SCHOONHOVEN : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Stadhuistoren
   Haven at Stadhuisstraat
   Schoonhoven, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.94531, E 4.85205
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*Carillonist:

   Gideon Bodden
   E: info@gideonbodden.nl
      gideonbodden@molenpad.com
   - and -
   Boudewijn Zwart
   Hooglandseweg 18
   3864 PV  Nijkerkerveen
   T: (033)253 7786   C: (06)5342 5680
   E: info/@/bellmoods DOTcom

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Wednesday 1130, Saturday 1000

*Remarks:

   The 37 AJvdG bells now in the tower
   (variously dated from 1767 to 1777)
   include one removed from Nijkerk in
   the 1961 restoration and 5 which
   survived the 1955 fire in the central
   tower of Maastricht-STS.
   Mean-tone tuning.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1963
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1775, the instrument was begun with 38 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (37 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of Boudewijn Zwart (in Dutch/English) has a description and playing schedule (and sometimes also a photo) of each of the carillons which he plays (see Towers); Stadhuistoren.

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 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 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15
*Photos:

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