LIEGE - STB : BELGIUM

*Location:

   South tower
   Collégiale St-Barthélemy
   (Sint-Bartholomeuskerk)
   Place St-Barthélemy
   Liège (Luik), Liège (Luik), Belgium
   LL: N 50.64786, E 5.58277
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*Carillonist:

   Jean-Christophe Michallek
   E: jeanchristophe.michallek@gmail.com

*Contact:

   Pastorie
   Place St-Barthélemy 8
   4000 Liège
   T: 041/23 49 98

*Schedule:

   Angelus at 0800 & 1200 daily

*Remarks:

   First carillon, of unknown origin and
   date, was relocated here from the old
   Sint-Gillisabdij; it disappeared in the
   French Revolution.  The second was
   cast in 1774 by M.-J. vanden Gheyn &
   son A.-J. vanden Gheyn for the
   Cistercian abbey Val-Saint-Lambert,
   was bought by this church in 1804 and
   installed in 1807.  A Causard bell was
   added in 1897, but removed in the
   2004-14 renovation and will become a
   peal bell in the north tower.
   Reports of 40 bells are incorrect;
   last 12 bells by Eijsbouts, possibly of
   varying dates; bass now 900kg (pitch
   not reported).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 2014
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 200_, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1774, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       made by vandenGheyn 
     Previously, a complete instrument of 23 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the building has current and historical photos of it, and a section that details the history of the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanden Gheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third 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/Liège.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/07/26
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