HELSINKI : FINLAND

*Location:

   Campanile
   Uspenski Cathedral (Finnish Orthodox)
   Kanalgatan/Kanavakatu (E12,E75)
   on the Katajanokka peninsula
   Helsinki (Helsingfors), Finland
   LL: N 60.16831, E 24.95976
Site locator map One of the Google StreetView exterior panoramas shows the two medium bells on the back side of the third stage of the tower.
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Uspenskin Katedraali
   Kanavakatu 1
   FI-00160  Helsinki
   T: 9/634 267
   E: veikko.purmonen@hki.ort.fi

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Zvon, played from a primitive
   chimestand with 2 smallest bells
   connected to one key.
   Bells cast in Moscow.
   Bass bell, over 2m in diameter, is the
   largest bell in Finland.  Notes
   include E,F#,G#,D#,B,C#,F#.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ---- 5/    ---- 2
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1869
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

The Cathedral Webpage (in Finnish) has exterior and interior photos.

A brief English Wikipedia article about the building has two clickable photos; the larger view of the tower photo can be clicked again to get a picture bigger than your screen.
The Finnish Wikipedia article about this building has an excellent photo of it, in which one of the small bells hung on the exterior is visible on the left side of the third stage of the bell tower.  But the bells are not mentioned in the article.
The associated Wikimedia Commons category has many more photos of the exterior, including one that shows the two small bells on the east side of the tower and two that show the two small bells on the west side.  But none of them show the two medium bells that are hung on the back side of the tower.

An Orthodox page about the cathedral has more photos.

A YouTube video (0:55) yields the sounds of some of the bells.

Some tourist photos of the cathedral which include the campanile:  12345.

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

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Finland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/28
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/05
*Photos:

(none available)

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