ECHTERNACH - 2 : LUXEMBOURG

*Location:

   Basilica of St.Willibrord
   Abbey square
   Echternach, Luxembourg
   LL: N 49.81357, E 6.42147
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Peal of swinging bells, with notes
   F,A#,B,C#,D#,F,G#,B,C.
   Two basses & treble by Mark;
   other six by Rüetschi, 1958.
   Bass F replaces a 1953 Eijsbouts F#
   of 6820 kg.

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F C   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2000
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

The Wikipedia article on the town of Echternach includes a photo of the Basilica.

The Wikipedia article on the Abbey has a different photo of the Basilica.

On the home page of the city's tourist Website, click the English "Welcome" (or equivalent in your preferred language) in the top bar to see a page with a clickable semi-aerial view of the Basilica and Abbey from the north side, showing all four towers.

A travelogue page about the town has a different photo of the Basilica.

photo of Basilica

Since no bellfoundry contributed at least 8 bells to this instrument, it is not indexed by maker (though its two great bells are).

Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Where the original bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Where the present bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Where the second bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in LU.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 15-Sep-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/09/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/09/14


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