Bragernes Church (1961)

Number of bells: 35

Largest bell: 640 kg (g1)

Bell founder: Bergholtz, Sigtuna in Sweden

Keyboard: Eijsbouts


In 1961 Bragernes church in Drammen got its carillon for the city jubilee. The carillon was installed by the Swedish company Westerstrand with bells from Bergholtz Bell Foundry and keyboard from Eijsbouts.

The carillon is not transposing. The keyboard’s first key is g1 corresponding to the largest bell. Most of the carillon music must be transposed if the range of three octaves should be in use.

Organist Daniel Hansen developed in short time skills and knowledge of the carillon and left two books of fine compositions and arrangements adapted for this instrument.