ORCHIES : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
   Rue Warocquier Rempart (D953)
     at Rue Germain Delettrez
   Orchies, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.47530, E 3.24410
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*Carillonist:

   Charles Dairay, titulaire
   - and -
   Nathalie Debienne, assistantes

*Contact:

   ARPAC
   E: arpac@nordnet.fr

*Schedule:

   Thursdays at 1830

*Remarks:

   Bells by Metz (Karlsruhe), cast 1994;
   construction by André Voegele 
   (Strasbourg) completed Jan.1996.
   Also three larger swinging bells by
   Wauthy, remaining from 1924 chime, which
   replaced a similar chime, some of whose
   bells dated to 1559, all destroyed
   by fire of war on 25 Sept. 1914.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 49/    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1996
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1924, a complete instrument of 19 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:

First of a set of 8 photo pages about this 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 the Wauthy bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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  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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