DORDRECHT - G : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   O.L.V.Toren (Grote Kerk)
   Lange Geldersekade
   Dordrecht, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.81419, E 4.65994
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*Carillonist:

   Henry Groen
   - and -
   Boudewijn Zwart
   Hooglandseweg 18
   3864 PV  Nijkerkerveen
   T: (033)253 7786   C: (06)5342 5680
   E: info/@/bellmoods DOTcom

*Contact:

   Grote Kerk
   Langegeldersekade 2
   NL-3311 CJ Dordrecht
   T: 6144660   E: (Webform)

*Schedule:

   Friday 1200, Saturday 1430

*Remarks:

   Some or all of the 1965 installation
   may have been cast in 1964.
   Addition of 1969 is old half-hour bell,
   retuned to fit; auto. computer on
   3 octaves; 13 heavy bells can imitate
   change-ringing.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 67 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D 63/    G --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1999
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1969, the instrument was enlarged to 49 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1965, the instrument was begun with 48 bells
       made by Eijsbouts   
     In 1951, a complete instrument of 42 bells was installed
       with bells made by vanBergen   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E*S5  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of Boudewijn Zwart (in Dutch/English) has a description and playing schedule (and sometimes also a photo) of each of the carillons which he plays (see Towers); the Grote Kerkstoren page also offers a virtual tour of tower, magnificent full-screen fisheye panoramas.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
(The third phase of this work being a recycled bell, it is not indexed.)
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.

Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Where the #2 bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Where the #3 bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Where the #4 bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Where the #4 bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Europe.

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 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/03/09
*Photos:

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