O.L.V.-over-de-Dijlekerk Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat at Gebroeders Verhagenstraat Mechelen (Malines, Mechlin), Antwerpen, Belgium LL: N 51.02316, E 4.47815
Marc Knops Gasthuisveldstraat 19 2800 Mechelen T: 015/20 10 07 - and - Gustaaf Vander Weyden
Dienst Toerisme Stadhuis Grote Markt 2800 Mechelen T: 015/20 10 07
First & third Saturdays 1300
Original chime by Peter (III) vanden Gheyn. In 1679, the church bought several old bells from St.Rombout's, making a total of 30, to which J.-B. Daems of Leuven added 2 in 1690. Most were removed in 1798 to make cannon. Some were replaced by A.-L. vanden Gheyn (Leuven, 1819), A.-L.-J. van Aerschodt (Leuven, 1840) and P.-J. Segers (1842); all destroyed in WW II. A new peal of 5 (1 by M.Michiels Jr., 1947, + 4 by Horacantus/Eijsbouts, 1962) forms basis for the carillon.
Traditional carillon of 50 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is D# in the middle octave Transposition is up 5 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C 48/(G )A#G There are two missing bass semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1965 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen (except for 5) Prior history: In 1690, the instrument was enlarged to 32 bells with bells made by the makers cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1599, the instrument was begun with 11 bells with bells made by vandenGheyn (0 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2014
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