nigeltaylor at k...
Mon Jan 24 13:46:02 GMT 2005
The front 6 did have canons until the 1965 rehang, and 11, 10, 9, and
8 had false staples which were removed, and the bells drilled for
When the bells were tuned, the nominal of the tenor was only lowered
a few cycles to 476 Hz., this was the minimum amount of flattening
(given that the bells are on a fairly thin scale) sufficient to lower
the hum to a flat 7th. The pitch is slightly flat of old English
concert (Bb=481), and sharp of modern, international pitch
(Bb=466.2). There was then, no question of tuning the bells to be as
flat or flatter than St. Pauls.
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