Kambanite Monument
   Sofia, Bulgaria
   LL: N 42.61841, E 23.37928
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   Constructed during the UN International
   Year of the Child, for the Banner
   of Peace Assembly (of children from all
   over the world).  Tower holds 7
   bells at its top plus 18 at base, used
   together for concerts; largest is
   3650 kg (all notes unknown).  Also
   108 other bells (some since stolen) from
   all over the world on display in two
   semicircles around the tower.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1979
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

Article about the monument

Description of the monument

English text & 5 photos from a group that has rehabilitated the monument; with video (1:47)

Photos and locator map

A sound-sampling studio has two videos (Announcement 0:57, Walkthrough 6:54) with sounds of many of the bells in the display area.

A Tripadvisor page has over 150 contributed photos.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Bulgaria.

   This page was built from the database on 28-May-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/05/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/05/25

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