BRAINE-LE-COMTE : BELGIUM

   City carillon

*Location:

   Eglise St.Géry
   Rue de Bruxelles at Rue Saint-Géry
   Braine-le-Comte ('s Gravenbrakel),
     Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.61296, E 4.13676
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*Carillonist:

   (none appointed)
*Past carillonneur:
   Elizabeth Duwelz

*Contact:

   Office du Tourisme
   T: 067/874.888
   E: info@braine-tourisme.be

*Schedule:

   Special occasions only

*Remarks:

   Pythagorean tuning.
   Also 3 swinging bells (separate).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  6 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --C   /    C --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1967
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1911, a complete instrument of 43 bells was installed
       by Michaux     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1972
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Photo of the church tower; 2 larger versions are available.
Wikipedia article (in French) about the village, with the above photo; but these bells are not mentioned.

The city Website has a tiny photo of the tower in page headings, but says nothing about the church or carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michaux 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.

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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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