[r-t] Runny compositions

Alexander Holroyd holroyd at math.ubc.ca
Sat Nov 24 20:32:41 UTC 2007

This one of plain bob major also achieves it (but is not cyclic):

I'd certainly like to see this cyclic composition...


On Sat, 24 Nov 2007, Ben Willetts wrote:

> 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?
> Ben
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