Gatehouse belltower St.Michael's Cathedral Mykhalivs'ka ploscha Kiev (Kyiv, Kijev), Ukraine LL: N 50.45567, E 30.52193
St.Michael's Cathedral Mykhalivs'ka ploscha Kiev, Ukraine T: 278 89 56
Automatic play of a different tune each hour around the clock.
Cast by a Ukrainian founder; bass bell 8 tonnes, treble 2 kg. All bells have crowns and are strapped to timbers slung in steel frames. Some basses much older; instrument has grown in stages, and might originally have been a zvon.
Traditional carillon of 50 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is unknown Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: (??)C C 50/(??)C B 25 There is one missing bass semitone The whole instrument was installed in 1997 by the maker cited in Remarks above Year of latest technical information source is 2007
A page from the blog of a visiting American jurist has five photos of bells and keyboard, all clickable to view huge versions with great detail.
of the belltower and cathedral
Stock photo of the belltower and cathedral; "Image zoom" allows high-resolution inspection of any detail but not the whole photo at once.
Atlas photo of the belltower and cathedral
Stock photo of the belltower illuminated at night
Night photo of the tower and the square before it
A visitor's photo of the gatehouse belltower and the church
Frontal view of the top
of the clocktower
Side view of the top of the clocktower
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unidentified bellfoundries, 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.
Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Index to all traditional carillons in Ukraine.
Index to all tower bell instruments in Ukraine.
This page was built from the database on 21-Nov-07 based on textual data last updated on 2007/11/16 and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/16
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