Lower belfry
   Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.09066, E 5.12132
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   Utrechts Klokkenluiders Gilde (UKG)


   Secretariat UKG
   Rochus Meeuwiszstraat 9
   3554 VR  Utrecht
   T: (06) 129 29 894
   E: info /@/ klokkenluiders DOTnl




   6 largest bells by Geert van Wou; seven
   others were melted down in 1664 to
   make a carillon.
   Replacements were cast to similar
   profiles; added semitone is flat 7th.
   Last bell, also by van Wou, has unknown
   history, and duplicates B1.
   Aug.2019: Tower undergoing restoration,
   to be completed in 2023;
   currently shrouded in scaffolding.

*Technical data:

   Rope-swung peal of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F#C#  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1982,  7 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (7 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1505, the instrument was begun with 13 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (6 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The association which rings this heavy peal has a very interesting Website.  But the English-language version is difficult to reach from there because the splash page redirects so quickly.

A ringing simulator for these bells enables you to hear them individually or in any desired combination.

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 Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
The final phase being a recycled bell, it is not indexed.

Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by year of completion.

Where the bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.  In that list can also be found the second bell as well as the third bell.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Utrecht, including the carillon in the same tower.

   This page was built from the database on 26-Oct-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/09/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2019/02/27

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