[r-t] 3024 Stedman Triples by T. Thurstans?

Simon Gay Simon.Gay at glasgow.ac.uk
Thu Jun 9 09:23:36 BST 2022

On 09/06/2022 08:05, Andrew Johnson wrote:
>> A question for the Stedman experts.
>> How can I join together 12 Thurstans blocks to get 3024, using some combination of singles and extras/omits?
>> Thanks,
>> Simon
> The question was also posted on Facebook, but to record the answers more permanently here:
>  From me: "Yes, you can get a 3024 using various 3 course blocks from Thurstans' peals but the ones I have found look a bit messy with 6 or 7 different block types, and there were no more than 3 instances of the classic Thurstans block."
> https://complib.org/composition/97941
> Alex Frye: I appreciate this isn't quite what you asked for, but if finding something easy to ring is more important than an elegant composition then just ring the original four part composition and insert a bob at 1 in the second course of the 12th block.
> Philip Saddleton: It is possible if the singles are not a q-set:
> https://complib.org/composition/97965
> Andrew Johnson

Thank you Andrew, and thank you also to Philip and Alex for their answers.

It was interesting to have the question answered in three different ways.

Andrew did it with lots of extras and omits but no singles.

Philip's composition was closest to what I had in mind. He has the 
singles at 9 and 11 instead of 14 and 2, but the effect on the 7th is 
the same.

Alex answered a slightly different question, which in practical terms 
was perhaps what I should have asked in the first place - how can we get 
a length of around 3000 with a composition as similar as possible to 

We had an unsuccessful attempt at Alex's version yesterday but will try 
again. This is all to do with practising for a peal, of course.


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