AVESNES-SUR-HELPE : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Collégiale St.Nicolas
   Avesnes-sur-Helpe, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.122, E 3.931
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*Carillonist:

   Patrice Nimal
*Past carillonneurs:
   1991-?? Jean Michel Piron
   19??-91 Eugene de Kerle

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   5 van den Gheyn bells were destroyed by
   war in 1917.  Wauthy of Douai added
   4 in 1924; totally destroyed WW II
   (on 2 Sep.1944, during liberation).
   Replacement also cited as 1956.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (A )D D   /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1948
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1924, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by Wauthy      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1767, the instrument was begun with 36 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
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.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Van den Gheyn bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Wauthy bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Nord.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  7-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/01/31
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
*Photos:

(none available)


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