SAINT-AMAND-LES-EAUX - 1 : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Tour de l'ancienne Abbaye
   Grand Place
   Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.44914, E 3.42872
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*Player:

   Françoise Delesalle, carillonneur
   120 chemin de l'Empire
   59230 St-Amand-les-Eaux
   T: 27 21 60 01   or   27 48 53 92
   - and -
   Gilles Lerouge, carillonneur
   route de Roubaix
   59230 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux
   T: 27 27 86 56
   -and-
   Bernard Michel, carillonneur
   155 rue Gabrielle Bouveur
   59130 Lambersart
   T: 20 09 66 06

*Contact:

   le SI,  tel. 27 27 85 00
   - or -
   le Musée,  tel. 27 48 67 09

*Schedule:

   Daily 1200-1230; also Saturdays 1700-
   1800 and Sundays 1800-1900 from June
   to September.

*Remarks:

   Original carillon by Barbieux, Tournai,
   1784-5; Michiels supplied 9 bells
   and new keyboard in 1922 or 1931
   (reports conflict); renovated by Paccard
   in 1949-50 (40 bells date from this
   time); Cornille-Havard supplied 1 in
   1984.  Also a bourdon, "Amanda", 1640,
   4650 kg, not connected to carillon.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The instrument was enlarged in 1984
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1950, 40 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Paccard     
       (40 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1931, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Michiels    
       (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1784, the instrument was begun with 38 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (4 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

A 3-page Website of the carillon (in French) has photos and sound clips.

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 this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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.

Where the independent bourdon in this tower ranks among all great bells in France.

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 24-May-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/05/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/07/25


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