Belfort St.-Baafsplein (Saint Bavon's Place) Botermarkt Gent (Gand,Ghent), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium LL: N 51.05364, E 3.72479
Kenneth Theunissen info/@/kenneththeunissen DOTbe*Past carillonneurs:
Geert D'hollander Liesbeth Janssens Jos D'hollander
Fridays 1130-1230; Sundays 1130-1230 from Easter to mid-June and Oct-Nov; Saturdays 2100-2200, mid-June thru Aug.
Bells of 1541 by Waghevens, added to some number existing to make two diatonic octaves with flat 7th in both octaves, played by drum. First clavier installed in 1552, with sharp 4th in upper octave. P.Hemony basses added in 1660 made this the largest & heaviest carillon in the world. The 1913 instrument included 38 by P.Hemony and 9 by O.Michaux. Now includes 8 Hemony bells from Baudeloo Abbey + 3 basses by others. Tower includes "Roland" by Michiels (1948), replacing cracked "Roland" by P.Hemony (1660), which is on display at ground level. Drum by P.Hemony,1659.
Traditional carillon of 54 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G in the bass octave Transposition is down 3 semitone(s) Keyboard range: A#F / A#G There are three missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1993 with bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1983, the instrument was enlarged to 53 bells by Eijsbouts In 1969, 21 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Eijsbouts (21 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1948, some bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Michiels (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1913, the instrument was enlarged to 52 bells by Michaux (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1660, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells by Hemony (9 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1659, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells by Hemony (15 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1552, the instrument was enlarged to 18 bells by an unknown maker (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1541, the instrument was begun with 17 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: EM Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is unknown
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