St Martin’s Church :: Remembrance Sunday [Half Muffled Quarter Peal]

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Full peal available to download from DIVAcontemporary STUDIO bandcamp :: link

SDRLBSgreyPrior to the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Martin’s Church, Howard Bowering and his team of bellringers were ringing the traditional half muffled quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles.

Half muffling is used for solemn occasions. The clappers of the bells are half covered in a leather “sock”. This means that every other round of the bells has a quality which is distant and dreamlike, a soft echo of its former self.

The day was bright and still – the natural sounds of leaves ruffling and falling gently, crows calling across the churchyard … :: more

 

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