ASTEN - NBM/5 : NETHERLANDS

   Tower carillon

*Location:

   Museum Klok & Peel
   Ostaderstraat near Rootweg
   Asten, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.40311, E 5.73345
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*Contact:

   Rainer Schütte, Curator
   Bell Department
   Museum Klok & Peel
   Ostaderstraat 23
   5721 WC Asten
   T: 0493-691865   F: 0493-697079
   E: info@museumklokenpeel.nl

*Schedule:

   Automatic only

*Remarks:

   Design by André Lehr

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2001
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
*Links:

The Website of the Museum (formerly the Nationaal Beiaard- en Natuurmuseum Asten, or National Carillon and Nature Museum Asten) is ostensibly in three languages, though some pages (and some parts of pages) are only in Dutch.  The Carillon Museum (founded in 1969) merged with the Natural History Museum (founded in 1975) effective 1 Jan 2007.  The home page sometimes includes a photo of children at a 20-note baton keyboard.  Scroll down for an outdoors photo of the bells of the Springcarillon; in the background can be seen the green (oxidized copper) tower which holds this automatic carillon, as well as the peaked roof under which two chimes hang indoors. 

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Noord-Brabant.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Jan-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/01/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/12/31
*Photos:

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