[r-t] Diamond Delight Major

Rebecca Cox r.j.cox at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue May 25 22:47:11 UTC 2010

There's a very simple and worthwhile 3 part of Diamond Delight which uses 56 singles. 
It is

5088 Diamond Delight Major
A J Cox

B M W 3 4 H 23456
          S 23465
      S     25463
    -       62453
S   -     - 54623
  2     S   745263
        S   34526
x         S 42356
Repeat twice, S = 1256

68 crus, inc 21 56s & 21 65s, 21 8765s, 24 7586s, 21 5867s, 30 LB4
Off front: 15 5678s, 12 6578s, 3 8765s, 9 8756s, 40 LB4

Starting at the snap, gives 38 LB4 both at back and off front.


>Don writes,

>> No failure at all. Last night I worked out and added the one parts,
>> and figured out that the three part was good for Diamond, too, in
>> response to your message.

>Ah! You bastard - it took me a week to come up with just one! ;-O

>> I don't think it's all that bad on the little bell count, especially
>> for such part ends. By my reckoning it's only got six fewer than
>> yours, if you count them both at the back and at the front:

>Good point. I think in fact I was ignoring the 1234/4321, at least at 
>some points in the discussion. Your three-part generates a lot of these 
>I think by virtue of having so many 5678 combinations. However, that 
>makes it more of a back-bell composition in my book; it doesn't have so 
>many 2345 or 3456. Still very impressive, mind - in fact an awesome set 
>of music for a multi-part in a false method.

>I still prefer the 5024, though. It's more in the spirit of what I was 
>after - squeezing the most music you can out of the tenors-together 
>courses, with the minimum amount of split tenors.

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