[r-t] Tritonian S. Max
pje24 at cantab.net
Mon Aug 22 15:45:45 UTC 2016
Firstly, for the London-over method: word reaches me from a reliable source
that (like with most ringing things) David Hull came up with a fine solution
about 15 years ago. Here's his "Triton" Alliance Max:
&3x3.4x2x1x2x5.4x220.127.116.11.8x0.E, 12 (d). Take a look.
Jack: "Can you please provide the stats for new methods in spliced maximus?
Are we on track to be on the increase in the 2010s?"
The analysis I gave before was just for surprise methods...it's important to
remember there has been a (very welcome) shift in recent years for new
methods (especially in peals of spliced max) to not be restricted to just
surprise (or treble dodging) - for an analysis you'd need to include
Alliance Methods, etc also.
If anyone has time on their hands, it shouldn't be too hard to scrape out
then analyse the first RW reference for each maximus method entry in the
collections at www.methods.org.uk ... (the first 2 digits of the RW
reference correspond to the year of publication).
"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"
Yes indeed, and I fully support this :-) But I'm a bit puzzled then by your
other recent message, when you say "I think it would be good to have a
Particles/moons of Jupiter peal without the mega tittums half part".
The whole point of the "mega tittums" half part in the DJP peals is that the
methods used (like plain bob) fulfil multiple roles - they are intrinsically
elegant, they exploit both runs and coursing music, and simultaneously they
elegantly shift between different cyclic parts. I'm also a bit puzzled by
the claim that the "second half of the part is by far the hardest bit". This
is not my experience.
That said, I do applaud your careful thought in advance about the effects
you are trying to achieve - I wish all peal organisers were as fastidious.
I realise there can be mileage in a purely "particle-based" composition
(similar to the 1st half of DJP's Quark)...do think outside the box here
too...a cyclic 12-part has elegance, but a cyclic 6-part could also be
considered (this might find interest especially for handbell bands!).
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