[r-t] Quarters of Spliced Major

Jonathan Agg jonathan.agg at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 17:16:02 UTC 2017

We needed some similar quarters building up to Chanders a few years ago,
and Stephen P and Iain A came up with several compositions using Elf and
some custom searching. We scored a few, and attempted many more!


I think Iain did a search over the methods in Chanders on this plan:


On 30 January 2017 at 15:57, Richard Smith <richard at ex-parrot.com> wrote:

> A couple of times a year I try to organise a quarter or date touch of
> spliced major that's a bit different and perhaps a little challenging,
> however I'm always struggling to find compositions as very few published
> ones appeal.  These are the last three we've rung:
> http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=448027
> http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=995726
> http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1039723
> Of these three, we found each a little harder than the previous one.
> That's not necessarily a bad thing but wasn't intentional.
> They've all been cyclic seven part compositions with every lead different
> using a mixture of standard and non-standard methods.  That seems to be
> about the right amount of learning for a weekday evening quarter for us,
> and I like the format, though I'm not adverse to trying an eight part.
> Sticking to surprise methods is not a requirement, though including a few
> Chandlers methods is a bonus as it helps to keep them in mind.  The aim
> isn't to be gratuitously difficult, rather to have a good balance of music,
> variety and interest.  I'm inclined to think a quarter is too short a
> length for a palindromic seven (or eight) part to have enough interest.
> The number of changes isn't too important as long as its approximately
> between 1250 and about 2000 so it can be rung after work and before the
> tower's 8pm curfew.  I've no problem ringing an unorthodox length if it
> opens new possibilities, but am not specifically looking to do so.
> Does anyone have any interesting compositions that might fit the bill?
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