ROUEN - BS : FRANCE - 76

*Location:

   Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
   Rue de la Basilique
   Bonsecours,
     Rouen, 76 Seine-Maritime, France
   LL: N 49.42157, E 1.12265
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells by Wauthy, Douai; awaiting
   restoration.  Bourdon "Gros Léon", also
   by Wauthy (1892, 6 tonnes) swings in a
   cage on the nearby esplanade.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1896
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it.

The parish Website (in French) has more photos, also a page which mentions the carillon (in need of restoration), and has photos and a video clip (1:32) of the bourdon "Gros Léon" swinging in its outdoor location.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Wauthy bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all French non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all French non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Seine-Maritime.

*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 1979/08/07
*Photos:

(none available)


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