Sint-Geertruikerk (Abdij) Halfmaartstraat at Kleine Begijnhof Leuven (Louvain), Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium LL: N 50.88413, E 4.69902
Marc Van Eyck (A) T: 475/67 89 01 E: marc/@/vew DOTbe
Pastorie Sint-Geertruiabdij 9 3000 Leuven T: 016/23 68 74
Wednesday 1800-1830; also at noon Sundays in July
Chime of 1642 by B.Cauthals, Mechelen, incorporating some older bells, was entirely replaced by A.-J. vanden Gheyn carillon, cast 1777-79. The bell added in 1802 was cast by J.Zeelstman in 1446 for nearby Sint-Michielskerk, but did not become part of the carillon until 1830, when A.-L. vanden Gheyn and A.-L.-J. van Aerschodt also added a bell they had cast in 1829. ALJ vA supplied at least 7 more bells between 1843 and 1857. Keyboard and trans- mission replaced by J.Denyn & D.Somers in 1892. The F.Sergeys bell of 1954 replaced one damaged by bombing in 1944. Final enlargement/replacement by J.Sergeys. Also 6 peal bells.
Traditional carillon of 49 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is B in the bass octave Transposition is up 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: F#C 43/ A#-- There are two missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1971 with 15 bells made by Sergeys Prior history: In 1954, 1 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Sergeys (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1857, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells by vanAerschodt (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1830, the instrument was enlarged to 39 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1802, the instrument was enlarged to 38 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1778, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells by vandenGheyn (29 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1642, the instrument was begun with 20 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 2012
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