Index to carillons and chimes by Sørensen
The Sørensen foundry, now closed,
provided bells for various carillons and chimes throughout Denmark.
See the bottom of this page for additional historical notes
on the origin and development of this bellfoundry and on the various names used by it.
For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain),
and of the additional details on each entry, see the
Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.
KOBENHAVN - VF : DENMARK - S 1928 C trad
Vor Frelsers Kirke
(Church of Our Saviour)
RIBE : DENMARK - J 1931 C chime
SOMMERSTED - 2 : DENMARK - J 1935*C chime
(Danish Bell Museum)
* originally made for another site
SEVEL : DENMARK - J 1938 C chime
HJORRING : DENMARK - J 1945 F non-trad*
SVENDBORG : DENMARK - F 1946 C (trad)
Vor Frue Kirke (Our Lady Church)
KOBENHAVN - H : DENMARK - S 1947 F trad
Helligånds Kirken (Holy Spirit Church)
AARHUS : DENMARK - J 1948 F trad
Rådhus (Town Hall)
SKJERN : DENMARK - J 1949 C chime
FREDERIKSBERG : DENMARK - S 1953 C non-trad
ODENSE : DENMARK - F 1979 F trad*
(Saint Canute's Cathedral)
In 1931, this bellfoundry was begun by the brothers K.T.A.Sørensen and E.Sørensen.
They had previously been trained in the
De Smithske foundry in Ålborg,
which their father (C.F.L.Sørensen) had directed from 1887 until his death in 1926.
Hans Nyholm's comprehensive list of church bells in Denmark
("Kirkeklokker i Danmark", 1994)
appears to indicate that this foundry operated from 1931 until 1948.
But the last three entries above, confirmed from the NSCK list of Danish carillons,
seems to show that it operated for a longer period of time, so "1948" might be
either a typographic error or the date of the last single church bell listed by Nyholm.
Kirkeklokken in Danmark lists
church bells in Denmark, but omits carillons and chimes except to the extent that
they contain swinging bells for church use.
Also omitted (with rare exceptions) are clock bells in civic buildings, etc.
Nevertheless, about 85 bells from this foundry are listed.
This index page was built from the database on 7-Aug-06 and last revised on 27-Oct-11.
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