SNEEK : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint-Maartenstoren (Martinikerk)
   N.H.Kerk (Grote Kerk)
   Oude Kerkhof at Grote Kerkstraat
   Sneek (Snits), Friesland, Netherlands
   LL: N 53.03176, E 5.65848
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*Player:

   Dirk S. Donker, stadsbeiaardier

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Tuesday & Friday, 1200-30

*Remarks:

   G&J carillon (installed by Eijsbouts)
   was stolen in WW II;
   previous bells by Borchard & Eckhof.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1969, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1955, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (13 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1949, the instrument was begun with 32 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1929, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1770, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
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 Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the fifth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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:Friesland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 25-Mar-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/03/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/03/14


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