OSLO - C : NORWAY

*Location:

   Domkirke (Cathedral)
   Kirkegata at Karl Johans gate
   Oslo, Norway
   LL: N 59.91245, E 10.74653
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page
Also see our own Map Use Hints.
Local map, with both overview and detail

*Player:

   Kåre Nordstoga, Organist
   E: knordsto@online.no
   - and -
   Vegar Sandholt
   E: vegar.sandholt /@/ carillon DOTno

*Contact:

   Oslo domkirke
   Karl Johans gt. 11
   N-0154 Oslo
   T: 2331 4600   F:2331 4616

*Schedule:

   (None)

*Remarks:

   European standard keyboard by
   Clock-O-Matic.
   Dec.2009: Cathedral closed for
   maintenance.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 2003
     with bells made by Olsen       
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004

*Links:

The Cathedral Website opens with a photo of the tower top.  The carillon is inside the ogee-curved octagonal dome just above the top of the tower's brickwork; the lantern above is empty.
A page about the building has a photo of the tower top from another perspective.
A page about the tower (all in Norwegian) mentions the church bells and the carillon.

Photos of tower, bells

WCF Website article on the carillons at Oslo Cathedral and Uranienborg Church, with photos

A photo of the Cathedral.
An article (in Norwegian) on the four old bells of the cathedral.

Directory page has a front view of the Cathedral.

City tourist site, with map and photos available, English optional

A tourist mashup incorporates a Google map (aerial photos only); click Cathedral under Sights below the map.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Olsen Nauen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all traditional carillons in Norway.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Norway.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/12


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