MAASTRICHT - STS : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   South Tower of the Choir
   Sint Servaaskerk (St. Gervase Church)
   Vrijthof at Het Vagevuur
   Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
   LL: N 50.84871, E 5.68779
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*Player:

   Frank Steijns, stadsbeiaardier
   E: info@franksteijns.com
*Past carillonneur
   1952-97 Mathieu Steijns

*Contact:

   Stichting Carillons Maastricht
   Anjoulaan 23
   NL-6213 CT  Maastricht
   T: 043/325 86 34

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Ancient carillon, hung in central
   tower, was destroyed by fire in 1955;
   that tower was not rebuilt.
   Various other bells hang in 3 other
   towers of the same church.  The van
   Trier chime of 1555 and the A.J. van
   den Gheyn carillon of 1770 hung in the
   central tower of the West Building.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 59 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1985
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1975, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1770, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1555, the instrument was begun with 19 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

Wikipedia article about the basilica, with two exterior photos

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 the Vanden Gheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world. Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Limburg.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 23-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/20
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/06/13


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