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Bicycle Bell

Bicycle Bell for Hire

A quirky little effect, the bike bell is used primarily for jingles, adverts and other recordings. Due to its size it doesn't have much chance in being heard above an ensemble let alone the forces of a full symphony orchestra or band, so its use is restricted to close microphone work.

Repertoire

Williams - Oi, get off the pavement!

Boxing Bell

Boxing Bell for Hire

The Boxing Bell is used in a Boxing Ring to signify the start and end of a round. Many compositions now involve this sound, however, I would like to think that there is far less fighting involved in an orchestral environment.

Buddha Bells

Buddha Bells for Hire

These intricately shaped bell plate style metal instruments have their origins in Indonesia and are known as Kyeezee (bless you). They are made of bronze and are tuned roughly a fourth apart. They have an unusual triangular shape similar, to a Chinaman's hat. Rarely used in performance, they still provide a pleasing bong-like sound.

Translation

Italian - campane di Buddha
French - cloches de Buddha
German - Buddha Glocken
Spanish - campanas de Buda

Camel Bells

Camel Bells for Hire

Camel Bells are small bells usually around 2" in diameter, fixed together with a length of string. They produce a high pitched bell sound with a short decay.

Church Bells

Church Bells - Eb, G, Bb, B and C church bells available

Church bells are the original required sound in many composed orchestral pieces over the past few centuries. As was mentioned in tubular bells, due to the size and sheer weight of real church bells, the practicality of regular use within the orchestral world, is limited. There are a few church bells available to hire, namely the G & C for Symphonie Fantastique and the Eb for Pictures at an Exhibition, but in general, church bells are substituted by various types of tubular bell and usually with a significant loss of sound.

Desk Bell

Desk Bell for Hire

A Desk Bell is a commonly used instrument in studios and film productions played by pushing down a plunger that produces a high pitched "ding" sound.

Indian Bell Wreath

Indian Bell Wreath for Hire

The origins of the Indian Bell Wreath are in the sub-continent, although UK Morris dancers use ankle bells for their thrilling displays. They are fastened to the user using buckles.

Translation

Italian - campane di caviglia
French - cloches de cheville
German - Knochel Glocken
Spanish - campanas del tobillo

Indian Leg Bell Wreath

Ankle Bells for Hire

Their origins are in the sub-continent, although UK Morris dancers use ankle bells for their thrilling displays. They are fastened to the user using buckles.

Translation

Italian - campane di caviglia
French - cloches de cheville
German - Knochel Glocken
Spanish - campanas del tobillo

Also called: Indian bell wreath, jingle wreath, Indian bells, Ankle wreath

Mozart Sleighbells

Mozart Sleig Bells for Hire

Mozart's German Dances calls for a set of 5 Tuned Sleigh Bells. Written in one part, these tuned Sleigh Bells are normally played by 2-3 players.

Sanctus Bells

Sanctus Bells for Hire

These produce wonderful and evocative sounds that are regularly used in films and other visual recordings. The Sanctus bells originate from and are still used within the Catholic Church. They are a set of four small bells similar in size but tuned chromatically each with their own clapper and set in a cluster. There is an ornate handle on top which one holds and then shakes giving an unusual, religious sound.

School Bell

School Bell for Hire

The school bell has for years been used as a sound effect not just in orchestral settings but also in films and recording sessions. Authentic school bells typically originating in private schools often make the best sound. Much research has been devoted to investigating what makes the difference and it has been concluded that engravings play a large part.

Ships Bell

Ships Bell for Hire

A Ships bell has for years been used aboard ships to signify danger. The bell is larger than a school or dinner bell and untuned. The bell is smaller than that of Big Ben or any other bell that is bigger than a ships bell and is still untuned.