GELDROP : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   R.K.Kerk H. Brigida
   (St.Brigidatoren)
   Nieuwendijk at Achter de Kerk
   Geldrop, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.42211, E 5.55751
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*Carillonist:

   Gildas Delaporte
   E: gildasdelaporte@gmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original carillon was in a small
   temporary frame ('Klokkestoel').
   It is not yet known which tower holds
   these bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1976
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1965, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details (original location): 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    4 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   6 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia page about the building is short, with one photo, and no mention of any bells.  Follow the Wikimedia Commons link to find more photos of the building.

The Dutch Reliwiki page about the building has many photos of it, but does not mention any bells.

Where the initial 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 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/Noord-Brabant.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Jun-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/06/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/03/13
*Photos:

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