MEISE : BELGIUM

*Location:

   St.Martinustoren
   Brusselsesteenweg at Limbosweg
   Meise, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.93393, E 4.32757
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*Display of old bells:
   LL: N 50.93359, E 4.32717
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*Carillonist:

   Eddie Mariën
   E: marien.eddy@hotmail.com
*Past carillonist:
   10Je1951 ded. Staf Nees
   1952-82 Jef Rottiers (1904-1985)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Festival days 0930-1030;
   Sun 1800-1900 from end May thru Aug

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 56 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G 55/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2002
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1949, a complete instrument of 47 bells was installed
       with bells made by Michiels    
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E15S3 
   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:

Descriptive article (in Dutch, with tower photo) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging)

Photo of the church from the south side

The monument inventory page about this building has a photo from the northwest.

Photo of the bells of the old carillon, now displayed in front of the church (39 of the 47)

Where the initial 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 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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/11/02
*Photos:

(none available)

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