Bells and Bell-ringing John Harrison

ISBN: 9781784420895

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Bells and Bell-ringing  by  John     Harrison

Bells and Bell-ringing by John Harrison
by the Rev. Mr. Maskelyne, Under the Authority of the Board of Longitude class=bookCoverImage itemprop=image src=http://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/photo.goodreads.com/nophoto/book/111x148._SX87_SY87_.png title=Remarks on a Pamphlet Lately Published | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 64 pages | ISBN: 9781784420895 | 4.61 Mb

Handel called Britain The Ringing Isle because when he heard bells ringing everywhere he went. Behind the quintessentially English sound of bell-ringing lies a unique way of hanging bells and a special way of ringing them that evolved in the lateMoreHandel called Britain The Ringing Isle because when he heard bells ringing everywhere he went. Behind the quintessentially English sound of bell-ringing lies a unique way of hanging bells and a special way of ringing them that evolved in the late sixteenth century.

Ringing has since developed and spread, with some 6,000 towers worldwide having bells hung in the English style, most of them in England. Over 40,000 active ringers keep alive the traditions and skills of change ringing that have been handed down over many generations.The book is an introduction to the world of bells and bell-ringing. It explains how bells are made and how a ringing installation works. It explains the nature of change ringing, which has mathematical as well as musical aspects.

It provides insights into the ringing community - its origins and culture as well as its relationships with the Church and the community.



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