[r-t] Composers of popular maximus methods

Andrew Johnson andrew_johnson at uk.ibm.com
Thu Oct 27 16:16:26 UTC 2016

> From: Graham John <graham at changeringing.co.uk>
> It may be possible to make an educated guess in some cases, unless
> anyone has inside knowledge.
> Ariel was first rung at Birmingham Cathedral on 5 September 1991,
> composed and conducted by Rod Pipe. Peter Border wasn't ringing, so
> most likely this was one of Rod's.
> Zanussi was first rung at Birmingham Cathedral on 9 Apr 1981, composed
> and conducted by Rod Pipe. A comment (RW 1981 p469) says that it was a
> variation to improve the truth of Colston, which they wanted to ring
> on its own having rung it in Spliced (10560 in 20m at All Saints,
> Worcester on 21/2/81?) . Again it seems likely that it was Rod's
> variation, although the originator of Colston is not clear.
> Graham
Presumably Ariel was named after the washing powder recommended
by Zanussi, a washing machine manufacturer, whose slogan from 
around 1981 was the 'appliance of science'.
perhaps suggesting some design went into the method.

Andrew Johnson

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