BORGERHOUT : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Districtshuis
   (was Stadhuis)
   Moorkensplein
   Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.21371, E 4.43346
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*Carillonist:

   Linda de Schepper
*Past carillonists:
   1921-24 Anton Brees
   1972-82 Jo Haazen

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old bells by Alphonse Beullens, Leuven;
   drum by Edward Michiels, 1889.
   Borgerhour became a district of Antwerp
   in 1982.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C 42/    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1978
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1890, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M35   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Descriptive article (in Dutch, with tower photo) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging)

Building photo 1
Building photo 2

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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Antwerpen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Nov-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/11/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/17
*Photos:

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