SEURRE : FRANCE - 21

*Location:

   Église Saint-Martin
   Place de l'Église
   Seurre, Côte-d'Or, France
   LL: N 46.99780, E 5.14556
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*Carillonist:

   Philippe Boucomont
   - and -
   Chantal Bégeot

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Sundays and holidays; International
   Carillon Festival in August.

*Remarks:

   Space for extension to 4 octaves.
   First carillon destroyed by fire;
   second cast by Alexis & François Jolly
   in 1742, dismantled 1793 or 1796.
   (One bell survives, not part of present
   carillon.)

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 23
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 1994
     with 12 bells made by Paccard      
   Prior history:
     In 1991, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Paccard     
       (35 bells remain from that work.)
       Keyboard range was:     C C   /    C --  
     In 1742, a complete instrument of 13 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
       Pitch of heaviest bell was unknown
     In 1539, a complete instrument of  8 bells was installed
       with bells made by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 19 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023
*Links:

The GCF page about this carillon has a description and two photos.  The photo of bells can be opened for a slightly wider view.

Photo of the building

A French-language tourist page about the building has a photo; click "Visiter" for more photos.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third 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/Côte d'Or.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Apr-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/03/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2024/01/23
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