ZALTBOMMEL : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Gasthuistoren
   Gasthuisstraat at Oude Vischmarkt
   Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.81381, E 5.24956
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*Carillonist:

   Ru Stolk

*Contact:

   Stichting Exploitatie Gasthuiskapel
   Gasthuisstraat 34
   5301 CC  Zaltbommel
   T: 0418-510171
   E: info@gasthuiskapel.nl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 13 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1957
     with 18 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1938, the instrument was enlarged to 29 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1654, the instrument was begun with 20 bells
       by Hemony      
       (15 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1967
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The splash page of the Website for use of the building has a photo which includes the tower.  But the carillon is not mentioned anywhere.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony 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.
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.Gelderland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20
*Photos:

(none available)


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