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The ringing of sets of church bells or handbells in a constantly varying order.
- ‘The captain of the bell ringers, Martin Davies, said: ‘A peal of 12 bells will enhance the cathedral's role as a centre of excellence for traditional change-ringing.’’
- ‘For twelve bells, the largest number used for change-ringing, the total number of possible sequences is 479,001,600 and would take 37 years and 355 days to ring at a normal ringing rate.’
- ‘In English change-ringing the bell may be balanced upside down and swung through a full circle, the moment of its sounding being controlled by the ringer.’
- ‘My main pastime for many years was change-ringing.’
- ‘Called change-ringing bells, the music they make may not be familiar melodies, but if you listen carefully, the music they make is rhythmic and complex.’
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