St.Sophia's Cathedral
   Sophia Square, Kiev, Ukraine
   LL: N 50.45287, E 30.51523
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   St.Sophia of Kyiv National Conservation
   24, Volodymyrska street
   Ukraine 01001
   T: (44)278 2620   F: (44)278-6706
   E: office/@/st-sophia DOTorg DOTua




   Cast in Ukraine by G.Chernenko.
   Hung in a rack on the second level of
   the tower, behind the opening facing
   Sophia Square.  All bells have both
   external hammers & internal clappers,
   some of the latter having attached
   strings for use as a zvon.
   In the same space are 3 old
   bells hung dead, but not the 13-ton
   great bell previously reported here.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 30 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2008
     with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EZ    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

On the home page of the Website of the Conservation Area (which is in English), St.Sophia's Bell Tower appears in two of the five very large pictures that rotate below the menu.

A tourism page (in English) describes the tower and its history, but says nothing about the bells that it must have formerly held, and little about the present bells.

A Ukrainian tourist page has a fine photo of the tower, taken before the present bells were installed.

The Ukrainian Wikipedia article about the tower describes the bells (though incompletely), but the corresponding English Wikipedia article does not mention them.

English-language photo-blog about the Bell Tower.  All of the bells appear to be in the second stage, as there are no floors to the third and fourth stages, though there is an open stairway that allows visitors to view the city from the upper levels.  All photos are clickable for larger versions.

May more photos can be found in the Wikimedia category for this tower.  (Included are ground-level photos of the Botvinko family carillon when it was here for a special event.)

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

Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Ukraine.

   This page was built from the database on 26-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/07/26

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