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Dimensions: 22 in. Overall Length
Materials: Cherry finish ash wood, 6 silver aluminum tubes, silk-screened windcatcher, removable windcatcher for easy customization
Tuned to the opening notes of "O Canada," the Canadian national anthem.
This chime was created to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
Originally commissioned for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony, the song's music was composed by Calixa Lavalle and the original French lyrics were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The English lyrics that are used today were written by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908. "O Canada" has served as the Canadian national anthem since 1939, but wasn't made official until July 1, 1980.
Because Canada is a bilingual country with both English and French being official languages, performers singing "O Canada" often mix the English and French lyrics.
This chime was designed with a removable windcatcher for easy customization. Including a personal message such as a wedding date, note of sympathy or birthday greeting makes the gift that much more special. Woodstock Chimes does not offer engraving services, but the removable windcatcher can be taken to a personalization store, trophy shop, printer or jeweler to be engraved or silk-screened.
This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.