[r-t] 5040 Surprise Minor by Roger Bailey

Simon Gay Simon.Gay at glasgow.ac.uk
Mon May 12 17:54:50 UTC 2014

This well-known composition appears in Composition 500 with the claim 
that it is true to "any method", and is sometimes published without any 
statement about which methods it is true to.

5040 Surprise Minor
Roger Bailey

W  H  23456
3  3  42356
-  ss 54326
2  3  32456
3  -  42356
3 part.

(with variations for 6th place lead end methods)

Is it generally realised that it is not true to methods such as Gangnam 
Surprise Minor (x3x4x2x3x34.2.3 le 2) which don't have the "usual" 
pattern of positive and negative rows in a lead?

When I say "generally realised", I don't just mean whether subscribers 
to ringing-theory would know. I am wondering about the interpretation of 
"any method" by a typical conductor.

Simon Gay

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