KORTRIJK - STM : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint-Maartenskerk
   Jozef Vandaleplein
   Kortrijk (Courtrai),
     West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 50.82742, E 3.26788
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*Carillonist:

   Koen Cosaert
   E: cosaert.koen/@/ skynet DOTbe

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Monday 1800-1900 (alternately with
   Belfort carillon)

*Remarks:

   Includes 3 A.L.J.vanAerschodt bells
   from 1865; others by Séver vanAerschodt.
   Erroneously reported to have been
   demolished by Allied action, WW II.
   12 bells stolen from storage.
   Drum by E.Michiels, 1880, now unused.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E C 44/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   18 bells were recast or replaced in 1974
     by Sergeys     
   Prior history:
     In 1955, the instrument was enlarged
       by Michiels    
       (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1880, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       by vanAerschodt
       (29 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M6    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Page in Dutch with a photo of the bell tower, and others of the church - all clickable for much larger versions.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the van Aerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second 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 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/West-Vlaanderen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 15-Mar-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/03/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/03/09
*Photos:

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