[Bell Historians] Change ringing in Italy

Anne Willis zen16073 at peekc4OI2SlWMKAQIWDKWCDFq9ev22Jy0q29Bs2fWXCda5zoPqPyU_w2oox4sBB2AH1RogkrVrPWkzc.yahoo.invalid
Tue Jul 13 12:50:41 BST 2010

>We are quite familiar with the Veronese system of Italian bellringing but
>have you explored the Bolognese system?  The above link is a good starting
>point - especially the links to examples.
>There are a few issues to consider: This is full circle ringing with no
>great attempt at counterbalancing the bells - it is not by rope and wheel
>but it is an evolutionary step forward from East Bergholt.  The "music"
>explores the idea of using all changes on a given number of bells and uses
>the idea of a cover.  The four bell notes in the first two YouTube examples
>indicate that the Cambridge Quarters may owe less to a Handel Aria and more
>to Bolognese bells heard on a "grand tour".  Is there someone with a
>command of Italian who could read through the articles and tell us all
>about it? It appears to be a very close relation to English Change Ringing.

Handel spent some time in Italy in his youth, but I don’t know exactly
where.  He could have picked up the tune from the Bolognese bells.



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