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Contemporary Sound Practices: Church Bells and Bell Ringing in New South Wales, Australia

Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O. Box 789, Albury, NSW 2640, Australia
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Heritage 2021, 4(3), 1754-1772; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4030098
Received: 1 July 2021 / Revised: 6 August 2021 / Accepted: 9 August 2021 / Published: 12 August 2021
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As a social species, humans have developed soundscapes that surround, and to some extent circumscribe, their daily existence. The concept of aural heritage, its conceptualization and its management represent a rapidly expanding area of research, covering aspects of both natural and human heritage. However, there have been no contemporary regional or supra-regional studies that examine the nature of sound making in Christian religious settings, nor the extent to which it is still used. This paper presents the results of a survey into the presence of bells and bell ringing practices among five major Christian denominations in New South Wales, and examines to what extent bell ringing is still practiced and what factors may determine any differentiation. In doing so, it provides an objective basis from which to investigate future changes in bell ringing practices, and provides a solid foundation with reference to aural heritage of sound in a religious setting. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural heritage; audio heritage; soundscapes; aural heritage; church bells cultural heritage; audio heritage; soundscapes; aural heritage; church bells
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Parker, M.; Spennemann, D.H.R. Contemporary Sound Practices: Church Bells and Bell Ringing in New South Wales, Australia. Heritage 2021, 4, 1754-1772. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4030098

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Parker M, Spennemann DHR. Contemporary Sound Practices: Church Bells and Bell Ringing in New South Wales, Australia. Heritage. 2021; 4(3):1754-1772. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4030098

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Parker, Murray, and Dirk H.R. Spennemann 2021. "Contemporary Sound Practices: Church Bells and Bell Ringing in New South Wales, Australia" Heritage 4, no. 3: 1754-1772. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4030098

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