LENS : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   Eglise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens
   Lens, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
   LL: N 46.283, E 7.45
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page (though the canton is mis-identified)
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

   Jean-Daniel Emery

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   First two bells delivered in 1958.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (C) F F   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1995
     with  1 bells made by Rüetschi    
   Prior history:
     In 1967, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Rüetschi     (except for 2)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

Tower photo (128KB) from the GCCS Website.

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

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

Index to all traditional carillons in Switzerland.

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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