Tuned to the notes of Johann Pachelbel's celebrated Canon, with a small chime within the main chime for fuller sound Black finish ash wood, 6 silver tubes, 4 black solid rods Length: 32" Overall chime length is measured from top of gather ring / knob to bottom of wind catcher Beautifully finished, provides years of pleasure in a garden, near a door or as a gift Over 30 years ago, Grammy award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill; Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still develop the chimes today Your chime is tuned to the notes of the beloved melody of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D, written near the end of the Baroque era. Once lost, this rediscovered masterpiece catches the ear and captures the heart with its graceful melody and stately tempo. Popular as a wedding processional, the melody has also gained popularity as holiday music, making our Pachelbel Canon Chime an ideal gift for weddings, holidays and any special occasion. This chime offers the unique combination of a second petit chime that hangs within the primary chime, offering both low and high tones to sing the sounds of hope, joy, love and promise. Over 30 years ago, Grammy award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. Fascinated by the Scale of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can’t be played on a modern piano, Garry cut and tuned the lawn chair 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 best selling, musically-tuned windchimes. Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still develop the chimes today. It remains a family-owned business in New York’s Hudson Valley.
I gave this chime as a gift. I own 2 other Woodstock chimes and am a big fan of the brand. I was surprised to learn that this chime actually has two sets of chimes: Larger chimes that produce deeper notes on the outside and smaller chimes that produce higher tones on the inside. Very cool! And it sounds wonderful!Regarding DurabilityI have had issues with one of my Woodstock chimes falling apart. The chimes are suspended from the base by a nylon rope that is thread..