GENEVA - STP/1 : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   North & south towers
   Cathédrale St.Pierre
   Rue Guillaume Farel
   Genève (Geneva), Switzerland
   LL: 46.20092, E 6.14864
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page (canton not identified)
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Contact:

   Paroisse de Saint-Pierre
   24 Place du Bourg de Four
   CH-1204 Genève
   T: 022/319 71 90   F: 022/319 71 95
   E: paroisse /@/ saintpierre-geneve DOTch

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   North tower (accessible by the public)
   contains two swinging bells, the
   largest being "La Clémence", 6 tons,
   G0, recast in 1902.  The other six
   bells are in the south tower.  Notes
   and years of the 7 smaller bells:
   C1 1845, E1 1473, G1 1609, A1 2002,
   C2 1845, C#2 1509, E2 15th c. (no longer
   used).  Central spire contains a chime
   (see STP/2).

*Technical data:

   Rope-swung peal of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (G) C --  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was completed in 2002
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

The official city Web page about the cathedral (in French) has a clickable photo of the great bell.

The French-language Wikipedia article about the Cathedral is quite extensive, with a section about the 28 bells which are distributed between the two towers and the spire.

For other links related to this building, see our page on the chime in the central spire (STP/2).

(This work being by various makers, it is not indexed by foundry nor by year.)

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 bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  8-Jul-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/07/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/10/25


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