[r-t] Runny compositions
ben at benjw.org.uk
Sat Nov 24 14:54:49 UTC 2007
I notice a G&B peal rung at Clevedon on 2 November and reported in this
week's comic. The composition was spliced Dunster, Bristol, Barnstormer*,
Americium and Gem* S, and Rare Hare* D [* new methods], composed and
conducted by Alan Reading, with the footnote "this cyclic composition
contains all 384 possible runs of 4 consecutive bells (excluding those
involving the treble) at the front or back".
Some questions have occurred to me.
Is this a unique footnote? Which other compositions have come close to this
figure? Have any also included the 4-runs involving the treble?
Are there any methods or compositions specifically designed to maximise
4-runs in the middle of the change, rather than just front or back?
The methods rung are quite Bristol-y or Cornwall-y, but I notice that
Dunster has the bells in mega-tittums at the half-lead. Could this type of
feature be useful in half-lead spliced, and has it ever been exploited?
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