Vredesbeiaard (Peace Carillon)


   Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
   (Church of Our Lady)
     at Jan van Ophemstraat
   Aarschot, Vlaams-brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.98517, E 4.83206
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*Past carillonist:
   11Nov2018 inaug. Jo Haazen


   AGB het Gasthuis
   E: toerisme/@/aarschot DOTbe




   51 bells (one for each country that
   participated in WW I) includes 49 new
   carillon bells by Eijsbouts plus two
   of the three existing (1950) swinging
   bells by Michiels (also reported by
   François Sergeys).  5-octave keyboard
   has treble octave dropped.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C 61/    A#C 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2018
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018

Video (13:48) on the making and installing of this carillon.  It includes all of the inscriptions (on Bes1,c2,d2.es2,...).

News article (English and Dutch) on the dedication, 11 Nov 2018; 49 new bells by Eijsbouts joined two bells already in the tower; both swing, and were cast in 1950 by François Sergeys. 

A peace carillon page was written when the carillon was being planned, and presents planned specifications slightly different from the final result.

As of April 2019, the Dutch Wikipedia article about the church says nothing about its bells.  Follow the Wikimedia Commons link to find photos of the building.

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

Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Vlaams-Brabant.

   This page was built from the database on  8-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/03/05

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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