EDAM : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Speeltoren
   O.L.V. Kerk
   Lingerzijde at Kleine Kerkstraat
   Edam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.51236, E 5.04694
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*Carillonist:

   Frits Reynaert   (A)
   Hertog Albrechtstraat 82
   1611 GP  Bovenkarspel
   H: 228/317 816
   E: frits.reynaert@wxs.nl
      fr00@planet.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   First Friday of the month, 1330-1430

*Remarks:

   The church was demolished in 1882
   but the tower survives.
   Taylor recast 11 of 18 van den Gheyn
   bells in early 1923, another in late
   1923, and added 1 in July 1931;
   none remain, and disposition is unknown.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1970
     with 33 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1931, the instrument was enlarged to 19 bells
       by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1922, the instrument was enlarged to 18 bells
       by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1561, the instrument was begun with 19 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (4 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   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:

The Website of the carillonneur has a page about this carillon, with a tower photo that may be clickable for a larger version.  Some technical information may also be available, though it may not be visible on some older Web browsers.

A Wikipedia article about the town has a paragraph about the history of the carillon tower.

A brief page about the carillon has a photo of the tower.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanden Gheyn 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 third 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 Petit & Fritsen 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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/01
*Photos:

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