Lower belfry Sint-Romboutstoren (St.Rombold's Tower) Onder den Toren / Sint-Romboutskerkhof Mechelen (Malines, Mechlin), Antwerpen, Belgium LL: N 51.02893, E 4.47829
Rarely played since installation of the modern carillon (STR/2).
Pre-Hemony bells by A.Waghevens (1,1480), S.Waghevens (1,1498), J.Waghevens (1,1515), A.Steylaert (1,1564), M. de Haze (2,1696/97); post-Hemony bells by J. du Mery (1,1735), A.-J. vanden Gheyn (4,1766-84), A.-L.-J. van Aerschodt (1,1844), S. van Aerschodt (1,1860), M. Michiels, Sr. (3,1906), M. Michiels, Jr. (6,1931-52). Drum (inop.) by A.Jullien, Lier, 1736. In 1981, this carillon was relocated (frame and all) from the upper belfry to the lower, above the peal bells of the church.
Traditional carillon of 49 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the bass octave Transposition is down 4 semitone(s) Keyboard range: D C 47/ A#G There are two missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1948 with bells made by Michiels Prior history: In 1945, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells by Michiels (8 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1922, the instrument was enlarged to 45 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above In 1674, the instrument was enlarged to 39 bells by Hemony (27 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) Previously, the instrument was begun with 26 bells by an unknown maker (0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1952
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
(The third phase of this work being an accumulation of mostly single bells by various founders, it is not separately indexed.)
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels 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.
Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Index to all traditional carillons in BE.
Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Antwerpen.
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