Charles Prentice in Lavenham - 4 December, 1927

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 5:

Presently the bells began to ring and rang for quarter of an hour. I thought how like the changes were to the Athanisian Creed, and how the systems of the school-men are now to us like a peal of bells rung in a winter's night. They finished ringing off two by two, a major third, a minor third to the dominant ( a beautiful bell with an overtone like a flute , so round) a tone; then the A‚ô≠bell went on alone, saying over and over again - 'Deum, Deum'. The organ began to play and the Salvation Band to flourish. It made a nice counterpoint on a ground.

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 5. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Lavenham


Charles Prentice

Listening to

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Church bells, church organ, Salvation army band

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 December, 1927
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public


Venue was a local church in the evening

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:30:26 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:28:14 +0000