CHIMES AND CARILLONS

Chimes
While there is no limit to the number of bells in a chime, they are generally understood to consist of at least eight bells. One octave gives a narrow scope of tune playing. The most practical consist of ten to thirteen and no more than twenty-three bells.

All bells are cast in tune with each other to produce a beautiful set for tune playing.

The frame works in which the bells are hung is built to suit the specific requirements of the tower and can be built to suit any tower.

The ring actions can be set up manually with a hand player or played electrically from a mini keyboard piano.

 

Westminster Chimes
Consist of an interchange of sixteen notes. Four bells are required.


Carillon Bells
A carillon is a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard permitting control of expression through variation of touch. A carillon bell is a cast bronze cup-shaped bell whose partial tones are in such harmonious relationship to each other as to permit many such bells to be sounded together in varied chords with harmonious and consordant effect.

A carillon is a musical instrument composed of at least twenty-three carillon bells, arranged in chromatic sequence, so tuned as to produce concordant harmony when many bells are sounded together. It is played from a keyboard.

 


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