[r-t] Early peals of Cambridge Maximus

James Smith james.smith5040 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 18:23:22 UTC 2013

> From: Philip Earis <Earisp at rsc.org>
> To: "ringing-theory at bellringers.net" <ringing-theory at bellringers.net>
> Subject: [r-t] Early peals of Cambridge Maximus
> >
> What I found especially notable was the original composition that was rung -
> a 10 course block by H Law James.  Instead of being the tired and uninspired
> arrangement (keeping the 6th home, for example) I'd have naively assumed, it
> actually has really a rather fresh and neat feel to it (especially after the
> opening three courses) with plenty of little-bell courses:

I seem to remember (from ringing in an anniversary performance I
hasten to add, not from the 1908 original!) the composition for the
first peal of Cambridge S Maximus was MHW x 5.


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