HILVARENBEEK : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   R.K.Kerk St.Petrus-Banden
   (St. Peter in Chains)
   Vrijthof
   Hilvarenbeek, N.Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.48516, E 5.13625
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*Carillonist:

   Gideon Bodden
   E: info/@/gideonbodden DOTnl
   

*Contact:

   Stichting "De Beekse Beiaard"
   Postbus 111
   NL-5080 AC Hilvarenbeek
   T: 013 5053563
   E: debeeksebeiaard@hotmail.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old chime, which included 14 bells by
   P&F (date unknown), presumed lost in
   WW I.  G&J bells installed by Eijsbouts
   and lost in WW II.  An F&P Hemony
   bell which was part of the old chime
   and the later carillon is now in the
   carillon of Culemborg.  Expansion by
   Het Molenpad Expertise, with new basses
   and trebles by Perner plus Carillair
   in-console automatic action.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     --C  (/G )A#--   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2010
     with 32 bells made by Perner      
   Prior history:
     In 1949, the instrument was begun with 43 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (18 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1928, a complete instrument of 24 bells was installed
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     Previously, a complete instrument of 19 bells was installed
       by Petit & Fritsen  (except for 5)
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: P     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
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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 second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Perner 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 14-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
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