CASTRES : FRANCE - 81

*Location:

   Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Plate
   (or N.D. de la Trinité)
   Castres, 81 Tarn, France
   LL: N 43.603, E 2.243
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*Carillonist:

   Jean-Pierre Carme, carillonneur
   le moulin du ramié route de Semalens
   81710 Saix
   T: 63 74 87 60   or   63 59 63 20

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   1130 on religious and civil holidays;
   also Carillon de la St-Jean, 20-24
   June at 1900; also Nadalet, 17-24 Dec,
   1845-1930.

*Remarks:

   Oldest bells by Louison of Toulouse

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 33 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1988
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1985, the instrument was enlarged
       by Paccard     
     In 1981, the instrument was enlarged
       by Paccard     
     In 1977, the instrument was enlarged
       by Paccard     
     In 1847, the instrument was begun with 25 bells
       made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   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 section about the church, including four paragraphs about the carillon.  But there is no photo of it.

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 third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth 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/Tarn.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 28-Jun-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/06/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/07/25
*Photos:

(none available)


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