BREDA - OLV : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   O.L.Vrouwetoren (Grote Kerk)
   Torenstraat at Reigerstraat
   Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.58914, E 4.77491
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*Carillonist:

   Paul Maassen

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Tuesdays & Fridays, 1030-1130

*Remarks:

   44 G&J bells installed by Eijsbouts,
   apparently with an old bass bell;
   some stolen in WW II.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1965
     with 35 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1929, the instrument was enlarged to 45 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (14 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1723, the instrument was begun with 40 bells
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1971
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a carillon page.

The Dutch Wikipedia article on this church has two photos of the tower.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston 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-Brabant.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15
*Photos:

(none available)

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