Welcome to the world of tower bells - large bells
of the size and kind that are usually hung in towers,
often in combinations that form various kinds of musical instruments.
Almost always made of cast bronze,
weighing from several pounds to several tons,
they produce the original "heavy metal music",
with a voice that resonates in the heart of mankind.
What do you seek?
- A general introduction to tower bells
Subject matter found principally in this section includes clock-chimes,
tubular bells and tubular tower chimes, single bells and peals, etc.
There are links to all other sections of this Website.
First time visitors will benefit from starting here.
- Where to find carillons
and other instruments made of conventional, unconventional or tubular tower bells,
with descriptions, via indexes or regional locator maps.
This section starts with an Introduction and a Table of Contents,
and contains a page about each such instrument known,
as well as a Glossary explaining bell-related terminology .
Subject matter found principally in this section includes not only carillons
(both traditional and non-traditional)
but also chimes, rings (for change-ringing), zvons, great bells, etc.
Some subjects appear in both sections, though not with the same treatments -
conventional (cup-shaped) bells, tubular bells, hemispherical bells,
bellfounders and bell making, and weights of bells.
PLEASE NOTE: Regional locator maps for instruments made of conventional tower bells
and those made of tubular tower bells are separate.
Indexes to individual sites made of any kind of bell are fully integrated.
- Tubular tower chimes -
a history of their origin, development and makers,
as well as where to find them..
- Where to find both conventional and tubular
instruments in North America (combined index only).
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The latest revision to this Website occurred on 29 April 2013.
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This page was created 2012/03/31 and last revised on 2013/02/27
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