CZESTOCHOWA : POLAND

*Location:

   Our Lady Tower
   Jasna Góra (Bright Hill) Monastery
   Czestochowa, Poland
   LL: N 50.8062, E 19.0985
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*Carillonist:

   None - manual keyboard in ruins 
   (as is original mechanical drum).

*Contact:

   Jasna Gora Information Centre
   ul. O. A. Kordeckiego 2
   PL 42-225 Czestochowa 25
   T: (34)3-777-408   F: (34)365-43-43
   E: information@jasnagora.pl

*Schedule:

   Marian melodies by modern clockwork
   (maker unknown) every quarter hour.
   Sanctuary open daily 0500-2130.

*Remarks:

   Bells by Gonthier of Belgium. 
   Tower may also house a great bell.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1909
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1977
*Links:

The Jasna Gora Website (click appropriate flag for English version) opens with a crude drawing of the building complex.  Under "The Guide" there is a page about the Belltower.

A tourist page has several small photos of the tower, and mentions that visitors can climb past the clock and bells to a viewing platform.

Tower photo from a stock photography site

A tourism page pictures the tower from the adjacent town (scroll down past the advertising).

Tower photo from a photographer's gallery

A personal travelogue page with two photos of the tower

A city tourist page has several photos (repeating some of the above).

"In the tower, the 'Maryja' bell rings with the force of 8 tons!" (Hmmm...)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gonthier 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 Poland.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Poland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/05/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/05/15
*Photos:

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