LE QUESNOY : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Beffroi
   Hôtel de Ville
   Rue de Maréchal Joffre
     at Rue Henri Weibel
   Le Quesnoy, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.24737, E 3.63847
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*Carillonist:

   Alfred Drapier, carillonneur
   10 avenue Jean Jaurès
   59600 Maubeuge
   T: 27 64 92 59

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Alternate Saturdays 1500-1600;
   automatic tune every quarter hour.

*Remarks:

   Original chime of 13 bells (details
   unknown) destroyed by war.
   First 4 bells below the keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G#  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1957
     with bells made by Paccard     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
*Links:

A very long French Wikipedia article on the history of the town mentions the city hall and its carillon and has one photo:
Tower photo

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

The city Website has a page with a photo of the building, and another about the bells (La Mairie -> Le Beffroi) with two more photos of the tower from different perspectives.

A photographer's Website has a page about the carillon and some of its visitors, with video clips (downloadable, not embedded).

Where 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  6-Feb-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/01/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/30
*Photos:

(none available)


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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