MECHELEN - STR/2 : BELGIUM

   (Modern carillon)

*Location:

   Upper belfry
   Sint-Romboutstoren
   Onder den Toren / Sint-Romboutskerkhof
   Mechelen (Malines, Mechlin),
     Antwerpen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.02893, E 4.47829
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*Carillonist:

   Eddy Mariën, stadsbeiaardier
   E: eddymarien @ pandora DOTbe
      marien.eddy@hotmail.com
   - and -
   Mark van Bets, kerk-beiaardier
   E: vanbets-decoster @ telenet DOTbe

*Contact:

   Dienst Toerisme
   Stadhuis
   Grote Markt
   2800 Mechelen
   T: 015/29 76 50

*Schedule:

   Sunday 1500-1600

*Remarks:

   In total weight, this was the heaviest
   carillon in Europe until 1986.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1981
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014
*Links:

Descriptive article (in Dutch, with tower photo) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging), covering both historic and modern carillons.

Page in Dutch with 3 photos of the tower plus many of the rest of the building - all clickable for much larger versions.

Where 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.

Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Where the #2 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.

*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 2014/03/09
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