LIER - STG/1 : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint-Gummaruskerk (St.Gommarus)
   Kardinaal Mercierplein
   Lier (Lierre), Antwerpen, Belgium
   LL: 51.13001, E 4.57419
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*Carillonist:

   Koen van Assche
   E: beiaardierkoen@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Thu 1200-45, Sat 1015-1100;
   Jul-Aug Sunday 1930

*Remarks:

   Some bells by Jullien (1704-19; or
   36,1725?), vdGheyn (4,1755?), Huart
   (1783), Michiels (1920-25).
   Drum by A.Jullien, 1707.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 52 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range: (G )A#D   /(G )A#A#24
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2004
     with 24 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1976, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Sergeys     
     In 1930, the instrument was enlarged to 44 bells
       by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1764, the instrument was begun with 36 bells
       by vandenGheyn  (except for an unknown number)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   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:

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vandenGheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanAerschodt bellfoundries, 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 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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/01
*Photos:

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