GOES - MM : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Groote Kerk Maria Magdalena
   Singelstraat at Zusterstraat
   Goes, Zeeland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.50328, E 3.89036
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*Carillonist:

   Rien Donkersloot
   E: riendonkersloot@hotmail.com
*Past carillonist:
   Sjoerd Tamminga (d. May 2013)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Oldest bells by Petit; original
   instrument also attributed to
   Kansz and A.J. van den Gheyn.
   VanBergen expansion occurred between
   1930 and 1949; date & number unknown.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1969, 43 bells were recast or replaced
       by Eijsbouts   
       (43 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     Previously, the instrument was enlarged to an unknown number of bells
       by vanBergen   
     In 1766, the instrument was begun with 40 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (2 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

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The Dutch Wikipedia article on this building has a photo of it, with some bells visible in the lantern at the crossing.  The carillon is mentioned.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous 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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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.Zeeland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/10/10
*Photos:

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