Woodstock Chimes W1812 The Original Guaranteed Musically Tuned Chime, 1812 Overture
Designed to sound like church bells, this chime is tuned to the opening notes of the hymn, God save the tsar, used in the 1812 Overture by the Russian composer pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky. This universally popular work was written in 1880 to commemorate Russia's victorious defense against Napoleon's army in 1812 the overture ends with a wild Improvisation on real church bells but is often substituted by orchestral chimes due to the difficulty of coordinating the logistics. it also features real Cannon fire when available but this is usually omitted for the same reason. This distinctive chime will sound majestic indoors or out & will remind you of the glorious celebrations of summer throughout the year. Gift boxed. Woodstock Chimes are the original, musically-tuned, high-quality wind chimes known worldwide for their superior sound. When listening to a Woodstock Chime, you hear a fine musical instrument played by the wind, perfectly hand-tuned using the ancient system of "just intonation" Based on natural harmonics. This means the frequencies at which the different chime tubes vibrate are related to one another by simple whole# ratios. Tones that are related in this way produce the most beautiful musical intervals. The sonic effect is exceptionally pure & soothing. Woodstock stands behind every product they make with a one-year & a lifetime tuning on their musically tuned chimes. Tuned to beautiful melodies & scales from around the world & available in a wide range of styles, songs & sizes, you can choose the Woodstock Chime that speaks to your soul. How it all began - Garry & his wife Diane founded Woodstock Percussion, in 1979 & It remains a family-owned business in New York's Hudson Valley. Grammy award-winning musician Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. As a professional musician & instrument designer, he was fascinated by the Scales of Olympus, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can't be played on a modern piano. Garry had the idea to cut & tune the lawn chair chime tubes to the exact frequency of the ancient scale. The resulting Chimes of Olympus was the first Woodstock Chime & is still one of our bestselling wind chimes.
- Wind chime with 5 silver aluminum tubes and a black aluminum ring hanger
- 71-Inch overall length
- Designed to sound like church bells
- Tuned to the notes of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, this chime makes a big statement
- QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST: Created by Grammy award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad, Woodstock Chimes offers a unique variety of high quality, affordable chimes, gongs, musical instruments and more that inspire, entertain and bring pleasure to people of all ages