AVIGNON : FRANCE - 84

*Location:

   Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms
   Place du Paleis
   Avignon, Vaucluse, France
   LL: N 43.95164, E 4.80737
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*Contact:

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*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Bourdon "Maria de Domnis", F# 6301kg,
   cast 1848 by Pierre Pierron; others
   D,E,F(2),G-D(2),E-C, over 3 octaves.
   15 bells also swing, the 3rd largest
   peal in France; total 14 tonnes.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1988
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1985, the instrument was enlarged to 21 bells
       by an unknown maker
     In 1980, the instrument was enlarged to 13 bells
       by an unknown maker
     In 1855, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       with bells made by an unknown maker
   Auxiliary mechanisms:  S15  
   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 long section about the bells, with several photos of them.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all French non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all French non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Where the bourdon of the peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Landes.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-May-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/05/07
*Photos:

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