LEON : NICARAGUA

*Location:

   Cathedral of St.Peter
   León, León, Nicaragua
   LL: N 12.44, W 86.88
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*Carillonist:

   Nicolas Torino

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   The largest cathedral in
   Central America.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 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 whole instrument was installed in 1959
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
*Links:

Photo

A personal travel page has two photos of the building (but you'll have to hunt for them).

An encyclopedia article has a photo from 1905, before the hanging of the large bell that's seen in later photos.

A tour page has a photo of the building.

A tour page shows part of the exterior, with some bells visible in the tower.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in NI.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NI.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/04/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/01/16
*Photos:

(none available)


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