MONS - B : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Belfort (Beffroi)
   Rue des Gades at Rue des Clercs
   Mons (Bergen), Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.45418, E 3.94990
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*Carillonist:

   Bruno Duquesne
   E: duquesne.bruno/@/free DOTfr
   - and -
   Patrice Pollart
   E: cloches-art.desoignies@hotmail.com
   - and -
   Pascalline Flamme
   E: pascalineflam/@/scarlet DOTbe
   - and -
   Audrey Dye
   E: audreyaucarillon@gmail.com
   - and -
   Charles Dairay
   E: cdairay/@/ch-saint-amand-les-eaux.fr

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Carillon of 1673 by Delapaix.
   Some bells by Barbieux (1,1714),
   Drouot-Bastien (6 or 7,1820-21).
   In 1925, carillon contained 21 Delapaix
   bells, 10 by Chevresson, Simon &
   duForest (1761) and 7 van Aerschodt
   trebles, total 44.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   25 bells were recast or replaced in 1934
     by Michiels    
   Prior history:
     In 1911, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by vanAerschodt
       (5 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1673, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (9 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: MS1   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1972
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Panoramio photo of the tower

Wikimedia photo of the tower

Another photo of the tower; more can be found from the bottom of this page.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the van Aerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, 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 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/10
*Photos:

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