LIESSE : FRANCE - 02

*Location:

   Basilique Nôtre-Dame-de-Liesse
   Hwy.D24 at Rue de Séminaire
   Liesse, 02 Aisne, France
   LL: N 49.60998, E 3.80398
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*Carillonist:

   Bruno Maes
   Reims, France
*Former carillonist:
   1969-93 M. l'Abbé Henri Woitellier

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Sundays and religious holidays, July to
   September, 1600-1700

*Remarks:

   Tower contains two older bells (1784,
   1857).  Eight bells of 1921 replace
   three taken in 1917, and had oversized
   piano-style keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 31 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is B  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 16 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:  (?)G C   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1981
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1925, the instrument was enlarged to 30 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1921, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W4    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
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 that does not show much of the tower.  It does not mention the bells.

On a pilgimage Website, a page about the carillon details the history of the bells, and has a photo of Francis Crépin at the keyboard during a guest concert.

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 second 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 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/Aisne.

*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:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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