DORDRECHT - H : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Stadhuis (City Hall)
   Groenmarkt & Lombardstrat
   Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.81391, E 4.66433
*Former location (1989-2005):
   Mobile carillon
   Douai, France
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

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

*Contact:

   Gemeente Dordrecht
   Spuiboulevard 300
   3311 GR  Dordrecht
   T: 14 078
   E: Webform

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in 1981 (first 49) and 1989
   (1) for mobile carillon of Douai,
   France; relocated to this city in 2005,
   but not installed in this tower
   until 2015.  Soundproof shutters in the
   belfry are closed for teaching.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     F C 44/(G) A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The present keyboard was installed in unknown year
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 2015, the complete instrument of 50 bells was installed
       with bells made by Paccard in 1981 & 1989
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it, but does not mention the carillon.

Where the majority of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
The newest bell having been installed here at the same time as the older bells, it is not indexed separately.

Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional 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 non-traditional carillons in Netherlands.

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

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/06/04
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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