[r-t] New 41 minor compositions

Ian Fielding Ian.Fielding at nbt.nhs.uk
Thu Dec 15 12:21:37 UTC 2011

I regularly call the 5 part Beverley 5 composition described by Richard Smith although I prefer to start Du- which then gives you the part ends as the leads of the plain course. One could simply pad this out by inserting additional 5 course blocks in without calls and then adding in the plain course method after the second bob.

23456  Du-
23564  Bv Be He Su Bv
23564  Wo Nw Ch Mo Wo-
64523  Sa

Repeated 5 times should (N.b. I have not checked this) give a 1440 all the work in 10 methods. Within the remit of atw Surprise Minor this is not a bad return.


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-----Original Message-----
From: ringing-theory-bounces at bellringers.net [mailto:ringing-theory-bounces at bellringers.net] On Behalf Of Philip Earis
Sent: 15 December 2011 00:51
To: ringing-theory at bellringers.net
Subject: [r-t] New 41 minor compositions

John Warboys has put several new compositions of the 41 surprise minor on his website (http://website.lineone.net/~jswcomps/), including this rather fabulous new bobs-only composition that has a change overwork every lead.

The overwork-changing concept featured in Richard Pearce's 21-spliced composition that I mentioned in the "Compositions of the Decade" article" (http://www.changeringing.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Compositions_of_the_Decade_3_-_Minor), but John's new opus takes this to another level. Great work.

A different avenue in which spliced minor ringing could resemble multi-spliced compositions on higher numbers would be through the use of a perfect 5-part block.  This would of course give atw compositions (I'm not fussed about needing a plain lead of each method).

Richard Smith has a webpage with some examples of 5-part extents (http://ex-parrot.com/~richard/minor/5part/). Have people done much investigating into 5-part Multi-Extent Blocks though?  My curiosity is aroused following a recent discussion with Ander Holroyd about the desirability of 5-part structures for minor, and I'd be interested to find out more.

5040 Spliced S. Minor (41 methods) SU0717

  23456 No Ak Cu Du
- 64235 Ws
- 64352 Su
- 45236 Wk Ke
- 53624 Cl
- 53246 Ip
- 62534 Cl Lf Sa
  34256 Wm
- 45623 Wh Ab He Ro
- 45236 We Ab Nb
- 36245 Nf St
- 23645 Ke Ip Li
- 56234 Wm Cl
- 34256
  Repeat twice.  In parts 2 and 3 call Lo for We; in part 3 call Nw for Ak.

  23456 Du
- 23564 Wo Bo Mu
- 36452 Ad
- 36524 We
- 45362 Cm
- 56234 Ws Co
  Repeat twice.  In parts 2 and 3 call Lo for We.

  23456 Mu Du
- 35642 Ct Pr Wh
- 63542 Cm
  42356 Lo Ne Lo
- 42563 Bv Ch
- 63542 Wk
- 56342 Mu
- 56423 Du Ch Yo
  Repeat twice.  In part 2 call We for both leads of Lo; in part 3 call Mo for Ct.

  23456 Cl
- 23564 Li Ad Bk Wh
- 23645 Hu Bm
  Repeat twice.

  23456 Ip
- 64235 Nb St Co
- 26435 Ro Su Ch
- 54263 Bc Bv
- 25463 Wk
  Repeat twice.

Contains no 65's at backstroke and a change of backwork every lead.
Rung at Pattishall 10.12.2011.


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