[Bell Historians] Re: St. George's Memorial Church Ypres Belgium

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at s...
Mon Aug 23 15:13:03 BST 2004

At 10:41 +0100 2004/08/23, David Sloman wrote:
>Does anyone on the list have details of the bells at the above church or
>know of any bells by U.K. founders in Belgium.

Only two of the carillons of Belgium contain bells by U.K. founders.

The grand carillon of the University Library in Leuven (Louvain) was 
made by G&J in 1928, with 48 bells, basis F# of 7 tons. 
Unfortunately the trebles were replaced by Eijsbouts in the major 
renovation and expansion of 1983. (Mind you, the Eijsbouts bells are 
excellent; but in view of the history of the instrument it would have 
been nice if English bells could have been used.) 32 G&J basses and 
mids survive.

In 1930-34, G&J added 13 bells to the carillon of St.Jan-Evangelist, 
Luik (Liège); all survive, though the instrument is not played any 

Source: "Beiaarden en torens in België", Musea Nostra, Gent, 1994;
ISBN 90-5544-018-3


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