ROUBAIX : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Église Saint-Martin
   Grand Place
   Roubaix, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.69211, E 3.17390
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*Carillonist:

   (none)
*Past carillonneur:
   Albert Vanhee

*Contact:

   ARPAC
   E: arpac@nordnet.fr

*Schedule:

   None (unplayable)

*Remarks:

   Carillon of 1763 by Vandaele/Van Dale,
   Tournai; all but bass lost in French
   Revolution in 1792; carillon of 1824 by
   Cavillier, Amiens; all but same bass
   taken in WW I.  30 trebles in upper
   belfry; 8 basses in lower belfry along
   with keyboard and drum by Eijsbouts,
   1928-29.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 38 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C 37/    A#F   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     with bells made by Paccard      (except for 1)
   Prior history:
     In 1824, a complete instrument of 28 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1763, a complete instrument of 43 bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (1 bell remains from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the town has a paragraph about the history of this building, and a photo of it, but the bells are not mentioned.

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 second 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  7-Feb-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/01/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/31
*Photos:

(none available)


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