HERENTALS : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Stadhuistoren (Belfort)
   Grote Markt
   Zandstraat/Koppelandstraat
   Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.17696, E 4.83614
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*Carillonist:

   Koen van Assche, stadsbeiaardier   (A)
   Broekstraat 23
   3271 Averbode
   T: 13/78 20 22
   E: BeiaardierKoen@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Sundays 1600-1700, April-September

*Remarks:

   "Maria" by M.Waghevens, 1533, was
   connected as sub-bourdon in 1963, then
   disconnected in 1994, and now is on
   display at ground level.  Chime of
   1630-49 by Reynauld (Regnault), number
   uncertain; six retained in 1843-44
   carillon by Louvain firm of A.L.J.
   Van Aerschodt - Vanden Gheyn.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 10 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The bells were re-tuned in 1994
     by Eijsbouts    (1 was removed)
   Prior history:
     In 1963, the instrument was enlarged to 50 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen (except for 1)
       (43 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1843, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by vanAerschodt
       (4 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1649, the instrument was begun with 17 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (2 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the carillonneur (in three languages) has biographical information, music, etc., but no information about the carillon.

The Dutch-language Wikipedia article about the building has a clickable photo and mentions the carillon.

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 miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the van Aerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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.Antwerpen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/09/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/09/06
*Photos:

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