Chime (bell Instrument)
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Chime Bell Instrument
McShane Eight Bell Chime in its frame.jpg
Eight-bell chime in its frame (McShane Bell Foundry, Maryland)
Percussion instrument
Classification Percussion
Hornbostel-Sachs classification111.242.2
(Sets of bells or chimes)

A carillon-like instrument with fewer than 23 bells is called a chime.

The first bell chime was created in 1487.[] Before 1900, chime bells typically lacked dynamic variation and were not harmonically tuned. Since then chime bells produced in Belgium, the Netherlands, England, and America have tuning to produce fully harmonized music.[1] Some towers in England normally hung for full circle change ringing can be chimed when mouth downwards by an Ellacombe apparatus.[2]

American chimes usually have one to one and a half diatonic octaves. Some chimes are automated.

Notable chimes

See also


  1. ^ Bell Facts – Bell Chimes Archived August 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Glossary of ringing terms".
  3. ^ Anne Lukeman (Producer), Jake Maples (Editor), Nick Yi (Drone footage) (August 2, 2017). The Altgeld Chimes (YouTube video). University of Illinois Office of Public Affairs. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Bannister, Richard. "Church Clock and Bells - Parish of Saint Bartholomew".
  6. ^ Kelly, Olivia. "St Bartholomew's bells ring out once more". The Irish Times.
  7. ^ "Bells of St Bartholomew's Church silenced". 22 September 2013.
  8. ^ Saturday; September 21; Am, 2013-11:37 (21 September 2013). "Complaints silence church bells in Dublin". maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ "Cape Breton Post: Video of Sydney woman playing former church's chimes goes viral". Cape Breton Post. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Videos of Coxheath's Glenda Watt making music with the bells go viral". Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Sydney woman playing chimes goes viral on Facebook". CBC News. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Viral Video: Christmas carol finds worldwide audience". CTV Atlantic. Retrieved 2016.

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