Symphonic bells of `fantastic' proportion

Authors

  • D. Caswell Dept. of Mech. Eng., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada

Keywords:

bells, musical acoustics, musical instruments, symphonic bells, musical appropriateness, plate parameters, bell plates, church bells

Abstract

Employing the information gained from quantifying the musical appropriateness of the chosen plate parameters, a set of bell plates has been produced for performances of Berliot's `Symphonie Fantastique'. The final movement of the work requires the tolling of distant church bells calling the witches back from their revel. Further experimentation produced a gong-like sound for the production of Puccini's `Madame Butterfly' as well as the church bell signalling the lover's meeting time in Verdi's Falstaff

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Published

1991-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Caswell D. Symphonic bells of `fantastic’ proportion. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1991 Sep. 1 [cited 2023 Feb. 8];19(4):41-. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/660

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada