[Bell Historians] Kemberton

Nigel Taylor nigelsdtaylor at outlook.com
Sat May 14 17:07:59 BST 2022

When Online Dove moved to apply standard pitch (A=440) to note names, this resulted in some keynotes being changed. Ben Kipling and myself agreed that the note name should reflect the pitch standard, so sharp of F# international is Gb, and on pitch or flat of pitch is F#.

Nigel Taylor

Get Outlook for Android<https://aka.ms/AAb9ysg>
From: Bell-historians <bell-historians-bounces at lists.ringingworld.co.uk> on behalf of Andrew Aspland via Bell-historians <bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:02:14 AM
To: Bell Historians Mailing List <bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk>
Cc: Andrew Aspland <aaspland at yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Kemberton

I have made enquiries about the A flat and G sharp thing which is equally perplexing!!

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.onelink.me%2F107872968%3Fpid%3DInProduct%26c%3DGlobal_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers%26af_wl%3Dym%26af_sub1%3DInternal%26af_sub2%3DGlobal_YGrowth%26af_sub3%3DEmailSignature&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cb72f6f2245d54b3163b208da35902218%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637881190407530605%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=kPNVLgySyMFZQaEiV0DQb1rg9MXeX16Hv5qeagR%2FT7Q%3D&reserved=0>

On Sat, 14 May 2022 at 8:26, Richard Offen
<richard.offen at iinet.net.au> wrote:
Could I ask why the new ring of six for Kemberton, Shropshire (soon to be eight) are being shown on the online Dove website as being in the key of A#?

If I remember my music theory correctly, A# Major is not in the circle of fifths as it’s structure, with three double sharps, is considered too complicated for practical use.

The tenor at Kemberton, according to the nominal frequency given on the Dove page is 11 cents flat of B-flat, so why not show the ring in that commonly used key? To add insult to injury, one of the bells is shown as being in E-flat, which makes even more of a nonsense of it all!

Rings of bells are musical instruments and therefore, in my opinion, should conform to the tried and tested conventions of musical notation.


Sent from Richard Offen's iPad

Bell-historians mailing list
Bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk<mailto:Bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.ringingworld.co.uk/pipermail/bell-historians/attachments/20220514/ac67ed65/attachment-0001.htm>

More information about the Bell-historians mailing list