[r-t] Composing challenge - 1788 Plain Bob Maximus
pabs at cantab.net
Mon Nov 15 19:44:47 UTC 2010
Clearly the treble needs to be affected to get the length. I see three
- variable hunt, with fixed length leads (as you have)
- treble remains in the hunt, but is affected by calls, thus altering
the length of the lead (I assume this is ruled out, as a lead of little
bob could be thought of as the treble making the bob)
- variable hunt, changing the hunt bell within a lead, without a call
otherwise, along the lines of Alan Burbidge's Grandsire Triples.
I have gone for the third of these, but restricted myself to whole
half-leads, i.e. 12 made at the half-lead, after which a new lead
starts. It is a bit awkward keeping the back bells together, as there is
only one place in the course for such a call that keeps 890ET fixed, and
this repeats the middle of the course. Here's an attempt that aims to
keep calls to a minimum:
1788 rows ending in 1234567890ET
Touch is true
Philip Earis said on 14/11/2010 17:04:
> Here's a composing challenge that I've been playing around with a bit this afternoon. A prize is on offer for the best solution...
> For a historic commemorative reason, I need a touch of 1788 plain bob maximus. I would like this to be 'pure' (ie no splicing with little bob!) and relatively simple, with a maximum of two types of call if possible.
> Now 1788 changes equates to 74.5 leads. A logical way to start would be with the tenor in the hunt, with a call to swap it with the treble after 5.5 leads.
> I did this with a 3T call, bringing up:
> then I used just 4ths place bobs:
> 1T2E09876543 (5b)
> 1ET209876543 (10p b)
> 1354267890ET (8p b 8p)
> 1524367890ET (p 8b)
> 1342567890ET (p 7b p)
> 1423567890ET (8b p)
> 1234567890ET (8b p)
> Whilst this works, plain bob's a-group nature causes some serious constraints.
> I wonder if there's a better, innovative approach. Ideas very welcome.
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