SOEST (Mobile) : NETHERLANDS

   Travelling Carillon 'de Paltz'
     (was Papageno Traveling Carillon)

*Location:

   'de Paltz' (private estate)
   Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands
*Previous location (1990-96):
   Traveling carillon
   Papageno Foundation, Switzerland
*Previous location (1981-90):
   Chateaurenard, France (60 bells)
*Original location (1967-81):
   A.Schweitzer Memorial Tower
   Libingen, Switzerland
Site locator map not applicable.

*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   E.S.Raatjes
   Heltenbosdijk 35
   NL-6006RZ Weert
   T: (495)56 42 36

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells cast 1965/67.  The largest and
   heaviest traveling carillon; built for
   the Papageno Foundation to celebrate
   the 700th anniversary of the Swiss
   Federation.  Later sold to the present
   owner, and stationed in Netherlands
   since May 1996.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 59 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     --C   /    C --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1996
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen in 1965-67
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E35   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
*Links:

A WCF page has basic details and several clickable photos.

Where 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.

Index to all traveling carillons in the world.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Utrecht.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Oct-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/10/31
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/22
*Photos:

(none available)


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