CHIMAY : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Eglise SS.Pierre et Paul
   (Collegiale Kerk)
   Grand Place
   Chimay, Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.04931, E 4.31536
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*Player:

   Jean-Pierre Rouwez

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   1130-1230 on first Thursdays
   and on festival days

*Remarks:

   Bells by du Mery.  Piano-type keys.

*NOTE:  Because of its mechanical action, this instrument is classified as a traditional carillon.  However, because of its unusual keyboard, it could also be classified as a non-traditional carillon.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 27 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is up 26 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1761
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
*Links:

The French Wikipedia page about the town mentions the church but does not describe it.

The ACW Website has a clickable photo of the tower

Tower photo

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Hainaut.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Nov-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/11/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

(none available)


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