City carillon (stadsbeiaard, #5)
South tower Cathedral of SS.Michael & Gudula (St.Michielstoren / Cathédrale St-Michel) Sint-Goedeleplein Bruxelles / Brussel, Brabant, Belgium LL: N 50.84774, E 4.35946
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May-Sep: Saturday 1500-1600; Oct-Apr: weekly, about an hour near mid-day (variable day & time)
First four bells supplied through Horacantus in 1967. North tower holds "Salvator", est.6600-6700 kg, 1638, by P. de Clerck & P. vanden Ghein. The previous carillon here (33 A.-J. vanden Gheyn, 1762-7, with 7 older bells) was not a city carillon (see BRUSSELS - STN and BRUSSELS - B for the 4 previous ones); it was destroyed by war in 1793.
Traditional carillon of 49 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: G C 42/ A#-- There are two missing bass semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1975 with bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1767, a complete instrument was installed with bells made by vandenGheyn (0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1994
Page in Dutch with 19 photos of the building, 4 including the towers - all clickable for much larger versions.
Descriptive article (in Dutch, with tower photo) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging)
Illustrated article from the ACW (Association Campanaire Wallonie), with audio clips including Salvator swinging
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanden Gheyn bellfoundry,
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/Brussels.
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