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Orchestra bells

Definition and background:

A percussion instrument consisting of a set of metal bars which are sounded by being struck with a hammer. Each bar produces a specific tone. The bars are arranged in the same manner as a piano keyboard, and thus the orchestra bells are fully chromatic. The range is from g to c'' and sounds two octaves higher than written. Also see bell lyre, glockenspiel.

Bells consisting of tuned metal bars mounted on a rectangular frame and played with a mallet.

For more information on the music term "Orchestra bells" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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