North & south towers Cathédrale St.Pierre Rue Guillaume Farel Genève (Geneva), Switzerland LL: 46.20092, E 6.14864
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
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).
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
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.
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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