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Shire Library #802: Bells and Bell-Ringing

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John Harrison learnt to ring in his teens over fifty years ago and began teaching ringers before going to Cambridge University. He is a member of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, and has served on its Education, Public Relations, and Biographies Committees. For many years he has actively promoted the wider public understanding of ringing, having given talks to over 3,000 people in local groups and schools. He has written numerous articles and nine books including Living Heritage – 300 Years of Bells, Ringing and Ringers at All Saints Wokingham. 

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Introduction/ Bells and Bell-Hanging 

Ringing in England 

Ringing and the Church 

Change Ringing 

Ringing in the Public Eye

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747814337
Author:
Harrison, John
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
802
Publication Date:
20150831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 MONO; 40 COL
Pages:
64

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Product details 64 pages Shire Publications - English 9780747814337 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Introduction/ Bells and Bell-Hanging 

Ringing in England 

Ringing and the Church 

Change Ringing 

Ringing in the Public Eye

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