Bells from Minsk! These bells are quite simple in design, especially
in the smaller sizes, more "rough-hewn", perhaps, than those
of our other foundries. They are cast in sand rather than in ceramic clay,
and so they don't have the exquisite detail that can be achieved with
laser-carved moulds, etc. As a set, their timbres and sonorities are especially
well-matched, so despite the fact that they are meant to be "price-performers"
for tiny and poor parishes, they sound quite nice. They will not win first
prize at the big exhibitions, but they are definitely a delight to ring
and to hear.