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The Chimes of Gloucester Cathedral No. II

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Uploaded by: Keys61 (02/04/18)
Composer: Brewer, Herbert A. (transcriber)
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Reuter, Op. 227, Portland
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Romantic
The Chimes of Gloucester Cathedral
Theme II composed by: William Hayes (1708-1777)
arranged for piano by C. Lee Williams
transcribed for organ: A. Herbert Brewer

David (Agnus_Dei on CB) first posted the entire set of these using the Hereford sample set, and can be heard here:

Well this wetted my appetite, and then Aida recorded No III, using the sample set of the First Congregational Los Angeles. She makes use of the Cloches 8' (bells) stop on the Great, and it can be heard here:

I decided to record No. II using the Chimes available on the Reuter sample set.

The actual tower bells can be heard in the video above, theme II starts at 1 minute.
I learned that what we call chimes on organs in the USA, and what Chimes are at the Gloucester Cathedral are NOT the same thing.
On the USA organs chimes are the same as the instrument found in the orchestra, and at the Gloucester Cathedral (and maybe all cathedrals in the United Kingdom) the chimes are really Tower Bells. (with not enough bells to be called a carillon)

Since this is a transcription of a piano piece, I felt no obligation to follow Brewer's registrations, and I fit them to compliment the Reuter...... and made use of the Chimes!
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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