Westerkerk Prinsengracht at Westermarkt Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands LL: N 52.37461, E 4.88361
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Westerkerk Prinsengracht 281 T: +31206247766
F.Hemony carillon replaced a 1643 instrument by J.A.Leeghwater. The Hemony trebles removed in 1959 are hung silent in the tower openings; The Hemony console (with organ-type pedals) remains in the tower. Includes one bell by C.Fremy (1700). Mean-tone tuning. Hour bell (not part of carillon) cast by Assueris Koster, 1636 - the heaviest bell in the city (7500kg).
Traditional carillon of 51 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is B in the bass octave Transposition is up 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: A#D / ---- There are two missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1991 with bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1959, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells by Eijsbouts In 1658, the instrument was begun with 32 bells by Hemony (14 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: M Tower details: Height of console: (unknown) Height of lowest level of bells: (unknown) Height of highest level of bells: (unknown) Belfry openness: 99% Year of latest technical information source is 1991
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