PARAMARIBO - T : SURINAME

*Location:

   Toren op Vaillantsplein/Valliantsplein
   Heiligenweg near Keizerstraat
   Paramaribo, Suriname
   LL: N 5.82651, W 55.15729
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   E: web@suriname.nu

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Gift of the Dutch Parliament after
   Suriname became independent in 1975.
   Both forms of the name of the square
   are found equally on the Web.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1976
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  7 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    9 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  10 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

A Dutch-language page about monuments in Paramaribo has a small photo of the carillon tower.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in SR.

Index to all tower bell instruments in SR.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/09/01
*Photos:

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