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Accomplished Handbell Ringer performs in Pine Bluffs

The sound of ting and ring with notes of music rang through the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church. A listener said, " Instruments can sing a song in their own way."

Handbells were started as simple as shells which which were struck with a stick of wood. The metal bell was traced back to 300 BC. It has been found that priest's had bells sewn on to their garments. The credit for the development of the modern handbell is accorded to brothers Robert and William Cor in Aldbourne Wiltshire, England, between 1696 and 1724 They made lateen bells for the hame boxes on a harness of the horse. Bell tow...


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