[r-t] 56 singles, (was Diamond Delight Major)

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Thu May 27 00:14:02 UTC 2010

"It is entertaining to note that using 456 singles to combine the three in course 56 courses with the three out of course 65 courses gives you an exceedingly simple and tidy quarter true to all of the standard 8 + Glasgow and Belfast, except Rutland"

Indeed. People often still seem to have a reluctance to use the most appropriate tools for the job, though.

Consider an inexperienced band and conductor wanting to ring a quarter of spliced major in a collection of bad but oft-rung methods. Their preference is for a very simple composition to call and ring, with as few com as possible.

Most people would instinctively turn towards 14 bobs, I think. But can any simple compositions result? I doubt it.

However, by turning to 1456 calls, as Don says, a monkey spliced composition is easily produced, such as this Glint-inspired effort:

H 2345678
- 4236578 RRRLLRR.
- 3425678 SSPSPSS.
- 2346578 CCCCCCC.
- 4235678 YYYYYYY.
- 3426578 NNNNNNN.
- 2345678 YYYYYYY.

- = 1456


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