BRUSSELS - P : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Parliament
   (Maison des Parliamentaires /
     Huis van de Parlementsleden)
     (Paleis der Natie /
     Palais des Nations)
   Natieplein
   Rue de Louvain at Rue de la Presse
   Bruxelles / Brussel, Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.84767, E 4.36696
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*Carillonist:

   (None appointed)

*Contact:

   Paleis der Natie
   Dienst der Gebouwen
   Natieplein 2
   1008 Brussel
   T: 02/518 91 11

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Renovated in 2012

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 1988
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1985, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Descriptive article (in Dutch, with tower photo) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging)

English-language article on the carillon, with photos of the building and one of the rooftop bell frames.

Google StreetView image

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 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 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/Brussels.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 25-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/02/19
*Photos:

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