Proms Feature - Bells Upon Bells

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Boris Godunov19980802

A celebration of a sound that is familiar worldwide - bells. This montage reflects the sound of bells around the world, from ancient CHINA to contemporary American and ENGLISH change ringing in churches. It also reveals how bells have been an inspiration for composers, from Musorgsky's famous Coronation Scene in `Boris Godunov' to Tan Dun's `Symphony 1997'. The later, inspired by the discovery of a set of 2,400-year-old Chinese bells, features in tomorrow's Prom programme.