SAINT-QUENTIN : FRANCE - 02

*Location:

   Hôtel de Ville
   Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
   Saint-Quentin, 02 Aisne, France
   LL: N 49.84694, E 3.28720
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*Carillonist:

   Francis Crépin
*Past carillonneur:
   Andre Ranfaing

*Contact:

   Mairie de Saint-Quentin
   Hôtel de Ville
   02108 Saint-Quentin

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   1924 instrument was recast from (or
   replaced) a 1762 carillon by Barbieux,
   enlarged in 1880, taken in 1917; 39
   cast by Michaux, but largest 2 may not
   have been part of carillon.  19 ancient
   bells remain; source of last is
   not accounted for.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   17 bells were recast or replaced in 1986
     by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1924, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       by Michaux     
     In 1880, the instrument was enlarged to 31 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (19 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1762, the instrument was begun with an unknown number of bells
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   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:

A French cultural record includes a souvenir photo of 39 bells by Michaux, 1924, and an old keyboard photo.

Photo of the building, with bells clearly visible in the cupola of the tower.

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 third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michaux bellfoundry, 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/Aisne.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 16-Oct-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/10/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
*Photos:

(none available)

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