Petropavlovskaya Krepost (Peter & Paul Tower; lantern) St.Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia LL: N 59.94895, E 30.31360
On the hour, a Bortniansky tune is played automatically on 12 bells rehung in the lantern (above the zvon: PK/1).
Original carillon (maker unknown) was destroyed by fire on 30 April 1756. This, made by J.N.Derck and a Russian founder, was the second carillon; its treble range ended C,C#,D# (no D); now largely unused (6 bells lost, others scattered throughout the tower).
Electric-automatic carillon of 38 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: (A )C ** / ---- There are two missing bass semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1757 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1720, the instrument was begun with 35 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above ( 0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1947
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 Russia.
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