Rådhus (City Hall) Rådhusplassen Hieronymus Heyerdahls gate at Otto Sverdrups gate Oslo, Norway LL: N 59.91198, E 10.73439
Vegar Sandholt E: vegar.sandholt/@/carillon.no
Rådhuset N-0037 Oslo T: 2346 1500
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.
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
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
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.
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