The bells, my God, the bells!
Original post made by Joe on Jan 18, 2008
Bells can be beautiful when they're in tune. What is it about these recordings and/or this speaker system that seems to play havoc with what might otherwise be charming piece of choral music?
on Jan 18, 2008 at 5:32 pm
Anyone who thinks those things are in tune has bats in his belfry.
on Jan 20, 2008 at 3:21 pm
Yes, bells can be beautiful, but even if this unholy contraption at the church were in tune, the fact that its sound is not derived from bells -- it's merely designed to imitate bells -- makes that statement irrelevant. It's a pity that the church folks could think that something of real beauty -- the uplifting, resonant song of bells -- could be replaced with electronically produced noise. And worse, painfully out-of-tune noise.
on Jan 27, 2008 at 7:32 pm
I agree - the bells are out of tune, synthetic, and a (comparatively) recent addition to the neighborhood a bunch of years ago. No historical or fond memories of these bells.
The neighborhood would be better off without the "bells."