Église Saint-Pierre
   Place de L'Hotel de ville
   Gourdon, Lot, France
   LL: N 44.73701, E 1.38211
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   Carillon planned from 1980; 4 low bells
   from various sources; keyboard still
   awaiting installation as of 2023;
   probably only autoplay at present.
   Unknown which tower holds these bells,
   though 3 are visible in the front
   opening of the south tower, which has
   a clock face.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument or collection of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:  (D)F F   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1986
     with bells made by Paccard (except for 4)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The French Wikipedia article about the town mentions several churches, and pictures some; but there is no evidence of more than a single bell anywhere.

The GCF page about this carillon has a brief description and two photos, but does not identify the département where this town is located.  The GCF map places this in Lendou-en-Quercy, which is incorrect, because the accompanying photo clearly matches the church at the center of Gourdon-en-Quercy.  Also, the description does not match the number of bells.

The French Wikipedia article about this church has photos of it but does not mention its bells; the towers date from the 14th century.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, 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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Lot.

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/01/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2024/01/23

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