CHALONS-SUR-MARNE : FRANCE - 51

*Location:

   Église Notre-Dame-en-Vaux
   Quai Notre-Dame at Rue de Vaux
   Châlons en Champagne
     (was Châlons-sur-Marne),
       51 Marne, France
   LL: N 48.95766, E 4.36343
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*Player:

   Eric Brottier, carillonneur
   6 rue des 7 moulins
   51000 Châlons-sur-Marne
   T: 26 65 58 80
   E: brottier@club-internet.fr

*Contact:

   Bureau Socio-Culturel (Mairie)
   - or -
   Abbe Dhyvert
   1, Place Notre-Dame-Chalons
   - or -
   Office du Tourisme

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Also 6 swinging bells in other tower
   (but uncertain which is which!).
   City renamed in 1998.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 56 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G A   /    C D 26
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1978
     with 18 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1955, the instrument was enlarged to 51 bells
       by Paccard     
       (32 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1860, the instrument was begun with 55 bells
       by Bollée      
       (11 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

A Wikimapia link offers three photos of the building, two of which are also available from the French-language article on this building; the bells are not mentioned. 
Building photo (larger version available)

Where the initial 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 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/Marne.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 14-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/06/06


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