AUCH : FRANCE - 32

*Location:

   Cathédrale Sainte-Marie
   Place de la République
   Auch, Gers, France
   LL: N 43.64623, E 0.58560
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Sub-bourdon (E, 9750 kg) by Gédéon
   Morel of Lyon, 1852 or 1853, hangs in
   south tower; other bells, including
   final addition by André Darricau of
   Tarbes, hang in north tower.

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (E )C#C   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1929
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1924, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       with bells made by Bollée (except for 1)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it, and a section about the towers and bells, giving names and descriptions of each.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Bollée bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

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

Where the bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Gers.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/05/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/05/10
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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