VASTERAS : SWEDEN

*Location:

   Rådhuset (City Hall Tower)
   Fiskartorget
   Västerås, Vastmanlands Län, Sweden
   LL: N 59.6085, E 16.5470
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*Player:

   Åke W. Eriksson
*Past Carillonneurs:
   1960-88 Hugo Melin, Cathedral Organist

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Concerts Wednesday noon in summer.
   Automatic play on the hour, 0700-2100

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1960
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

The city Website offers a 17-page PDF about Vasteras City Hall carillon (in Swedish, 2.2MB), with photos of the tower and bells.  Unfortunately, some of the pages are blank, and many are out of order; but the remainder are worth the download.

A Swedish Wikipedia article about the City Hall has sections on the carillon and two clickable photos of the tower.

Traveler's photos of the building, with different perspectives:  #1#2

Where 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 tower bell instruments in Sweden.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/06/11


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