[r-t] New Alan Reading Composition
holroyd at math.ubc.ca
Tue Dec 11 21:24:37 UTC 2012
Aren't you confusing two different things here, Mark?
I would say 81234567 is "spectacular" because it contains a 7-bell run.
Also (e.g.) 81234576 seems pretty good to me because it contains an
But (e.g.) 81237465 does not strike me as anything special.
How many leads of Alan's composition do not contain an internal (or
exteneral) 4-run, I wonder?
On Tue, 11 Dec 2012, Mark Davies wrote:
> Hold on a minute though, in all seriousness, aren't rows such as 81234... etc
> exactly the ones that we ring cyclic compositions to achieve? The 81234567
> and 23456781 courses are surely the most spectacular, and not simply because
> there's a run at one end.
> In some ways it seems bizarre and counter-productive to produce such a
> stunning cyclic composition, and then count the music in it in such a way as
> to ignore the cyclic bits!
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