In 2017 my hometown
Middelburg was celebrating its 800-years birthday. Commissioned by Foundation Middelburg 800 I wrote a composition for the carillon of the Abbey Tower of my
city. The title of the piece is MBDCCC and obviously refers directly to festivities. The notes M (i), B, C (well, actually c-sharp) and D play an important role. During 2017 each day, the piece
sounded a few times over the city. In January it started with just a few seconds. Every month the piece grew a little longer, In December, it reached its final length of 2'30".
Every month city-carilloneurJanno den Engelsmanenteredthe new
versionin the mechanismofthecarillon.The piecesounds each
day at 11:45 am,2:45 pm,5:45pm and 8:45pm.