[r-t] Holdsworth Bristol Max composition

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Mon Apr 20 12:10:57 UTC 2009

I recently stumbled across this extremely neat 2-part peal composition of Bristol Max by a young chap called James Holdsworth.  It uses lots of whole course to good effect - something that is a bit counter-intuitive with 4ths place bobs here.

5088 Bristol Surprise Maximus
J W Holdsworth 
23456    M   9   W   H
64352    -           -
56342            -
54362        -s
24365    s

It was briefly discussed on the ringing-chat mailing list a few weeks ago, and a few people said it's so simple it cannot be original - Hull or Clatworthy must have come up with this a long time ago.

However, after searching hard on the web (including the complete composition collections of those two), I cannot find this replicated anyway.

Has anyone seen it (or anything similar) before?

It should certainly be in the RW diary as an example of a classic, musical and simple composition. 

James' website is at http://james.theholdsworths.org.uk/comps/index.html


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