WILLISAU : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   Untertor
   Hauptgasse
   Willisau, Lucerne, Switzerland
   LL: N 47.12100, E 7.99216
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*Contact:

   Stadtkanzlei Willisau
   Zehntenplatz 1
   CH-6130 Willisau
   T: 041/972 63 63  F: 041/972 63 64
   E: stadtkanzlei /@/ willisau DOTch

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Diatonic in F major, plus leading tone,
   minor third, sharp 4th, flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     E A#  /    ----  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1980
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

The city Website has a photo of the tower from the east side.

GCCS photo of gateway clock tower

Photo of tower

Photo of cupola, with one bell hung for both swinging and striking

Photo of tower from Hauptgasse

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 27-Oct-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/10/22


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