Abbey of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune
     Lower-Valais, Switzerland
   LL: N 46.217, E 7.00
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   François Roten


   Abbaye de Saint-Maurice
   Case postal 34
   CH-1890 Saint-Maurice
   T: 24 486 04 04   F: 24 486 04 05




   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

*Technical data:

   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 Paccard bellfoundry.
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.


   This page was built from the database on 28-Apr-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/12

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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