[r-t] Ben Constant's Yorkshire Royal

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Tue Jan 13 21:49:22 UTC 2009

[Cross-posted from r-c: if you've seen it there no need to re-read!]

For a few years now the RW Diary has featured an excellent composition of 
Y10 by Ben Constant. It's very simple but musical: H W2H 2M2W2H, repeat.

Thing is, it's so simple that I am pretty sure it must have been composed
several times before. I have come across one identical version in the G&B
archives (peal no. 5545), composed by Keith Scudamore in or before 1984,
which must I'm sure pre-date Ben. Ben's version is rotated to start at
Keith's second course, but is basically identical.

Does anyone know of any earlier versions? If not, I think Keith needs to be
given the honours on this one.


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