SINT-TRUIDEN : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Belfort, Stadhuis
   Grote Markt
   Sint-Truiden (Saint Trond),
     Limburg, Belgium
   LL: N 50.81541, E 5.18608
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Noël Reynders, stadsbeiaardier
   Tiensesteenweg 299
   3800 St.-Truiden
   T: 011/68 82 58
   - and -
   Frederik Reynders
   E: frederikreynders@hotmail.com
   - and -
   Hendrik Reynders

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1030-1130;
   Sunday 1030-1130 from Easter to end of
   October, otherwise 1200-1300.

*Remarks:

   Most bells by A.J.van den Gheyn
   (1754-87); others by J.Bodri (1606-7),
   N.Legros (1751), vanAerschodt (1886),
   K.deMette (1929), Sergeys (1938),
   Michiels (1949).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 20__
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1787, the instrument was begun with 41 bells
       with bells made by vandenGheyn  (except for 7)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 30 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   33 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  35 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Photo page (without planned Dutch text) from the VBV (Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging)

A Waymarking page for these bells has 5 photos of the building.

Page in Dutch with a photo of the bell tower and town hall - all clickable for much larger versions.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Van den Gheyn 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/Limburg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  7-Jul-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/09/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/07/05
*Photos:

(none available)

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