Maldon, St.Mary's Bellringers, 2016
It was early on New Year’s Day morning and I arrived at the Church earlier than most of the bell ringers. But they soon filed in and before I knew it were ascending the wooden stairs of the bell tower. I followed them and had very little time to set up my smaller recorder amongst them before they started playing. I left the recorder there whilst I went to record the bells from outside with my other recorder and they kindly gave it back to me when they had finished. In this excerpt, you can hear the players start and the calls of instruction to change the order in which they ring the bells.