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  Bell (instrument) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Western world, its most classical form is a church bell or town bell, which is hung within a tower and sounded by having the entire bell swung by ropes, whereupon an internal hinged tongue strikes the body of the bell (called a free-swinging bell).
In the Eastern world, the traditional forms of bells are temple and palace bells, small ones being rung by a sharp rap with a stick, and very large ones rung by a blow from the outside by a large swinging beam.
Sigismund is a bell in the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, Poland, cast in 1520.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bell_(instrument)   (1161 words)

 Church bell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A church bell is a bell which is rung in a (especially Christian) church either to signify the hour or the time for worshippers to go to church, perhaps to attend a wedding, funeral, or other service.
In the Roman Catholic Church and some High Anglican churches, the church bells are rung during the Consecration, the point in the Mass when the bread and wine are transubstantiated into the Body and Blood of Christ.
In some Catholic churches, there is a separate bell called the Angelus Bell, which is rung during the Angelus prayer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Church_bell   (228 words)

The use of bells for general and even for religious purposes is of very ancient origin, although it is likely that in early ages they were of very rude form and imperfect sound, and that they were gradually developed into their present perfection.
Bells came into use in our churches as early as the year 400, and their introduction is ascribed to Paulinus, bishop of Nola, a town of Campania, in Italy.
In the old parish churches of England it is customary to ring the bells in a harmonious peal, in which all are rung at the same time, the volume of sound thus produced being enormous and the effect very beautiful, particularly at a distance.
landru.i-link-2.net /shnyves/church_bells.htm   (2391 words)

 Cast Bronze Bells from Meeks, Watson & Company - American Bell Founders
Each bell, whether used as a single church bell, a bell in a peal, a chime or a carillon, is in itself a finely-crafted musical instrument.
In this case, the bell is mounted on a yoke which is fitted with sealed ball bearing; a wheel allows swinging the bell by means of a rope, or the chain of an electric swinging ringer.
Bells for chimes or carillons are mounted in a stationary manner from steel framing, and struck by means of internal clappers operated through a simple action consisting of levers and stainless steel rod connections from a manual keyboard or chime stand.
www.chimemaster.com /bfoun.html   (1511 words)

 Brosamer's Bells: Maine Antique Digest, Feb. 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Bells were first cast in the United States in the late 1700's, and by the mid-19th century hundreds of foundries were producing bells.
The bell was acquired by the St. Martin Catholic Church in Tonet, Wisconsin, where it was repaired and used from 1896 until the church closed in the 1980's, when the bell sold at auction.
The biggest bell he's handled was a 61 inches behemoth weighing 4000 pounds that came out of a church in Chicago and sold to a businessman in Iowa.
www.maineantiquedigest.com /articles/bell0298.htm   (898 words)

 A Narration of Church Bells and Carillons
It is common these days to see a carillon or church bell containing electrical wires and clapper solenoids instead of the cable and pulley mechanisms used in the past.
If you were to record each bell sound from a nearby carillon tower, and placed each bells recording on a separate CD track, you would have a digital sampling of this instrument.
Bell tuning becomes a complicated process due to the multiple tones produced when a bell is struck.
home.sprynet.com /~amtech   (719 words)

 Exeter News-Letter Local News: Church bell tolls again after years of silence
It was nearly impossible for children of the church to ring the bell.
His friend was outside, clinging to the church roof, waiting for a diagnosis on the ailing church bell.
The first bell for the church, which had been made by Paul Revere, was destroyed by vandals in the 1800s.
www.seacoastonline.com /2002news/exeter/e3_3a.htm   (1231 words)

 First Church Bell Proposal
The bells and bell frame are usually assembled and tested at the factory.
The only necessary changes are to provide a flat floor directly beneath the bells for the ringing circle (the area where the ringers stand), and holes or "bosses" in the ceiling for the ropes.
If the bells were visible in the windows, the sound of the nearest bell would overcome the others and would not be balanced.
home.comcast.net /~joel.reitz/FirstBellProposal.html   (2460 words)

 Aesop's Fables - "a65" - 656+ fables   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
THE OLD CHURCH BELL (WRITTEN FOR THE SCHILLER ALBUM) IN the country of Wurtemburg, in Germany, where the acacias grow by the public road, where the apple-trees and the pear-trees in autumn bend to the earth with the weight of the precious fruit, lies the little town of Marbach.
The old bell was, after a time, carried away to a greater distance than any one, even the warder in the bell tower, ever imagined; and the bell in the breast of the young man was heard in countries where his feet had never wandered.
One bell was silent; but it was illuminated by the bright sunshine which streamed from the head and bust of the renowned figure, of which it formed a part.
www.pacificnet.net /~johnr/cgi/aesop1.cgi?hca&a65   (1683 words)

 Saved by the church bell - The Washington Times: World Briefings - April 25, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Perhaps this is a bit of an exaggeration, but in a bid to diversify, ZIL began producing church bells, capitalizing on a revival of religion in post-Soviet Russia and a shortage of bells after most were destroyed decades ago when the Bolsheviks seized power.
Bells were seen as a potent symbol of Russian Orthodoxy and a threat to the nascent Soviet power.
Bells made at the ZIL factory hang in some of Russia's best-known churches, and when a particularly important bell is being made, officials from the Russian Orthodox Church visit the factory to bless the site and oversee the process.
www.washtimes.com /world/20040424-105838-4607r.htm   (783 words)

 Church bell will move - November 2, 2005
George Kramer, speaking as the church’s historical consultant, said he was uncomfortable asking the council to overrule a HARC decision — a commission he’s worked with for 15 years, he said.
Kramer also argued that moving the bell was consistent with the "backstory" he created for the new 18,163-square-foot church project designed to comply with the city’s request that the church change its original plan from one large structure to three smaller buildings.
Church attorney David Ingalls said the church is specifically forbidden from playing amplified music at their new location.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/2005/1102/local/stories/03local.htm   (511 words)

One of the most stunning uses of church bells is their ringing at the elevation of the Host and the elevation of the Chalice in the Mass, an act that announces to the entire world that a miracle is taking place.
Note that each of the bell functions listed are either a call to the faithful to pray (for the one dying or recently dead, for the storm to pass, in humility and gratitude to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, etc.) or, at the least, a reminder to them of God's presence in the world.
Ships attempting to carry bells across the seas, foundered in several havens, as at Lynn, and at Yarmouth; and, fourteen of the Jersey bells being wrecked at the entrance of the harbour of St. Male, a saying arose to the effect, that when the wind blows the drowned bells are ringing.
www.fisheaters.com /bells.html   (1370 words)

Bell ringing celebrates the joy of weddings and victories, intones the sadness of deaths and funerals, and summons people to church.
Bells for change ringing are hung in stout frames that allow the bells to swing through 360 degrees.
Chiming bells (swinging them through a short arc using a rope and a lever) goes well back into the Middle Ages, but it was not until the seventeenth century that ringers developed the full wheel which allowed enough control for orderly ringing.
www.nagcr.org /pamphlet.html   (1648 words)

Where church bells still ring in our cities, towns, and countryside, they are muted, poor, anorexic shadows of their solid, weighty forbears.
As western bells have been silenced by secularism, Russian bells were silenced for seven decades by communism, the ultimate secularism, and remained dead-silent until Mikhail Gorbachev lifted the ban on the practice of religion in 1989.
Andrei Mikhailovich Dorokhin is one of the new breed of Moscow bell ringers.
www.struggler.org /kolokola.html   (1592 words)

 Church Bell Restoration, Church and Tower Bells, Bell Ringers.
The Duffy family of CHURCH SPECIALITIES, INC. believes that church bells and tower bells are an enduring musical voice connecting generations across time.
Whether upgrading a bronze bell carillon or restoring a country church bell, Church Specialities has encouraged the use of bells while honoring and preserving their historic character.
We are the premier specialists in the restoration of historic church bells, electrification of existing bells and installation of the most sophisticated bell ringers and bell ringing equipment.
www.churchspecialtiesinc.com   (311 words)

Where the town-bell and the bells of the principal church or monastery were distinct, the curfew was generally rung upon the town-bell.
Bells with this Ave Maria inscription are also numerous in England, though in England the Angelus bells seem in a very large number of instances to have been dedicated to St. Gabriel.
We can hardly be wrong in regarding these bells as Angelus bells, for in the Diocese of Lincoln alone we find nineteen of the surviving medieval bells bearing the name of Gabriel, while only six bear the name of Michael, a much more popular patron in other respects.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01487a.htm   (923 words)

 Religion Revisted :: about this class
Russian church bells are an integral part of the vast liturgical canon of Russian Orthodoxy.
The bells are so important to the faith that they were the first religious objects destroyed by the Soviet regime when it overtook all of Russia almost 70 years ago.
While at the Church of the Epiphany in Kazan, Sokolov is the de-facto bell ringer by virtue of the tape-deck in his office, in Moscow, and in hundreds of other Russian cities, hundreds of young men and women are resurrecting the art of bell-ringing.
www.columbia.edu /itc/journalism/russia/feature_levitz.html   (1284 words)

 The Church Bell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For more than one hundred years a bell has sounded on Sunday mornings to call not only Methodists but also all people to their houses of worship.
Its origin is not known, but today it stands at the northeast entrance of the church, suspended by its iron framework.
It was moved from its location just south of the third Methodist Church (on the corner of Texas and Labadie) in 1964 to its present site on Methodist Hill.
www.gbgm-umc.org /firstdeleon/history/bell.html   (175 words)

 The Story of Our Church Bell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When no bell manufacturer could be found on the west coast she ordered the bell from New York and had it shipped.
On April 10, 1976 the bell was cut from its platform by Dave Johnson and loaded onto a trailer by George Schoen, Randy and Clare Crowe, Tom Kelly and several sidewalk superintendents.
The bell arrived safely on the 21st but when dismantling of the yoke from the bell was accomplished, the company noted that some melting of the cast iron of the yoke had occurred.
www.kccucc.org /history/Bell.htm   (747 words)

 BELLS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Both the bell and the clapper are physical pendulums.
The second constraint is that a circular arc must connect the striking point on the bell with the striking point on the clapper.
Due to these constraints, the distance between the rotation axis of the clapper and the striking point must be nearly length L. The angle of rotation from the clapper's equilibrium position to the striking point on the bell is approximately 23 degrees (depending on the radius of the spherical mass concentration on the clapper).
www.ceri.memphis.edu /~horton/BELLS/BELLS.html   (376 words)

 Independence Baptish Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The bell which hung in the tower beside the church for 113 years fell on March 5, 1969.
Lea expressed a desire to be buried within sound of the church bell.
Because it was a center of education, culture, religion and the social graces during the midnineteenth century, Independence was known as "The Athens of Texas." Baylor University, a men's college, and Baylor College, a women's school, were later moved to Waco and Belton.
www.rtis.com /reg/independ/baptist.htm   (387 words)

 Automatic Bell Ringers. Electrification of Church and Tower Bells.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We have done thousands of bell ringer installations and would be happy to survey your bells and bell tower.
Church Specialities, Inc. was commissioned to restore this 2 bell peal.
Joseph Church, Middletown, NY The 14 bell Chime cast in 1910 by McShane Bell Foundry of Baltimore, MD is ringing again.
www.churchspecialtiesinc.com /bellringer.html   (346 words)

 Long-silent church bell to ring Sunday in celebration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Richard Pare, 52, has been chosen to ring the 177-year-old bell in the restored church tower, something he once did regularly as a boy of 10-years-old and into his teens to call people to church services.
The last time the bell rang was in the early 1980s, according to Marilyn W. Ham, a member of the church's preservation committee.
The church stopped ringing the bell because the tower had become structurally unsafe due to old age, she said.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/19990416/NH_001.htm   (535 words)

 North Carolina History and Fiction Digital Library - The church bell; a history of the First Christian Church, Wilson, ...
Observance of The Lord's Supper at the church was in the afternoon.
She also was a tower of strength in the local church by “the sheer force of her strong Christian personality.” She was the daughter of Robert Williams Hines and Sarah Roxana Jarman Hines, and a sister of James Williams Hines, benefactor of Atlantic Christian College.
A matter-of-fact line in the official church minutes of August 9, 1943, reported: “Professor Perry Case made a very enlightening talk on religion.” The last five pastors of the church, Barclay, Swearingen, Jarman, Riley, and Wallace, have taught at the College; and in 1949-’50, Jarman was its acting president.
digital.lib.ecu.edu /historyfiction/document/waw/entire.html   (15658 words)

 Bell Road Church of God of Prophecy at ForMinistry.com - Introduction
The church is located at 12300 Bell Road in Huntsville, Alabama.
To reach the church, drive south on Highway 231 (Memorial Parkway) turn right on Hobbs Road then left on Bell Road.
the church is 1/4 mile on the right.
fm2.forministry.com /Church/Home.asp?SiteId=35811BRCOG   (79 words)

 Other Carillon and Bell Pages
Durham, NC: The Allen and Perkins carillon in the Duke University Chapel.
Greenville, SC: Furman University Bell Tower - The Burnside Carillon - 59 bell carillon by Van Bergen
Gainesville, FL: Century Tower Carillon - University of Florida at Gainesville, 48 bell Paccard carillon.
www.trincoll.edu /orgs/carillon/carillon.html   (974 words)

 St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Blue Bell, Pa.
Located in the beautiful Philadelphia suburb of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal church is a congregation for families and for singles, for young and for old, for the traditional and the modern.
We have a lovely worship sanctuary, wooded grounds, a friendly congregation offering child care, church-school, and many opportunities to serve our community.
He was zealous in reforming the church and served with piety and honor till his death, May 19, 988.
www.stdunstans-bluebellpa.com   (156 words)

 Find a Church on ForMinistry.com
Whether you're looking for a church or moving to a new area, ForMinistry can help you find a welcoming church family.
Church of the Living God, C.W.F.F. Church of the Living God, Pillar and Ground of the Truth (Philadelphia)
Southern Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. Southern Methodist Church
www.forministry.com /search/newchurchsearch.cfm   (169 words)

 Hans Christian Andersen: The Bell-Deep
Grandmother says that she has heard her own grandmother tell of him; he is said to lead a solitary life, and to have nobody with whom he can converse save the great old church Bell.
Once the Bell hung in the church tower; but now there is no trace left of the tower or of the church, which was called St. Alban’s.
ding-dong!” sounded the Bell, when the tower still stood there; and one evening, while the sun was setting, and the Bell was swinging away bravely, it broke loose and came flying down through the air, the brilliant metal shining in the ruddy beam.
hca.gilead.org.il /belldeep.html   (975 words)

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