change ringing


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change ring·ing

(rĭng′ĭng)
n.
The ringing of a set of chimes or bells, especially in a belltower, with every possible unrepeated variation.

change′ ring`ing


n.
the art of ringing changes in various sequences on a peal of bells.
[1870–75]

change ringing

the art of sounding a ring or set of from 3 to 12 tuned bells according to intricate patterns of sequences.
See also: Bells
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.change ringing - ringing tuned bells in a fixed order that is continually changing
carillon playing, carillon, bell ringing - playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
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Drawing on a variety of genres for examples, each chapter explains musical topics first, such as rhythm, music theory, sound, tuning and temperament, musical group theory, change ringing, 12-tone music, and modern mathematical music by Steve Reich, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Iannis Xenakis, then related math concepts like geometric series and sequences, fractions, rational and irrational numbers, and multiplication tables.
Climb 65 steep and narrow spiral steps to see how bells are rung in the English tradition of change ringing from 6-7pm today and 2pm to 4pm on Saturday.
Bell ringing in England is unusual in that the method of hanging the bells allows the speed of the bell to be changed at will, hence the term 'change ringing.'.