KAMPEN : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Nieuwetoren
   Muntplein
   Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.55493, E 5.91954
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*Player:

   Frans Haagen
   E: frans.haagen /@/ home DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Also includes 4 bells by Geert van Wou
   (3 basses, 1481, and 7th, 1483);
   fifth by Kylianus Wegewaert, 1627; all
   retuned by F.Hemony c.1659/72;
   drum by F.Hemony has 120 bars x 54
   hammers.  Earlier keyboard range
   was CDEFGA+chromatic to 3 octaves.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --A   /    C --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1993
     with  5 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1941, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (8 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1662, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Hemony      
       (29 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

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 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 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.

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

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Overijssel.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 27-May-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/05/19
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/06/13


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