[r-t] Tritonian S. Max

Philip Earis 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: 
&3x3.4x2x1x2x5.4x4., 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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