SVENDBORG : DENMARK - F

*Location:

   Vor Frue Kirke (Our Lady Church)
   Frue Kirkestræde
   Svendborg, Fyn (I. & Amt), Denmark
   LL: N 55.060, E 10.609
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*Carillonist:

   Povl Christian Balslev, Organist
   Sankt Jørgens Vej 67
   DK-5700 Svendborg
   T: 62 21 14 28   F: 62 20 16 22
   E: pc@balslev.org
      organist@vorfruekirke.dk
*Past Carillonneurs:
   Hans Mollerup

*Contact:

   Kirkekontoret
   Frue Kirkestræde 4
   DK-5700 Svendborg
   T: 62 21 11 61
   E: vorfrue.sognsvendborg@km.dk
      biha@km.dk

*Schedule:

   Automatic play daily at 8,12,16,22

*Remarks:

   Søorensen bells of 1946 apparently
   removed.  Carillon installation by Jermin
   Larsen; also reported as 1960.
   Enlargement to 48 bells planned.
   Tower also contains bells from 1450,
   1505 and 1656.
   New keyboard with added bells in 2009.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2009
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1958, the instrument was begun with 27 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1946, a complete instrument of 37 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The home page of the church Website (in Danish) has a good photo of the church.  At the bottom of the frame is a closeup of the tower, a paragraph about the three old bells and one about the carillon.  There is a church tour page with photos and text about the carillon and the swinging bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Sørensen 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 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/Fyn.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/08/05
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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