OSLO - R : NORWAY

*Location:

   Rådhus (City Hall)
   Rådhusplassen
   Hieronymus Heyerdahls gate
     at Otto Sverdrups gate
   Oslo, Norway
   LL: N 59.91198, E 10.73439
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City locator maps and gazetteer page
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Local map, with both overview and detail
City map, showing location of Town Hall.

*Player:

   Vegar Sandholt
   E: vegar.sandholt/@/carillon.no

*Contact:

   Rådhuset
   N-0037 Oslo
   T: 2346 1500

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   First 4 bells cast by Olsen Nauen in
   1950, for inauguration of the building.
   Bass bell (not recast) formerly swung;
   one other 1950 bell also retained.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#--  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   47 bells were recast or replaced in 1999
     by Olsen       
   Prior history:
     In 1971, the instrument was enlarged to 50 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       ( 0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1949, the instrument was begun with 38 bells
       by Causard     
       (01 bells remain from that work.)
   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:

The city hall schedule of open hours and tours (in English) has a panoramic photo of the waterfront at the top of the page; the twin towers of City Hall are near the center, with the carillon barely visible atop the right-hand tower.

Photo of the building, with carillon barely visible on top of south tower

Building description and photo series

Photo from waterfront
Photo from city side; the formerly-swingable bass bell is visible in the carillon frame atop the left tower.

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

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Causard 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 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 2010/03/28


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