LEUVEN - PA : BELGIUM

   Peace Carillon

*Location:

   Sint-Jan-de-Evangelistkerk
   Abdij van het Park (Park Abbey)
   Norbertijnerweg
   Leuven (Louvain),
     Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
   LL: N 50.86478, E 4.71716
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Mean-tone tuning; reproduces the 1730
   carillon by Noorden & de Grave which
   was moved to Sint-Pieterskerk in 1811
   and destroyed by bombing in WW II.
   Dedicated 11 Nov 2018.
   Has MIDI system with pneumatic pistons.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 40 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2018
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018
*Links:

Video of the manufacture and dedication of this carillon.

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

A tourism page about facilities in and around the abbey connects to a page about the Peace Carillon, with photos of the tower and keyboard, and an interview with Luc Rombouts (in Dutch) that includes photos of old and new bells.

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.

*Status:
   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 2020/03/07
*Photos:

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