Change Ringing: An Introduction to the Early Stages of the Art of Church Or Hand Bell Ringing for the Use of Beginners

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J. Masters, Exeter, H. S. Eland, 1872 - Change ringing - 178 pages
 

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Page 31 - B. should go through their changes, one bell coming down from behind to take its part in the changes, and one going up behind to take its part in the dodging. (See Troytes
Page 1 - ... for the last 250 years ; during which time many persons of rank and education have practised it as an amusement, among the earliest of whom may be mentioned Lord Brereton, and Sir Cliff Clifton in about 1 630. Change ringing, as has been said, is the constant production of changes without repetition from the time that the bells leave the position of rounds to the time that they return to that position again. It is a rule that every bell which can change its position should do so in order of striking...
Page 151 - ... her home. To get the 5th call her into the hunt, then the 8th into the hunt with a double accomplishes it, when proceed with 2, 3, 4, as before directed. But if the bells should be out of course, have them round at hand by bringing up the change, 4236578, which is as easy as the other, only acting upon 5, 6, the contrary way.
Page 3 - ... he has got an idea of the motion of the rope ; he may then allow him to hold the rope for himself, but he should never leave his side until he can manage it fairly steadily, as the greatest care should be taken never to let him get frightened by the rope shaking about, or coming down on his head, as...
Page 3 - ... it is very apt to do with a beginner ; he should then instruct him to take the end of the rope in one hand, and to stretch his arms above his head until at the extent of his reach (without straining) he can grasp the tuffing; then carefully pulling the rope downwards until the bell...
Page 134 - Conductor), that they be well acquainted with this part of the science, as it enables the one to ascertain the truth of his production, the other the truth of his peal ; and if a Conductor be not possessed of this knowledge, should the bells be out of course
Page 150 - ... place, effects it. If the 5th and 6th are both away, call the first of the two bells, 6, 7, that presents itself into the hunt, if the 7th, then call the 6th before, if the 6th call the lead after 7th has made...
Page 148 - To bring them round, get 5, 6, together, by calling a bob, to bring into the hunt the first of them that will present itself to go in, when if the 6th is called in, call a bob the lead after...
Page 151 - To bring Grandsire Major round first when the tenors are apart, call either of them into the hunt ; if the 7th, then call the 8th before ; but if the 8th is called into the hunt, call a bob the lead after...
Page 87 - Metropolis to a great extent, on seven, nine, and eleven bells, being much admired for the amusement it affords the ringer, and the music it produces. The principle of it being that of three bells ringing the six changes before, while the bells above...

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