AMERSFOORT - OLV/1 : NETHERLANDS

   Historic carillon

*Location:

   Lantern E window
   O.L.V.Toren - 'Lange Jan'
   (was Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk)
   Krankeledenstraat/Lieve Vrouwekerkhof
   Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.15510, E 5.38728
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   The Netherlands Carillon School
   Grote Spui 11
   3811 GA Amersfoort
   T: 033/75.26.38
   F: 033/72.15.30
   E: national.carillonschool@
        muziek.hku.nl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Body of church destroyed by storm in
   1787; only the tower was restored.
   Mean-tone tuning.
   Apparently reduced to 35 bells on/after
   installation of new carillon (OLV/2),
   with broek system + 17c.-style clavier.
   Belfry holds 7-bell peal by H.M.Rincker
   (Sinn), installed in 2000, so tower
   now contains 100 bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     G C 42/    C G   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1953, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (14 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1658, the instrument was begun with 33 bells
       by Hemony      
       (30 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 55 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   55 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  63 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  65%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
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 Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second 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 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.Utrecht.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/06/13
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