ATH : BELGIUM

   City carillon

*Location:

   Eglise Saint-Julien (Sint-Juliaankerk)
   Rue de Pintamont at Sq.Saint-Julien
   Ath (Aat), Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.62903, E 3.77522
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*Carillonist:

   Jean-Claude Molle
   E: jcmolle/@/skynet DOTbe

*Contact:

   Association Campanaire Wallonie
   E: secretariat@campano.be

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Witlockx carillon of 1715-16 destroyed
   by fire in 1815.  Sub-bourdon 1952.
   Drum & clockwork restored in 1991.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /(F) C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2000
     with  3 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1981, the instrument was enlarged to 46 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1954, the instrument was enlarged to 43 bells
       by Michiels    
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1953, the instrument was begun with 42 bells
       by Michiels    
       (42 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1715, a complete instrument of 37 bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Illustrated article from the Association Campanaire Wallonie (ACW) about this carillon, with audio clips

Tower photo (day)
Tower photo (night)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth 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 Belgian traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian 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 BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Hainaut.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-May-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/05/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/05/15
*Photos:

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