Westerkerk Prinsengracht at Westermarkt Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands LL: N 52.37461, E 4.88361
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F.Hemony carillon replaced a 1643 instrument by J.A.Leeghwater; Claes Noorden & J.A. deGrave added 3 trebles in 1699 (since replaced). The Hemony trebles removed in 1959 are hung silent in the tower openings; The Hemony console (with organ-type pedals) remains in the tower. Includes one bell by C.Fremy (1700). Mean-tone tuning. Hour bell (not part of carillon) cast by Assueris Koster, 1636 - the heaviest bell in the city (7500kg).
Traditional carillon of 51 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is B in the bass octave Transposition is up 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: A#D / ---- There are two missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1991 with bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1959, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells by Eijsbouts In 1699, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1658, the instrument was begun with 32 bells by Hemony (14 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: M Tower details: Height of console: (unknown) Height of lowest level of bells: (unknown) Height of highest level of bells: (unknown) Belfry openness: 99% Year of latest technical information source is 1991
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