First used on the clock at Great St. Mary's, Cambridge, these were originally called the Cambridge Chimes and are derived from Handel's 'Messiah'. Now famous because of their adoption at Westminster, they are known as the Westminster Chimes. The bells are tuned to the key of F major with the hour bell Big Ben sounding note E. There are two things to notice here. The first is that there are only 5 unique musical phrases, labelled here 1 - 5.
The familiar sixteen notes of the top of the hour chimes are without a doubt the most familiar and widely used hourly times in the world. Despite the fact that everyone at Samford hears the tune, I find that few people know they have words. The tune was written in for the Church of St.
The Westminster Quarters is the name for a melody used by a set of striking clock bells to mark each quarter-hour. The number of chime sets matches the number of quarter hours that have passed. It is also known as the Westminster Chimes , from its use at the Palace of Westminster , or the Cambridge Quarters  from its place of origin, the church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge. The melody consists of four different permutations of four pitches in the key of E major plus one arrangement omitting B 3 and repeating E 4 3. These are always played in the order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and each set is used twice every hour. Set 1 is played at the first quarter, sets 2 and 3 at the half, sets 4, 5 and 1 at the third quarter, and sets 2, 3, 4 and 5 at the hour, as follows. Note that these sounds have been recreated as electronic, midi files and do not necessarily represent the actual sounds of the bells:. The full hour chime is followed by one strike for the number of the hour by Big Ben E 3 one strike for one o'clock, two strikes for two o'clock, and so on.
I know that time spent together even when we're both just sleeping is valuable. The importance of tithing your money. That said, Mormons have learned to have fun without alcohol and often have to wait until drinkers are well-oiled and loosened up to join in the dopey-ness.