[r-t] New Alan Reading Composition

Alexander Holroyd 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 
internal 5-run.
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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