Erasmus Building
   Ekonomische Hogeschool
   Erasmus Universiteit
     Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.91806, E 4.52568
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   Mathieu Daniel Polak
   E: mathieudpolak/@/hotmail DOTcom
      info/@/mathieudanielpolak DOTcom
   T: 06 2215 7746
*Former carillonist:
   1971-2008  Mar Bruinzeel (1941-2023)


   Erasmus University
   PO Box 1738
   3000 DR  Rotterdam
   T: 10/408 1111


   Weekdays 1230-1300

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1968
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 10 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   13 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  16 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976

The university Website does not describe the carillon, but it does have a page about taking lessons on it, with contact information for the instructor and two versions of a photo of the open bell tower.

A newer page about lessons here (Nov.2022) opens with a large photo showing the carillon.

Photo showing context of tower with its surroundings

Photo of the carillon

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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/Zuid-Holland.

   This page was built from the database on  2-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/11/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/03/13

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