SOIGNIES : BELGIUM

*Location:

   St.Vincent Church
   (Collégiale St-Vincent)
   Grand Place
   Soignies (Zinnik), Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.57934, E 4.07059
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*Carillonist:

   Véronique Lontie
   E: lontieveronique@yahoo.fr
   - and -
   Patrice Pollart
   E: cloches-art.desoignies@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   There was once a much older carillon
   in this town.
   Not yet known whether this is in the
   west tower or the central tower.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1963, the instrument was begun with 47 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Illustrated article from the Association Campanaire Wallonie (ACW) about this carillon, with audio clips

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown 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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/04/30
*Photos:

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