One composition on 8 different Vanden Gheyn carillons:
Prelude in G minor (originally for organ), Matthias Vanden Gheyn

Arrangement and performance:
Koen Van Assche


In order of founder, and period

Matthias Vanden Gheyn
(statue of the city hall of Leuven (B)

Vanden Gheyn

Recordings of carillons with at least 25 preserved bells from the bell founders family Vanden Gheyn.


Carillons of
- uncle Peter VI (1698-1770)
- brothers Matthias (1721-1785) and Andreas Jozef (1727-1790)



1. Preludium

Veere (NL)
City Hall

Peter VI  & Andreas Jozef


  • 17 bells (1734/35) from the original carillon of 35 bells,
    Peter VI
  • 9 bells (1789/90),
    Andreas Jozef

Schoonhoven (NL),
City Hall
Andreas Jozef


  • 27 bells (1770/75) from the original carillon of 38 bells,
    Andreas Jozef (opus 18)
  • 10 bells (1767/68/69), originally from the carillon of Maastricht,
    Andreas Jozef
  • 1 bell (1777), originally from the carillon of Nijkerk,
    Andreas Jozef

Schiedam (NL),
Church Sint-Jan
Andreas Jozef


Liège (B)
Cathedral Sint-Paulus

Andreas Jozef


  • 1 bell (1751) + 33 bells (1754), Andreas Jozef (opus 3)
  • carillon anno 1754 is completely preserved
  • originally in Cathedral St. Lambert's Cathedral, Liège (B) until 1804

Nijkerk (NL),
Church De Grote Kerk
Andreas Jozef


  • 29 bells (1776/1777) from the original carillon of 34 bells,
    Andreas Jozef

Liège (B)
Saint-Barthélemy

Matthias


  • 38 bells (1774) of the original carillon of 40 bells,
    Matthias
  • originally in abbey of Val-Saint-Lambert, Seraing (B), until 1804
  • in 1738, Matthias worked with his uncle on the carillon of Nijmegen, but this carillon in Liège from 1774 is the only carillon of Matthias

Turnhout (B),
Church Sint-Pieters
Andreas Jozef


  • 37 bells (1767/74/75) from the original carillon of 38 bells,
    Andreas Jozef (opus 17)
  • best preserved Vanden Gheyn carillon, according to origin and number of bells

Leuven (NL),
Church Sint-Geertrui
Andreas Jozef


  • 29 bells (1777/78/79) from the original carillon of 30 bells
    Andreas Jozef (opus 21)

Allegro assai

Larghetto

Tempo di Menuetto & Trio

Divertiment, for clavier, no 2

Andantino, for clavier, cat no 42

Sonate for violin and basso continuo, no 12

Aria allegro - Siciliano - Aria Presto

2. Music of Matthias


Music of Matthias Vanden Gheyn, played on the best preserved carillon of his brother Andreas Jozef


Played by Koen Van Assche, on the carillon of Turnhout
All arrangements: Luc Rombouts

Andantino from Suite for clavier no 2

Sonate for clavier no 6

Allegro

Un poco andante

Rondeau, allegro moderato

3. Carillon of Matthias


Music from the only carillon of Matthias Vanden Gheyn


Played by Koen Van Assche, on the carillon of Saint-Barthélemy, Liège (B)

Prelude & Morceau fugué for organ
Matthias Vanden Gheyn
Arranged by Koen Van Assche

Sonate in e (Grave, Allegro assai, Presto)
"a flauto traverso col basso continuo"
Friederich II der Grosse (1712-1786)
Arranged by Boudewijn Zwart