HAARLEM - STB : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Bavotoren
   Groote Kerk
   Grote Markt
   Haarlem, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.38106, E 4.63717
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*Carillonist:

   Rien Donkersloot
   E: riendonkersloot@hotmail.nl

*Contact:

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*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   New bells are exact copies of old ones,
   or are same profile.
   See also HAARLEM - B
   Tower contains swinging bells by
   Hemony (1667) and Eijsbouts (1965); also
   2 clock bells by J.A.de Grave (1732),
   and others by Geert van Wou (1503)
   and Claude Fremy (1685).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1968
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1670, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Hemony      
       (10 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Wikipedia article (in Dutch) about this church has photos of the building and its central spire, and a section about the bells.

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 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-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Nov-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/11/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15
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