Collégiale St.Nicolas Avesnes-sur-Helpe, 59 Nord, France LL: N 50.122, E 3.931
Patrice Nimal*Past carillonneurs:
1991-?? Jean Michel Piron 19??-91 Eugene de Kerle
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.
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
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