GERAARDSBERGEN : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint Bartholomeuskerk
   Markt
   Geraardsbergen (Geerardsbergen,
     Grammont),
       Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 50.77145, E 3.88358
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)
*Former carillonneurs:
   Dominique Wybraeke
   Aimé Lombaert, stadsbeiaardier (d.2008)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old bells by Yan Vrane of Goes (1428),
   J.Grognart (1588), T & J Tordeur
   (1601/32/37), A.Bernard (1730),
   J. duMery (1750,1762), A.J. & A.L.
   van den Gheyn (1779).  Once included
   bells by de Moor (1820), Slegers
   (1956), Sergeys (1964), now in museum.
   Michiels made 12 in 1939; keyboard
   pedal omitted low F#,G# of manual.
   1981 work included retuning old bells.
   Latest replacements cast in 2000,02,03.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   12 bells were recast or replaced in 2003
     by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1981, the instrument was enlarged to 49 bells
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (11 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1939, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by Michiels    
       (5 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1428, the instrument was begun with 28 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   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:

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 Michiels 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 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/Oost-Vlaanderen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/03/09
*Photos:

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