[Bell Historians] Re: alternative to bells

Richard Offen richard at ...
Thu Jun 16 16:19:03 BST 2005

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Dickon Love" 
<dickon.love at a...> wrote:
> Shaun Brown wrote:
> > sounding Westminister (or cambridge?-What IS the difference?)
> The chimes are one and the same. When the chimes at Westminster 
> put in, they copied the existing chimes at the University Church of 
> Mary the Great. I don't have info before more about who composed 
> chime, but suffice to say that the bells that first ever struck 
> chime still hang in the tower at Great St Mary's.
> The chimes are therefore known "Cambridge chimes". Only the 
> refer to them as Westminster.
> DrL

They were composed by William Crotch in 1793 and, supposedly, the 
words that go with the tune are:

"So hour by hour,
Be thou my guide,
That by thy pow'r
No foot may slide."



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