City carillon


   Torenpleinkerk (N.H.Dorpskerk)
   (was Oude Sint-Willibrordkerk)
   Schoolstraat at Dorpstraat
   Vleuten, Utrecht, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.10662, E 5.01196
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page


   Malgosia Fiebig
   T: 06 48 48 7114
   E: malgosiafiebig@hotmail.com


   Schoolstraat 5
   3451 AA  Vleuten
   T: 030 6775104
   E: Webform @ torenpleinkerk.nl


   Saturday 1300-1400;
   Sunday 1600-1700 (Apr-Sep)
   Hour strike on the bourdon.


   Includes one bell by Van Bergen (1948).
   Equal temperament; keyboard can be
   shifted between C-E and Bb-D.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 52 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 2012
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen (except for 1)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The Website of the church has a small photo of the tower on the home page.  A larger photo of the tower can be found under "Algemeen/Kerkgebouw."  There is a page about the carillon, with one photo of the action and treble bells.  A page about the tower clock (uurwerk), made by Th.Hogen of Duivendrecht, has a video (0:36) and description of its operation.

The Dutch Wikipedia article about this town has a photo of the Dutch Reformed church and mentions the carillon.
The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building does not mention these bells, but does explain the renaming of the church.  There is a photo of the tower.

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/Utrecht.

   This page was built from the database on  8-Sep-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/09/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/09/01

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Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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