HOORN - STC : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Stadstoren
   Grote Kerk
   Kerkplein
   Hoorn, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.64048, E 5.05992
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*Carillonist:

   Frits Reynaert   (A)
   Hertog Albrechtstraat 82
   1611 GP  Bovenkarspel
   H: 228/317 816
   E: frits.reynaert@wxs.nl
      fr00@planet.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Thursdays 1700-1800;
   third Saturday of the month 1600-1645;
   some Wednesdays in summer, 1930-2030

*Remarks:

   P.Hemony carillon in Groote Kerk was
   destroyed by fire on 3 Aug 1838.
   Most of the first Vanbergen bells were
   taken in WW II; 15 survived for reuse
   in second Vanbergen carillon.
   "Renovation" of 1975 (when church was
   closed) removed baton keyboard and 7
   bells; replaced drum with electric
   automatic; now shops & apartments.
   Baton keyboard restored in 1991.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 52 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     ----  /(G )A#--  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1991
     with  2 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1991, the instrument was enlarged to 50 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (11 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1950, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (24 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1939, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (15 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1670, a complete instrument of 32 bells was installed
       by Hemony      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the carillonneur has a page about this carillon, with a tower photo that may be clickable for a larger version.  Some technical information may also be available, though it may not be visible on some older Web browsers.  There are additional pages about the restoration of 1991 and the expansion of 1999.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony 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 vanBergen bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth 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 the Eijsbouts 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-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/12/18
*Photos:

(none available)

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