SCHIEDAM : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Janstoren (Oude Kerk)
   Oude Kerkhof
   Nieuwstraat at Lange Kerkstraat
   Schiedam, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.91785, E 4.39861
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*Carillonist:

   Gerard de Waardt
   - and -
   Marianna Marras
   E: marianna.marras/@/xs4all DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Friday 1100-1200

*Remarks:

   Sub-bourdon by Noorden & de Grave.
   As of 1925, in the van den Gheyn
   instrument, the 3 heaviest bells
   (church, hour & half-hour) were not
   connected to the keyboard, nor were
   the 10 lightest (poor sound).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 39 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is B  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 11 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D 38/(G) C --  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1975
     with 25 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1954, the instrument was enlarged to 38 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1786, the instrument was begun with 41 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (14 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   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:

In the middle of this page are photos of the tower and carillon. 

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanden Gheyn 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.Zuid-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/06/12
*Photos:

(none available)


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