VLISSINGEN - STJ : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Jakobstoren
   Ned.Herv.Kerk (Grote Kerk)
   Oude Markt
   Vlissingen (Flushing),
     Zeeland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.44268, E 3.57406
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*Player:

   Jos Vogel, stadsbeiaardier
   E: vogeljos/@/zeelandnet DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Carillon by Taylor (installed by
   Eijsbouts, then stolen in WW II)
   replaced one by van den Gheyn (burned
   1911), which had replaced one by
   Thomas Both.  3 basses swing.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1951
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1914, a complete instrument was installed
       with 33 bells made by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1740, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1587, the instrument was begun with an unknown number of bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1969
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

Page about the carillon (in Dutch)

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 Vanden Gheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Zeeland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/01


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