[r-t] FCH

Robin Woolley robin at robinw.org.uk
Thu May 17 06:46:40 UTC 2012

Hi all,

!!Middleton's False to Cambridge!!

Elsewhere, I have written:

Incidence is neglected when the falseness of a method is quoted, usually due
to space considerations, although any neglect could lead to an assumption of
unimportance. The vital importance of 'incidence' can be seen in this

            Middleton's 'famous' peal is true to Cambridge S. Major;
            Middleton's peal is true to all (methods with groups) BDK false
course heads;
            Cambridge S. Major has FCH groups BDE.

The solution to this is, of course, incidence. The group 'E' falseness in 
Cambridge only occurs in the first and last leads (8th and 4th place bells) 
whilst the only E falseness in the composition arises between the bobs in 
the course called 'MW'. This is the 'middle' lead or 6ths place bell. (I 
have understood for many years that Middleton composed the peal for London 
S. Major, it was found serendipitously to be true to Cambridge - though this 
may be apochryphal).

Best wishes

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