UTRECHT - D/1 : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Lower belfry
   Domtoren
   Domplein
   Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.09066, E 5.12132
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*Player:

   Utrechts Klokkenluiders Gilde
   E: info /@/ klokkenluiders DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   6 largest bells by Geert van Wou; seven
   others were melted down in 1664 to
   make a carillon.  Replacements were
   cast to similar profiles.  Last bell,
   also by van Wou, has unknown history.
   For the carillon in the same tower
   (D/1), see under 'Carillons' above.

*Technical data:

   Rope-swung peal of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1982,  7 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (7 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1505, the instrument was begun with 13 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (6 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The association which rings this heavy peal has a very interesting Website.  But the English-language version is difficult to reach from there because the splash page redirects so quickly.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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.
The final phase being a recycled bell, it is not indexed.

Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Utrecht.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 14-May-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/05/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/05/04


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