OLDENZAAL : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint-Plechelmustoren
     (St.Plechelmus Basilica)
   Sint-Plechelmusplein (town center)
   Oldenzaal, Overijssel, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.31246, E 6.92820
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*Player:

   Hylke Banning, stadsbeiiardier
   E: h.a.banning @ alumnus .utwente DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Eijsbouts installed the G&J bells.
   Also the "Maria" bell by Geert van Wou,
   Kampen, 1493, 2400 kg, diam 150cm.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1965
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1949, the instrument was enlarged to 46 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1930, the instrument was begun with 42 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
   Year of latest technical information source is 1966
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Basilica Website has a photo of the building, a page about the tower (and tours thereof) and several pages about the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, 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.
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.Overijssel.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 25-Mar-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/03/14
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/07


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