Tubular bells

musical instruments in the percussion family

Tubular bells, also known as chimes, are a percussion instrument. They make a bell sound when hit with a mallet. They are used in Mike Oldfield's album Tubular Bells.

Tubular bells
Chimes/Tubular Bells (by Yamaha)
Other instrument
Other namesChimes
Classification idiophone
Hornbostel–Sachs classification111.232
(Sets of percussion tubes)
Playing range
C4-F5 standard; extended range can include C4-G5, bass F3-B3, but can vary
Deagan, Adams, Yamaha, Jenco, Premier Percussion