OUDEWATER : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Michielstoren (Stadstoren)
   Ned.Herv.Kerk
   Noord IJsselkade at Noorder Kerkstraat
   Oudewater, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.02234, E 4.86983
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*Player:

   Gideon Bodden
   E: info/@/gideonbodden DOTnl
   - and -
   Gildas Delaporte
   E: gildasdelaporte@gmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bass bell swings.  Auto. computer.
   Taylor added 2 basses, replaced/added
   22 trebles.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 51 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  8 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --C   /    A#--  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1991
     with 24 bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1968, the instrument was enlarged to 49 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (4 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1950, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (23 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1923, the instrument was enlarged to 25 bells
       with bells made by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1601, the instrument was begun with 20 bells
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

Photos of the 5 towers where Gideon Bodden plays, including this one.  (Unfortunately, the link to a page about the Oudewater carillon is broken.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth 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 Taylor 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.Zuid-Holland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 14-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/02


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