PURMEREND : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Stadhuistoren
   Purmerend, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.507, E 4.954
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Gemeente Purmerend
   *parcel:
     Purmersteenweg 42
     1441 DM  Purmerend
   *postal:
     Postbus 15
     1440 AA  Purmerend
   T: (0299) 452 452
   F: (0299) 452 124
   E: info/@/purmerend DOTnl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Carillon of 1681 cast by Mammes Fremy
   and installed by Willem Sprakel of
   Haarlem; sold for its metal in 1870.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 26 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1962
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1681, a complete instrument of 25 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

This carillon is mentioned in the English version of a lecture (PDF) given to the WCF Congress in Antwerp 2014 by Laura Meilink, covering the history of Hemony & Fremy among the bellfounders of Amsterdam.

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 non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Noord-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  9-Apr-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/04/01
*Photos:

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