Stadsbeiaard (city carillon)
West tower Sint-Pieterskerk (St.Peter's Church) Grote Markt Leuven (Louvain), Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium LL: N 50.87972, E 4.70068
Eddy Mariën, city carillonneur E: eddymarien @ pandora DOTbe email@example.com
Friday 1200-1300; Saturday and holidays 1500-1600
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.
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
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