BUGLOSE : FRANCE - 40

*Location:

   Église (Basilique) Nôtre Dame
     de Buglose
   Buglose, 40 Landes, France
   LL: N 43.78, W 0.99 z14 town
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*Player:

   Denis-Pierre Villenave, carillonneur
   1230 rue Loustalot
   40990 St-Paul les Dax
   T: 58 91 88 59
   E: carillon DOTbuglose/@/free DOTfr

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   During the daily procession in the
   week of 8 September.

*Remarks:

   Three octaves played from a unique
   piano-style mechanical keyboard
   (Maisonnave system from Paccard,
   4 octaves possible, F-F); missing
   semitones are bass C#,D#,F#.
   Some treble notes have multiple bells.
   First four bells supplied in 1894;
   bass bell added in 1900.
   Bollée supplied 3 clock bells.
   1923 addition by Dencausse, Tarbes.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 60 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     C C 34/    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1925
     with 31 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1923, the instrument was enlarged to 32 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1915, the instrument was enlarged to 29 bells
       by Bollée      
     In 1900, the instrument was enlarged to 26 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1899, the instrument was enlarged to 25 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1895, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Paccard     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Website of the carillon (in French) includes photos and videos (from YouTube) of this most unusual mechanism.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Bollée bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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 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/Landes.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 24-May-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/04/14


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