HONDSCHOOTE : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Église Saint-Vaast
   Pl. du Général de Gaulle
   Hondschoote, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.98154, E 2.58619
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page
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*Carillonist:

   Alfred Lesecq, carillonneur
     & president GCF
   3 route de la maison blanche
   59492 Hoymille
   H: 328 687 031   W: 325 682 927
   E: alfred.lesecq@wanadoo.fr
   - and -
   Paul Bourgois

*Contact:

   Office de Tourisme
   T: (03)28 62 53 00
   - or -
   Mairie
   T:(03)28 68 31 55

*Schedule:

   Saturday & Sunday afternoon alternate
   weeks; auto-play every quarter-hour.

*Remarks:

   Old bells by Esquelbecq; disposition
   unknown.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 61 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C 62/    A#--20
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 199_
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1595, a complete instrument of 12 bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The French Wikipedia page about the town has photos of the building but does not mention the carillon.

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

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 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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/31
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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