[r-t] Compositions of the Decade: Part 9 - Maximus

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Wed Dec 23 09:32:56 UTC 2009

"I'm a bit disappointed not to see Limited Slip Differential make it into the maximus list. Like Wee Willie Winkie, it's not the kind of thing you want to ring every day, but the concept is novel, amusing, and has further potential"

I agree Limited Slip has interest.  A peal-length plain course is of course neat, and the music enjoyable.

I think I didn't include it partly because you can essentially get the same rows from a Little Bob Max composition, partly because the differential concept pre-dates it, and partly because I have bad memories of the peal we attempted (not because of the music, rather because one of the ringers packed in shortly before the end).

I think the concept of thinking about this as a composition in existing method vs "killer-application differential" is interesting here.  I think further development might be needed to produce a knock-out differential.

On a related point, you can of course apply the "differential" concept to get a multi-part composition of something like Stedman, eg the rather nifty:

5040 Stedman Cinques
 12534687E90  3s.4.7s.8.15s.16.22.27 (28)


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