[r-t] Bristol Major Series Six

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Sun Feb 13 11:28:30 UTC 2011

Throughout the latter half of 2010 I have been working on a further 
extension of my "short-course" plan for Bristol Major. The results are 
now available here:


Series Six contains eight new compositions, all of them following the 
"no duffers" principle of Series Five, but this time allowing musical 
negative coursing orders. This has allowed me to insist on the full 
complement of twenty courses in every arrangement, whilst maintaining or 
even increasing music counts.

A good example is 5056 no.4, which has 140 LB4, 24 6578 and 72 
5678/8765; this compares to 134, 20 and 72 for "The" 5056 no.1 from 
Series Two, which needed nineteen courses to reach these figures. The 
new peal achieves its higher totals with a mere 0.9 course-end calls per 

Another highlight from the new series is 5024 no.6, the "honey-roasted 
cello peal", which not only maintains no-duffers for twenty courses, but 
does so without any consecutive course-end calls. No other composition 
is so smooth and sweet...

All arrangements are as yet unrung. Please let me know if you try one.


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