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Title: The largely unsung history of Malta’s bells
Authors: Grima, Noel
Keywords: Church bells -- Malta -- History
Knights of Malta -- History
Church bells -- Conservation and restoration -- Malta
Cauchi, Gulju, 1829-1904
Lectures and lecturing -- Malta -- History
Art, Baroque -- Malta -- Study and teaching
Order of St John -- History
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: University of Malta. International Institute for Baroque Studies
Citation: Grima, N. (2014/15). The largely unsung history of Malta’s bells. Baroque Routes Newsletter, 10, 14–17.
Abstract: It was a lecture but then it was also an object lesson. As the audience settled down to listen to the lecture on the bells of Malta in the hall that forms part of the Birkirkara Collegiate Church, the sonorous Birkirkara bells on top of us began to solemnly peal the traditional ‘Mota tal- Hamis’ which can be heard at around 7pm on Thursdays in the mostly traditionalist parishes, along with the tolling of bells at three pm on Fridays to commemorate the Last Supper and the death of Christ respectively. The International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta held a public lecture on ‘Maltese Bells and Bell Ringing in the Baroque Age’ delivered by Kenneth Cauchi.
Description: This article first appeared in the Malta Independent on Sunday on 7th December 2014.
Appears in Collections:Baroque Routes Newsletter, No.10, 2014/15

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