[r-t] What people think they have rung

Ted Steele teds.bells at tesco.net
Tue Oct 21 10:21:34 UTC 2014

On 20/10/2014 19:40, Joe Norton wrote:

  "So I suppose what is "understood to be rung by the band" depends
> on what the conductor said it was when he or she called it."

Perhaps Don or someone would remind me of what exactly are the various 
variations of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob; Ilkeston, Worcester, 
Liversdege, Hampole and Killamarsh. The first I believe is effectively 
half-lead splicing of Oxford into Kent to keep the tenors out of the 
slow, but I forget the others. This arrangement could easily be written 
out as a block and named as a "method" under some of the current 
proposals, if I understand them correctly, although the historic 
approach seems to have served the exercise well enough.

I appreciate that these will be variations rather than rotations, and 
perhaps could be considered as calls or compositions, but I suspect they 
could be relevant to the current debate.

How would Don's composition below have to appear under some of the new 

5,120 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2 methods)
Donald F Morrison (no. 2180)

23456  M  F  V  W  H
36452           2  1  KK(KO)(OK)K.K.KK.
65432           1  1  K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK).KK. |
32546     -  -        KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K |A
43265  1              KK.K(KO)(OK)K         |
26354           1     KK(KO)(OK)K.K         |
32465        A                              |B
24365        B

Contains 3,968 Kent and 1,152 Oxford, with 72 changes of method, all 24 
each 56s and 65s, and is especially suitable for handbells.
Combines the Ilkeston, Liversedge and Hampole variations.
Rung in hand at Aldershot (12, Highfield Avenut) on 17th April 2013, 
conducted by W John Couperthwaite.


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