City carillon (stadsbeiaard)
O.L.V. Kathedraal Handschoenmarkt Antwerpen (Anvers, Antwerp), Antwerpen, Belgium LL: N 51.22056, E 4.40062
Koen van Assche E: firstname.lastname@example.org - and - Liesbeth Janssens E: email@example.com
VVV-Antwerpen Grote Markt 40 2000 Antwerpen T: 03/232 01 03
Fridays 1130-1230; Mondays Jul-Aug 2100-2200; Sundays May-Sep 1500-1600
The chime of 1540 combined 5 old bells with 12 new ones by C.Waghavens of Mechelen, with clavier and drum. Various later additions (totalling 31 by 1648) were replaced by F.&P. Hemony in 1655. F.Hemony added 4 plus the old "Gabriel" storm- and hour-bell (by J.&W. Hoerken, 's Hertogenbosch, 1459) in 1658. Bells of 1751/67 (3 added) by du Mery. "Gabriel" was the bourdon of the 1904 carillon, and remains. Tower also contains 8 swinging bells belonging to the Cathedral; some were part of a church-owned carillon which was largely moved to Hoogstraten (q.v.) in 1957. 39-note keyboard is shown in an old photo; there was a matching practice keyboard, fully chromatic.
Traditional carillon of 49 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G in the bass octave Transposition is down 3 semitone(s) Keyboard range: --C / A#-- There are two missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1990 with 2 bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1972, 10 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Eijsbouts (10 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1951, some bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Michiels (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1904, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells by vanAerschodt (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1767, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) Previously, the keyboard was replaced by an unknown maker In 1658, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells by Hemony (4 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1655, the instrument was enlarged to 32 bells by Hemony (36 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1540, the instrument was begun with 17 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: M Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1991
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 2012/03/09
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