HALLE : BELGIUM

*Location:

   O.L.V. Basiliek
   (was Hoofdkerk St.Martinus until 1946)
   Kardinaal Cardijnstraat
   Halle (Hal), Vlaamse Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.73670, E 4.23708
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*Player:

   Eddy Mariëm
   E: marien.eddy@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Four older bells by Waghevens (1518),
   van Aerschodt (1849) and others.
   Causard made about half of the 1892
   carillon.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 54 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     F C 44/    F G 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1972
     with 44 bells made by Sergeys     
   Prior history:
     In 1920, the instrument was enlarged to 44 bells
       by Michaux     
       (6 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1892, the instrument was begun with 31 bells
       by Causard     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   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)

Tower photo from the southeast

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Causard bellfoundry, 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 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  9-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/01


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