[Bell Historians] Evans of Chepstow

Richard Offen richard at ...
Mon Oct 31 01:49:00 GMT 2005

> Am I right in thinking that tonally Evans bells are very variable? 
I've not
> rung on that many, but those I have have differed widely. I wasn't 
> impressed with the Evans back 8 at Chepstow itself, and the six at 
> in Somerset weren't particularly memorable either. On the other 
hand, the
> six at Luccome (back five by Evans) I recall as being really rather 
> and the 10th at Exeter Cathedral also impressed. Do you happen to 
have tonal
> analysis details of this latter bell? I'd be interested to see just 
> close to true harmonic it is.
> David

I always think the back eight at Leominster Priory, Herefordshire, 
which were cast by Evans in 1755, are rather fine - I'm not sure if 
they were tuned by Warners when they added the two trebles in 1894, 
but I somehow doubt it!



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