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Cymbals, bell-shaped

Cymbals, bell-shaped, set of four. Brass with integral handles, the rims decorated with a lotus pattern. Turned internally for tuning. Owned and used by James Blades and recorded as having been 'used in the procession' of Benjamin Britten's Church parable 'The Burning Fiery Furnace' (9 June 1966). See James Blades, 'Percussion Instruments and Their History', Oxford University Press, revised edition 1984, plate 182.

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  • Specific materials/techniques:bronze, cast
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  • Repository:Royal Academy of Music Museum