MONTECH - ND : FRANCE - 82

*Location:

   Église Notre-dame-de-la-Visitation
   Boulevard de la République
     at Rue de l'Église
   Montech, Tarn et Garonne, France
   LL: N 43.95696, E 1.23099
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   Jean Gailhard
   rue St-Roch
   82700 Montech
   T: 63 64 71 48

*Contact:

   mairie
   T: 63 64 42 44
   - or -
   M. le Curé
   T: 63 64 73 23

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bourdon cast 1660; 2 added in 1819;
   electrified and one added in 1958;
   restored to manual
   operation in 1991;
   2 bells not accounted for.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The present keyboard was installed in 1991
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1958, the instrument was enlarged to 15 bells
       with bells made by an unknown maker
       (1 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1934, the instrument was enlarged to 12 bells
       by Paccard     
       (9 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nE    
   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 town has a photo of the church, and gives a brief history of it, but does not mention any bells.

The initial phase of this work having fewer than 8 bells, it is not indexed by maker. 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 third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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/Tarn et Garonne.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  5-May-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/05/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/22
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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