LIEGE - STB : BELGIUM

*Location:

   South tower
   Eglise St-Barthélemy
   (Sint-Bartholomeuskerk)
   Rue St-Barthélemy
   Liège (Luik), Liège (Luik), Belgium
   LL: N 50.64775, E 5.58259
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*Carillonist:

   Jean-Christophe Michallek
   E: jeanchristophe.michallek@gmail.com

*Contact:

   Pastorie
   Place St-Barthélemy 8
   4000 Liège
   T: 041/23 49 98

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   First carillon, of unknown origin and
   date, was relocated here from the old
   Sint-Gillisabdij; it disappeared in the
   French Revolution.  The second was
   cast in 1774 by M.-J. vanden Gheyn &
   son A.-J. vanden Gheyn for the
   Cistercian abbey Val-Saint-Lambert,
   bought by this church in 1804 and
   installed in 1807.
   Reports of 40 bells are incorrect.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 20__
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 200_, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells
       by an unknown maker
     In 1774, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       made by vandenGheyn 
     In 1787, a complete instrument of 23 bells was installed
       with bells made 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 2015
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanden Gheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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/Liège.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/08/05
*Photos:

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