Thank you for sharing this sound. I found it to use for an art project -- openprocessing.org/sketch/125095 -- and became so attached to it, I set up my computer to play it randomly every 30-60 minutes. It brings me such calm, and transports me better than any other bell sound I found.
Wow, redcatdreams, delighted (almost) beyond words to learn you found this sound useful for your project. The bell is incredibly special to me since it belonged to my grandma and was used throughout her life and mine for various purposes including warning her should infant-me get up during the night (fastened to my bedroom door), and as her own alarm (hung from the front door of her house). Made my day as I'm sure it will make my sister's since she's a horse owner and is today dealing with her favorite's health issues.
Your awesome recording was used in the restoration of a 1912 version of Black Beauty for the iPad and iPad Mini called Black Beauty Enhanced. A significant portion of the proceeds supports equine welfare causes and helps stop abuse. A full attribution is in the book, as well. Thanks! http://bit.ly/Zm4QZs
I think it captured faithfully the silly joy the three of us felt, meeting again after many years, having played music together all our early lives. Funny. Yes. Glad that translates through our vocalizations. Made my day, your comment, Rain75.
Hahaha, Jackjacko: when I move to the country, I'll re-record. As it is, I'm in a city and living in a factory, and...you gets what you gets here, even very early in the morning. Frankly, I find its imperfection lovely and perfect. If you want, I can upload the raw .wav and you can apply some noise reduction for posterity :)
Thanks so much for making this freely available; I've been hearing this exact bell at the end of my meditation sessions courtesy of the timer mentioned earlier in the comments. I can now make it my alarm clock sound and begin each day with a powerful reminder to practice mindfulness.