POSTEL : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Norbertijner Abdij (Norbertine Abbey)
   Reuselseweg
   Postel, Antwerpen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.28899, E 5.18958
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*Carillonist:

   (none appointed)
*Past carillonneur:
   Frans Vos

*Contact:

   Norbertijnerabdij Postel
   Abdijlaan 16
   BE-2400 Mol
   T: 014/37 81 21   F: 014/37 81 23
   E: info@abdijpostel.be

*Schedule:

   (Occasionally in summer)

*Remarks:

   There was once a much older carillon
   here; see Helmond, Netherlands.
   Final enlargement added two basses
   and retuned existing bells to A435.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C 48/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1988
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1969, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1947, the instrument was begun with 40 bells
       by Michiels    
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   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:

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

Dutch-language article about the abbey, with photo of the building (but not much of the tower); the bells are barely mentioned.

Dutch-language history of Postel

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 second 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 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/Antwerpen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 15-Mar-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/03/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/09/06
*Photos:

(none available)


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