SAINT-GAUDENS : FRANCE - 31

*Location:

   Église Saint-Pierre et Saint-Gaudens
   Rue Victor Hugo at Rue Mathé
   Saint-Gaudens, 31 Haute-Garonne, France
   LL: N 43.10748, E 0.72430
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*Carillonist:

   Pierre Vinsonneau

*Contact:

   M. Pierre Vinsonneau
   La Serre Villeneuve
   31800 Saint-Gaudens
   T: 61 89 40 83

*Schedule:

   Automatic play Thursday & Saturday noon

*Remarks:

   Older bells by Pourcel, Villefranche de
   Rouergue; newer bells repatriated
   from Algeria.  Six largest can swing,
   but only 5 are so used.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1981
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1879, the instrument was begun with 27 bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S6    
   Tower details not available
   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:

The French Wikipedia article about the town has a photo of the building, which was important in the history of the town.  The arms of the city include a bell, but the bells of the church are not mentioned.
The corresponding article about the building has a section about the carillon.

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 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/Haute-Garonne.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/06/05
*Photos:

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