Église Ste.Catherine
   Rue Ste.Catherine
   Lille, Nord, France
   LL: N 50.63938, E 3.05655
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   (none; in storage awaiting restoration)


   An ancient carillon was traded in for
   the carillon of 1917, which was cast
   and delivered by Cavilliers of Amiens
   but destroyed by war before it could
   be installed.  Present chime was played
   from a 4-octave clavier supplied by
   Paccard (1956).  Also five bells by
   various founders, of various ages.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1931
     with bells made by Wauthy      
   Prior history:
     In 1917, a complete instrument of 36 bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   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.

The French Wikipedia article on the building has a photo which includes the belfry, but the bells are not mentioned.

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

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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Wauthy bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all French chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all French chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Nord.

   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/09/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/30

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