[r-t] Cambridge with asymmetric bobs

Ian Partridge ian at poncho.org.uk
Tue Jul 29 18:46:33 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 7:36 PM, Ben Willetts <ben at benjw.org.uk> wrote:
> This may turn out to be one of those really stupid questions, but I haven't
> had much sleep this weekend and I just can't seem to see the problem.
> In Cambridge S Minor, the three bells under the treble as it moves from 4ths
> to 5ths are a coursing three.  It would therefore seem to be possible to
> call a bob here, using p.n. 16 instead of 36, which will rotate these three
> bells in exactly the same way as a conventional lead-end bob.
> 'Wrong' then becomes the call when the tenor is 3rds p.b., and 'Home' is the
> one where it's 5ths p.b.  However, calling WHWx3 with these bobs runs false
> after the fifth bob.  Why is this?

Most probably because two bells swapped in the crunch at the bob :)

Ian Partridge

City of Southampton Orchestra - http://www.csorchestra.org

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