CHOLET : FRANCE - 49

*Location:

   Église du Sacré-Coeur
   Boulevard Guy Chouteau at Rue Moliere
   Cholet, 49 Maine-et-Loire, France
   LL: N 47.06680, E 0.88737
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)
*Past carillonneur:
   19??-53 Jacques Vilain (d.1953)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Silent from 1953 to 2011.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     --C   /    C A   
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2011
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1939, the instrument was begun with 39 bells
       with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the town has a paragraph about the church and the carillon, plus a photo of the church.

The French Wikipedia article about the building has photos of the bells and the new keyboard.

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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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/Maine-et-Loire.

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

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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