[r-t] A new Spliced Surprise Major canon

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Sun Apr 7 22:49:49 UTC 2013

Graham writes,

> 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.

Indeed so, however I was responding to Mr Lee, who was questioning the 
value of individual methods! This is really a bespoke composition for 
Rob: I undertook it since it seemed to have very worthwhile aims, but 
I'd hope the greater approachability of original series would make it 
more popular in the long run.

> 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?

I think Rob's original concern was just that there were too many methods 
with a set of bells stuck in 1234; originally I had three, being 
Cornwall, Lessness and Malpas. I decided to reduce that to one example, 
and kept Cornwall, since it proved the most useful. I do like both 
Lessness and Malpas, though.

As for Henley, well I suppose the fact that we are leadhead splicing 
means the 5678 work is going to get broken up anyway most of the time 
(although admittedly I have repeated plain leads of Henley in the 


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