[r-t] Long lengths of Bristol Surprise Major

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Sun Mar 20 19:03:50 UTC 2016

On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Graham John <graham at changeringing.co.uk>
> 68544 Bristol Surprise Major
> Composed by Graham A C John

Ooh, I like it. It raises a whole, new, interesting goal for music, too: it
contains nearly all of the good stuff twice!

It also highlights yet another stupidity in the current CC rules: they
proscribe *any* peals of major or above that are longer than an extent, at
least with the most likely definition of "true" in the context in which it
being used in (D)B.3.

And even if that were fixed, it would seem surprising that you can ring a
peal of major that is an extent plus a partial extent, but not one of

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
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