SINT-NIKLAAS : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Belfort, Stadhuis  (Waas)
   Grote Markt
   Sint-Niklaas, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.16477, E 4.13928
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*Carillonist:

   Jos D'hollander   (A)
   Luiseekdam 8
   2690 Temse

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   July & August: Sunday 1130-1230; also
   mid-April to mid-October: Thursday
   1130-1230; also every first Sunday
   1130-1230.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1975
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1955, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Michiels    
     In 1904, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1775, the instrument was begun with an unknown number of bells
       by vandenGheyn 
   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:

Photo page (without planned Dutch text) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging)

The Wikipedia article about the building (in Dutch) has a photo of it, and mentions the carillon.

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

*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
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