Primatiale Saint-Jean
   Place Saint-Jean
   Lyon (Lyons), Rhône, France
   LL: N 45.76091, E 4.82774
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   Six swinging church bells in north
   transept tower; 3 civic clock bells
   (hour and 2 quarters) in N tower of
   west façade.
   Bourdon "Anne-Marie" by Pierre
   Recordon, 1722, 7700 kg, A-flat; once
   required a team of 16 men to ring by

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized collection described in Remarks above of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   Work was done (as described in Remarks above) in unknown year
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W6HQ2 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

The French Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it; only two of the four towers contain bells.  There is an old photo of the bourdon.

Video (7:53) of the bourdon

This work being apparently by a variety of makers, it is not indexed by foundry.  However, the great bell is separately indexed.

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.

Where the bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in France.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Rhône.

   This page was built from the database on 14-May-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/05/08
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/04/22

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