HEILIGENKREUZ : AUSTRIA

*Location:

   Hornturm
   Stift Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross Abbey)
   Heiligenkreuz,
     Nieder-Osterreich, Austria
   LL: N 48.05534, E 16.13164
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*Carillonist:

   Frater Matthias Schäferhoff
   E: frater.matthias/@/
      stift-heiligenkreuz DOTat

*Contact:

   Stift Heiligenkreuz
   A-2532  Heiligenkreuz in Wienerwald
   T: 2268 / 8703
   E: information/@/
      stift-heiligenkreuz DOTat

*Schedule:

   Annual concert on the first weekend
   of August; otherwise only automatic play
   of a liturgically appropriate hymntune
   at 10 minutes before the hour strike.

*Remarks:

   Bass note estimated from video

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 43 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     E G 40/    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 2004
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1982, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  . meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  20%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

On the Abbey Website is a page about the carillon and its player, with photos and a link to a YouTube video

A German Wikipedia page about the Abbey mentions the carillon, but incorrectly identifies it as the only one in Austria.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Austria.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Austria.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  7-Nov-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/10/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/10/26
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