STAVANGER : NORWAY

*Location:

   Domkirke (Cathedral)
   Domkirkeplassen
   Kongsgata
   Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
   LL: N 58.96935, E 5.73272 (approximate)
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Terje Hadland
   E: terje.hadland@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   Stavanger Cathedral
   Haakon VIIs gate 2
   N-4005 Stavanger
   T: 5189 5733
   E: postmottak.kirkevergen@
        stavanger.kommune.no

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Expansion of 1998 included complete
   rehang on new frame with new clappers
   and transmission, 4-octave keyboards
   (main by Clock-O-Matic, practice by
   Reinhold van Zijl), ready for addition
   of the final octave in 2000.
   2021: New keyboard and added bass bell
   planned for 2022, to celebrate a
   centennial.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2000
     with bells made by Olsen       
   Prior history:
     In 1998, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       by Olsen       
     In 1922, the instrument was begun with 22 bells
       with bells made by Warner      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Website of the cathedral

The English Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it, but does not mention the bells

Photo of building, with tower barely visible through trees

A photo and description of the cathedral.

Photo of the tower end (chancel) of the cathedral, with a brief history of the building.

A larger photo of the towers; since both are entirely windowed, it's not clear where this carillon is located.
A matching photo of the entrance end of the building, which has no towers.

A towers photo with a different perspective.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/24
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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