LEUVEN - SJD : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint-Jan-de-Doperkerk
   (St.John the Baptist Church)
   Groot Begijnhof at Schapenstraat
   Leuven (Louvain),
     Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.87135, E 4.69757
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*Carillonist:

   Luc Rombouts,   (A)
     universiteitsbeiaardier
   T: 015/20 68 00   C: 475-69 06 69
   E: luc DOTrombouts @ telenet DOTbe

*Contact:

   Katholieke Universiteit Leuven   (A)
   Mgr.Ladeuzeplein 21
   3000 Leuven (B)

*Schedule:

   Operational on 13 Sep 2009.

*Remarks:

   Original bells cast in 1928 as trebles
   for  LEUVEN - UL; removed in 1983
   enlargement.  Additional bells cast
   to G&J profile; World Standard keyboard;
   automatic only on G&J bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 45 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 14 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C A   /    C A   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 2009
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1998, the instrument was begun with 16 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston from 1928
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E16   
   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:

A city page about the four carillons includes a slide show, which makes it evident that the added trebles were not actually cast to G&J profile.

A University page (in Dutch) about this carillon has two photos and history.

A Dutch-language page about the church has a photo of the building, which can be clicked for a huge version which clearly shows the small G&J bells in the lantern of the roofridge spire (dakruiterje).

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston 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/Vlaamse-Brabant, including the original location of the Gillett & Johnston bells.

*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 2012/09/06
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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