Other Sellers on Amazon
Woodstock Chimes of Olympos
|Price:||£35.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Delivery Details|
|You Save:||£34.95 (50%)|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Tuned to a beautiful ancient Greek scale from the 7th centuryBC, the original Woodstock Chime!
- Length: 36" Overall chime length is measured from top of string to bottom of windcatcher
- Woodstock Chimes - The World's Favourite Windchime
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
The original Woodstock Chime!
This mysterious and soothing wind chime plays the ancient Greek pentatonic scale devised by Olympos, Phrygian flutist and lyre player of the seventh century B.C. Olympos is given credit for the introduction of the flute into Greece from Phrygia, thus adding a new instrumental sound to that country. It is said that Olympos was also very inventive with rhythm as well which may just qualify him as the original King of Rhythm and Blues. Because of these contributions, Plutarch, the Greek historian and biographer, named Olympos the father of Greek music. Nearly three thousand years later, the bluesy scale of Olympos, tuned in the pure system of "just intonation," is still heard today on the Japanese koto and on a Woodstock Chime.
In 1979, GRAMMY(R) Award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminium 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.
1 X Woodstock Chimes of Olympos
Top Customer Reviews
I chose the 'silver' finish version of each set of chimes, because listening tests on other sites that gave short sound samples of the respective chimes to listen to showed that the 'silver' finish ones had an altogether brighter, 'sunnier' and more 'open' sound, I think because the various alternative finishes somewhat subdue the higher overtones.
The Chimes of Olympos are tuned to what is described as an Ancient Greek scale, which appears to be the same as the very sad sounding scale of much Japanese koto music. I found that, when combined with the sound of the Gregorian Chimes, Chimes of Pluto, or indeed both of those, the Olympos chimes changed the others' emotional effect, always bringing sadness into the picture.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
quality product it really works Shipped quickly, cases as described. Happy customer!! It is the best choice for me to buy the same product, the price is also, these are worth it... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lawrence Thorndike
Beautiful looking and the sound is wonderful. A little loud for a suburban garden so have hung in a sheltered position where they gently playPublished 21 months ago by locket