Tubular bells - Notation
As a rule the strike note is notated. It is one octave higher and the bell’s actual pitch. The sound is therefore as written, without transposition. The pitches written for tubular bells always range from F3 to F5.
In the strike note a tone dominates which is an octave higher than the fundamental; both strike and fundamental are audible in the resonance, the latter is slightly more prominent.
Legend has it that there have even been arguments over which is the ”correct” pitch (-: