FORCALQUIER : FRANCE - 04

*Location:

   Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Provence
   Forcalquier,
     04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
   LL: N 43.9571, E 5.7819
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*Player:

   Sylvain Roman, carillonneur
   Place Martial Sicard
   04300 Forcalquier
   T: 92 75 01 40
   - and -
   Jean Bascou
   - and -
   Jean-Yves Royer

*Contact:

   Marcel Tinel
   18, Avenue Marcel-Andre
   04300 Forcalquier

*Schedule:

   Sunday noon; also principal civic and
   religious holidays.  Annual concerts
   of Nadalet, 17-24 December at 1900. 
   Christmas Eve at 2200.

*Remarks:

   Also reported as 1936.
   Also reported as 18 bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   All bells were recast or replaced in 1939
     by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1925, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Paccard     
       (0 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:

Waymarking page (in French), with 6 photos in the gallery, including 2 of the unusual structure which contains the bells.

Photo of part of the Zwinger, with the Glockenspiel pavilion in the background; Includes a link to a sound clip of the noon tune and hour strike; a conventional bell can also be heard sounding from somewhere nearby.

Where the initial stage of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final stage of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all French chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all French chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 24-May-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/07/25


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