Chimes of Westminster®
This wind 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 a phenomenon called the missing fundamental, a special way our brain perceives the vibrations from our ear. This occurs when a sound's overtones suggest a frequency to our ear that 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 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.
There are thousands of chimes that are lovely to listen to. This Westminster Chime is a different, aka special one. It presents an ethereal tone, almost spiritual in nature, rich in tonal quality. It comes from its length which produces the enduring, rich church bell style sound. It reminds me of 'West Side Story's words, play it soft and its almost like praying; play it loud and it becomes resounding. I like it in contrast to all our normal toned chimes. It commands your attention. This is my 2nd gift of it.
These gorgeously church-like angelic chimes make my house in the suburbs more like a wonderful beach home.
These chimes were a gift to a friend who was in the UK several years ago and said
the chimes brought her back to hearing them in London. All of the woodstock Chimes are wonderful. My set brings peace to our back yard.
Put them up for King Charles coronation. My second set. Love the majestic sound