Silent Bells of Downtown Chicago III

I have a special treat for you: recordings of the now-silent bells in the 11 South LaSalle Street Building! You’ll recall that these four bells form a clock chime and chimed an original composition “Samheim.” The bell pitches are B-flat–E-flat–G–B-flat. A nice E-flat major chord in second inversion. So these are the bells you would have heard long ago, in the 1920s and 1930s (and beyond?) in downtown Chicago.

Thank you, Joep van Brussel at Eijsbouts, for sharing these recordings!

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