SAINT MAURICE : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   Abbey of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune 
   Saint-Maurice, 
     Lower-Valais, Switzerland 
   LL: N 46.217, E 7.00
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:

   François Roten 
   E: f.roten@stmaurice.ch

*Contact:

   Abbaye de Saint-Maurice 
   Case postal 34 
   CH-1890 Saint-Maurice 
   T: 24 486 04 04   F: 24 486 04 05 
   E: info@stmaurice.ch

*Schedule:

  (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Incorporates 4-ton great bell (G#0) by
   Paccard, cast in 1998 at shipyard of
   Nantes as a half-scale trial for the 
   Millenium Peace Bell, Newport, 
   Kentucky, USA; also C#1 by Rüetschi, 
   1947, and E1,F#1 by Dreffet/Treboux, 
   1818.  Tower also includes 4 smaller
   bells by D/T; all 8 non-Eijsbouts bells
   swing in timber frame (unmodified) 
   below new steel carillon frame. 
   Keyboard is a variation of R.Strauss 
   2000 design, with Bb0 pedal for future
   expansion.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 48/(G )C A   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 2004
     with bells made by Eijsbouts    (except for 4)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005

*Links:

WCF Website article on this new carillon, with photos

Where the great sub-bourdon lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry.
Where the main body of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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.

Where the bass bell of this chime ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all traditional carillons in Switzerland.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 28-Apr-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/12


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