WAVRE : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
   (St.-Jan-Baptist)
   Pl. de la Cure
   Wavre (Waver), Brabant wallon, Belgium
   LL: N 50.71700, E 4.61087
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*Carillonist:

   Audrey Dye
   E: audreyaucarillon@gmail.com

*Contact:

   Le Comité du Carillon de Wavre
   Voie Général Blucher, 23
   1300 Wavre
   T: 0486/25.32.14  [Secrétaire]

*Schedule:

   Wed & Sat, 1100-1200

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 48/(G) A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 2003
     with  1 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1954, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       with bells made by Michiels    
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S7    
   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:

The carillon has its own Website (from 2013, in French), with photos and description.  But it has not been updated since the death of Christian Boon in September 2012, and is now available only from archive.

The ACW page about the carillons of Wallonia has a photo of this tower (see link at end of third table on the page).  There is also an illustrated article about it.

The French Wikipedia article about the building has photos of the tower and a section about the carillon, with a photo of six of the swinging bells.

Where the initial 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 Eijsbouts 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/Brabant wallon.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 16-Sep-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/09/09
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