CHATELLERAULT : FRANCE - 86

*Location:

   Église Saint-Jacques
   Rue Saint-Jacques
   Châtellerault, 86 Vienne, France
   LL: N 46.8159, E 0.5429
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*Player:

   Jacques Daunizeau
   41, Rue Jules-Ferry
   86000 Poitiers
   E: saintjacques.carillon@orange.fr

*Contact:

   Syndicat d'initiative

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Six basses (which also swing) in south
   tower; others with keyboard in north
   tower.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 52 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     x x   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1952
     with  2 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1867, the instrument was begun with 50 bells
       by Bollée      
   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:

The Website of the carillon opens with a photo of the building, and has a diagram of the disposition of the bells, drum and clock between the towers and front gable, with photos of all.

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 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/Vienne.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/06/06


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