Non-traditional carillons of the world -
summary of regional distributions

The list below shows "average carillon" data from the distributions of bass and treble bells in non-traditional carillons in the various regions of the world.  Since averages are more meaningful when based on larger numbers, the regions are shown in ascending order by the percentage of traditional carillons for which complete specifications are unknown.

"Average" lines from XXxxNTgrids summary pages:

British Isles - 0% to 44% unknown
 * Average carillon: 27 bells, bourdon code 22 = A1 (min 12 = B0, max 30 = F2), based on 9 instruments with 0 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 27 bells, treble code 47 = A#3 (min 37 = C3, max 53 = E4), based on 9 instruments with 4 unknowns

Netherlands - 8% to 53% unknown
 * Average carillon: 27 bells, bourdon code 30 = F2 (min 18 = F1, max 39 = D3),  based on 62 instruments with  5 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 27 bells, treble code 59 = A#4 (min 44 = G3, max 76 = D#6), based on 62 instruments with 33 unknowns

North America - 27% to 50% unknown
 * Average carillon: 31 bells, bourdon code 22 = A1 (min 12 = B0, max 37 = C3), based on 157 instruments with 43 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 31 bells, treble code 54 = F4 (min 37 = C3, max 70 = A5),  based on 157 instruments with 78 unknowns

Asia and the Pacific Rim - 18% to 59% unknown
 * Average carillon: 29 bells, bourdon code 26 = C#2 (min 15 = D1, max 32 = G2), based on 17 instruments with  3 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 29 bells, treble code 55 = F#4 (min 49 = C4, max 61 = C5),  based on 17 instruments with 10 unknowns

Denmark and dependencies - 9% to 91% unknown
 * Average carillon: 28 bells, bourdon code 24 = B1 (min 18 = F1, max 30 = F2), based on 22 instruments with  2 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 28 bells, treble code 57 = G#4 (min 48 = B3, max 66 = F5), based on 22 instruments with 20 unknowns

Germany - 50% to 67% unknown
 * Average carillon: 30 bells, bourdon code 26 = C#2 (min 10 = A0, max 37 = C3), based on 87 instruments with 44 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 30 bells, treble code 56 = G4 (min 45 = G#3, max 72 = B5),  based on 87 instruments with 58 unknowns

Africa and the Middle East - 44% to 77% unknown
 * Average carillon: 25 bells, bourdon code 17 = E1 (min 11 = A#0, max 25 = C2), based on 9 instruments with 4 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 25 bells, treble code 40  D#3 (min 35 = A#2, max 44 = G3),  based on 9 instruments with 7 unknowns

Belgium - 35% to 85% unknown
 * Average carillon: 30 bells, bourdon code 27 = D2 (min 15 = D1, max 39 = D3),  based on 26 instruments with  9 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 30 bells, treble code 57 = G#4 (min 45 = G#3, max 65 = E5), based on 26 instruments with 22 unknowns

Central and South America - 47% to 76% unknown
 * Average carillon: 28 bells, bourdon code 21 = G#1 (min 9 = G#0, max 37 = C3), based on 17 instruments with  8 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 28 bells, treble code 50 = C#4 (min 34 = A2, max 66 = F5),  based on 17 instruments with 13 unknowns

Europe and the North Atlantic - 50% to 74% unknown
 * Average carillon: 32 bells, bourdon code 20 = G1 (min 1 = C0, max 34 = A2),  based on 49 instruments with 25 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 32 bells, treble code 54 = F4 (min 43 = F#3, max 75 = D6), based on 49 instruments with 37 unknowns

France - 72% to 91% unknown
 * Average carillon: 31 bells, bourdon code 20 = G1 (min 13 = C1, max 32 = G2), based on 22 instruments with 16 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 31 bells, treble code 56 = G4 (min 49 = C4, max 64 = D#5), based on 22 instruments with 20 unknowns


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