CAMBRAI : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Hôtel de Ville
   Place Aristide Briand
   Cambrai, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.17592, E 3.23473
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*Carillonist:

   Alfred Drapier, carillonneur
   10, avenue Jean-Jaurès
   59600 Maubeuge
   T: 27 64 92 59

*Contact:

   Mairie de Cambrai
   2, rue de Nice
   B.P.409
   59407 Cambrai
   T: 03 27 73 21 00   F: 03 27 73 21 01
   E: contact@mairie-cambrai.fr

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1100-1200

*Remarks:

   Old carillon destroyed 1914-18.
   This town once had 6 carillons, but
   all were destroyed in the French
   Revolution.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 32 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     Previously, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   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 French Wikipedia article about the town has a photo of the cupola of the town hall, but the carillon is not mentioned.

Photo of the cupola and its two clock jacks

The ARPAC Website presents much more detail than we can here, though it is all in French.

The city Website announces that it is the "city with 3 bell towers", and has a photo with the city hall cupola in the background.

Where the initial 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Nord.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  6-Feb-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/01/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/07/25
*Photos:

(none available)


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