SINT-TRUIDEN : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Belfort, Stadhuis
   Grote Markt
   Sint-Truiden (Saint Trond),
     Limburg, Belgium
   LL: N 50.81541, E 5.18608
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*Carillonist:

   Noël Reynders, stadsbeiaardier
   Tiensesteenweg 299
   3800 St.-Truiden
   T: 011/68 82 58
   - and -
   Frederik Reynders
   E: frederikreynders@hotmail.com
   - and -
   Hendrik Reynders

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1030-1130;
   Sunday 1030-1130 from Easter to end of
   October, otherwise 1200-1300.

*Remarks:

   Most bells by A.J.van den Gheyn
   (1754-87); others by J.Bodri (1606-7),
   N.Legros (1751), vanAerschodt (1886),
   K.deMette (1929), Sergeys (1938),
   Michiels (1949).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 41 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C F 40/(G) C F   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1787
     with bells made by vandenGheyn  (except for 7)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 30 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   33 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  35 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1977
*Links:

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

Page in Dutch with a photo of the bell tower and town hall - all clickable for much larger versions.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Van den Gheyn 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/Limburg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/09/06
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
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