[Bell Historians] Re: Bagshot (was Wolverhampton tenor)
a.bull at s...
Thu Jun 17 13:48:13 BST 2004
CD's site notes described Bagshot bells thus:
"extraordinary granky throaty gurglers but interesting and rather exciting
sound. 3rd pretty good, 4th weird, 6th good, 7th pretty good but old-style
-ish, tenor extraordinary".
From: David Cawley [mailto:dcawley at w...]
Sent: 16 June 2004 23:37
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Re: Bagshot (was Wolverhampton tenor)
There was that marvellous description of them - where? - by CD (the Master
of the Subjective or Objective Adjective). I cannot remember it exactly, but
it deserves preserving - something like "throaty gronking gurglers". Like so
many of his descriptions, you can almost hear them as you read it!
----- Original Message -----
From: Nick Bowden <mailto:nickwbowden at f...>
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com <mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 1:59 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: Bagshot (was Wolverhampton tenor)
< nigeltaylor at k... <mailto:nigeltaylor at k...> > wrote:
> I still think that Bagshot are the most remarkable ring drastically
> tuned by G & J; they cut nearly 3 1/2 cwt. out of the tenor!
> Nigel Taylor
To me the back six at Bagshot sound not dissimilar to very good steel
bells!! A most odd sound indeed.
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