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:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells by Mabilon;
   also reported as 24.
   Replacements by Bro.Michael Reuter,
   Maria Laach Monastery, Germany;
   also reported as 48; bourdon pitches
   estimated from reported weights.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   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 2020
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.

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

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  8-Jul-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/07/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/07/06
*Photos:

(none available)

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