Beffroi communal (belfry) Grand-Place Béthune, 62 Pas-de-Calais, France LL: N 50.53104, E 2.63923
André Dubois, carillonneur 16, Rue Faidherbe 59000 Lille T: 03 21 56 48 88
Mairie de Béthune T: 03 21 63 11 11 - or - Association des Amis des Carillons 38 rue Faidherbe 62400 Bethune T: 21 56 48 88
Auto play (drum) at the quarter hours; live play on great holidays, in May, and Christmas Eve.
Carillon of 1773, by Philippe de Corsin, destroyed 19 May 1918. For other bells, hung in the spire, see BETHUNE - BC/2.
Traditional carillon of 37 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the treble octave Transposition is up one octave Keyboard range: C C 49/ C F There are no missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1988 with bells made by Paccard Prior history: In 1951, the present instrument was begun with 35 bells by Paccard In 1773, a complete instrument was installed with 37 bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above (0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries,
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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, 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/Pas-de-Calais.
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