SON : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   St.Pieterstoren
   (St.Petrusbandentoren)
   Kerkplein at Torenstraat
   Son, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.51020, E 5.49416
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*Carillonist:

   Peter Bremer
   E: peter.j.j.bremer@gmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Thu 1300-1400, 1st & 3rd by P.B.,
   others by amateurs;
   Sat 1200-1300 by amateurs;
   autoplay on the quarters

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 47/(A) C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1975
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 21 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   24 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  28 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  35%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of the tower and a section about the carillon, with a photo of the treble bells and 3 swinging bells.

The Dutch religious wiki page about the old church building has a photo from before the 1958 fire that destroyed all but the walls, including the three church bells.  There is also a photo taken after the fire, before the old church body was removed and the tower restored.

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/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 1979/03/29
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