YSSELSTEIN (U) : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Nicolaastoren
   Kerkstraat at Kronenburgplantsoen
   IJsselstein, Utrecht, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.02106, E 5.04498
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*Carillonist:

   Boudewijn Zwart   (A)
   Hooglandseweg 18
   3864 PV  Nijkerkerveen
   T: (033)253 7786   C: (06)5342 5680
   E: info/@/bellmoods DOTcom

*Contact:

   StNicolaasbasiliek
   St.Nicolaasstraat 12
   E: rkkmediapastoraat/@/kro DOTnl

*Schedule:

   Friday 1430

*Remarks:

   Also one bell by Van Bergen, not part
   of the carillon.
   Church became a minor basilica in 1972.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --D   /    C --  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1994
     with 12 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1983, the instrument was enlarged to 38 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1956, the instrument was enlarged to 36 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1955, the instrument was begun with an unknown number of bells
       made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: ES2   
   Tower details not available
   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 church Website (in Dutch) opens with a photo of the building.

Wikipedia photo of the tower (larger version available)

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); Oude Nicolaastoren.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 third 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 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.Utrecht.

*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 2009/04/13
*Photos:

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