Cathédrale Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais
   Rue des Déportés et Fusilés
     at Rue de l'Échelle de Temple
   Soissons, Aisne, France
   LL: N 49.38077, E 3.32458
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   Diocèse de Soissons
   9, Rue des Déportés et Fusilés
   F-02200 Soissons
   T: 03/23 53 08 77
   E: info/@/


   Voorslag composed by Maurice Duruflé
   (Fugue..., Op.12, 1962)


   Second bell cast by Cavillier (father
   & son), Carrépuis, in 1881; fifth bell
   from the same foundry in 1810.

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1924
     with bells made by Bollée (except for 1)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

The French Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it, and a section about the bells, including an audio clip (0:30) of the voorslag and hour strike at 4pm.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Bollée 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.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Aisne.

   This page was built from the database on  2-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/11/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/10/21

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