Ste.Katarina Dekanale Kerk (St.-Catharinakerk) Vrijheid at Gravin Elizabethlaan Hoogstraten, Antwerpen, Belgium LL: N 51.40089, E 4.76151*Former location (Hemonys, 1654-1957):
in 'Kerk-beiaard' of O.L.V.-toren Antwerpen
Luc Dockx E: lucdockx @ scarlet DOTbe*Past carillonneur:
1961-2002 Staf Mertens
Touristische Dienst Vrijheid 149 2320 Hoogstraten T: 03/340 19 55 or 56
Saturday 1600-1700; third Thursday of the month (market) 1030-1130; August Mondays 1930-2030
Ancient clock bells destroyed with tower in Oct.1944, by war. One Michiels bell cast 1954. Carillon hangs in main belfry, along with a peal of 4. 6 Hemony basses remain in O.L.V.-toren, Antwerp, as part of the peal there.
Traditional carillon of 50 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is up 3 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C 49/ B G There are no missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1960 with 26 bells made by Michiels Prior history: In 1655, the instrument was begun with 24 bells by Hemony (24 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: E Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2012
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