BRUGGE - Mobile : BELGIUM

   Processie-Spel

*Location:

   Holy Blood Procession mobile carillon
   Brugge (Bruges),
     West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.22, E 3.22
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Edele Confrerie van het Heilig Bloed
   - or -
   Heilig Bloedprocessie vzw
   Burg 13
   B-8000 Brugge
   T: 050 33 67 92
   E: info/@/holyblood DOTcom
      info/@/bloedprocessiebrugge DOTbe

*Schedule:

   Used once a year, on Ascension Day.

*Remarks:

   Originally 1 1/2 octaves (exact number
   not reported, but assumed to be the
   15 older bells now present).  Report
   of 3 octaves apparently incorrect.
   May be kept at the Basilica of the
   Holy Blood, not far from the Belfort.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     C C 25/    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     Previously, the instrument was begun with 15 bells
       with bells made by Sergeys     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the Procession has one photo showing the bells on a horse-drawn trailer.  An extremely large downloadable PDF, available in four languages, has photos of the mobile carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Sergeys bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/West-Vlaanderen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  9-Nov-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/10/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/10/23
*Photos:

(none available)

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