HELSINKI : FINLAND

*Location:

   Campanile
   Uspenski Cathedral (Finnish Orthodox)
   Kanalgatan/Kanavakatu (E12,E75)
   on the Katajanokka peninsula
   Helsinki (Helsingfors), Finland
   LL: N 60.16831, E 24.95976
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*Player:

  (unknown)

*Contact:

   Uspenskin Katedraali
   Kanavakatu 1
   FI-00160  Helsinki
   T: 9/634 267
   E: veikko.purmonen@hki.ort.fi

*Schedule:

  (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Zvon, played from a primitive
   chimestand.  Bells cast in Moscow.
   Bass bell, over 2m in diameter, is the
   largest bell in Finland.  Notes
   include E,F#,G#,D#,B,C#,F#.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ---- 6/    ---- 2
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1869
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

The Cathedral Webpage (in Finnish) has exterior and interior photos.

A brief Wikipedia article has two clickable photos; the larger view of the tower photo can be clicked again to get a picture bigger than your screen.

Some tourist photos of the cathedral which include the campanile:  12345.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unidentified bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Finland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  5-Dec-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/12/04
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/05


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