ALMELO - G : NETHERLANDS

   City carillon

*Location:

   Sint Georgiustoren
   Boddenstraat at Grotestraat
   Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.35983, E 6.66476
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*Carillonist:

   Frans Haagen
   E: frans.haagen@gmail.com

*Contact:

   Parochiecentrum
   Boddenstraat 76
   7607 BN  Almelo
   T: 0546 813 298
   E: georgius.locatie@stjorisparochie.nl

*Schedule:

   Thursdays 1030-1130 (45 weeks/year)

*Remarks:

   G&J carillon, installed by Eijsbouts,
   was lost in World War II, though old
   drum survived for use with new bells,
   and is now reprogrammed twice a year.
   Became city carillon in 1974.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 2000
     with  1 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1980, 13 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (13 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1963, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (8 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1950, the instrument was begun with 39 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen
       (26 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1925, a complete instrument of 38 bells was installed
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: XS4M  
   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 combined parish has a photo of the building on the home page, but additional pages may be unreachable on older Web browsers.  A page about the carillon has a history of the bells, and offers a PDF which contains the same text and photos.

The Website of the Association of Friends of the Almelo City Carillon has photos and history.

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it, but is curiously truncated.  The corresponding German Wikipedia article is slightly more extensive, and mentions that the carillon of 1927 was the first in the Twente district.  Additional photos of the tower are in the Wikimedia Commons category.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 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/Overijssel.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 19-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/17
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/03/17
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