Woodstock Chimes WWS Westminster Chime, Silver
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This chime plays the famous tones of London’s Big Ben, pealing out glorious sounds of celebration and spiritual richness. The unique sound of these long tubes is the result of the special way our brain perceives the vibrations from our ear –known as the missing fundamental (when a sound’s overtones suggest a frequency to our ear which the sound itself lacks). Our Chimes of Westminster play the same traditional and joyous melody as the Westminster Quarters heard in the streets of central London for over 150 years. Pause a brief while with me, to hear The chimes which are floating as sweet and clear, Above the city’s rush and roar, As a wild bird’s song by a lakelet’s shore; From Westminster Chimes by Maxwell Gray Over 30 years ago, Grammy award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. Fascinated by the Scale of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can’t be played on a modern piano, Garry cut and tuned the lawn chair tubes to the exact frequency of the ancient scale. The resulting Chimes of Olympos was the first Woodstock Chime and is still one of our best selling, musically-tuned windchimes. Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still develop the chimes today. It remains a family-owned business in New York’s Hudson Valley.
- Sounding remarkably like distant church bells, this chime is tuned to the familiar notes of London's Big Ben
- Cherry wood, 5 silver tubes
- Length: 58" Overall chime length is measured from top of gather ring / knob to bottom of wind catcher
- Beautifully weather finished, provides years of pleasure in a garden, near a door or as a gift
- Over 30 years ago, Grammy award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill; Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still develop the chimes today