GRONINGEN - M/1 : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Lower belfry
   Martinitoren
   Martinikerk
   (St.Martin's Church)
   Kreupelstraat at Grote Markt/Waagplein
   Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
   LL: N 53.21918, E 6.56802
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*Player:

   Groninger Klokkenluidersgilde
   Secretariat
   Reinautstraat 9
   9716 HM  Groningen
   T: 084 835 81 86
   E: info@klokkenluidersgilde.nl

*Contact:

   Stichting Martinikerk Groningen
   Martinikerkhof 3
   9712 JG  Groningen
   T: 050 311 12 77   F: 050 312 07 98
   E: info@martinikerk.nl

*Schedule:

   Sunday at 1115 and 1645

*Remarks:

   Church peal, from a variety of makers;
   bass is "Salvator", by H.van Trier,
   1577, 223 cm, 7850kg; in key of F by
   old choir pitch.  Tower also holds the
   "Ruimstraatklok" (signal bell).
   Completion of the peal celebrated 50
   years of freedom (from end of WW II).

*Technical data:

   Rope-swung peal of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F#C#  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1994
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1___, the instrument was begun with an unknown number of bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website includes a photo of the tower in a rotating series on the home page.

The Website of the ringers' guild (in Dutch) is primarily about their organization, not about the bells.

Building photos, day and night (at least 40), from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Skyscraper City page, with two photos of the tower

Stock photo of tower and church

Blog photo of tower and church

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 chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by year of completion.

Where the bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Groningen, including the 52-bell carillon in the same tower..

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 14-Mar-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/03/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/08/02


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