Beffroi Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) Rue de la Mairie Douai, 59 Nord, France LL: N 50.36799, E 3.08061
Jean-Claude Eloire 543 rue d'Arras E: email@example.com - and - Didier Lannoy 4 rue des Abesses 75018 Paris T: 42 62 10 90*Past carillonneur:
Jacques Lannoy (H)
Mlle. Mestaver, Archiviste de Hôtel de Ville - or - Office du Tourisme Bernard Lamoine, directeur T: 20 26 89 03 - or - Hôtel de ville (service des fêtes) T: 27 87 26 63 - or - École Française de Carillon (French Carillon School) rue de la Fonderie 59500 Douai T: 27 88 79 74
Saturdays 1045-1145 (for marriages); Sundays and holidays 1100-1200; International Carillon Festival on Mondays in July and August at 2100. Carillon-orchestra-ballet on third Saturday in June or 1st Saturday in July. Open to visitors daily 15 June to 15 September and Sundays the rest of the year, 1000-1200 and 1500-1800.
European standard keyboard installed in 1987. Old bells by Wauthy destroyed 1914-18; 1924 instrument by Wauthy also, except for 2, now the 2 basses. Some bells may have dated to 15th c.; first reached carillon size 19th c.
Traditional carillon of 62 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: C C 61/(A )C B23 There are two missing bass semitones The present keyboard was installed in 1987 by Paccard Prior history: In 1974, the instrument was enlarged to 62 bells by Paccard In 1954, the instrument was enlarged to 49 bells by Paccard In 1924, the instrument was enlarged by Wauthy (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 18xx, the instrument was begun with 38 bells made by Wauthy (0 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1992
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