CHATELLERAULT : FRANCE - 86

*Location:

   Église Saint-Jacques
   Rue Saint-Jacques
   Châtellerault, 86 Vienne, France
   LL: N 46.81599, E 0.54282
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*Carillonist:

   Jacques Daunizeau
   41, Rue Jules-Ferry
   86000 Poitiers
   E: saintjacques.carillon@orange.fr

*Contact:

   Syndicat d'initiative

*Schedule:

   Automatic play via drum at 8,12,18

*Remarks:

   Six basses (which also swing) in south
   tower; others with keyboard in north
   tower.  Originally equipped with a 
   piano-keyboard carillon machine (perhaps
   Maisonnave) invented by Amedée Bollée
   in 1865; now has 5-octave baton
   keyboard with unused notes dropped.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 52 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C F#  /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1952
     with  2 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1867, the instrument was begun with 50 bells
       by Bollée
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S6    
   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:

An extensive Website about this carillon opens with a photo of the building.

The French Wikipedia article about the city has a section about the church, which mentions the carillon and has a photo of the twin-towered facade.

The Website of the carillon opens with a photo of the building, and has a diagram of the disposition of the bells, drum and clock between the towers and front gable, with photos of all.

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 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/Vienne.

*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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