Re (3): [Bell Historians] Bootle (Everton) and Fenham

David Bryant david at b...
Thu Sep 30 13:01:51 BST 2004

> When an old ring falls between the notes of the International Concert 
> Pitch setting (agreed at an International Congress in 1939) it has 
> always been Whitechapel's policy to tune to another recognised 
> standard pitch rather than tune to the flattest bell (avoiding the 
> need to remove too much metal from thin bells in order to get them to 
> International Pitch). It may seem odd to you Mr Ivin, but it 
> obviously seemed sensible to those who made that decision (probably 
> Bill Hughes) many years ago.]

I think the point is that whatever it is tuned to it would be sensible to describe it relative to International Standard Pitch for consistency. Many Taylor rings, including completely new ones, are not tuned bang on international standard pitch, but as change ringing bells are not designed to be used with any other instruments this doesn't really matter. What bells are tuned to and what they are described as need not necessarily be the same.



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