NIVELLES : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Collegiale kerk (St.-Geertruikerk)
   Grand Place
   Nivelles (Nijvel),
     Brabant wallon, Belgium
   LL: N 50.59734, E 4.32302
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*Carillonist:

   Robert Ferriere
   E: ferriere.jeanson/@/skynet DOTbe
   - and -
   Frederic Dupont
   E: fredericdupontbe@gmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Weekly for Saturday market; also
   Sunday noon from Easter to mid-October.

*Remarks:

   1925 instrument had 3 bells by
   S. van Aerschodt, 1862.
   There may once have been an older
   carillon here.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1980
     with bells made by Sergeys     
   Prior history:
     In 1925, the instrument was begun with 43 bells
       made by vanAerschodt
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Illustrated article from the Association Campanaire Wallonie (ACW) about this carillon, with audio clips

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanAerschodt bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Sergeys 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/Brabant wallon.

*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 1992/07/17
*Photos:

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