[r-t] New Alan Reading Composition

Alan Reading alan.reading at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 27 13:15:42 UTC 2013

> so I wonder if Alan has any plans in this regard?

I think Bank is the primary candidate for the chop. Right
place, featureless and only containing a single run.

One possibility I found some time ago is to replace it with
&3x5.4x56x6x4x1.56x6.5, 2

which moves the run to a different place in the lead. This method
immediately introduces more variety and has a much more interesting line.

The Cornubia alternative looks quite good although I haven't checked if it
is true with my Bank alternative?

Commercial Rooms could probably be given a different frontwork without to
much hassle as well.

Portwall might be more tricky to change. I seem to remember at the time
finding there weren't many overworks that were true and got the bells into
the order I required for the runs off the front.



On 27 February 2013 12:56, Philip Earis <Earisp at rsc.org> wrote:

> On 8th December, I mentioned Alan Reading's magnificent new 8-part major
> compositions containing all 480 runs of 4 consecutive bells at the front or
> back (see snip below).
> Having subsequently rung the composition, I remain bowled over by its
> properties and the skill to put it together.
> It's not immune to tweaking, though. There is a bit of an excess of
> right-place features, especially in the underworks with a repeated motif of
> 5 dodges in 1-2.  The methods are pretty elegant stand-alone, but I'd like
> to see a slight diversity of method constructions to help things flow a bit
> more distinctively (obviously whilst retaining the musical properties)
> My instinct would be to swap Cornubia for eg &x3x4x2x3.4x4., 1
> which has a neat grid. I suspect Bank and Portwall could be tweaked too.  I
> know how rage-inducing it can be to see other people bludgeon around with
> your compositional babies, though, so I wonder if Alan has any plans in
> this regard?
> ==
> Yesterday Alan Reading conducted a new peal of his creation which must
> rank as one of the most musical, best spliced major compositions yet
> devised. See <http://www.bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=195673>
> ...
> 5088 Spliced Major (12 Methods)
> A G Reading
>  12345678 Seven Stars DLH
> -28175634 Knights Templar S
>  26748315 Bank D
>  24637581 Commercial Rooms S
> -27815634 Cornubia D
>  26147385 Portwall S
>  24631578 Old Fish Market D
>  23456817 Dunster S
> -21785634 Prairial D
>  28167453 Bridge LTB
>  27513846 Apple D
>  26841375 Apple D
>  25374168 Bridge LTB
>  24638517 Prairial D
> -25346781 Dunster S
>  21784653 Llandoger Trow D
>  26831574 Portwall S
>  23658417 Cornubia D
> -24536781 Commercial Rooms S
>  28167534 Bank D
>  26851473 Knights Templar S
> -23456781
>  8 Part
>  512 each Apple D, Bank D, Commercial Rooms S, Cornubia D,  Dunster S,
> Knights Templar S, Portwall S, Prairial D;
>  256 each Bridge LTB, Llandoger Trow D, Old Fish Market D;
>  224 Seven Stars DLH; 159 com, atw for all 8 bells.
> Bank D: f -36-6-56-1-4-5-6-3
> Bridge LTB: b 3-36.1-5-34
> Commercial Rooms S: c -36-456-5-6-4-5-34-3 Cornubia D: l -3-4-2-1-2-5-36-5
> Knights Templar S: e -36-4-2-6.34-34.5.6-36.5 Llandoger Trow D: l
> -5-4.5.2-1-4-5-34-5 Portwall S: m -3-6-256-3-34-5-36-1 Old Fish Market D: f
> -5-4.5.2-1-4-5-34-5 Seven Stars DLH: 2z -5-4.5-5-4-5-36-
> ==
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