Westminster Chime Clock Melody

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Did you know the familiar Westminster chime clock melody of your grandfather or mantel clock has a very long history?  The Westminster chimes are the same notes first used in the University Church two of St. Mary in Cambridge, England and in 1859, selected for the Victoria Clock Tower in the House of Parliament in London.  The hour is still struck on the famous old “Big Ben” bell after the four famous phrases have been played on the smaller bells.  Your clocks work on the same premise.  The melody is played by one set of hammers on chime rods or tubes and the hourly strike is played on another set of chime rods or tubes.  The music was originally inspired by a phrase from Handel’s “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”.  The words and music of the Westminster Chime were arranged by William Crotch in 1793.

Lord through this hour,

Be Thou our guide

So, by Thy power

No foot shall slide

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Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today.