Abbey of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune Saint-Maurice, Lower-Valais, Switzerland LL: N 46.217, E 7.00
François Roten E: email@example.com
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice Case postal 34 CH-1890 Saint-Maurice T: 24 486 04 04 F: 24 486 04 05 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Incorporates 4-ton great bell (G#0) by Paccard, cast in 1998 at shipyard of Nantes as a half-scale trial for the Millenium Peace Bell, Newport, Kentucky, USA; also C#1 by Rüetschi, 1947, and E1,F#1 by Dreffet/Treboux, 1818. Tower also includes 4 smaller bells by D/T; all 8 non-Eijsbouts bells swing in timber frame (unmodified) below new steel carillon frame. Keyboard is a variation of R.Strauss 2000 design, with Bb0 pedal for future expansion.
Traditional carillon of 49 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C# in the middle octave Transposition is up 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C 48/(G )C A There is one missing bass semitone The whole instrument was installed in 2004 with bells made by Eijsbouts (except for 4) Year of latest technical information source is 2005
WCF Website article on this new carillon, with photos
Where the great sub-bourdon lies in the sequence of output of the
Where the main body of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by year of completion.
Where the bass bell of this chime ranks among all great bells in Europe.
Index to all traditional carillons in Switzerland.
Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.
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