PIJNACKER : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   'Witte Huis' (former City Hall)
   Raadhuisplein
   Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.01895, E 4.43240
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Contact:

   Gemeente Pijnacker-Nootdorp
   Oranjeplein 1
   2641 EZ  Pijnacker
   T: 14 015 (local)
     15 362 362 (foreign)
   E: info/@/pijnacker-nootdorp DOTnl

*Schedule:

   Daily as voorslag

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 26 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1985
     with  5 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1971, the instrument was begun with 21 bells
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   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 carillon opens with photos of the building and a long list of audio clips of melodies played by the bells, paired with clips of the original music from which the melodies were taken.

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the former city hall has a photo of it and mentions these bells.

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 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/Zuid-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 19-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/17
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/07
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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