ARNHEM - E : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   St.Eusebiustoren
   Grote Kerk
   Kerkplein
   Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.97901, E 5.90979
*Former location (2 octaves, 1958):
   Dutch Pavilion
   World's Fair, 1958
   Bruxelles / Brussel, Brabant, Belgium
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Bob van der Linde
   T: 0642839829 
   E: info/@/bobvanderlinde DOTnl
*Past carillonist:
   ??-2016 Roy Kroezen

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Former carillon destroyed by Allied
   bombardment in WW II (Sep.1944).
   40 bells above the cabin, others below;
   bass 9100 kg.
   Tower open to the public daily.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 53 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 49/    G G 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1994
     with  4 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1964, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1887, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1652, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       made by Hemony      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S2E   
   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 carillonist's Website has no information about this instrument.

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

A Waymarking page for these bells has a gallery of 6 photos, including one of the keyboard and 2 of the bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by year of completion.

Where the present bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Where the previous bass bell of this carillon (now possibly the second or third bell) ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Gelderland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 27-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/07/05
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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