ECHTERNACH - 1 : LUXEMBOURG

*Location:

   South tower
   Basilica of St.Willibrord
   Abbey square
   Echternach, Luxembourg
   LL: N 49.81324, E 6.42183
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Carillon Vereenigung Lëtzebuerg
   E: info.carillonluxembourg@gmail.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells by Mabilon survive but
   are disused; also reported as 24.
   Replacements by Bro.Michael Reuter,
   Maria Laach Monastery, Germany;
   also reported as 48; bourdon pitches
   estimated from reported weights.
   Keyboard has dropped bass C# key.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 2008
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1951, a complete instrument of 26 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Wikipedia article about the town includes a photo of the Basilica.
The Wikipedia article on the Abbey has a different photo of the Basilica.

Facebook presence of the Carillon Vereenegung Lėtzebuerg (Carillon Association of Luxembourg)

A Waymarking page for these bells has 8 photos of the tower.

Photo of the carillon tower

A page about the carillon (in German only) has a photo of the keyboard; although it appears horizontal, it can be opened to a vertical view that shows more.

On the home page of the city's tourist Website, click the English "Welcome" (or equivalent in your preferred language) in the top bar to see a page with a clickable semi-aerial view of the Basilica and Abbey from the north side, showing all four towers.

A travelogue page about the town has a different photo of the Basilica.

photo of Basilica

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Mabilon bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Luxembourg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  1-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/03/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/02/28
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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