BERGEN OP ZOOM : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   St.Geertruidstoren (Peperbus)
   Hoogstraat at Grote Markt
   Bergen op Zoom,
     Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.49448, E 4.28784
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   19 bells by J. ter Stege destroyed by
   war in 1747.  Vanbergen carillon in
   honor of Princess Juliana destroyed
   in WW II.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1955
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1950, the instrument was begun with 44 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1938, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by vanBergen   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     Previously, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1968
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article on the building has two photos of the tower, but no information about the bells.
A separate article about the tower has a paragraph about the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

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

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/12/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/12/18
*Photos:

(none available)


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