MONTREAL - ND : CANADA - QU

*Location:

   East tower
   Notre-Dame Basilica
   rue Notre-Dame Ouest & rue St-Sulpice
   Montréal, Québec, Canada
   LL: N 45.50471, W 73.55652
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*Contact:

   Notre-Dame Basilica
   116, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
   Montréal, QC  H2Y 1T2
   T: (514)849-1070  or  842-2925

*Schedule:

   Sub-bourdon rung only at Easter,
   Corpus Christi and Christmas.

*Remarks:

   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).

*Technical data:

   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

*Links:

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Jun-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/08/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/02/01


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