IEPER : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Halletoren (Belfort)
   Grote Markt
   Ieper (Ypres), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 50.85106, E 2.88544
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*Carillonist:

   Ludo Geloen
   E: ludo.geloen/@/telenet DOTbe
   - and -
   Geert Stubbe
   E: klokkie/@/scarlet DOTbe

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1100 Apr-Nov (during market);
   Sunday 1530-1630 Jun-Sep except
   1st and 2nd Sunday of August.

*Remarks:

   Chime of 1543-44 by J.Waghevens of
   Mechelen, hung in lantern, was expanded
   by J.Groignart and J.Samyn when first
   clavier was installed; included bells
   by Saint-Aubert.  Numerous recastings
   and small expansions by various makers
   in 18th & 19th c.  All replaced (in
   main belfry) by F.van Aerschodt, with
   a mixture of old bells from elsewhere
   and new bells; these destroyed in WW I.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1962
     with 22 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1934, the instrument was begun with 36 bells
       by Michiels    
       (27 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1908, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1608, the instrument was enlarged to 25 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1544, the instrument was begun with 16 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1972
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The carillonneu's Website (in Dutch) has a short history of the instrument, but the intended photos to accompany it are all missing, as are the graphics for the menubar (as of Sept.2012).

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

Page in Dutch with several current and historical photos of the building and tower - 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 miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the van Aerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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/West-Vlaanderen.

*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:

(none available)


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