FLANTHEY : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   Eglise Notre-Dame-des-sept-douleurs
   (Our Lady of Seven Sorrows)
   Chemin de Tsaretton
   Flanthey, Valais, Switzerland
   LL: N 46.26988, E 7.45386
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   One bell by Paccard, 1918;
   diatonic mi-mi.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (F#)C#C#  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1972
     with bells made by Rüetschi     (except for 1)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

GCCS photo of church tower

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rüetschi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Where the sub-bourdon of this chime ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  5-Nov-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/11/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/01


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