LEUVEN - STP : BELGIUM

   Stadsbeiaard (city carillon)

*Location:

   West tower
   Sint-Pieterskerk (St.Peter's Church)
   Grote Markt
   Leuven (Louvain),
     Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.87972, E 4.70068
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*Carillonist:

   Eddy Mariën, city carillonneur
   E: eddymarien @ pandora DOTbe
      marien.eddy@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Friday 1200-1300;
   Saturday and holidays 1500-1600

*Remarks:

   Original chime of 8 or 9 bells, cast by
   P.Waghevens, was enlarged by others;
   totally replaced by A.-F. vanden Gheyn;
   mostly replaced by N.Noorden & J.A.
   deGrave in 1705-14.  All were located
   in the central tower and were
   destroyed by war 25-26 Aug 1914.
   C. & F. Sergeys installed new carillon
   in west tower 1931-35.  All but one
   were taken away in 1944 (WW II), but 37
   were recovered in 1945; finally
   restored in 1961 by F.Sergeys.  Tower
   also contains church-owned peal of 4.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 1990
     by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1961, 22 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Sergeys     
       (22 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1935, the instrument was enlarged to 49 bells
       by Sergeys     
       (26 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1728, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1714, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 15__, the instrument was enlarged to 29 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1525, the instrument was begun with  8 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 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Descriptive article (in Dutch, with tower photo) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging) includes links to related pages.

The Website of Campanae Lovanienses has a page about the three carillons of the city of Leuven, with a frame for each: Sint-Pieterskerk, the University Library, and Sint-Geertruikerk (all in Flemish; some photos missing).

The carillonneur's Website (in Dutch and Catalan) is shared with his wife, and details their artistic endeavors together.

Local association article (and alternate URL)

A city page about the four carillons includes a slide show.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanden Gheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fifth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Sergeys bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the sixth 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/Vlaamse-Brabant.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-May-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/02/19
*Photos:

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