LILLE - NDT : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Campanile
   Cathédrale Nôtre-Dame-de-la-Treille
   Place Gilleson
   Lille (Ryssel), 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.63986, E 3.06301
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*Carillonist:

   Bernard Michel

*Contact:

   "Les Amis des Carillons de Lille"
   Bernard Michel
   Beffroi de N.D. de la Treille
   59000 Lille
   T: 20 09 66 06
   - or -
   Cathédrale de la Treille
   Place Gilleson
   59800 Lille
   T: (03)20 31 59 12
   E: cathedraledelatreille@gmail.com

*Schedule:

   Civil and religious holidays,
   1630-1730; also June-September.
   Automatic play at the quarter hour,
   0800-2000

*Remarks:

   Bells by Charles Wauthy; no missing
   bass semitones; one treble now
   missing.  Keyboard by Michiels; drum
   by Corbu, 1876, modified by
   Michiels, 1924.
   Also 6 swinging bells cast in 1869 by
   Charles Druout, in middle and upper
   belfries.  Restoration needed.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 41 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 37/    C C 13
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   Work was done (as described in Remarks above) in 1924
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1924, the complete instrument of 42 bells was installed
       by Wauthy      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
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 photo of the freestanding campanile and a paragraph about the tower and bells.

The Website of the Cathedral (in French) mentions the "temporary" campanile built in 1874 to house a gift of bells, but does not picture it.

The ARPAC Website presents much more detail than we can here, though it is all in French.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Wauthy 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/Nord.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/09/10
*Photos:

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