[r-t] New Alan Reading Composition
rlee5040 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 10 14:11:07 UTC 2012
Like Philip I've been wanting to see a 480 run composition for a few years now and it's fantastic that this
has been achieved. Many congratulations to Alan and the band who rang it - no doubt it sounded glorious
at Ditcheat (perhaps only slightly less so at Pip n' Jay).
One point Philip doesn't address which I think is worthy of mention is the clever link method Seven Stars
DLH, modelled on Deva Surprise. As the half lead of Deva is in a mega tittums position, which would be
false in a cyclic composition, Alan simply omits the two changes across the half lead to simultaneously
remove false rows and provide an 8-bell shunt.
As Philip says there is minor duplication across the method 'selection', although this is very much the nature
of the beast at this level and it's probably fair that such quibbles are retained until there is some competition
in the field. As far as further criticisms go I think such a composition deserves better method names than
Commercial Rooms and Knight's Templar (there must be better unnamed alehouses in Bristol?), and that's about it.
>Regarding other avenues - Rob Lee has an alternative and extremely attractive
>"natural" cyclic 8-part framework where each call changes the treble, but as far
>as I'm aware he hasn't yet managed to use this to achieve the same 480-run
>property as Alan. Perhaps he'd be happy to share his progress to date?
Happy to oblige - a prototype is below. Unlike in Alan's composition I'm keen to retain 'pure' treble dodging methods
without resorting to little methods and links (if possible) - not a criticism per se but merely a personal preference.
5120 Spliced Surprise Major (10m)
12345678 a Ashes 34x5.6x56x6x4x5.4x4.7
13527486 e Tannington x5x6x5x36.4x4.3x56x5
14263857 c Bradenham 3x5.4x2x3.2x2.5.4x34.5
15738264 c Bradenham
16482735 e Tannington
17856342 a Ashes
x 81674523 a Taurus 5x5.4.5x5.36x34x3x4x5
86412735 c Calthorpe x5x4x2x36x2x5x6x5
83527416 b Preston 36x56.4.5x5.6x34x5x2x1
x 78156342 a Anodyne 188.8.131.52x2x36x4x5x56x5
71684523 b Potomac x34x4x56x3x2x5x2x1
74263158 f Glucinium
x 67142835 d Braughing 3x3.6x56x6x34x6x2.36.1
x 56831274 d Braughing
x 45273168 f Glucinium
47512836 b Potomac
42356781 a Anodyne
x 34628517 b Preston
38167452 c Calthorpe
35274168 a Taurus
8 part, x = x instead of 12 at lh
15 xxxx1234/xxxx4321 etc
16 1234xxxx/4321xxxx etc
In terms of further development I have improved the count up to 78/96 run types at the moment - already enough
to sneak over the total of the 7 part 5152 although the trade off is, of course, slightly less desirable methods - I am
keen to retain 'familiar' backworks as far as possible. Perhaps with 2.5 weeks over the fertile composing period of the
Christmas holidays I will hopefully have made a bit more progress to report in the New Year.
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