BETHUNE - BC/1 : FRANCE - 62

*Location:

   Beffroi communal (belfry)
   Grand-Place
   Béthune, 62 Pas-de-Calais, France
   LL: N 50.53104, E 2.63923
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*Player:

   André Dubois, carillonneur
   16, Rue Faidherbe
   59000 Lille
   T: 03 21 56 48 88

*Contact:

   Mairie de Béthune
   T: 03 21 63 11 11
   - or -
   Association des Amis des Carillons
   38 rue Faidherbe
   62400 Bethune
   T: 21 56 48 88

*Schedule:

   Auto play (drum) at the quarter hours;
   live play on great holidays, in May,
   and Christmas Eve.

*Remarks:

   Carillon of 1773, by Philippe de
   Corsin, destroyed 19 May 1918.
   For other bells, hung in the spire,
   see  BETHUNE - BC/2.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C 49/    C F   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1988
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1951, the present instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1773, a complete instrument was installed
       with 37 bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
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 miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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 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/Pas-de-Calais.

*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 2008/03/14


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