TOURCOING - STC : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Église Saint-Christophe
   Place de la Republique
   Tourcoing, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.72196, E 3.15950
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Carillonist:

   Michel Goddefroy, carillonneur
   19, rue Jules Watteeuw
   59200 Tourcoing
   H: 20 70 97 43   W: 21 20 00 04
*Past carillonneur:
   Jacques Lannoy   (H)

*Contact:

   "Les Amis du Carillon de Tourcoing"
   Emile Gillioen, carillonneur
   Centre d'Histoire Locale
   11 bis place Ch. et Al

*Schedule:

   Monday & Thursday (market) 1200-1300;
   also Sundays and holidays from Easter
   to the end of November at 6pm;
   Carillon Festival in early September;
   for Nadalet, 17-24 December, 1900-1930;
   also Christmas eve, 2300-2400.

*Remarks:

   5 basses by Charles Wauthy, 1924 (4,
   incl. sub-bourdon 5624 kg) & 1934 (1).
   Rehung 1990-1, on one floor, new trans-
   mission & European standard keyboard;
   auto player & swinging mechanisms
   repaired; 12 trebles and a retuned bell
   (Paccard, 1933) added to make five
   octaves "chromatic".  Also one bell by
   Paul Drouot, 1891, as a new Angelus.
   Carillon museum on 3 floors below.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 61 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (G )C C   /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1990
     with 12 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1961, the instrument was begun with 48 bells
       by Paccard      (except for 4)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: MS    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of the tower and mentions the bells.

Text page (in French) about the carillon museum in this tower.

A huge page (in French) about the Lille region includes three photos of the exterior this building (and many of the interior).

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 the Paccard 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/Nord.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/31
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]

Please send comments or questions to csz_stl@swbell.net