DELFSHAVEN : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Oude Kerk (Pelgrimsvaderskerk)
   (Pilgrim Fathers Church)
   Aelbrechtskolk at Piet Heynsbrug
   Delfshaven,
     Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.90860, E 4.44890
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*Carillonist:

   Geert Bierling
   E: gbierling/@/caiway DOTnl
   - and -
   Richard de Waardt
   E: richarddewaardt@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   Pelgrimvaderskerk
   Aelbrechtskolk 20
   3024 RE  Rotterdam
   - or -
   Hervormde Gemeente Delfshaven
   p/a Aelbrechtskolk 33B
   3025 HB  Rotterdam

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   5 Hemony bells which were part of the
   original chime came from
   ROTTERDAM - STL   and are now on
   exhibit in the church, along with the
   original church bell (now cracked) by
   Johan & Willem Hoerken, 1464, 1025mm.
   Computer automatic on largest bells;
   bass swings by motor.
   Modified meantone tuning.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 44 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1989
     with 34 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1962, a complete instrument of 15 bells was installed,
       with some bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (10 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E25W1 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building among the rotating series on the home page.  An English-language version has a history and many photos. There is a long page about the carillon.

Where the initial 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 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Zuid Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 29-Oct-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/10/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/06/05
*Photos:

(none available)

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