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#16 Barry Toner

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 23:05

QUOTE(barry-clari @ Dec 7 2011, 05:51 PM) View Post


Just to let the bellringers amongst you know that Charles Hazlewood is presenting a programme on campanology tonight on BBC 4, at 9pm. smile.gif


I found this a very interesting programme, which is still available for those who missed it on the BBC iPlayer, but not sure for how much longer.
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#17 Swell Box

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 20:56

It's been very quiet around here lately. Does anyone fancy ringing a few rounds to break the silence? smile.gif

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:15

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It's been very quiet around here lately. Does anyone fancy ringing a few rounds to break the silence? smile.gif

I am ringing in a quarter peal at 11.00
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:00

QUOTE(Swell Box @ May 12 2012, 09:56 PM) View Post

It's been very quiet around here lately. Does anyone fancy ringing a few rounds to break the silence? smile.gif

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Oops, did I forget to open the sound control again? blush.gif

Did you get your quarter peal, Bourdon?
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 22:26

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Did you get your quarter peal, Bourdon?


Yes; 1 extent Cambridge minor and 540 Plain Bob.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 17:20

QUOTE(bourdon16 @ May 14 2012, 11:26 PM) View Post

QUOTE(viola-mad @ May 14 2012, 11:00 AM) View Post

Did you get your quarter peal, Bourdon?


Yes; 1 extent Cambridge minor and 540 Plain Bob.

Good stuff! smile.gif
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#22 Swell Box

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 18:22

Did any other Campanologists here get to ring in the New Year?

We managed a few rounds and a couple of 'Plain Hunts' but the ropes were too badly behaved (and the time too late) for anything more ambitious. We did manage mince pies and some glasses of festive refreshment in the Ringing Chamber though! :)

I was reminded that this forum had not been used for more than a year, so I thought this was a good opportunity to wake things up!

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 15:39

(Supporting Swell Box in rejuvenation of this thread and viva percussion in general). I included some "bell ringing" in my recent arrangement for brass band. I wouldn't know a Plain Bob from my left elbow, but anyway, my "bells" went

 

"bong bong bong bong bong bong bong bong" (major scale one octave descending).

 

The actual bells of the village church I was depicting are ailing - two don't work - not sure which two. Would have been fun to reflect this, but couldn't get the info.

 

Sorry Swell Box, this is my best effort!


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 15:56

Hi Norway. Your bells were ringing 'rounds'. :D

 

I didn't ring in the New Year, although a number of our ringers did. (They also managed to leave the electric fire on, which means we are giving a hefty donation to the church for the excess heating bills. :()

 

I went back to ringing a year ago after a nine-year break, and am enjoying it much more than the last time!


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 16:35

Hi Norway. Your bells were ringing 'rounds'. :D

 

I didn't ring in the New Year, although a number of our ringers did. (They also managed to leave the electric fire on, which means we are giving a hefty donation to the church for the excess heating bills. :()

 

I went back to ringing a year ago after a nine-year break, and am enjoying it much more than the last time!

Oh thanks Andante in C! Do rounds have a special significance or occasion they are rung on?


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 17:01

Rounds are rung at the start (and end) of everything else. A beginner, after some lessons in bell handling, will start by ringing rounds. Every piece of ringing, however simple or complicated, begins and ends with rounds. :)


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 17:14

Ah brilliant thanks! :) By sheer good luck my rounds are at the end of the piece. I have more elaborate sequences of bongs in 3rds and 6ths in the middle. The piece starts with a lighthouse foghorn though! :ninja:


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 13:12

When do we get to hear it? Can I be the foghorn? :D
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 14:16

Definitely! The first trombone is the foghorn! :)

 

I received copyright permission to use one hymn tune in the piece this morning, but I'm not sure whether this would cover putting the work on-line - I have to be a bit careful. But yes - you can certainly hear it if we can find a legal way of doing that. The permission covers making a CD of the work and selling it, but if I wanted to publish the score, I would need to re-apply for special permisiion for that.

 

Sorry bell-ringers - this is so off topic - maybe we should go to the composers' section!


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