HASSELT : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Stephanustoren
   Grote Kerk (Ned.Herv.Kerk)
   Markt at Achter Het Pannenwerk
   Hasselt, Overijssel, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.59052, E 6.08935
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*Carillonist:

   Martien van der Knijff
   Ds.Otto Veeninglaan 17
   8096 XG  Oldebroek
   T: 525 633512   M: 6 8149 5502
   E: mvdknijffmp@hotmail.com,
      info/@/beiaardiermartien DOTnl
*Past carillonist:
   1960 ded. Leen 't Hart

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Thursday 1300-1400; also auto tunes
   for the quarters

*Remarks:

   Original carillon, c.1640, had no more
   than 3 octaves, by G.Wegewaert.
   Hemony carillon and drum destroyed by
   fire on 13 May 1725, except for two
   small bells, which became part of the
   Vanbergen carillon and now hang by the
   organ within the church.
   Largest bell by P&F, 1949
   Last expansion included new cabin and
   clavier; old electric strikers
   replaced by pneumatic action within
   clavier.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2010
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1973, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (41 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1959, the instrument was begun with 39 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1662, a complete instrument of 23 bells was installed
       by Hemony      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1640, a complete instrument of ?? bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building has one photo of it, but is very brief, only mentioning the destruction of the Hemony carillon.

The Friesian Wikipedia article is more extensive, and mentions the Eijsbouts carillon.

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 Hemony 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/Overijssel.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 13-Apr-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/04/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/03/21
*Photos:

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