[r-t] Tritonian S. Max

Jack Gunning jack.gunning at mac.com
Mon Aug 22 14:14:52 UTC 2016

Thanks both Philip and Alan for your comments.  

> Philip:
> A quick analysis by decade of the date single surprise max methods were first pealed on towerbells shows:
> Decade  # new S Max Methods rung in single-method peals:
> 1900s    1
> 1910s    0
> 1920s    3
> 1930s    3
> 1940s    9
> 1950s    16
> 1960s    15
> 1970s    49
> 1980s    67
> 1990s    115
> 2000s    65
> 2010s    10
> It does look like we're well over "peak single method" peals, at least on higher numbers.  Contrary to what some may think, this is no bad reflection on the health of ringing.

Thanks Philip, I enjoy your historical analyses.  Can you please provide the stats for new methods in spliced maximus?  Are we on track to be on the increase in the 2010s?  

My gut reaction is that Alan’s changes reduce the number of runs in tittums c/os, but I’ll have to look properly.  (The 4-bell run count is better in tittums c/os than in normal c/os, and better 4-bell run density than most peals of Bristol, but the runs are not always at the front or the back.)  This comes back to Philip’s point about spliced.  I’m trying to get one method to do two things.  This could result in a certain elegance and contrast when rung.  I’m fairly sure Philip will disagree and tell me the plan is all wrong!  But I think people (like me) that haven’t rung Amalthea / Gluon might think it’s fun to ring.  


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