HELMOND - STL : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Lambertuskerk
   Kerkstraat
   Helmond, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.47863, E 5.65605
*Former location (prior to 1795/1835):
   Postel Abbey, Limburg, Belgium
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*Player:

   Rosemary Seuntiëns
   Vugterstraat 184c
   5211 GN  's Hertogenbosch
   H: 73/610 5305   W: 61/500 6470
   F: 84/749 2431
   E: info /@/ roamingbells DOTcom

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old bells by Alexius Jullien (either
   25 or 30) made for the Norbertine Abbey
   at Postel, Brabant, Belgium; sold to
   Helmond in 1835; various P&F additions
   including 2 basses in 1912, which are
   the only survivors.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --C   /    C --  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 2005
     with  1 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1954, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (38 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1912, the instrument was enlarged to 30 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1724, the instrument was begun with 25 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (7 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Website of the carillonneur is very extensive, with photos, audio and video clips.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, 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 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 10-May-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/05/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/05/01


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