Upper belfry Domtoren Domplein Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands LL: N 52.09065, E 5.12119
Malgosia Fiebig T: 06 48 48 7114 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sat 1100-1200; Fri 1230-1330 (Apr-Nov); Mon 20-21 (Jul-Aug); special events.
Original bells by F. & P. Hemony. Extension of 1695 by Melchior de Haze. One Hemony recast by S.vanAerschodt; that and one deHaze recast by Taylor. Two vanBergen basses, added in 1906 to make fully chromatic, were removed in 1952 and are now in the vanBergen bellfoundry museum in Heiligerlee. First Eijsbouts renovation/expansion replaced one Taylor and all deHaze. Second Eijsbouts renovation/expansion replaced all 17 non-Hemony bells. A "lost" Hemony bell was reinstalled in 1997, leaving 16 by Eijsbouts. Drum by Jurriaen Spraeckel, c.1666; modified in 20th c. For the ring in lower belfry of same tower (D/2), see under 'Chimes' below.
Traditional carillon of 50 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is A in the bass octave Transposition is down 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: (G )A#C / ---- There are two missing bass semitones 1 bells were recast or replaced in 1997 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1974, the instrument was enlarged to its present size with bells made by Eijsbouts (16 bells remain from that work.) In 1952, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells by Eijsbouts (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1929, some bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Taylor (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1906, the instrument was enlarged to 44 bells by vanBergen (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1888, some bells were recast or replaced with bells made by vanAerschodt (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1695, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1664, the instrument was begun with 35 bells by Hemony (34 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: M38 Tower details: Height of console: (unknown) Height of lowest level of bells: (unknown) Height of highest level of bells: (unknown) Belfry openness: 65% Year of latest technical information source is 2008
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