Bagshot and Wye tenor's
nigeltaylor at k...
Fri Jun 18 13:49:23 BST 2004
Jim Hedgcock wrote:
>And on the occasion/s that Whitechapel had Wye tenor it has been
considerably reduced in weight.
Wye tenor was received at 20-2-1 and finished at 19-1-8
Bagshot tenor was weighed (after removal of canons at 20-2-11 and
finished at 17-0-19. The received figures were: 200, 331, 428, 583,
716. As tuned: 171, 308, 371, 485, 623.
Given that the tenor is 48" and was originally F old concert pitch
(about halfway between F and F# on modern pitch), I can understand
C.F.J.'s temptation to lower the key-note to Eb, particularly at what
was still early days for "harmonic tuning".
Do go and ring a Clerkenwell Bill: they are a very fine ring.
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