[r-t] [Fwd: 8 Spliced]

Philip Earis pje24 at cantab.net
Fri Mar 16 07:18:35 UTC 2012

Any chance of a comp, then, Don? :-)

On Thu, March 15, 2012 20:50, Don Morrison wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Alexander Holroyd <holroyd at math.ubc.ca>
> wrote:
>> How about also including the most muscial course of Bristol and the
>> most musical course of Pudsey, etc, in their entirity.
> A vaguely relevant aside:
> If all one is concerned with is maximizing the number of runs of four
> or more consecutive bells, at the front or back of the row, there are two
> tenors together courses tied for "best" in Bristol. Unsurprisingly one is
> 32546. Perhaps I'm just showing my naïveté, but I am surprised
> that the other is the rarely used, out of course 24356. Though neither has
> the delicious variety of rollups found in the 45362 course of Superlative.
> And, sadly you can't have all of both of those Bristol
> courses in the same composition, as they are false against one another. But
> the good news is they are both true against the 45362 course of
> Superlative!
> --
> Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
> "It is one of those odd compositions which at times slipped from [his
> pen], apparently in order to prove how excellent a mathematician he might
> have become, but how prosaic, how hopeless, how unfeeling, how
> unemotional, how arid a musician he really was." --Vernon Blackburn, Pall
> Mall Gazette, London, February 28,
> 1900, regarding one of the Brahms string sextets
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