ALKMAAR - STL : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sintlaurenstoren (N.H.Grote Kerk)
   Bagijnenstraat at Canadaplein
   Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.63256, E 4.74370
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*Carillonist:

   Christiaan Winter
   E: christiaan.winter@planet.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Friday 1230-1330

*Remarks:

   Old bells by de Haze, installed by
   Willem Sprakel of Haarlem, who also made
   the clock and drum (see also
   ALKMAAR - STJ); also reported as
   Sonneman, 1692, gone by 1914.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 10 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1963
     with  6 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1689, the instrument was begun with 32 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (29 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

An incomplete page about the carillon has a photo of the lantern at the crossing.

This carillon is mentioned in the English version of a lecture (PDF) given to the WCF Congress in Antwerp 2014 by Laura Meilink, covering the history of Hemony & Fremy among the bellfounders of Amsterdam.

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 Netherlands traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Noord-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  9-Apr-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15
*Photos:

(none available)

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