OOSTERHOUT : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Jansbasiliek
   (Basiliek St.Jan-de-Doper)
   Markt at Torenstraat
   Oosterhout, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.64511, E 4.86059
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*Carillonist:

   Pieter Maassen
   E: maassenpw@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   Basiliek van de H. Johannes de Doper
   Markt 17
   4901 EP  Oosterhout
   T: 0162-453574
   E: secretariaat/@/basiliekstjan DOTnl
   - or -
   Secretariaat Stichting Ludens
   Van Wieldrechtstraat 8
   4941 AN  Raamsdonksveer
   T: 0162-570383
   E: secretaris/@/stichtingludens DOTnl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1991
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1971, the instrument was enlarged to 39 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (5 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1960, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (32 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   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 church Website has photos of the building in various places, but does not mention the carillon.  It does mention a YouTube video of the three church bells, in which you hear the tones of bell 1 (tone D flat, cast by Petit & Fritsen 1951), bell 2 (tone E flat, cast by Alexius Petit senior in 1763) and bell 3 (tone G flat, cast by Petit & Fritsen in 1948 ).  Bell 1 & 3 replaced 2 pre-war bells, which were made by Gerardus van Wou & Felix van Aerschodt.

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building has one photo of it, but says nothing about the bells.

The Dutch religious wiki article about the building has many photos, plus a drawing of the floor plan showing where the tower access stair is located.  The text mentions a single bell by A. & P. Petit, 1763, diameter 128 cm., but does not mention the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second 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-Brabant.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Jun-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/06/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/07
*Photos:

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