MOL : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Sint-Pieter en Pauwel
   (St.-Petrus en Pauluskerk)
   Markt
   Mol, Antwerpen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.18434, E 5.11592
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*Carillonist:

   Carl van Eyndhoven, stadsbeiaardier
   E: carl.v.e /@/ skynet DOTbe

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1530-1630

*Remarks:

   1966-67 expansion added 2 basses and
   dropped 2 trebles, changing transposi-
   tion by a whole tone.
   Swinging bells are c1,d1,e1,f1.
   Elevator to bell chamber added 1967.
   New European standard keyboard, 1991.
   Museum in tower, expanded 1991, holds
   old Denyn style keyboard by Somers.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C 48/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 1966
     with 14 bells made by Eijsbouts    
   Prior history:
     In 1951, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       by Michiels    
       (35 bells remain from that work.)
       Pitch of heaviest bell was C  in the middle octave
       Transposition was up  2 semitone(s)
       Keyboard range was:     --C   /    A#--  
   Auxiliary mechanisms: ES4   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1966
*Links:

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

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of the tower, and mentions the carillon and the tower museum.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels 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/Antwerpen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  5-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/10/21
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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