HOOGSTRATEN : BELGIUM

*Location:

   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
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*Carillonist:

   Luc Dockx
   E: lucdockx @ scarlet DOTbe
*Past carillonneur:
    1961-2002 Staf Mertens

*Contact:

   Touristische Dienst
   Vrijheid 149
   2320 Hoogstraten
   T: 03/340 19 55 or 56

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1600-1700; third Thursday
   of the month (market) 1030-1130;
   August Mondays 1930-2030

*Remarks:

   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.

*Technical data:

   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
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Descriptive article (in Dutch, with tower photo) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging)

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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels 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/Antwerpen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/09/06
*Photos:

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