DENDERMONDE : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Belfort--Stadhuis/Lakenhal/Town Hall
   Grote Markt
   Dendermonde (Termonde),
     Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.03104, E 4.09864
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*Carillonist:

   Marc Van Boven
   E: marc.van.boven/@/skynet DOTbe

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Sunday & Monday, 1100-1200

*Remarks:

   Clock-chime of 1548 by Jacob Waghevens
   replaced 6 Waghevens bells of 1526;
   was equipped with clavier in 1560.
   Replaced with carillon by Peter VI vanden
   Gheyn, 1732-40; 15 of these survived
   destruction by war in 1914, and were
   incorporated into 1925 carillon by
   Michaux (25 new bells).  All replaced by
   Michiels; later Sergeys replaced 8
   trebles & added 1 bass.
   Totally restored in 2004-5.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C 42/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1975
     with  9 bells made by Sergeys     
   Prior history:
     In 1949, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells
       by Michiels    
       (40 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1925, some bells were replaced
       by Michaux     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1740, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1548, the instrument was begun with 15 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E35   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Schedule of concerts, plus history of the carillon (all in Dutch) and clickable photo of the tower

Waymarking page (in Flemish), with 2 photos

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 vandenGheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michaux bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Sergeys 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/Oost-Vlaanderen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Mar-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/03/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/03/10
*Photos:

(none available)


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