ENKHUIZEN - Z : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Zuidertoren (Sint Pancraskerk)
   Zuiderkerkplein at Zuiderkerksteeg
   Enkhuizen, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.70374, E 5.29255
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*Carillonist:

   Frits Reynaert, City Carillonneur   (A)
   Hertog Albrechtstraat 82
   1611 GP  Bovenkarspel
   H: 228/317 816
   E: frits.reynaert@wxs.nl
      fr00@planet.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Wednesday 1100-1200 & Friday 1930-2030

*Remarks:

   Tower includes two swinging bells,
   C by Gerhard van Wou (1509, also part of
   the carillon) and A by F & P Hemony
   (1648).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 52 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range: (G) C E   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1991
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1972, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
       (1 bell remains from that work.)
     In 1959, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1936, the instrument was enlarged to 43 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1674, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Hemony      
       (22 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the carillonneur has a page about this carillon, with a tower photo that may be clickable for a larger version.  Some technical information may also be available, though it may not be visible on some older Web browsers.

A page about the building has photos of the the tower and a paragraph about the bells.

A Dutch page about the carillon has photos of the bells and an audio clip.

At the bottom of a page about the city is a panoramic photo which shows both towers.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony 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 fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/06/13
*Photos:

(none available)

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