ROTTERDAM - S : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Stadhuis (City Hall)
   Coolsingel at Stadhuisstraat
   Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.92285, E 4.47964
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Richard de Waardt
   E: richarddewaardt/@/hotmail DOTcom
   - and -
   Geert Bierling
   E: gbierling /@/ caiway DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Taylor carillon (which was the largest
   installed in the Netherlands in the
   1920s) was stolen in 1943.
   Last renovation added 2 trebles.
   For the previous instrument, see
   ROTTERDAM - B  under 'Former carillons'
   below.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 63 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1996
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1976, the instrument was enlarged to 61 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (49 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1948, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (12 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1921, a complete instrument of 49 bells was installed
       by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: HQ6   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Article on the 1996 renovation; 9-page PDF, in Dutch

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, 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 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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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 the previous carillon lies in the sequence of great bells of the Netherlands.
Where the bass bell of the present carillon lies in the sequence of great bells of the Netherlands.

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 30-Nov-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/11/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/11/01
*Photos:

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