DIEST : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint Sulpitiuskerk (Collegiale)
    (St.Sulpicius)
   Grote Markt
   Diest, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.98501, E 5.05124
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*Carillonist:

   Teun Michiels
   E: info/@/teunmichiels DOTbe

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Once included bells by Alexis Julien
   (3,1724), A-J vdGheyn/Leuven (5,1760)
   Michaux (3,1912); Sergeys (1,1934,
   replacing broken vdGheyn), Eijsbouts
   (7,1950, replacing Michaux & 1 broken
   Hemony); P&F (1,1964, replacing broken
   vdGheyn).  Keyboard Denyn standard by
   Eijsbouts (1950).  After Sergeys work,
   surviving vdGheyn bells went to city
   museum.  Suffered some damage in WW I
   but none in WW II.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  8 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1973
     with 15 bells made by Sergeys     
   Prior history:
     In 1950, the instrument was enlarged to 43 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1912, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by Michaux     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1671, the instrument was begun with 32 bells
       by Hemony      
       (32 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EnM   
   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:

The carilloneur's page about this instrument has some small photos, but no details about the bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michaux bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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/Vlaamse-Brabant.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-May-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/03/09
*Photos:

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