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 World Music grouping.
All have removable windcatchers for easy customization and all carry a lifetime tuning guarantee.
French Romance Chime
This chime is tuned to the last chord of the intensely beautiful song Hymne à L'Amour (Hymn to Love).
Composed by Marguerite Monnot, the original French lyrics are by Edith Piaf, who first sang it in Paris in 1949 as a tribute to her lover who tragically died in a plane crash on his way to see her. Many diverse singers, including Edith Piaf, Fubuki Koshiji and Cyndi Lauper, have recorded Hymn to Love
The sound of the Woodstock French Romance Chime is our tribute to Edith Piaf and the everlasting power of love.
Chimes of Ireland
This lucky chime is tuned to the opening notes of When Irish Eyes are Smiling.
First published in 1912, the song's lyrics were written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr. and the music is by Ernest Ball. The song has been recorded by many, including Bing Crosby and Connie Francis. The handsome sandblasted green tubes recall the Emerald Isle and a shamrock adorns the windcatcher.
Our Chimes of Ireland may not be rare like a four-leaf clover. Even so, may its bright tones bring the luck of the Irish to your home and garden.
Chimes of Provence
This chime is tuned to the lovely scale from French composer Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 1, written in 1890.
Many of the great impressionist painters of the 19th century created some of their most celebrated works in Provence, the region in southern France known for delighting the senses. It was here that van Gogh produced his famous still lifes with sunflowers in 1888-89.
This windchime reflects the color and tone of the French countryside, right down to the sunflower image burned into the wood of the windcatcher.
Spanish Romance Chime
Inspired by the famous classical guitar solo Romance de Amor.
This chime's song will transport you to sunny Spain, where you might imagine wandering the streets of Barcelona, passing the famous La Sagrada Familia Church and stopping to watch the amazing light and music show at the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. The unique design of this chime, with tubes that vary in both length and diameter, creates an unusually rich tone.
A lovely addition to your home or garden, this chime will delight all who hear it ring.
Adagio Chime - Spanish Garden
Tuned to the notes of Concierto de Aranjuez.
This chime is tuned to the opening minor chord of the adagio movement from the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo, one of the most significant Spanish composers of the twentieth century. This beautiful guitar concerto is described by Rodrigo as encapsulating "the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains." The concerto transports the listener through the suggestion of these natural sounds.
Hang this chime in your garden and let its mellow sound transport you to a state of total relaxation!
Chimes of Tuscany
Tuned to the poignant notes of an Italian aria, this handsome chime echoes the sound of Italy.
This wind chime is tuned to the poignant notes of the aria Sono giunta! Madre, pietosa Vergine from the opera La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) by the great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. Music and wine just seem to go together. That's why we've created a windchime that features an image of grapes burned into the wood - it celebrates one of the world's most famous winemaking regions. Dotted with lush vineyards, ancient olive groves, stone farmhouses and medieval castles, the beautiful Tuscan countryside stretches from the mountains to the sea. Here, Italy's finest wines are created according to the rhythms of nature, just as they have been for hundreds of years.
May our Chimes of Tuscany accompany you as you celebrate the rhythms of nature, the force of destiny and the sounds of life. Enjoy!
Chimes of Bavaria
This wind chime is tuned to the joyful tones of the alphorn melody from the finale of Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor.
The German-born Brahms spent 15 years writing this piece, which he completed in 1876. A land of rolling hills, pine forests, charming alpine villages and sparkling lakes, Bavaria lies at the heart of Europe. Here, the Germans brew a rich, creamy-tasting beer called Weizenbier, or wheat beer. In accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516, it is made using only water, malt, hops and yeast for the very finest quality and flavor. We adhere to a similar philosophy and tune our Woodstock Chimes using pure musical intervals for the most beautiful sound.
Reflecting the fields of Bavaria, this windchime features a wheat image burned into the wood of the windcatcher.
Chimes of Bali
A favorite, tuned to the traditional scale of Balinese shadow puppet play.
This light and spirited wind chime is tuned to a musical scale called saih gender wayangfrom the South Pacific Island of Bali, Indonesia. Originating in the playful music of the shadow puppet play, this scale comes alive with each movement of the wind. Gamelan gender wayang is a style of music played on Bali. In 2003 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) designated Wayang Kulit, a shadow puppet theater and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in an effort to help preserve this aspect of Indonesian heritage.
Let the Chimes of Bali transport you to the islands of Indonesia with its relaxing and soothing song.
Chimes of Java
This exotic-sounding windchime is tuned to the scale of the gamelan degung.
This deep sounding wind chime takes you to the volcanic South Pacific, where magical music is heard every day on the Indonesian island of Java. Tuned to the musical scale of the gamelan degung, the Javanese orchestra's intrinsically beautiful music combines simple elements to produce intricate textures. This lush, shimmering sound captivated and inspired musicians from the West such as Claude Debussy and Erik Satie. In fact, Satie first heard a Javanese gamelan orchestra play at the Paris Exposition of 1889 and incorporated its hypnotic effects in his exotic work Gnossienne.
The Chimes of Java will inspire and hypnotize you as you listen to its mysterious melodies.