GORINCHEM - STM : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Maartenstoren
   (R.K.Kerk H.Martinus)
   Gorinchem (Gorkum),
     Zuid Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.834, E 4.971
*Former location (de Haze, 1687-1965):
   Sint Janstoren
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*Contact:

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*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Older bells by Melchior de Haze, 1687
   (or 1682)

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1956
     with  6 bells made by vanBergen   
   Prior history:
     In 1682, the instrument was begun with 25 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (19 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.
*Links:

Tower photo
Building photo

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the de Haze bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundries, 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.Zuid-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Nov-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/11/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/11/02
*Photos:

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