ROESELARE : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint Michielskerk
   Sint-Michielsplein
   Roeselare (Roulers),
     West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 50.94422, E 3.12310
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*Carillonist:

   Koen Cosaert, Stadsbeiaardier
   Hopstraat 13
   8500 Kortrijk
   T: (0)56 22 72 41
   E: cosaert.koen/@/skynet DOTbe
   - and -
   Wim Berteloot
   Ieperstraat 93
   8800 Roeselare
   T: (0)51 24 40 61
   E: wimberteloot/@/ telenet DOTbe
      w.berteloot/@/ telenet DOTbe

*Contact:

   De Roeselaarse Klokkengilde VZW
   Robert Lawetstraat 33
   8800 Roeselare

*Schedule:

   Thursday (market), 1030-1130;
   Saturday 1400-1500;
   Jul-Aug Thursday 2030-2130

*Remarks:

   Bells by S.vanAerschodt taken or
   destroyed in WW I.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1991
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1989, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1942, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by Michiels    
     Previously, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   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 Website of the Roeselaarse Klokkengilde opens with a drawing of the tower.  There is a virtual tour of the tower, and an audio clip of the three swinging bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the van Aerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels 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 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/West-Vlaanderen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/09/07
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/22
*Photos:

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