DOESBURG : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   St.Martinitoren
   N.H.Grote Kerk
   Markt
   Doesburg, Gelderland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.01453, E 6.13350
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Frans Haagen
   E: frans.haagen@gmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Quarters on electro-pneumatic system

*Remarks:

   Hemony bells originally hung on the
   outside of tower; moved inside in 1912.
   Tower damaged by war in Apr.1945,
   but most of the F&P Hemony bells from
   1654-55 were saved.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C --  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2015
     with  1 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1965, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (39 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1655, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Hemony      
       (8 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EQ    
   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 for this carillon opens with a series of photos of the tower and bells.

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second 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/Gelderland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  8-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/07
*Photos:

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