The Bells!

Bow Bells
The recording used by the BBC to "fill in" during many moments of crisis was made in 1926. The Queen's Changes are heard. There are 12 bells in the peal but only 10 are heard because only 10 ringers turned up for the session!

Big Ben
The Westminster Chimes are taken from Handel's Messiah:
All through this hour
Lord be my guide
That by thy power
No foot shall slide.

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