Great Bells of Britain
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Fri Nov 17 03:00:02 GMT 2006
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Chris Pickford"
<c.j.pickford.t21 at ...> wrote:
> I heard a suggestion that additional big bells had been installed
with the carillon at Cobh, in Eire. I see that only the 1916 Taylor
bass bell is included in the diary list. Does anyone have any
information on this reported augmentation, and does it warrant a
change to the existing list?
This is what the World Carillon Federation web site has to say on the
"CARILLON OF ST. COLMAN'S CATHEDRAL
St. Colman's Cathedral is a massive, yet graceful, church of French
Gothic architecture. Construction started in 1868 and was finished in
1919. The fully chromatic four-octave 49-bell carillon of St.
Colman's Cathedral (bourdon 3,629 kg) is a Taylor instrument dating
from 1916 which was restored, modernised and enlarged by Royal
Eijsbouts in 1998. It is now the largest carillon in Ireland and
Britain in terms of number of bells. It is a transposing instrument,
in A. The specification of the console is North-American standard.
There is also a state-of-the-art practice console. Adrian Gebruers is
carillonneur, besides also being organist and choirmaster of the
Cathedral. He succeeded his father Staf Gebruers in this position in
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