ARRAS : FRANCE - 62

*Location:

   Beffroi
   Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall)
   Place des Héros
   Arras, 62 Pas-de-Calais, France
   LL: N 50.29122, E 2.77702
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Old carillon destroyed Oct.1914
   in shelling with belfry & town hall;
   building reconstructed in 1922-24.
   Drum and baton keyboard disconnected.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 40 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range: CEG)C C 37/CEG)C D   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by Bollée      
   Prior history:
     Previously, a complete instrument of 25 bells was installed
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nB    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The ARPAC Website presents much more detail than we can here, though it is all in French.

Wikimapia has two photos of the tower.

Wikipedia photo

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

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Pas-de-Calais.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 23-Feb-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/02/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/30
*Photos:

(none available)


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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