[r-t] New Bristol Major composition

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Sat Jun 15 14:51:49 UTC 2013

Rob Lee recently sent a message about Bristol major:

As a bit of background, I noticed a few years ago that by using with a snap start, it was possible to obtain all 5678's and 8765's off the front and back, without the need to split the tenors, using all 12 CO's of the form xxx56 and 56xxx...Of course by this time MBD's groundbreaking tenors-together peals were catching on, and I started to wonder if there was a way to combine the two idea(l)s...I had some correspondence with Mark who produced a peal on this plan for me, and combining some of his links with my own has produced the following:
5056 Bristol Surprise Major
RWL (5056 no. 3) after MBD

We rang the composition this morning (http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=291285), and mighty fine it is too. There's a super distribution of back-bell music, and neat transitions that let the method do the work to produce the music off both front and back, rather than bludgeoning around with multiple calls around the course ends. What Rob and MBD have done for Bristol major is magnificent. I won't be agreeing to ring old-style comps of Bristol going forth.

My only criticism is that it would have been even better if the composer had been around to ring the tenor this morning...

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