[r-t] Runny compositions

Alexander Holroyd holroyd at math.ubc.ca
Sat Nov 24 20:35:03 UTC 2007

And also this one of Bristol:

I would like to see a composition (of anything reasonable) with all the 
1234s and 4321s as well...

On Sat, 24 Nov 2007, Alexander Holroyd wrote:

> This one of plain bob major also achieves it (but is not cyclic):
> http://www.math.ubc.ca/~holroyd/comps/pb8.txt
> I'd certainly like to see this cyclic composition...
> Ander
> 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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