The bourdon is the heaviest of the bells that belong to a musical instrument, especially a chime or a carillon, and produces its lowest tone. As an example, the largest bell of a carillon of 64 bells, the sixth largest bell hanging in the world, in the Southern Illinois town of Centralia, is identified as the `bourdon.` It weighs 11,
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In music a bourdon is a drone bass, as in a bagpipe, or a hurdy-gurdy. A bordon is also a kind of organ stop having a droning quality of tone.
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Bourdon, bordun, or bordone normally denotes a stopped flute/flue type of pipe in an organ characterized by a very dark, heavy tone, strong in fundamental, with a quint transient but relatively little overtone development. Its half-length construction make it especially well suited to low pitches, and the name is derived from t
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A term often used for a heavy bell (e.g. several tons in weight).
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[ French, from Latin burdo
mule, esp. one used for carrying litters. Confer Spanish muleta
a young she mule; also, crutch, prop.] A pilgrim's staff.
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[ French See Burden
a refrain.] (Mus.) (a)
A drone bass, as in a bagpipe, or a hurdy-gurdy. See Burden
(of a song.) (b)
A kind of organ stop.
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Eugene, French engineer and inventor, 1808-1884. ... See: Bourdon tube. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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• (n.) A kind of organ stop. • (n.) A drone bass, as in a bagpipe, or a hurdy-gurdy. See Burden (of a song.) • (n.) A pilgrim`s staff.
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