[r-t] Spliced surprise major: John M Goldthorpe
Earisp at rsc.org
Mon Oct 17 12:19:49 UTC 2005
I rang in a peal of 45 spliced surprise major yesterday
(http://www.campanophile.co.uk/show.html?Code=31364), composed by John
Goldthorpe. The peal consisted of all the methods from Smith's 23 and
Chandler's 23 (41 distinct methods), with 4 additional methods inserted
to take the composition up to 10k. The composition is copied below.
I think it's a very impressive compositional achievement to be given 45
different treble-dodging major methods and fit them all into a
composition. The atw peals of more spliced major methods that I've seen
contain many (random) methods that fit a composition, rather than being
a composition that contains only a specified group of methods.
I wonder if John wants to explain how he put his composition together?
He must certainly have some impressive resources in his toolkit - the
use of singles adds to this impression! And what is the maximum number
of methods that I could give him for him to stand a reasonable chance of
putting an atw composition together, I wonder?
John's website (containing many other compositions) is
http://lightning.prohosting.com/~escrick/compidx.htm . My only
suggestion is that many compositions seem to be based around maximising
CRUs. This is old-school - runs are the way forward for spliced major!
10080 Spliced Surprise Major (45 methods)
John M Goldthorpe
- 6423857 Bristol
- 8264735 Jersey
- 6824735 Pudsey
- 4357826 Cornwall
- 6854237 Newlyn
- 2568743 Northampton
- 7625384 Moulton
S 4832576 Sussex
- 3482576 Adelaide
- 4276358 Belfast
- 6583274 Preston
S 3574628 Double Dublin
S 4528367 Willesden
S 3724658 Chesterfield
- 8623574 Tavistock
S 4752386 Buckfastleigh
- 3547628 Yorkshire
- 5728364 Lessness
- 3257486 Caterham
314 com, 49 cru's, all the work.
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