KOBENHAVN - H : DENMARK - S

*Location:

   Helligåndskirken (Holy Spirit Church)
   Neils Hemmingsensgade
     at Valkendorfsgade
   København (Copenhagen), Denmark
   LL: N 55.67909, E 12.57686
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*Carillonist:

   Hans Ole Thers
   E: thers@helligaandskirken.dk
      thers/@/post10.tele DOTdk
   - and - 
   Ørjan Horn Johansen
   E: oerjan@helligaandskirken.dk
*Past Carillonneurs:
   Edwin Nielsen [d.]

*Contact:

   Helligåndskirken
   v/ Hans Ole Thers
   Niels Hemminsensgade 5
   DK-1153 København K
   - or -
   Helligånds Kirkekontoret
   Pilestræde 67
   DK-1112 København K
   T: 33 37 65 40
   E: jra@km.dk

*Schedule:

   After Sunday services (about 1115);
   Mon-Fri 1145-55 (except Jul-Aug).
   Summer concerts 1730 some Fridays.
   Automatic play of hymn tunes
   at 9, 15, 19 and 21.

*Remarks:

   Chime of 1655 (maker unknown) burned
   in 1728.
   Carillon of 1947 by Sørensen;
   disposition unknown.
   New installation by Thubalka.
   Also at least one old swinging bell.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2002
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1947, a complete instrument of 41 bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1655, a complete instrument of 19 bells was installed
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   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:

Exterior photo of the church belfry

An album of 60 photos from the dedication in 2003 includes several photos of the building, tower, keyboard, bells

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 Sørensen 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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
*Photos:

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