ALBI : FRANCE - 81

*Location:

   Sanctuaire Nôtre-Dame-de-la-Drèche
   Route de la Dreche (D92A)
   Albi, 81 Tarn, France
   LL: N 43.96941, E 2.15414
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*Carillonist:

   Jean Pierre Carme
*Former carillonist:
   Jean-Louis Viguier

*Contact:

   M. le Curé de N-D-de-la-Drèche
   Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-la-Drèche
   Route de la Dreche
   81380 Cagnac-les-Mines
   France

*Schedule:

   First Sunday of every month, 1600-1800;
   tower open to visitors then.

*Remarks:

   Bourdon cast in Aveyron in 1883.
   Newest bells by Cornille-Havard.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range: (?C)C A   /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2017
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 2016, the instrument was enlarged to 31 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 2010, the instrument was enlarged to 29 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1981, the instrument was enlarged to 28 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1940, the instrument was begun with 18 bells
       with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M4    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2017
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the building is brief, but has a photo of the building and a section about the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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 traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all French traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Tarn.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/09/10
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