N.H. Geertruidskerk (Grote Kerk)
   Markt at Elfhuizen
   Geertruidenberg, N.Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.70047, E 4.86230
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   Stichting Behoud Gertruidskerk
   Kerkstraat 1
   4931 AR  Geertruidenberg
   T: 0162-518473




   Original voorslag lost in 1593 or 1768.
   Present bells also reported as
   installed in 1953.
   Also 2 old church bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 11 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1961
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1537, a complete instrument of  8 bells was installed
       with bells made by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the church has photos and a history, but does not mention any bells.

The Dutch Reliwiki article about the building has photos and mentions two ancient church bells but not these modern bells.

The church Website has a page about the tower, which mentions one of the old church bells as well as the former voorslag.  It gives a different date (1953) for installation of the present bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 tower bell instruments in NL/Noord-Brabant.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Nov-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/11/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/11/01

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