GDANSK - K : POLAND

*Location:

   Sw.Katarzyna (St.Catharine's Church)
   Katarzynki street at Rajska street
     (at Wielkie Mlyny street)
   Gdansk, Poland
   LL: N 54.35406, E 18.65113
*Formerly identified as:
   Katharinenkirche
   Danzig, Westpreussen
     (West Prussia; Germany)
   - or -
   Freistadt Danzig (Free City of Danzig)
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*Carillonist:

   Malgorzata Fiebig
   E: malgosiafiebig@hotmail.com
   - and -
   Monica Kazmierczak
   E: monika_kazmierczak@poczta.onet.pl
   - and -
   Karol Meissner
   E: carollus@wp.pl

*Contact:

   Muzeum Zegarów Wiezowych
   Oddzial MHMG
   (Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Gdanska)
   Gdansk, Ul.Wielke Mlyny
   T: (058)305 64 92
   E: zegary@mhmg.gda.pl
   (Tower Clock Museum
   St.Catharine's Church
   Gdansk, Poland)
   - or -
   Polish Carillon Society
   ul. Dluga 47
   80-278 Gdansk, Poland
   T: (058)7679128  or  3056492
   E: biuro@carillon.pl
      carillon.poland@wp.pl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells by J.N.Derck of Hoorn,
   cast in 1737; 10 recast and 13 retuned
   in 1739; all destroyed by fire in 1905.
   Replacement by Schilling of Apolda,
   cast 1908, installed 1910, along with
   5 church bells from F 10.4 tonnes,
   with mechanisms by E.Korfhage & Sons,
   Buhr, nr Osnabrück; taken down in 1940
   for war materiel, but 28 bells survived
   and are now part of carillon at
   LÜBECK, GERMANY (q.v.); the smallest of
   the 5 church bells remains here.
   First 3 octaves of present bells cast
   in stages, 1986-9, ded. 1 Sep.1989; a
   playing console was provided in 1990
   but never connected.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1998
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1989, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       made by Eijsbouts   
     In 1910, a complete instrument of 37 bells was installed
       by Sergeys     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1739, some bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1738, a complete instrument of 35 bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   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 Website of the carillons of Gdansk (in Polish and English) opens with photos of both towers.

WCF photos of the tower and the bells

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Derck bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Schilling bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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  7-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/05/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
*Photos:

(none available)


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