The famous Dumery carillon of Bruges, which dates from 1742-1748, comprises 47 bells with a total weight of 59.400 lbs.
This 18th century carillon was preceded by three older ones, dating respectively from 1528, 1603-1631 and 1673. In 1969, 21 smaller bells were recast by Eijsbouts. Besides these bells, there is also the 9 ton cylinder for the mechanical carillon, the famous Triumph Bell (1680, 12.295 lbs weight), cast by M. De Haze, and the remarkable clockwork mechanism,
made by A. De Hondt in 1748.
In 2010, during the restauration ( by Clock-o-Matic), the 21 non-historical bells where replaced by new bells (Royal Eysbouts) that fit perfectly with the Dumery-bells.

the bass-bell of the carillon (Dumery, 1748) some carillon bells by Dumery (1748)  
the keyboard
Triumph bell: 6 tons, M. de Haze, 1680 the drum-system by A. De Hondt (1748) Visits:

daily between
9.30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

throughout the year: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
from mid June - mid September evening concerts on Monday and Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Evening concerts will start June 14, 2017

download the program for the Summer 2017 (pdf)
Bruges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

actual carillonneurs

Frank Deleu

Jean-Pierre Hautekiet Wim Berteloot Bells for 2
 
Frank Deleu
assistent 1984 -2008
city-carillonneur
2008
Jean-Pierre
Hautekiet

assistent 1995

Wim Berteloot
assistent 2008
Bells for 2
carillon-duo
Frank Deleu
&
Jean-Pierre Hautekiet
carillonneurs
20th cent.

Eduard Dupan

Antoon Nauwelaerts

Eugeen Uten

Aimé Lombaert
 

Eduard Dupan
assistent 1864 -1876
city-carillonneur
1876 - 1913

Antoon
Nauwelaerts

city-carillonneur
1913 - 1948

Eugeen Uten
city-carillonneur
1949 - 1984

Aimé Lombaert
assistent 1980 -1984
city-carillonneur
1984 - 2008
former carillonneurs

Adriaen van der Sluus
1532 - 1537
Adriaen Thonus
1537
Jeroom Jonas
1541 - 1542
Hubrecht Noppe fs.Pieter 1546 - 1547
Hans Roose
1548 - 1555
Nicolaes Helewout 1604 - 1633

Jacques Duquesne
1632 - 1633
Nicolas Laloo
1633 - 1642
Valentin Ywens
1642 - 1649
Alphonse Verschrieck
1642 - 1643
Jan Lais (Leys)
1649 - 1681


Anthone Collé
1690 - 1720
Boud. Boulengier
1709-1720
Ignat. van Hecke
1714; 1718
Jean-Bapt. Baguenrieux
ca. 1734 - 1737
Adriaen Leemans
1737 - 1750
Pierre Mahieu
1681 - 1688
Jan Lais
1688 - 1690

Pieter Magerman
1747 - 1748
Jan Leemans
1748 - 1754
Hieron. Leemans
1754 -1785
Hendryck Fromont
1785 - 1807
Dominique Berger
1807 - 1838
Louis Hubené
1838 - 1864
Remi Berragan
1864 - 1876

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is only a selection of some interesting pictures regarding the carillon of Bruges.
To see them all (with comments in Dutch):
click here

top of the belfry
before the fire in 1741
de spits van de Halletoren de spits van de Halletoren
top of the belfry
before the fire in 1741
19th. cent.
Halletoren, 1841
the belfry now
Joris Dumery
(1715 - 1787)
bellfounder
Joris Dumery De Hondt en Dumery
contract between J. Dumery,
Antonius de Hondt and
the city of Bruges
concerning the new carillon
in 1748
the towerclock by
Anthonius de Hondt
(1748)
uurwerk, foto 1925 trommel vandag
the drum by
Anthonius de Hondt
(1748)
carillon bells
before 1913
kleine klokken 1969 hamers automatisch spel
carillon bells now
the carillon keyboard
before 1913
klavier vóór 1945 Carillon keyboard
the carillon keyboard
now
     
students of
the Conservatory
at the keyboard
May, 2009
students of
the Conservatory
at the keyboard
May, 2009
more pictures:
click here  
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

audio from the carillon in Bruges

 
the restaured carillon; since 2010
     
   
played by
arrangement
 
luister 02:03
Marc Antoine Charpentier, Prelude from Te Deum
Frank Deleu
Frank Deleu
*
luister 03:05
Frank Deleu
Piet van den Broek
*
luister 01:46
Frank Deleu
Eugeen Uten
*
luister 04:27
Frank Deleu
Frank Deleu
*
luister 03:54
Frank Deleu
   
luister 03:33
Frank Deleu
 
*
luister 02:31
Frank Deleu
Staf Nees
*
luister 01:44
Frank Deleu
  *
luister 03:07
Frank Deleu
Staf Nees
*
luister 02:05
Frank Deleu
Aimé Lombaert
*
luister 04:30 Piet van den Broek, Fantasia on Ite Missa est (Pasen) Frank Deleu   **
luister 02:13 Ludwig van Beethoven, Canzonetta (Mailied) Frank Deleu Azer Moenaert **
luister 01:47 An., Danse Espagnole Frank Deleu Jacques Martel **
luister 02:42 John Dowland, Melancholy Gaillard Frank Deleu Frank Deleu **
luister 01:44 An., The First Nowell Frank Deleu   **
luister 03:03 Claude Balbastre, Ou s'en vont Ces gais bergers Frank Deleu Frank Deleu **
luister 01:21 uit Beÿaert 1728 (Christmas): Laet nu alle droefheijt vaeren Frank Deleu   **
luister 01:57 uit Beÿaert 1728 (Christmas): In den stillen Middernacht Frank Deleu   **
luister 02:59 uit Beÿaert 1728 (Christmas): Coridon Frank Deleu   **
         
* recordings made during the evening concerts, summer 2010
** recordings made in 2011

  the carillon before the restauration of 2010    
luister 02:03
Antoon Nauwelaerts
*
luister 02:27
Eugeen Uten
**
luister 02:49
Aimé Lombaert
***
luister 01:23
Frank Deleu
****
luister 02:38
Frank Deleu
*****
luister 02:50
Frank Deleu
*****
luister 01:09
Robert Schumann, Trällerliedchen, Album für die Jugend, Op. 68 nr. 3
Frank Deleu
*****
luister 01:32
Robert Schumann, Choral, Album für die Jugend, Op. 68 nr. 4
Frank Deleu
*****
luister 03:26
Gustave Goublier, Le Credo du Paysan
Frank Deleu
*****
luister 03:10
An., Carry me back to Old Virginny
Frank Deleu
*****
luister 02:35
Thomas Arne, Rule Britannia
Frank Deleu
*****
luister 01:25
The Holy Blood Bell ("Triumph Bell") (M. de Haze, 1685, 6 ton)
*****
 

*
Historische Beiaardopnamen, Vol. 1, 1925-1950
Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging, 2000
**
Recording made by Hendrika Mortelmans
private recording family Uten
***
CD Emanation Aimé Lombaert, carillon and Noordzee Braasband Brugge
CD Digi Classics MBZ01
****
CD Grands Maitres du Carillon, 1991
Auvidis, 3 298490 067512
*****
private recording