Abbaye Notre-Dame (Orval Abbey)
   Highway N840
     Florenville, Luxembourg, Belgium
   LL: N 49.63945, E 5.34970
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   Abbaye d'Orval
   Orval no.1
   B-6823 Villers-devant Orval
   T: 61 31 10 60


   Unique quarter-tunes


   Also three bells in church tower,
   for liturgical use.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in unknown year
     with bells made by Michiels    
   Auxiliary mechanisms: QH    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

The Website of the abbey is extensive, but makes no mention of any bells.

The French Wikipedia article about the abbey is extensive, with a detailed history and some photos, but it does not mention any bells.

In a Google StreetView image from the south, the clocktower containing these bells is the shorter one at right of center; the taller one at left of center holds the three church bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Luxembourg.

   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 2022/07/27

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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