Song bells for Hire
Song bells are very similar to a glockenspiel in look but also feature resonators, giving a much louder more resonant sound. J. C. Deagan, Inc. manufactured their Song Bells from 1918-1924. These bells were designed to be used primarily as a solo instrument, but were marketed as an 'exceptionally fine' instrument 'when used in playing an obbligato to a vocal number.' Hence the name Song Bells. Song bells have a 2 1/2-octave range of G4 to C7, which is an octave lower than the standard range for a glockenspiel. The bars are 1 1/4 inches wide by 1/4-inch thick, and vary in length from 11 7/16 to 4 15/16 inches. Unlike the Glockenspiel, Song Bells have short resonators for projection.