BRUSSELS - D : BELGIUM

   Le Carillon du Mont des Arts

*Location:

   Dynastiepaleis
   Mont des Arts / Kunstberg
   Bruxelles / Brussel, Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.84461, E 4.35695
*Former location (19??-64):
   (Unknown)
*Original location (1958-??):
   Brussels World's Fair
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*Contact:

   Palais de la Dynastie
   pl. des Palais 7 B
   1000 Bruxelles
   T: 02 511 55 78

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Hour bell with jacquemart on roof edge,
   above a large clock face and 12
   figurines of historic or folkloric
   significance to Brussels; 11 bells
   visible below.  Missing A#,D#,G#.
   Also reported as 25 bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 10 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range: (G )A A   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1966

*Links:

Illustrated article

Night photo, with clock and clock-jack illuminated, and mention of the origin of the clock

Photos: #1 and #2

The monarchy Website

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Brussels.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/02/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/01/26


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