The music made by Woodstock Chimes is perfectly authentic because it’s tuned to real scales and melodies heard throughout the world from ancient times to the present. Our rich, pure sound quality comes from premium materials, expert design and fabrication methods, and, of course, precise tuning.
The chimes shown here are a selection from our Famous Melodies grouping. They each include a short video of the melody from which the tuning is derived.
All have removable windcatchers for easy customization and all carry a lifetime tuning guarantee.
Pachelbel Canon Chime
This windchime (also available in bronze & green) recalls the soft melody of Johann Pachelbel's celebrated Canon in D.
A prolific composer and an accomplished organist, Pachelbel wrote for the organ, harpsichord and voice - his Canon in D is one of his few chamber works known today. With its graceful melody and stately tempo, it is a popular choice as a wedding processional, for within its measures we hear the sounds of hope, joy, love and promise.
The clever design incorporates 4 small rods that harmonize beautifully with the 6 chime tubes. This windchime is the perfect gift for virtually any occasion.
-Also available in bronze & green
Clair de Lune Chime
Tuned to the opening phrase of Debussy's Clair de Lune.
This chime is tuned to the opening phrase of Clair de Lune, a distinctive melody made up of seven two-note chords.
To replicate this, the chime was designed with two different sized clappers, so both the upper and lower tubes are struck at the same time. In this way, it plays double stops, or two notes at one time.
Clair de Lune translates to Light of the Moon or Moonlight and is the third movement of the Suite bergamasque, one of the most famous piano suites composed by Claude Debussy. First written around 1890, when Debussy was only 28, this melody was used for the Bellagio Fountain scene at the end of Oceans Eleven. A true original, there's no other windchime designed to play chords in this way.
Calm and uplifting - Gregorian Chimes - Alto, Silver offers a peaceful respite from the hectic world.
Experience the inner quiet that comes from listening to the peaceful patterns of Gregorian chant. Tuned to a medieval scale, this wind chime echoes the vocal music that has been sung as a part of daily devotionals and meditation in the monasteries and churches of Western Europe for more than a thousand years.
Many believe this music to have remarkable healing powers. The sound is beautiful, relaxing and mysteriously compelling. Like the free-flowing monophonic lines of the chant, this windchime's resonant tones will surround the listener as the sounds linger in the breeze.
All of the Woodstock Gregorian Chimes - Baritone, Tenor, Alto, Soprano and the Little Gregorian - harmonize beautifully together.
Here the Gregorian Chant Deum verum, or The True God is played.
Chimes of Mozart
Tuned to the notes of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) lived a short but extremely rich musical life. Revered for numerous symphonies, chamber works, concerti and operas, his career started as a child prodigy and ended tragically at the young age of 35. This wind chime pays tribute to his 250th birthday and is tuned to the opening intervals of the andante movement from his Piano Concerto number 21 in C Major (K. 467). This concerto was used as the theme music in the 1967 Swedish film Elvira Madigan.
- Also available in medium
Ode to Joy
Tuned to the joyful tones of the famous finale of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
This majestic sounding wind chime is tuned to the theme of the famous finale of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Ode to Joy), which premiered in Vienna in 1824. Given a standing ovation, many in the audience enthusiastically waved hats and handkerchiefs to show their appreciation for the composer who could not hear the applause because he was almost totally deaf. Changing the text from "Ode to Joy" to "Ode to Freedom" and using musicians from around the world, Leonard Bernstein conducted this symphony at the historic fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. No matter where you hang this classic windchime, whether outdoors or in your home, may it remind you of joy and freedom.
Magical Mystery Chime - Space Odyssey
Must be heard! Special acoustic effect makes "2001" sound like a million!
Our Magical Mystery Chimes feature a musical phenomenon known as Octave Doubling. Here's how it works - you remember the Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do scale from The Sound of Music? The "Do" notes that come at the start and end of this scale are the same note, an octave apart. Notes separated by an octave are considered harmonically equivalent and "ring" together in a way that adds a pleasing sound to the music. Our Magical Mystery Chimes take this theory to the extreme - each note of the wind chime is matched with its "octave double". Never before used in windchimes, this special tuning creates a heightening of the harmonics, creating a song that must be heard to be believed.
Our Space Odyssey Chime is tuned to the intervals of the first notes of the famous symphonic poem, Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, more commonly known as the powerful musical opening to Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The chime-within-a-chime design couples notes in four octaves which exponentially increases the soundscape and quadruples the octave doubling effect!
Amazing Grace Chime
One of our most popular tunings, the medium size has a mid-range tone.
This chime is tuned to the inspiring tones heard in the opening measures of Amazing Grace, one of America's best loved and most widely known hymns. The lyrics were written by Englishman John Newton in the late 18th century. As a young man on board a merchant ship, Newton underwent a spiritual awakening while caught in a deadly storm at sea. This was the beginning of a journey that would lead the one-time slave trader to become a vocal abolitionist, and transform a man without conviction into one of unshakable faith. It has played an important role in drug and alcohol recovery, the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement and 9/11. Newton's message of hope and redemption from over 200 years ago resonates with the same power today in our Amazing Grace Chime.
– Also available in other sizes & styles.
Above, Elvis Presley performs the iconic Amazing Grace in 1971.
Happy Birthday Chime
Tuned to notes from the popular song.
This cheerful chime is tuned to the instantly recognizable notes from "Happy Birthday," the song most frequently sung in the English language. Written by sisters and elementary school educators Patty and Mildred Hill in 1893, the original words were "Good Morning to All." The tune was adapted to "Happy Birthday to You," and that is the version that is so popular today.
Makes a great gift for him or her, adults and children alike.
Here's the iconic Happy Birthday to You that is so popular today.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game Chime
Tuned to the opening notes of Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
Inspired by the Chicago Cubs' World Series win in 2016, this chime is tuned to the opening notes of Take Me Out to the Ball Game, a Tin Pan Alley song written in 1908 by Jack Norworth and put to music by Albert Von Tilzer. The song was first played at a Major League Baseball game during the 4th game of the 1934 World Series. Nowadays it's sung at baseball games in North America, always during the seventh-inning stretch, with the crowd enthusiastically singing along.
Here Cubs announcer Harry Carey sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the Cubs' final home game of the season in 1997.