Ste.Walburgatoren (or St.Walburgis) Markt at St.Walburgastraat Oudenaarde (Audenaerde), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium LL: N 50.84253, E 3.60250*Former location (1407-1894)
Lode Schijnkel E: lode.schynkel/@/scarlet DOTbe lode.schynkel/@/telenet DOTbe*Former carillonneur:
Aimé Lombaert, stadsbeiaardier (d.2008)
Sunday 1130 and 1615, late June thru August.
First clavier, installed 1510 on a set of existing clockwork bells, was the earliest known anywhere. Bells of 1556 by J.Waghevens, Mechelen; extended in 1698 by d'Aubertin of Mechelen. Replacement by Barbieux in 1751-7 was rejected. A.J.vdGheyn carillon of 1759 may have included one older bell. Causard added 3 bells when carillon was relocated. 22 VandenGheyn bells destroyed by bombardment in WW I. Restored/expanded after war, including 3 swinging bells by van Aerschodt/1875, 1 undated Michiels. 12 surviving vdG bells went to city museum in 1967. Sep.2012: Existing P&F keyboard modi- fied by Clock-O-Matic to VEMA system (Van Eyck Manual Adjustable).
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 whole instrument was installed in 1967 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Prior history: In 1926, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells by Michaux (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1894, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells by Causard (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1759, the instrument was begun with 37 bells by vandenGheyn (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1556, a complete instrument was installed with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: W4 Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2012
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