East tower Notre-Dame Basilica rue Notre-Dame Ouest & rue St-Sulpice Montréal, Québec, Canada LL: N 45.50471, W 73.55652
Notre-Dame Basilica 116, rue Notre-Dame Ouest Montréal, QC H2Y 1T2 T: (514)849-1070 or 842-2925
Sub-bourdon rung only at Easter, Corpus Christi and Christmas.
Sub-bourdon "Jean-Baptiste" in west tower, 25760 lb (over 11.1 tonnes), was cast in 1847 to replace the 1843 sub-bourdon of 7.3 tonnes (G). Tenor recast in 1863, 9th in 1862, 8th in 1892. All now hung on counter- balanced yokes with counterbalanced clappers and swung by French-made ringing machines (1960).
Motor-swung peal of 11 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is B in the bass octave Transposition is down 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: (F) C E / NONE There are no added semitones There is no practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1843 with bells made by Whitechapel Year of latest technical information source is 2007
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Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.
Where the sub-bourdon of this peal ranks among other great bells in North America
Index to all tower bell instruments in QU.
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