[r-t] New Grandsire [was Old methods]

edward martin edward.w.martin at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 15:55:45 UTC 2008

Even by April 1953 (RW p.221 adapted from E. Hims) when Dick Speed's 13280
Cambridge Major was published,  he felt obliged to comment:

"This, as far as I know, is the longest peal so far obtained in this method.

I believe this is the first example of a long length of Surprise Major being
obtained by the use of singles.
The use of singles is objectionable but I think that in this particular case
it is impossible to achieve this length without their use."
It was a 5 part with two singles in each part.
Eddie Martin
2008/7/18 Graham John <graham at changeringing.co.uk>:

> "Simon Humphrey" <sh at keystrata.co.uk> wrote:
> > Incidentally, what was the first surprise composition to contain a
> single?
> > Was it Brian Price's 5090 of Cambridge?
> Yes, and it was rung in 1947, so there was no "rule" against using  Singles
> in
> Surprise. It was controversal because it had not been done before, and many
> thought Singles unnecessary.
> Graham
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