GOUDA : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Janstoren
   Groote Kerk
   Achter de Kerk
   Gouda, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.01066, E 4.71070
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*Carillonist:

   Boudewijn Zwart
   Hooglandseweg 18
   3864 PV  Nijkerkerveen
   T: (033)253 7786   C: (06)5342 5680
   E: info/@/bellmoods DOTcom
*Former carillonneur:
   Henri Groen

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Thursday 1130, Saturday 1330

*Remarks:

   Taylor replaced old cracked #21-22,
   added #23,25-28; these bells survive,
   now disused (as also Hemony trebles).
   Includes 1 Hendrick Wegewaert, 1605.
   Meantone tuning.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  6 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --C   /(F) C --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1966
     with 33 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1949, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1930, some bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1676, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       by Hemony      
       (16 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1967
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of Boudewijn Zwart (in Dutch/English) has a description and playing schedule (and sometimes also a photo) of each of the carillons which he plays (see Towers); Sint Janstoren.

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 Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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.Zuid-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/01
*Photos:

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