TIENEN : BELGIUM

   Stadsbeiaard (city carillon)

*Location:

   Sint Germanuskerk (S.Germain)
   Trapstraat at Wolmarkt
   Tienen (Thienen, Tirlemont),
     Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.80585, E 4.93912
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*Carillonist:

   Luc Rombouts, stadsbeiaardier   (A)
   T: 015/20 68 00   C: 475-69 06 69
   E: luc DOTrombouts @ telenet DOTbe

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Sunday 1130 September-June

*Remarks:

   Original instrument by Witlockx (one
   of two surviving); other bells
   by van Aerschodt, Michaux.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 54 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1963
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1920, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Michiels    
     In 1723, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (22 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1971
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Page in Dutch with a photo of the tower; also a photo of a large old bell (now disused) and a photo of the whole building - all clickable for much larger versions.

The VBV page about this carillon has a photo of the tower but no text (yet).

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 Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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/Vlaamse-Brabant.

*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 1979/08/07
*Photos:

(none available)

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