GDANSK - R : POLAND

*Location:

   Main Borough Town Hall
   Dluga str. at Kramarska
   Gdansk, Poland
   LL: N 54.34882, E 18.65297
*Formerly identified as:
   Rathaus
   Danzig, Westpreussen
     (West Prussia; Germany)
   - or -
   Freistadt Danzig (Free City of Danzig)
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page
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Hotel map of Gdansk Old City, showing the Old Town Hall and the Holiday Inn which will be used during the World Carillon Federation meeting of July 2006.

*Player:

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

*Contact:

   City of Gdansk Historical Museum
   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:

   A clock-chime and hour bell by Johannes
   Moor, of 's Hertogenbosch, were
   mostly destroyed by war in 1945; the
   three surviving bells were moved
   elsewhere.  The steel bells of Biskupia
   Górka (see GDANSK - B) were here for
   some years.  Present bells have
   mean-tone tuning, and hang in the open
   sides of middle level of octagonal
   spire; inaugurated New Year's Eve, 1999.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     C D   /  C ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1999
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1560, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       ( 0 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 Website of the carillons of Gdansk (in Polish and English) opens with photos of both towers.

WCF photos of the old Town Hall, the belfry, and the carillon keyboard.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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 20-May-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/05/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/12


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