The bells I — III come from the Otto bell foundry, Hemelingen near Bremen, 1948. Their patrons are St. Benedict, St. Georgius and the Holy Guardian Angel.
I.g’ + 2. “The deviations from the tones of tempered temperament typical of bells are given in sixteenths of a semitone. The reference tone is a’ = 435 Hz.” (Kurt Kramer in “The Bell and its Ringing”), Ø 102 cm, approx. 650 kg, wooden yoke, hourly strike of the clock.
Inscription: 547 PAX 1947 JUBILATE DEO, effigy: “St. Benedict.”
II.a’ + 4, Ø 90.5 cm, approx. 500 kg inscription; ESTOTE FORTES IN BELLO – Be steadfast in battle, effigy: St. George
III. h’ + 4, Ø 80 cm, approx. 320 kg. Inscription: ANGELUS DEI VOBISCUM EST – The angel of God is with you. Image: A guardian angel.
IV. Cast in 1642 by Georg Schelchshorn in Regensburg, d” – 3, Ø 71.5 cm, approx. 250 kg. Quarter hour strike of the clock. Inscriptions: Two lines on the shoulder: CAMPANAM ISTAM FIERI CVRAVIT MATTHIAS ABBAS IN WELTENBVRG ANNO MDCXLII (Abbot Matthias in Weltenburg caused this bell to be cast in 1642). GEORG SCHELCHSHORN FROM REGENSBVRG GOS ME — AVS DEM FEVER FLOS ME
(In a 1986 art guide, the bell is erroneously listed as “no longer in existence” under the artists’ and craftsmen’s names — Schelchshorn.)
Audio sample of the bells, CD Donauklöster Weltenburg, Metten, Niederaltaich, available in the monastery shop