ASTEN - P : NETHERLANDS

   Travelling Carillon 'de Paltz'
   (was Papageno Traveling Carillon)

*Location:

   (In storage by Wilhelminastraat gate)
   Royal Eijsbouts
   Asten, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.40276, E 5.74332
*Previous location (1996-201x):
   'de Paltz' (private estate)
   Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands
*Previous location (1990-96):
   Traveling carillon
   Papageno Foundation, Switzerland
*Previous location (1981-82,60 bells):
   Chateaurenard, France
*Previous location (1978-81,60 bells):
   (In storage)
   Zurich, Switzerland
*Original location (1967-77,60 bells):
   A.Schweitzer Memorial Tower
   Libingen, Toggenburg, Switzerland
Site locator map

*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Koninklijke Eijsbouts Klokkengieterij
   Driehoekstraat 3
   5720 AA  Asten
   T: 0493-691445
   E: info@eijsbouts.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells cast 1965/67.  The largest and
   heaviest traveling carillon; built for
   the Papageno Foundation to celebrate
   the 700th anniversary of the Swiss
   Federation, but disposition of the
   original Libingen bass bell is unknown.
   Later sold to the present
   owner, and
   stationed in Netherlands since
   May 1996.
   2019: In storage at Eijsbouts foundry.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 59 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     --C   /    C --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1996
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen in 1965-67
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E35   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  1 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    1 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  4  meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
*Links:

A WCF page has basic details and several clickable photos.

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 traveling carillons in the world.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Utrecht.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-May-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/05/23
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/22
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]

Please send comments or questions about this page to csz_stl@swbell.net.