ALKMAAR - W : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Waagtoren
   Waagplein at Houttil
   Alkmaar, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.63135, E 4.75007
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*Player:

   Christiaan Winter
   E: christiaan.winter@planet.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Thu 1830-1930, Sat 1200-1300; for the
   Friday cheesemarket, 1030-1100 and
   1130-1200.

*Remarks:

   Old bells by Melchior de Haze
   (see also ALKMAAR - STJ).  Addicks
   supplied two small Taylor bells in 1929
   (F2,A#2) from their stock carillon
   (so probably dated 1928).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1968
     with 38 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1929, some bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1688, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (9 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:

A page about the carillon has three photos of the tower.

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 second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 2012/02/01


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