KULEMBORG : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Barbaratoren
   Markt at Everwijnstraat
   Kulemborg (Culemborg),
     Gelderland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.95685, E 5.22616
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*Carillonist:

   Peter Bremer, stadsbeiaardier
   E: p.j.j.bremer@utwente.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Thursday 1015-1100 for market;
   also May-Sep, weekly 1930-2015

*Remarks:

   Originally an octave with flat 7th,
   cast 1654-55 in Zutphen.  Some dispersed
   in 1870; some recovered after WW II.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C 42/    C --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1952
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1655, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by Hemony      
       (6 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the carillon (in Dutch) opens with a photo of the tower.  There is a long history page.

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.Gelderland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/08/30
*Photos:

(none available)


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