STOCKHOLM - STG : SWEDEN

*Location:

   Deutsche St.Gertruds Kirche
   (S:ta Gertruds kyrka)
   Svartmangatan at Tyska Brinken
   Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
   LL: N 59.32409, E 18.07143
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*Carillonist:

   Michael Dierks
   T: 72 541 2862
   E: michael.dierks/@/svenskakyrkan DOTse

*Contact:

   Tyska S:ta Gertruds församling
   Svartmangatan 16
   111 29 Stockholm
   T: 08-411 11 88   F: 08-24 29 04
   E: st.gertrud.forsamling@
        svenskakyrkan.se

*Schedule:

   1530 Wednesday; daily autoplay of two
   chorales (alternating) at 8,12,16,20
   by the oldest automatic system
   in Scandinavia (1887).

*Remarks:

   1888 bells by Ohlsson; drum by
   Addicks of Amsterdam, 1887.
   Previous bells by P&F were their only
   pre-WW II carillon, "not a success".
   Original bells by F&P Hemony, 1663-5
   or 1667.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2008
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1888, the instrument was begun with 25 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
     In 1875, a complete instrument of an unknown number of bells was installed
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1665, a complete instrument of 25 bells was installed
       with bells made by Hemony      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   66 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The German Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of the tower and a brief section about the bells.

A German-and-Swedish page about the church opens with a photo showing the tower on the city skyline.  There is a brief text page about the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 tower bell instruments in Sweden.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/31
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/12/31
*Photos:

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