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Moscow Bell Centre has been acting since 1995 by His Holiness, Holy Patriarchy of Moscow and all Russia Alekseys II blessing, with the aim of preparing highly qualified bell ringers for Russian Orthodox Church. All wishing to study, primarily those recommended by temples and monasteries, are accepted. The period of studies is 3 months. The program consists of theoretical courses, as well as practical studies of church toll. An official certificate is given after finishing studies.

Scientific researches plan

  1. ACOUSTICS.
    • Peculiarities of orthodox rings acoustics.
    • Dependence of bells' and beaters' melodiousness (material's seasoning and strain, overtones' phase shift, weather conditions and so on).
    • Spectral (overtone) analysis of ancient Russian and new bells from different producers.
    • Under-belltower buildings' acoustics (including resonance phenomena, hip cupolas with echoes and so on).
  2. PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES.
    • Materials and alloys, alternative to bell bronze.
    • New forms and methods to increase bells and beaters quality.
    • New technologies for production of cheap and qualitative bells.
    • New technologies for restoration (repair) of broken bells.
    • Peculiarities of bronze bells defectoscopy.
    • Innovations (achievements) in bell business field.
  3. MUSICAL PECULIARITIES.
    • Peculiarities of traditional orthodox rings musical organization.
    • Questions of composition in orthodox ring.
    • The origin of rhythmical orthodox rings basis.
    • Orthodox rings role in the musical culture of Russia at the end of the XIX - at the beginning of the XX century.
    • Traditional (local) rings peculiarities.
  4. HISTORICAL PROBLEMS.
    • The history of the unique church rings Canon creation.
    • The history of Russian bells decoration (ornaments, images, scriptures and so on).
    • Methods to define bells age.
    • Orthodox rings role in the Russian spiritualitys development.
    • The orthodox ring and the supreme power.
    • The orthodox ring in the Russian poetry of the XIX-XX centuries.
  5. BIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL ASPECTS.
    • Bells and beaters affect on the environment (including human).
  6. COMMON PROBLEMS..
    • Harmony's theory in the Divine service and the orthodox ring.
    • Subject heading list in bell-science (campanology).
    • The ring in the church service: Symbolic and functional peculiarities.
    • Church rings saint patrons.
    • Church rings teaching practice.


Contacts:
   common questions: info@bilo.ru
   director: bells-centre@yandex.ru
   the museum: museum@bilo.ru
 
Telephones:
   work: (495) 957-27-10,
   tel/fax: (495) 438-29-53,
   mobile: (903) 768-45-65
Adress:
   113035, Moscow, Raushskaya embankment, house 26/1,
   the temple in honour of Saint Nikolay in Zayaitskoe (in the bell-tower).
   It works on weekdays from 10 till 19.