OOSTENDE : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Feest- en Cultuurpaleis
   (Stadhuis)
   Wapenplein
   Sint-Sebastianstraat at Kerkstraat
   Oostende (Ostend),
     West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.23194, E 2.91843
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*Carillonist:

   Jean-Pierre Hautekiet
   E: jp.hautekiet/@/ pandora DOTbe

*Contact:

   Tourisme Oostende VZW
   Monacoplein 2
   8400 Ostende
   T: 059/70 11 99   F: 059/70 34 77
   E: info@visitoostende.be

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells, by Lievin van Larebeke
   of Gent, were unsatisfactory;
   replaced by P.Hemony of Amsterdam.
   Destroyed by war in 1706, and replaced
   by Guillelmus Witlockx of Antwerp, who
   added 5 basses in 1722.  Partially
   dispersed in the French Revolution;
   restored in 1896, with 7 replaced by
   Adrian Causard of Tellin; seized in
   WW I.  Replaced by Slegers-Causard (with
   some dispute over quality); destroyed
   by war in 1940.  Keyboard replaced in
   general renovation in 1988.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 48/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1925, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Causard     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1896, some bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Causard     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1722, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1711, the instrument was begun with 28 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1671, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Hemony      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1653, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E36   
   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)

The Dutch Wikipedia article about this building has a photo of the tower and a history of the carillons of this town.

A historical monument page has a B/W photo of the building and mentions the carillon; click "Alle foto's" for another photo of the building.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous 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.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the fifth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Causard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the sixth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Causard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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/West-Vlaanderen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 30-Nov-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/11/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/11/02
*Photos:

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