[r-t] A new Spliced Surprise Major canon

Graham John graham at changeringing.co.uk
Sun Apr 7 22:34:04 UTC 2013

MBD wrote:

> 5024 10-Spliced Surprise Major

This looks very nice Mark.

I do however question the logic of excluding static methods entirely (other
than purely to reduce search time). One of the benefits of Spliced is that
you can break up the monotony of methods that would be static if rung on
their own. Ringing different styles of method adds variety - you can have
some static, others dynamic.

I recall that methods that keep bells in 5678 under the treble used to be
called cliché methods by Moldy in the Ringing World method reviews.
Excluding them for being static seems rather harsh. Lessness is a good
example, and Cornwall is another which you have included anyway. Also, if
you set that criterion, why don't you also exclude Henley, which has the
same property above the treble?


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