THUIN : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Beffroi (Belfort)
   Place Albert 1er (Grand'Rue)
   Thuin, Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.33963, E 4.28656
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Philippe Cuisenaire

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells by Slegers-Causard;
   newer bells by Michiels (1939) and
   VoegelÑ (2003-4).
   Also reported as 31 bells (doubtful).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 13 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 24/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 2004
     with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1936, the instrument was begun with 18 bells
       with bells made by Causard     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Page in Dutch with 2 photos of the bell tower - all clickable for much larger versions.

The French Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it, and a section about the carillon.  The text only describes four old bells (presumably swinging), but there is a photo showing 25 small bells with roller-bar mechanical transmission, refitted with modern bearings.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Causard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels 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 tower bell instruments in BE/Hainaut.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/07/26
*Photos:

(none available)

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