HIGUEY : DOMINICAN R

*Location:

   Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Señora
     de la Altagracia
   Higüey, Altagracia, Dominican Republic
   LL: N 18.62, W 68.71
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*Player:

   (None--computer play only)

*Contact:

   Diocesis de Higuey
   Vetilio Alfau Duran 12
   Apartado Postal 1313
   Higuey, Dominican Republic
   T: (809)554-2431 / 554-2656
   F: (809)554-2827
   E: obisp.higuey@codetel.net.do

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   No keyboard; specs show bell range only

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 45 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range: (A) D B * /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1977
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000

*Links:

A page on the Basilica shows its modern style.  Another picture.  (The bells are hung in the openings of the facade.)

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

Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all non-traditional carillons in DO.

Index to all tower bell instruments in DO.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  6-Apr-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/04/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/07/02


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