HASSELT : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint Quintinuskathedraal
   Kortstraat at Vismarkt
   Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium
   LL: N 50.92980, E 5.33849
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*Carillonist:

   Jan Verheyen
   E: info@compagnieaardbei.be
   - and -
   Kenneth Theunissen
   E: flikenkat/@/hotmail DOTcom
      info@kenneththeunissen.be

*Contact:

   Beiaardtoren Museum
   Vismarkt
   3500 Hasselt
   T: 11 23 98 90   F: 11 26 23 98
   E: hetstadsmus@hasselt.be

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old bells by Antoine Bernard, replacing
   even older bells by various makers.
   Sergeys replaced 8 vdGheyn bells when
   adding 5; later replaced 6 more.
   P&F added 2 trebles and changed trans-
   position by connecting 2 old basses,
   including the present sub-bourdon,
   which is also one of four peal bells of
   the cathedral.  Eijsbouts replaced 8
   Sergeys bells and retuned all others;
   later added 4 trebles.
   Mean-tone tuning.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 53 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D#  /(G) A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1993
     with  4 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1982,  8 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (8 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1971, the instrument was enlarged to 51 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1958, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Sergeys     
       (11 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1752, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (16 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1728, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (12 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: ES1nM 
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  36 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:    %
   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:

The Website of one of the carillonneurs

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

Website of the carillon tower museum of the city

Page in Dutch with 4 photos of the tower plus many of the rest of the building - all clickable for much larger versions.

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 den Gheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Sergeys bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fifth 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/Limburg.

*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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