The History And Development Of Musical Instruments From The Earliest Times.

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from the church. The reason assigned by the Greeks for having adopted this plan is that in case of an earthquake the bells are likely to fall and, were they placed in a tower, would destroy the roof of the church and might cause the destruction of the whole building. Also in Russia a special edifice for the bells is gene­rally separate from the church. In the Russian villages the
bells are not unfrequently hung in the branches of an oak-tree near the church. In Iceland the bell is usually placed in the lych-gate leading to the graveyard.
The idea of forming of a number of bells a musical instrument such as the carillon is said by some to have suggested itself first
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