MIDDELSTUM : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Hippolytustoren
   Ned.Herv.Kerk
   J.Vinhuizenstraat
   Middelstum, Groningen, Netherlands
   LL: N 53.34761, E 6.64081
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*Player:

   Henk Veldman

*Contact:

   Commissie Hemony Beiaard Middelstum
   Johan Lewestraat 2
   NL-9991 CS  Middelstum

*Schedule:

   Last Saturday of each month

*Remarks:

   Original bells by F.Hemony;
   tuned in mean-tone temperament.
   Restoration by P&F provided old-style
   Dutch keyboard & broek-system action.
   Drum by P.van Oeckelen, 1857, disused.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 30 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 13 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C E   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The present keyboard was installed in 1998
     by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1949, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
     In 1662, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Hemony      
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

WCF photo of the tower

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 Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Keyboard replacements are not indexed with foundry work.

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.Groningen.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 28-May-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/05/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/05/27


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