The Netherlands Carillon
Netherlands Carillon Gardens (beside Arlington National Cemetery) Jefferson Davis Highway at U.S.Hwy.50 Arlington, Virginia, USA LL: N 38.88819, W 77.06950*Original Location (1954-60):
West Potomac Park Washington, D.C., USA
Edward M. Nassor (C) 4600 Demby Drive Fairfax, VA 22032-1707 W: (202)537-6236 E: ENassor@cathedral.org
Supervisory Park Ranger George Washington Memorial Parkway Turkey Run Park McLean, VA 22101 T: (703)289-2552 or -2500 F: (703)289-2546 E: email@example.com
May: Saturdays 2-4pm Jun-Aug: Saturdays 6-8pm Sep: Saturdays 2-4pm also summer holidays
Original bells were cast jointly and anonymously in 1952-3 by all three Dutch founders (van Bergen, Eijsbouts, Petit & Fritsen); treble C# omitted. All retuned during 1995 rebuilding. Tower closed to the public since 2010 because of safety issues.
Traditional carillon of 50 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G in the bass octave Transposition is down 3 semitone(s) Keyboard range: A#CD / A#C 25 There are two missing bass semitones There is no practice console The instrument was enlarged in 1995 with bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1960, the instrument was begun with 49 bells with bells made by multiple founders - see Remarks above Auxiliary mechanisms: E37 Tower details: Height of console: 27 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 24 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 30 meters above ground Belfry openness: 99% Year of latest technical information source is 1996
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