ZWOLLE : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Peperbus ("Pepper Pot")
   Basiliek Onze Lieve Vrouwe
     ten Hemelopneming
   Ossenmarkt
   Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.51221, E 6.08985
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*Carillonist:

   Roy Kroezen
   T: 6 1427 4546
   E: kroezen.beiaard@online.nl
      beiaardier.roy/@/gmail.com
*Past carillonneurs:
   1930-61  Willem Créman
   1961-2005 Leon van der Eijk

*Contact:

   Zwolse Beiaard Stichting
   Reinier Zweep, secretary
   Konigin Sophiastraat 37
   8011 XX  Zwolle
   T: 038 4214724
   E: info/@/zwolsebeiaard DOTnl

*Schedule:

   Friday 1100-1200; Saturday 1330-1430

*Remarks:

   Taylor supplied 3+-octave carillon in
   1929, then in 1931 extended it with 3
   new basses and 2 old ones (C.Noorden &
   J.A.deGrave, 1714 - retuned; and
   Geert van Wou, 1484).  Eijsbouts
   retuned all except 7 basses in 1991;
   the largest retuned bell later cracked
   and was welded by Eijsbouts.
   The church became a minor basilica
   in 1999.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 51 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     G D 44/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2004
     with  4 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1991, the bells were retuned
       by Eijsbouts   
       (40 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1978, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (5 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1931, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Taylor      
       (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1929, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       by Taylor      
       (37 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: MW4   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The tower has its own Website (in Dutch).  Unfortunately, the link to a page (or pages) about the carillon (Beiaard) does not work.

The Website of the Zwolle Carillon Foundation is extensive.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth 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.Overijssel.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/10/03
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