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Ding! Dong! Merrily on High – The significance of church bells

By Dr Guy Freeland* Ding-a-Dong Ding Even if it is those lovely Greek Christmas carols that you are into, you must have heard, if only at your local shopping arcade, that splendid English carol, “Ding! Dong! Merrily on High”, which simulates bells descending down the scale: Glor-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-ria! Hosannna in excelsis! (Apologies if I have the wrong number of “or”s.) Written ... Read More »