and a wonderful story attached to it.

      Along the lower brim of the bell a fine engraving states the following details:

      “The bell was given as a present to the great-granddaughter of Schiller “Sofia Baronesse Gleichen born Baronesse Thienen-Adlerflycht on the 29.11.1895 for the celebration of her wedding”.

      The bell body on the outside bears part of Schiller`s famous bell poem

      WO DAS STRENGE MIT DEM ZARTEN
      WO STARKES SICH UND MILDES PAARTEN
      DA GIEBT ES EINEN GUTEN KLANG

      and these beatiful words translated …..

      Because where austerity and tenderness
      where strength and mildness paired
      There´ll always be appealing timbre.

      and on the reverse side “Mary and the child”

      By means of this bell with its wonderful background I can almost feel a personal contact to Friedrich Schiller.
      Isn´t is amazing what bells can do to you?

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