LIEGE - STJ : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Collégiale St-Jean-l'Évangéliste
     (St.Jan-Evangelistkerk)
   Place Xavier-Neujean
   Liège (Luik), Liège (Luik), Belgium
   LL: N 50.64304, E 5.56696
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City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Jean-Christophe Michallek
   E: jeanchristophe.michallek@gmail.com
   - and -
   François Lambrecht
   - and -
   Fabrice Renard
   E: fabricerenard @ yahoo DOTfr

*Contact:

   Pastorie
   Rue Cloître Saint-Jean 3
   4000 Liège
   T: 041/23 70 42

*Schedule:

   Sat 1600-1700, Sun 1100-1130 (J-C.M.)
   Thu 1400-1600 (F.L.)

*Remarks:

   Older bells by J.Plumere & J.Thomas
   (Liege, 6, 1717-18), N.Levache (1,1726),
   S. van Aerschodt (1,1889), 13 anonymous
   & undated; added semitones were the
   second in 2d octave and augmented 4th
   in 3d octave.  G&J bells filled in
   all but first 2 missing semitones and
   added 3 trebles (smallest now lost);
   bells and clavier were installed by
   O.Michaux, Leuven.  Fixed bells are in
   spire; peal of 6 in belfry (part of
   carillon; no longer swing).  Restored to
   use in 1998-2001 after many years of
   silence.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   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 unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1930, the instrument was enlarged to 34 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (13 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1930, the instrument was begun with 21 bells
       by the makers cited in Remarks above
       (21 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010
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 only one photo of it, which shows very little of the tower; the bells are not mentioned.  The English Wikipedia article is even shorter but does have a photo that shows the tower nicely:

Illustrated article from the ACW (Association Campanaire Wallonie) on this carillon and its restoration; but the associated audio clip may be missing.

Since the oldest part of this instrument does not have a primary maker, it is not indexed as such.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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 25-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/01/26
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