Even if you don’t care for bellringers and their foibles, please go and have a look at this link, and click the MP3 for the sample of ringing on the minor 10, half-muffled, at Worcester Cathedral.
It’s a haunting sound. The striking isn’t perfect (but then most of you won’t know what means) but the sound is… unique. Amazing. Addictive. I have to keep playing it. I might hack it about and have it as my e-mail notification beep, or my SMS tone.
The accompanying blurb says the semitone bells installed to create the minor peal of 10 are unique. They’re rung for “Armistice, New Year’s Day and other solemn occasions,” including last year’s War Requiem in the Three Choirs.