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Music to the ears in Milverton
12:40pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 in News
MILVERTON was the venue for the world premiere of Olympic Five Rings last Friday (July 27) – a unique arrangement of four traditional and one new ringing sequences to mark the start of London 2012.
The arranger, Keith Beale, wanted to produce a unique piece of ringing out of the ordinary so that those hearing the bells at 8.12am realised it was something different for a unique occasion.
The three-minute piece was an arrangement of ringing and sounds, from the highest to the lowest note, to a celebratory sequence from the odd and even numbered bells.
The beautiful sounds encouraged crowds to gather in the churchyard, who greeted the bell ringers after their performance.
Pictured from left are Keith Beale, Sheila Williamson, Felicity Marshall, Mary Ewing, Jonathan Banton, Margaret Taylor, Peter Cooke and Christopher Marshall.