HERTOGENBOSCH - STJ : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint-Janskathedraal
     (Sint-Jansbasiliek)
   Torenstraat
   's Hertogenbosch
     (Bois-le-Duc, Den Bosch),
        Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.68797, E 5.30769
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*Carillonist:

   Joost van Balkom
   E: j.a.e.m.van.balkom @ freeler DOTnl
      joost/@/vanbalkom DOTcom

*Contact:

   Bossche Beiaardstichting
   E: info@bosschebeiaardstichting.nl

*Schedule:

   Wednesday 1000-1100

*Remarks:

   First carillon began with 14 bells by
   Willem & Jaspar Moer; enlarged by
   Jacob Noteman of Leeuwarden (his great
   bell remains) and then Van Spraekel.
   G&J supplied 38 bells, recorded as
   "recast", and installed by Eijsbouts
   along with 4 older basses, one
   recorded as "Hemony".

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 57 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     Previously, the instrument was enlarged to 50 bells
       by an unknown maker
     In 1955, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (4 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1925, the instrument was begun with 45 bells
       made by Gillett & Johnston       (except for 4)
     In 1874, a complete instrument of 40 bells was installed
       with bells made by vanAerschodt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1647, the instrument was enlarged to 26 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1642, the instrument was enlarged
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 16__, the instrument was begun with 14 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The joint Website of the parish and the national monument

The carillonist's Website opens with a photo of a very curious instrument.  Within this extensive Website, there is one page about carillons and carillonists.

The Website of the Bossche Carillon Association (in Dutch)

The Website of the city carillonneur (in Dutch)

Wikipedia article on the cathedral (in Dutch - a much shorter English version is also available)

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 miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the van Aerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fifth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the sixth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the seventh phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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 14-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/10/10
*Photos:

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