HILLEROD : DENMARK - S

*Location:

   Slot (Royal Castle)
   Frederiksborg, Hillerød,
     Frederiksborg Amt, Denmark
   LL: N 55.93509, E 12.30058
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*Carillonist:

   Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen, Slotsorganist
   Foderknægtsvej 9
   DK-3400 Hillerød
   T: 48 28 52 23
   - and -
   Ulla Handler, Organistassistent
   Solvej 7
   DK-3400 Hillerød
   T: 48 26 94 97
*Past carillonneurs:
   Per Kynne Frandsen
   Ione Ekstrand
   Edwin Nielsen   (d.<1992)

*Contact:

   Frederiksborg Slotskirke
   Frederiksværksgade 2B
   DK-3400 Hillerød

*Schedule:

   Thursday 1430, Sunday 1630

*Remarks:

   Automatic chime of 1619 destroyed by
   fire in 1859.  Carillon by vanAerschodt
   may have been automatic only until a
   klavier was supplied in 1911.
   Replacements from 1915 (or 1909-17?)
   are by De Smithske; an old report of
   bells by Sorensen appears wrong - may
   have been an installer.  One bell (not
   identified) was "given away" before
   1955.  All restored and rehung on new
   frame in 2005 by Thubalka, with new
   clavier by Eijsbouts, who lightly
   retuned the old bells and supplied
   some replacements [not yet identified];
   new keyboard and frame have space for
   future addition of four trebles.
   Lower belfry (beside clavier room and
   20-hammer drum) has 4 swinging bells
   by Anker Heegaard, 1863; 3 also serve
   as clock bells.  In carillon belfry is
   a huge pot-shaped hour bell (year and
   maker not recorded).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 28 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D#  /    C E   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   Some bells were recast or replaced in 2005
     by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1928,  1 bells were recast or replaced
       by Michiels    
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1915,  5 bells were recast or replaced
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (5 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1911, the keyboard was replaced
       by an unknown maker
     In 1886, a complete instrument of 28 bells was installed
       by vanAerschodt
       (22 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1619, a complete instrument of 16 bells was installed
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M11   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 35 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   39 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  41 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  80%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The chapel of the castle is also a parish church, which has its own Website (in Danish only).

Stock photos of Frederiksborg Slot, showing the bell tower: #1, #2

The Website of Thubalka is in Danish only.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unidentified bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanAerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the De Smithske bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, 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 Danish traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all Danish traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Danish traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in DK.

Index to all tower bell instruments in DK/Sjælland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
*Photos:

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