HALLE : BELGIUM

*Location:

   O.L.V. Basiliek
   (was Hoofdkerk St.Martinus until 1946)
   Kardinaal Cardijnstraat
   Halle (Hal), Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.73670, E 4.23708
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*Carillonist:

   Eddy Mariën
   E: marien.eddy@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Four older bells by Waghevens (1518),
   van Aerschodt (1849) and others.
   Causard made about half of the 1892
   carillon.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 54 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     F C 44/    F G 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 1972
     with 44 bells made by Sergeys      
   Prior history:
     In 1920, the instrument was enlarged to 44 bells
       by Michaux     
       (6 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
       Pitch of heaviest bell was B  in the bass octave
       Transposition was up  6 semitone(s)
       Keyboard range was:     F F   /    F F 20
     In 1892, the instrument was begun with 31 bells
       by Causard     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
       Pitch of heaviest bell was unknown
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EnM   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

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

Tower photo from the southeast

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Causard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michaux bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Sergeys 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 17-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/07/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/01
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