SAO PAULO - MC : BRAZIL

*Location:

   Catedral da Sé
   Metropolitan Cathedral
   Catedral Metropolitana de São Paulo
   Praça da Sé
   São Paulo, Brasil (Brazil)
   LL: S 23.55088, W 46.63400
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   (visitors)
   Past players:
   1959 Jan - inaug. Leen 't Hart

*Contact:

   Catedral Metropolitana
   Rua dos Arcos, 54
   São Paulo, Brasil
   T: (011)3107-6832   F: (011)3107-7244
   E: vicariatocom@uol.com.br

*Schedule:

   Automatic play daily on 35 bells;
   manual action playable but unused.

*Remarks:

   Cast in 1958, though some bells are
   reported to be dated 1960.
   Nine basses below keyboard.
   Building contains the largest pipe
   organ in South America.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 61 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     A C 52/    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1959
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E35   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
*Links:

YouTube video (6:14) of Frank Steijns playing this carillon; includes a snapshot in the belfry, showing directed cranks, possibly indicating major rework at some point.

YouTube video of a local musician

The Wikipedia (Portuguese) article on the building has two photos (both clickable for larger versions).

Wikimedia photo of the building; the carillon is in the left tower.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Brazil.
Index to all tower bell instruments in Brazil.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/06/05
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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