- Norman Smith's 23-spliced
- Steven Chandler's 23-spliced
- Don Morrison's cyclic arrangement of Chandler's
- Rob Lee's palindrome
- Alan Reading's 8-part
- Mark Davies' One Part 23-spliced - "The Mythical Beast"
Norman Smith's 23-spliced
5152 Spliced Surprise Major (13-23m) 2345678 W H 3578264 - 8375264 - 5873264 - 7358264 - - 5738264 - 13: Y.UEBBU.OLAMLO.RSM.R.CCYPNNP. 14: Y.UEBBU.OLAYILO.RSM.R.CCINNP. 15: Y.UEBBU.NAYILO.RSM.R.CCIKANP. 16: Y.UEDBU.NAYILO.RSM.R.CCIKANP. 17: Y.UEDBV.NAYILO.RSM.R.CCIKANP. 18: Y.UEDBV.RLKRNO.MSX.R.CCIKANP. 19: Y.UEDBV.RLOGNO.MSX.R.CCIKANP. 20: Y.UEDBV.RLTGNO.MSX.R.CCIKANP. 21: Y.UEDBV.WLTGNO.MSX.R.CCIKANP. 22: Y.UEDBV.WLTGNO.MSX.R.CHIKANP. 23: Y.UEDBV.WLTGCO.MSX.R.JHIKANP.
A = Ashtead, B = Bristol, C = Cambridge, D = Double Dublin, E = Cornwall, G = Glasgow, H = Preston, I = Ipswich, J = Jersey, K = Cray, L = London, M = Lindum, N = Lincolnshire, O = Cassiobury, P = Pudsey, R = Rutland, S = Superlative, T = Tavistock, U = Uxbridge, V = Whalley, W = Watford, X = Wembley, Y = Yorkshire
Steven Chandler's 23-spliced
This is actually one of my earliest compositions, which I started work on in 1972/3. Having already rung Norman Smith's 23 atw and Chris Forster's 54 with Roger Baldwin, I was seeking a new challenge. So I selected the most difficult and unfamiliar methods that also had interesting and appealing names (to me, anyway).
Don Morrison's cyclic arrangement of Chandler's
There has been lots of development with "established" groups of 23-spliced methods in the past decade. Don Morrison has published a lively range of new compositions for the sets of both Smith's and Chandler's methods. He has produced alternative compositions with both cyclic and regular partends. Don's cyclic Chandler's is perhaps the pick of the bunch.
Rob Lee's palindrome
The composition is utterly magnificent - one of the very finest 8 bell compositions ever devised. It truly sets a new standard.
Palindromes are the key to so many important effects in ringing, and here Rob uses a palindromic structure very cleverly, both to get (varied) music, and to increase elegance whilst simultaneously eliminating falseness.
The composition starts with a palindromic five leads in the plain course, finishing with a bob before. This affects bells 6,7,8 (in the first part), maintaining the natural (runs) coursing order for bells 2,3,4,5. The second bob (at 5ths) brings up the row 15678342, giving a course with "natural" runs involving bells 5678. The third bob (at middle) puts you into the plain course of a different part, allowing the 'missing' two plain course leads to be rung. The composition then pivots about this point (starting with a bob to avoid hitting the part-end) until you reach the genuine part-end.
Alan Reading's 8-part
8 parts. All the runs.
Mark Davies' One Part 23-spliced
"The Mythical Beast"
Full details are available on MBD's website.