Uranienborg kirke (church)
   Holtegaten 16
   Frogner district, Oslo, Norway
   LL: N 59.92110, E 10.71960
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   Laura Marie Rueslåtten
   E: rueslaatten@gmail.com


   Uranienborg Menighet
   Daas gt. 19
   0259 Oslo
   T: 22 54 51 40   F: 22 43 75 14


   Monthly recital plus special occasions


   Keyboard "2000" (by Eijsbouts) and
   frame prepared for future addition of
   treble octave.  Electro-pneumatic
   automatic system operates through playing
   keyboard.  Tower also contains 3
   swinging bells by J.J.Radler & Sons,
   Hildesheim, Germany, cast in 1884, as
   major triad on Eb; rehung below
   carillon playing cabin.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#C 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2004
     with bells made by Olsen       
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004


The church Website (text in Norwegian) has a photo of the tower.  See "Forside" for a paragraph about the carillon ("Klokkespill") and a 6-page downloadable Word document about it (text in Norwegian).  Alternate URL

Photos of tower, keyboard

WCF Website article on the carillons at Oslo Cathedral and Uranienborg Church, with photos

Photo of church (accompanying text in Norwegian)

Night photo taken from the park to the north of the church.

Two photos of the church

City tourist site, with map and photos available, English optional

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Olsen Nauen 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 Norway.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Norway.


   This page was built from the database on 11-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/12

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