KLAIPEDA : LITHUANIA

*Location:

   Central Post Office
   Liepų g. 16
   Klaipėda (Memel), Lithuania
   LL: N 55.71241, E 21.13499
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*Carillonist:

   Kęstutis Kačinskas
   Debreceno 57-25
   Klaipėda 235 819
   T: 3 25 75
   -in tower:
   Liepų 16
   Klaipėda 235 800
   T: 1 32 25
   - and -
   Stanislovas Žilevičius

*Contact:

   Justina Orlovskyte-Mikniuviene
   T: 674 89 129
   E: justina.mikniuviene@koncertusale.lt

*Schedule:

   1700 Friday, Saturday & holidays

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 2006
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1987, a complete instrument of 48 bells was installed
       with bells made by Schilling   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A page about the carillon (in Lithuanian) has photos and contact information.

Google StreetView (contributed) photo of the building fašade

The Wikimedia Commons category for this carillon has a photo of the building and a very short OGV video that captures some of the sound.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Schilling 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 Lithuania.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Lithuania.

*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
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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