[Bell Historians] Change ringing in Italy

Andrew Aspland aaspland at 1KTimYi4v3vtq7XPdTI9NdQXoUYFPvHprL38FEs5LvJAsJhmcrt-TPmFD1rw6xBkqOKCuK7oU2j9IGq-dJGt.yahoo.invalid
Tue Jul 13 22:55:55 BST 2010

When we have learned how to duck out of the path of a swinging bell and/or dangle from a rope while pushing a headstock with one foot.

From: Richard Grimmett 
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:46 PM
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Change ringing in Italy

Andrew Aspland wrote:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolognese_bell_ringing_art 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolognese_bell_ringing_art>
> 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.

That is fabulous - when are we going?


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