SAINT PETERSBURG - PK/2 : RUSSIA

*Location:

   Petropavlovskaya Krepost
   (Peter & Paul Tower; lantern)
   St.Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia
   LL: N 59.94895, E 30.31360
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*Contact:

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*Schedule:

   On the hour, a Bortniansky tune is
   played automatically on 12 bells rehung
   in the lantern (above the zvon: PK/1).

*Remarks:

   Original carillon (maker unknown) was
   destroyed by fire on 30 April 1756.
   This, made by J.N.Derck and a Russian
   founder, was the second carillon; its
   treble range ended C,C#,D# (no D);
   now largely unused (6 bells lost, others
   scattered throughout the tower).

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 38 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (A )C **  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1757
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1720, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       ( 0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1947
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The initial phase of this work being possibly unknowable, it is not indexed.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Russia.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  5-Dec-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/05/27


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