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Rediscovering the bells of a Valletta church

Our Lady of Victories church in Valletta

Our Lady of Victories church in Valletta

Campanologist Kenneth Cauchi will today deliver  a talk at the church of Our Lady of Victories in Valletta.

Organised by Din l-Art Ħelwa,  the talk will delve into the history of bells and their functions in regulating the life of man, necessitating the commision of large and durable bronze bells, which were able to communicate and convey their messages over long distances.

The Ferreria in Valletta produced several master founders, each of which left their indelible singatures in the particular profiles of their bells.  The bells in the church of Our Lady of Victories are the epitome of Maltese bell founding craft in the last decades of the 18th century and during the high baroque period.

Meticulously and recently restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa, these bells carry the marks of master founders Luca and Mederico Menville, Aloisio Bouchut and Francesco and Gioacchino Trigance.

The legacy of the Ferreria consists of several tonnes of bronze which lie hidden in Malta’s bell towers, awaiting discovery.

The talk will be delivered today at 6.30pm at the Our Lady of Victories church in Valletta.

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