CHAMBERY : FRANCE - 73

*Location:

   Tour Yolande de France
   Sainte Chapelle
   Château des Ducs de Savoie
   Chambéry, 73 Savoie, France
   LL: N 45.56497, E 5.91827
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*Player:

   Jean-Pierre Vittot
   Myans
   73800 Montmelian
   T: 79 28 14 40
   E: jean.pierre.vittot@wanadoo.fr
   - and -
   Abbé Marc Guilmot

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1115-1215 (Vittot) and
   1800-1830 (Guilmot)

*Remarks:

   First 37 bells cast for 1937 World's
   Fair before being installed here;
   removed in 1986.  An old report cites
   the Chateau des Ducs de Bourgogne.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 70 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     G F   /    G C 29
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1992
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1960, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by an unknown maker
       ( 0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1938, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       cast in 1937 by Paccard
       ( 0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

About halfway down a very long French-language page is a photo of the tower, located at the side of the chapel.

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 unknown 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 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.

Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in France.

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Savoie.

*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 1995/04/22


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