BRIELLE : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   S.Catherijnakerk
   Sint Catharijnehof
   Brielle, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.90256, E 4.16203
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*Carillonist:

   Peter Bremer
   E: P.J.J.Bremer/@/ utwente DOTnl

*Contact:

   Stichting "Vrienden van het Brielsche
     Carillon"
   Gemeente Brielle
   *parcel:
     Slagveld 36
     3231 AP  Brielle
   *postal:
     Postbus 101
     3230 AC  Brielle
   T: 0181 471111
   E: j.wessels@brielle.nl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Carillon by F.Hemony replaced the
   original clockwork chime.
   Eijsbouts worked on the Hemony carillon
   in 1926.  Those bells were stolen in
   WW II but afterward recovered.
   Also 3 swinging bells, largest by
   Stephen Butendiic (1482, B-flat).
   2010: Addition of two carillon basses
   (one also swinging) planned, plus
   another independent swinging bell.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1991,  3 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Taylor      
       (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1974, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (27 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1971, the instrument was enlarged to 45 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1661, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Hemony      
       (19 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1587, a complete instrument was installed
       with 12 bells made by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the association of friends of the Brielle carillon (in Dutch) is extensive and thorough, offering its history, photos, sound clips, and even a method of sounding each individual bell and seeing its photo and description.  Oddly, the history of the carillon does not mention Taylor's 1991 replacement of 3 bells.

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 Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fifth 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 unknown bellfoundries, 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.Zuid-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/10/10
*Photos:

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