- Woodstock's alto gregorian chime plays a calm, uplifting song when the wind blows
- Hand-tuned to a medieval gregorian chant scale: c, d, eb, f, g, a, bb, c; 8 chime tubes create an exceptionally rich sound
- Black finished ash wood base and wind catcher; overall length is 27-1/2-Inch
- Harmonizes beautifully with all the other gregorian chimes; gift boxed
- Woodstock chimes are known around the world for their innovative design, superior quality and beautiful sound
This beautiful chime offers a calm, uplifting song when the wind blows. Tuned to a medieval scale, our gregorian chimes echo the vocal music of the gothic era, sung to accompany meditation in the churches of europe since the late 8th century. Each chime has eight chime tubes for an exceptionally rich sound, and each one harmonizes with the others, so they sound absolutely wonderful together. Our most popular chime series. Woodstock chimes are the original, musically-tuned, high-quality windchimes known worldwide for their superior sound. When listening to a woodstock chime, you hear a fine musical instrument played by the wind, perfectly hand-tuned using the ancient system of "just intonation" based on natural harmonics. This means the frequencies at which the different chime tubes vibrate are related to one another by simple whole-number ratios. Tones that are related in this way produce the most beautiful musical intervals. The sonic effect is exceptionally pure and soothing. More than 30-year ago, the first woodstock chime was created by founder and owner garry kvistad from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. As a professional musician and instrument designer, he was fascinated by the scales of olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can't be played on a modern piano. Garry had the idea to cut and tune the lawn chair chime tubes to the exact frequency of the ancient scale. The resulting chimes of olympos was the first woodstock chime and is still one of our bestselling windchimes. Garry and his wife diane founded woodstock percussion, inc. In 1979 and it remains a family-owned business in new york's hudson valley.