MIDDELBURG : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Abdijtoren - "Lange Jan"
   Onder den Toren at Nieuwe Kerkgang
   Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.49975, E 3.61491
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*Carillonist:

   Geert D'hollander
   E: klokkenist @ hotmail DOTcom
   Thursday 1200-1300;
   Saturday 1100-1200 (mid-May to mid-Sept)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Thursday 1200-1300;
   Saturday 1100-1200 (mid-May to mid-Sept)

*Remarks:

   Carillon of 1715 was the only one
   remaining by Noorden & de Grave.  Taylor
   recast 3 (25",16",13").  All was
   destroyed by war in May 1940.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     --C   /    A#--  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   25 bells were recast or replaced in 1984
     by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1955, the complete instrument of 49 bells was installed
       by vanBergen   
       (23 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1897, some bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1714, a complete instrument of 43 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 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

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 Taylor 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 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.

Where the bass bell of this chime ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Zeeland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  7-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/03/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
*Photos:

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