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 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 percent of traditional carillons for which complete specifications are unknown.

"Average" lines from XXxxTRgrids summary pages:


North America - 1% to 2% unknown
 * Average carillon: 45 bells, bourdon code 15 = D1 (min 1 = C0, max 37 = C3),   based on 189 instruments with 2 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 45 bells, treble code 61 = C5 (min 33 = G#2., max 85 = C7), based on 189 instruments with 4 unknowns

Germany - 2% to 14% unknown
 * Average carillon: 43 bells, bourdon code 24 = B1 (min  6 = F0, max 49 = C4),   based on 49 instruments with 1 unknown
 * Average carillon: 43 bells, treble code 67 = F#5 (min 40 = D#3, max 79 = F#6), based on 49 instruments with 7 unknowns

British Isles - 6% unknown
 * Average carillon: 35 bells, bourdon code 14 = C#1 (min  9 = G#0, max 20 = G1), based on 16 instruments with 1 unknown
 * Average carillon: 35 bells, treble code 50 = C#4 (min 34 = A2, max 59 = A#5),  based on 16 instruments with 1 unknown

Belgium - 15% to 28% unknown
 * Average carillon: 46 bells, bourdon code 18 = F1 (min  6 = F0, max 37 = C3); based on 97 instruments with 15 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 46 bells, treble code 65 = E5 (min 54 = F4, max 75 = D#6), based on 97 instruments with 27 unknowns

Asia and the Pacific Rim - 18% to 27% unknown
 * Average carillon: 52 bells, bourdon code 14 = C#1 (min 4 = D#0, max 29 = E2), based on 11 instruments with 2 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 52 bells, treble code 67 = F#5 (min 58 = A4, max 85 = C7),  based on 11 instruments with 3 unknowns

Europe and North Atlantic (other countries) - 24% to 47%
 * Average carillon: 42 bells, bourdon code 18 = F1 (min  6 = F0, max 26 = C#2), based on 53 instruments with 13 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 42 bells, treble code 60 = B4 (min 42 = F3, max 85 = C7),   based on 53 instruments with 25 unknowns

Netherlands - 21% to 34% unknown
 * Average carillon: 45 bells, bourdon code 19 = F#1 (min 5 = E0, max 37 = C3),  based on 190 instruments with 41 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 45 bells, treble code 64 = D#5 (min 48 = B3, max 78 = D#6), based on 190 instruments with 65 unknowns

Denmark - 27% to 34% unknown
 * Average carillon: 44 bells, bourdon code 19 = F#1 (min 13 = C1, max 32 = G2), based on 29 instruments with 8 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 44 bells, treble code 64 = D#5 (min 47 = A#3, max 75 = D6), based on 29 instruments with 10 unknowns

Central and South America - 0% to 92% unknown
 * Average carillon: 37 bells, bourdon code 20 = G1 (min 10 = A0, max 32 = G2), based on 12 instruments with  0 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 37 bells, treble code 68 = G5 (min 68, max 68),            based on 12 instruments with 11 unknowns

France - 47% to 51% unknown
 * Average carillon: 42 bells, bourdon code 17 = E1 (min  8 = G0, max 27 = D2), based on 64 instruments with 30 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 42 bells, treble code 63 = D5 (min 49 = C4, max 78 = F6),  based on 64 instruments with 33 unknowns

Africa and Mideast - 50% unknown
 * Average carillon: 38 bells, bourdon code 14 = C#1 (min 12 = B0, max 16 = D#1), based on 4 instruments with 2 unknowns
 * Average carillon: 38 bells, treble code 51 = D4 (min 50 = C#4, max 52 = D#4),  based on 4 instruments with 2 unknowns


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