TOURNAI - B : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Belfort (Beffroi)
   Grand Place at Rue de Chapeliers
   Tournai (Doornik), Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.60580, E 3.38802
Site locator map
City locator maps13/Puurs.html and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Pascaline Flamme
   E: pascalineflam/@/scarlet DOTbe
   - and -
   Thierry Bouillet
   E: thierry/@/bouillet DOTbe
   - and -
   François Clement
   E: fr.clement/@/skynet DOTbe

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1130-1230 June-August

*Remarks:

   Old bells by R.de Croisilles (1392,
   5 ton sub-bourdon), E.L.de Fielinghien
   (1535), J.Waghevens (1544: the majority
   of the 42 extant in 1925),
   F.Barbieux (1747).  Also a Tocsin bell
   (1393) in lantern above belfry.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 56 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#F 55/(G) C F   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1961, the instrument was enlarged to 43 bells
       by Michiels    
     In 1875, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by vanAerschodt
       (10 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   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:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the tower has a photo of it, another of the carillon [practice] keyboard, and one of the Banklok (1393, 5 tonnes), which serves as a sub-bourdon for the carillon.

The Wikimedia category for the building has many photos of it, another of the Banklok, some of the carillon bells, and some of the clock and drum.  The Banklok is swung by 2 motors.

Page in Dutch with 5 photos of the freestanding bell tower - all clickable for larger versions.

The first phase of this work being by an indeterminate mix of founders, it is not presently indexed.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the van Aerschodt bellfoundry, 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 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/Hainaut.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/06/04
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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