ROTTERDAM - STL : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Laurenstoren
   N.H.Kerk (Groote Kerk)
   Rotterdam, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.9246, E 4.4776
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*Player:

   Gerard de Waardt
   - and -
   Geert Bierling
   E: gbierling /@/ kpnplanet DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G#C 42/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1963
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1940, the instrument was enlarged to 44 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     Previously, the instrument was enlarged to 39 bells
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1661, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Hemony      
       (28 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

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 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 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.Zuid-Holland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 16-May-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/05/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15


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