We are nearing the goal! ANOTHER LITTLE EFFORT, we're almost there: We've got the bells!
But we need less than 5000 € to install them and celebrate their installation. If each of the donors registered with the association gives 65€ which, taking into account the tax rebate, amounts to 25€ because We would like to point out that our association ARSCL is authorized to issue certificates for tax deduction from 50 € payment for this project. the bells will be installed this spring or summer. Quickly click on the agenda to find out the latest news.
A little history
At the beginning of the 20th century, Louis Vierne was the organist of Notre Dame of Paris. A great friend of the Montesquiou family, he was regularly invited to the Château in Longpont in the month of August. The 15th August was an especially important religious festival. There was a grand procession through the village, and through the grounds of the Château. Louis Vierne naturally contributed to the festivities. A harmonium was fixed to a cart pulled by two donkeys; safely installed on this mobile stage, he accompanied the singing, and added brilliant improvisations.
On hearing the four church bells on the 15th August 1913, Louis Vierne was inspired to write the Carillon de Longpont. It was later dedicated to his brother René Vierne, killed on the 29th May 1918, not far from Longpont.
Objective of the Association: to reinstate the four notes of the chimes of Longpont heard by Louis Vierne, and thus to breathe new life into the soundscape of the village.
Implementation: to reinstate the notes of the Carillon de Longpont by using two of the existing bells; two additional bells are required. Research has been conducted to verify the feasibility of the project.
All members of the association and all donors will be invited to the inauguration of the new carillon.
Active member 20 euros; supporting member 50 euros (or more...).
Please Please copy (highlight and press Ctrl+c) the form below and send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org and do not forget to pay your donation either by one of three methods: (1) Paypal; (2) Bank transfer; (3) Cheque. Upon receipt of your payment we will send you a donation certificate.
First name :
Mailing address to send you your membership card :
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Amount of donation :
(2) For bank transfers, please follow the link for bank details.
(3)Cheques are only possible for French bank account holders coming from a French agency.
Please make cheques payable to ‘ARSCL’, and send to:
ARSCL, Mairie de Longpont, 1 place de l’Abbaye, 02600 Longpont, France.
Different extracts of the "Carillon"
We have gathered below some links to videos