SOIGNIES - STV : BELGIUM

*Location:

   St.Vincent Church
   (Collégiale St-Vincent)
   Grand Place
   Soignies (Zinnik), Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.57934, E 4.07059
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*Carillonist:

   Patrice Pollart
   E: cloches-art.desoignies@hotmail.com
   - and - Francine Berte
   E: bertefrancine@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   There was once a much older carillon
   in this town.
   Not yet known whether this is in the
   west tower or the central tower.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 1964
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1963, the instrument was begun with 47 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Illustrated article from the Association Campanaire Wallonie (ACW) about this carillon, with audio clips

The French Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it, but says nothing about its bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Hainaut.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 28-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/07/19
*Photos:

(none available)

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