TURNHOUT : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint Pieterskerk
   Grote Markt
   Turnhout, Antwerpen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.32310, E 4.94838
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*Carillonist:

   Koen van Assche, stadsbeiaardier   (A)
   Broekstraat 23
   3271 Averbode
   T: 13/78 20 22
   E: BeiaardierKoen@hotmail.com
*Past carillonneur:
   Jul de Waele

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Monday 2000 mid-May to mid-September;
   otherwise Sunday 1130.

*Remarks:

   Bells by van den Gheyn, du Mery,
   Johnston, Sergeys, Plumere,
   J.B.Gaulard.  Part of the old instru-
   ment may have been taken in WW I.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 52 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1980, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1924, the instrument was enlarged to 38 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
     In 1775, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   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:

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vandenGheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
The second phase of this work being by a mixture of founders, it is not indexed.
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 unknown bellfoundries, 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 1992/07/17
*Photos:

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