[r-t] Anything Goes vs Peals Mean Something

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Mon Aug 11 15:24:58 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM,  <ted.steele at tesco.net> wrote:
> If any row occurs twice in a touch (peal length or otherwise) then the touch is false. No ifs, buts or maybes; it's false.
> Peals have to be composed of true touches, being extents as far as possible on seven or less

That's not the way either the current Decisions or current practice
defines peals. Many popular multi-extent blocks are not, according to
your definition, true. In consequence, for example, none of the normal
length peals of the 41 book surprise minor methods rung to date were
peals in your view. I don't now recall the exact details of how it was
put together, but I suspect the common bobs only 10,080 of Grandsire
Triples wasn't true by your definition, either. Nor, I think, are any
peals of doubles containing the tidy multi-extent blocks of various
lengths that make Erin Doubles possible with conventional Stedman
Doubles singles. There are myriad other examples.

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"That's one of the most wonderful things about music -- its ability
to say two or more things at once, to express ambiguity, conflict,
multiple emotional levels within one organic composition."
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