Chapelle de l'Espérance
   Chemin Chantefleurs
   Etoy, Vaud, Switzerland
   LL: N 46.49016, E 6.41592
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   Added semitones are sharp 4th and
   its octave, flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1988
     with bells made by RŁetschi    
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

The building photo (85KB) from the GCCS Website shows the bells hung in two widely separated groups.  Because of the extended transmission from the bells (photo 15KB) to the baton keyboard (photo 13KB), the touch is reportedly very heavy or stiff.  (Photos by Andreas Friedrich.)

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

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/01

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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