1250 Cambridge Surprise Major Daniel W Brady 2345678 B W F I H 3527648 - 3425678 - - 2 5243 s s (3245678) s 15x 5678's, Queens Also true to Yorkshire, Quedgeley, Wye, Biddenden, Braunstone, Havant, Lincolnshire, Turamurra & Nailstone.
1280 Spliced Major (2m) Daniel W Brady 23456 O W H 42356 - DBBD. 32546 2 - DDDDDDD.DDDDD.DDD. 24536 2 BBBDB.B.B 24365 - - DB.DB. repeat 640 each Bristol Suprise & Double Norwich Court Bob 50 CRUs 21 each 56 & 65's 19 COM 124 four bell runs 6/7 Near misses 5/7 Backchange near misses 4ths place Bobs throughout
1280 Bristol Surprise Major Daniel W Brady 23456 M T B V W H 34256 2 32546 - - 2 2 46253 s s 43652 2 - 23456 2 15x *5678 9x *8765 8x 5678* 8x 8765* 32 CRUs Whole Plain Course
1284 Variable Treble Grandsire Cinques Adam A Brady "Course head" Change of treble (1234567890e) 8, 5, 4, 0, 33 e9753124680 e, 0, 6, e, 7, e, 7 (3124567890e) 12, 2, 14 34567890e12 35 567890e1234 55 7890e123456 75 90e12345678 95 e1234567890 e5 234567890e1 25 4567890e123 45 67890e12345 65 890e1234567 85 0e123456789 05 (1234567890e)
The “course head” column lists the backstroke row immediately before the next change of treble takes effect. Each row in that column which is bracketed is another backstroke row in between the next change of treble and the one preceding it (i.e. the last in the previous “course”), meaning the coursing order is still the same. The bracketed “course heads” are deemed to be more useful signposts.
The composition notes the order in which bells become the treble. The handstroke after each noted bell leads, the new lead of Grandsire Cinques begins. A number (n) in the column “Change of treble” raised to a power (x) indicates that the bell numbered n will be the treble for x leads, e.g. 25 means that for the next 5 consecutive occasions on which the 2nd bell leads 3rds place will be made. This is the conventional notation for Variable Treble Grandsire Triples masterminded by Alan S Burbidge.
The first 3 “courses” introduce some Queens-type music including Kings. The remaining “courses” follow a very obvious cyclic structure.
Note that the quarter peal begins with plain hunting until the 8th bell leads after which 3rds is made, i.e. the 1 is not the treble to begin with.
Note that “variable treble” compositions like this one are acceptable according to the Central Council rules on peal ringing as outlined in the CC Decisions (E) A. 2. “…A call may be effected in one of the following ways: …(b) by omitting consecutive changes, altering the length of a lead.”