[r-t] Little Bell Music

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Wed Sep 1 22:57:17 UTC 2004

Graham writes,

> "a measure for little bell music, particularly useful on higher numbers
> i.e. the rows ending in xxxx1234, xxxx2345, xxxx3456, xxxx4321,
> xxxx5432, and xxxx6543, giving a maximum of 144 on eight bells."

I really think you must include runs off the front in the count, too.

> I am sure that Richard (A) will argue for inclusion of 7654s and 4567s,
> but this seemed to be drifting from the "little bell" tag

Not really, surely. They are still accessible via standard 5-bell coursing
orders, i.e. without splitting the tenors, so are a good fit for normal
types of composition.


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