PRAHA - L : CZECH REP.

*Location:

   Loreto Cloister Museum Tower
   Loretánské námesti
   Hradcany
   Praha (Prague), Czech Republic
   (formerly part of Czechoslovakia)
   LL: N 50.08925, E 14.39157
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Loreto Prague
   Loretánské nám.7
   118 00 Praha 1 - Hradcany
   T/F: 220-516-740
   E: loreta@kapucini.cz

*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Bells by Claude Fremy, cast 1683-91;
   oldest extant Dutch carillon outside
   the Netherlands.  Installation was
   completed by local clockmaker in 1695;
   unknown whether that included keyboard.
   One bell was replaced in the 18th c.
   Three small bells are not connected to
   the drum, and perhaps not to keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 30 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    C C   
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1690
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010

*Links:

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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 Czech Republic.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 10-May-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/04/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/04/29


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