ALKMAAR - STL : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sintlaurenstoren (N.H.Grote Kerk)
   Bagijnenstraat at Canadaplein
   Alkmaar, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.63257, E 4.74396
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*Player:

   Christiaan Winter
   E: christiaan.winter@planet.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Friday 1230-1330

*Remarks:

   Old bells by de Haze (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.)
   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.

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-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15


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