[Bell Historians] Gilletts, Taylors and equal-tempered tierces

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford at t...
Tue Apr 23 14:45:55 BST 2002

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Cowley bells are G&J 1938

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Subject: [Bell Historians] Gilletts, Taylors and equal-tempered tierces

Further to Steve Ivin's suggestion of the Ottawa carillon as an=20
example of Gilletts tuning 880-cent tierces after Taylors had moved=20
to 900 cents in the 20's:

Steve and I have since had a private correspondence about the way the=20
Ottawa partials were measured that has left some (temporary)=20
uncertainty in our minds. However, last night I analysed some=20
recordings of the Gilletts ex-chime from St Luke's Cowley. Lovely=20
bells, tuned Just, with 880 cent tierces. I don't have the details=20
with me, but the church was built 'in the 30s' so I guess Taylors win=20
this one by at least a decade!

Bill H

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