ARANJUEZ : SPAIN

*Location:

   Monasterio San Lorenzo de El Escorial
   (El Escorial Monastery)
   Aranjuez (Aranjues), Madrid, Spain
   LL: N 40.03, W 3.60
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Once per year.

*Remarks:

   Old bells by Melchior de Haze,
   destroyed by fire, 1820, except for 4
   bells.  New bells are designed to
   deHaze profiles, with mean-tone tuning.
   Tower contained 2 other sets of
   Dutch bells at different times.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 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 1988
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1676, the instrument was begun with 31 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (4 bells remain from that work.)
   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:

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the de Haze 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 European traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Spain.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Spain.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/05/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/11/17
*Photos:

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