LILLE - SC : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Église du Sacré-Coeur
   Rue de Solférino at Rue Nationale
   Lille, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.63285, E 3.05215
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*Carillonist:

   (None appointed)

*Contact:

   "Les Amis des Carillons de Lille"
   Bernard Michel
   Beffroi de N.D. de la Treille
   59000 Lille
   T: 20 09 66 06
   - or -
   ARPAC
   E: arpac@nordnet.fr

*Schedule:

   None - major restoration needed.

*Remarks:

   Old carillon taken in WW I.
   New bells by Charles Wauthy, Douai,
   who also supplied two swinging bells
   in 1921.
   Clavier by Michiels (1924).
   One treble bell now missing.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1924
     with bells made by Wauthy      
   Prior history:
     In 1910, a complete instrument of 39 bells was installed
       by Wauthy      
       (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 article on the building has a photo of the tower but says nothing about the bells.

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 the Wauthy bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Wauthy 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 tower bell instruments in France/Nord.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  7-Feb-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/01/31
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/30
*Photos:

(none available)


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