MESEN : BELGIUM

   Peace Carillon

*Location:

   Sint-Niklaaskerk (St.Nicolaï Church)
   Kerkstraat at Korte Mooiestraat
   Mesen (Messines),
     West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 50.76416, E 2.89922
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   The town is on the border between
   Flanders and Wallonia; the church is in
   the Wallonian sector.  An ancient chime
   was seized in 1793 to make cannons.
   Dedicated 1 June 1996, with 53 bells;
   sequence of post-1991 additions not
   known; incorporates 3 existing swinging
   bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 61 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2002
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1991, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1988, the instrument was enlarged to 20 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1986, the instrument was begun with 14 bells
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
     In 17xx, a complete instrument of 15 bells was installed
       with bells made by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

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 Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/West-Vlaanderen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  8-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/07
*Photos:

(none available)

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