TONGEREN : BELGIUM

*Location:

   O.L.V.Kerk (Basiliek)
   Graanmarkt at Stadhuisplein
   Tongeren (Tongres), Limburg, Belgium
   LL: N 50.78082, E 5.46420
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City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Mathieu Lenaerts, stadsbeiaardier

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Oldest by Petrus Bouverie; others by
   P.J.Grognaert, F.Chaudoir (21,1782).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C F   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   Some bells were recast or replaced in 1964
     by Sergeys     
   Prior history:
     In 1913, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Michiels    
     In 1782, the instrument was enlarged
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (21 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
       Pitch of heaviest bell was unknown
     In 1717, the instrument was begun with 17 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1966
*Links:

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

The Wikipedia article about the city has two photos of the tower of the Basilica.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third 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 Sergeys 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/Limburg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  5-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
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