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change ringing:

see bellbell,
in music, a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow metal vessel, often cup-shaped with an outward-flaring rim, damped at one end and set into vibration by a blow from a clapper within or from a hammer without.
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The Winsford was the largest change-ringing contest in England, and bands of ringing societies would come from all over the country to compete.
As he points out, the practice of change-ringing, with its shifting overlaid patterns of repeated parts, bears a distinct kinship to the music of American minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
However, during the 1800s, change-ringing attracted a much wider social mix of bell ringers in rural areas.