VICTORIA - NCC : CANADA - BC

   The Netherlands Centennial Carillon

*Location:

   Centennial Carillon Tower
   Centennial Court
   Government & Belleville Streets
   Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
   LL: N 48.42040, W 123.36821
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*Carillonist:

   Rosemary Laing
   E: posey2@shaw.ca
*Past carillonists:
   1968-92 Herman Bergink (1924-1997) (C)
   1992-93 (carillon silent)

*Contact:

   Royal British Columbia Museum
   675 Belleville Street
   Victoria, BC  V8W 9W2
   T: (250)387-2119

*Schedule:

   3pm Sun, Apr-Dec; and 3pm Sat, Jul-Aug

*Remarks:

   Practice console is the original
   4-octave carillon console.
   New keyboard in 2007 to New World
   Standard specifications; also a new
   automatic player system.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 62 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C C   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 2007
     by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1971, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1967, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A page of photos of the Parliamentary buildings includes detailed maps of the area and a photo of the tower and its surroundings.

A blogger's photo of the access via spiral stair and ladder (visible at top left)

A different unusual view click "colour" below the photo for a larger version.

Waymarking page, with 12 photos in gallery

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in BC.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BC.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/07/31
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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