Group name - Hull Handbell Change Ringers

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Compositions

Group b

2nds Place Minor Methods
Lead End: 156342

Methods:

Further Group b methods, but not documented on this site:


Introduction

With pivot bell being place no 3, Double Bob has the same lead end as Cambridge Surprise.

Touches are often rung using the tenor bell as a reference point (a.k.a. an observation bell). It is perfectly ok to make calls that affect the tenor, but very often the tenor is unaffected. The calling positions are known by their impact on the tenor viz:


Tenor - Observation Bell Positions and Work

Symbol Descriptor No Call Bob Single
F Fourths 3-4 Up 4ths 4ths
I In 3-4 Down Run In 3rds
W Wrong 5-6 Up 5-6 Up 5-6 Up
B Before Make 2nds Run Out Make 2nds
H Home 5-6 Down 5-6 Down 5-6 Down

List of touches

For "xx Double Bob Minor" read "xx Group b Plain Minor".


Short Touches of Double Bob Minor

Site Sections:

1: 60 Double Bob Minor

60 Double Bob Minor - five bobs in a row

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob Bob Bob (153246) 43526 36
Bob Bob 123456 53246 24

Total 60

Abel Composition Code

4 W 3 2 H

This is the shortest possible touch, five consecutive bobs, and is also equivalent to ringing a Plain Course of London Delight Bob Minor.


2: 96 Double Bob Minor

96 Double Bob Minor - Tenor makes the bob twice

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 154326 24536 48
Bob 123456 53246 48

Total 96

Abel Composition Code

4 4



3:96 Double Bob Minor

96 Double Bob Minor - Tenor makes the bob & Single Wrong - twice

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob Single 124356 54236 48
Bob Single 123456 53246 48

Total 96

Abel Composition Code

4 SW 4 SW

2 & 5 ring the singles, 3-4 get dodging together (!) practise.



4: 120 Double Bob Minor

120 Double Bob Minor - Classical Wrong Home Wrong Home

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob Bob 145236 35426 60
Bob Bob 123456 53246 60

Total 120

Abel Composition Code

2 (W H )

Bob called whenever 6 dodges in 5-6


5: 120 Double Bob Minor

120 Double Bob Minor - Single Wrong Single Wrong

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Single 153426 23546 60
Single 123456 53246 60

Total 120

Abel Composition Code

SW SW


6: 120 Double Bob Minor

120 Double Bob Minor - Single Home Single Home

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Single 124356 54236 60
Single 123456 53246 60

Total 120

Abel Composition Code

SH SH


Notes Only the ringer of 3-4 is affected.


7: 192 Double Bob Minor

192 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob Single 124356 54236 48
Bob 123456 53246 48

2 part Part 96
Total 192

Abel Composition Code

2 ( 4 SW 4)



8: 108 Double Bob Minor

108 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 124356 54236 60
Bob Bob 123456 53246 48

Total 108

Abel Composition Code

W 4 H



9: 108 Double Bob Minor

108 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob Bob 135426 25346 48
Bob 123456 53246 60

Total 108

Abel Composition Code

4 H W



10: 108 Double Bob Minor

108 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 135426 25346 36
Bob 152436 32546 36
Bob 123456 53246 36

Total 108

Abel Composition Code

2 2 2



11: 216 Double Bob Minor

216 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 135426 25346 36
Bob 152436 32546 36
Bob Single 124356 54236 36

2 part Part 108
Total 216

Abel Composition Code

2 ( 2 2 2 SH)



12: 144 Double Bob Minor

144 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 153426 24536 48
Bob Bob 134256 54326 36
Bob 123456 53246 60

Total 144

Abel Composition Code

4 2 H H



13: 168 Double Bob Minor

168 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 153426 24536 48
Bob 142356 52436 36
Bob 153246 43526 48
Bob Bob 123456 53246 36

Total 168

Abel Composition Code

4 2 4 2 H



14: 252 Double Bob Minor

252 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 153426 24536 48
Bob 142356 52436 36

3 part Part 84
Total 252

Abel Composition Code

3 ( 4 2 )



15: 240 Double Bob Minor

240 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 152436 32546 60
Single 132456 52346 60
Bob 153426 23546 60
Single 123456 53246 60

Total 240

Abel Composition Code

W SW W SW


Note: Bell no 5 makes 4ths at each bob, and 3rds at each single.


16: 720 Double Bob Minor

720 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob 152436 32546 60
Single 132456 52346 60
Bob 153426 23546 60
Single Bob 142356 52436 60

3 part Part 240
Total 720

Abel Composition Code

3 ( W SW W SW H )


Hints and tips

This popular 720 has almost the minimum number of calls, and one bell unaffected by the calls at Wrong in each part, viz:
Part 1: 532 affected by calls, 4, unaffected by calls, dodges 5-6 down with Tenor
Part 2: 524 affected by calls, 3, unaffected by calls, dodges 5-6 down with Tenor
Part 3: 543 affected by calls, 2, unaffected by calls, dodges 5-6 down with Tenor

Some pitfalls for the ringer of 3-4 to avoid:
1st part: After the first bob and single, 3-4 are coursing, 3 down before 4.
2nd part: The halfway point is at the end of the course, coursing order 54236, and at the home, the change is 124356.
Bob Wrong Single Wrong completes the block and brings back coursing order 52436 until the part end.
3rd part: In this last part, 3-4 are coursing throughout. In the first and last course of the last part, the order is 4 down before 3; in the 2nd and 3rd courses, the order is 3 down before 4.
So for the last 5 courses of the extent, 3-4 are coursing, 2 courses 4 down first, 2 courses 3 down first, and 1 last course, 4 down first.

And one pitfall for the conductor to avoid:
The first bob Wrong of a part comes immediately after the last bob Home of the previous part.

Are you short of mental capacity to transpose coursing orders whilst ringing and calling at handbell speeds? - You bet!
So, just learn the coursing orders, viz:
At Wrong: B 325, S 523, B 235, S 532 plain course, Home B 524 part end;
At Wrong: B 245, S 542 half way, B 425, S 524, Home B 543 part end;
At Wrong: B 435, S 534, B 345, S 543, Home B 532 720 end.


17: 540 Double Bob Minor


540 Double Bob Minor - BSBS Shortened

Call composition 16 above omitting any one block of 4 calls (BSBS) at Wrong.


18: 360 Double Bob Minor

360 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob Bob 145236 35426 60
Bob 134256 54326 60

3 part Part 120
Total 360

Abel Composition Code

3 ( W H W )


In this touch a bob is called every time the tenor dodges in 5-6 except when it dodges with 5.


19: 720 Double Bob Minor

720 Double Bob Minor - 6 variations

Call composition 18 above, as a 6-part, with Single instead of the first bob wrong in parts 1 & 4, or in parts 2 & 5 or in parts 3 & 6.
Or, call composition 18 above, as a 6-part, with Single Home in the second course in parts 1 & 4, or in parts 2 & 5 or in parts 3 & 6.


20: 720 Double Bob Minor

720 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob Single 152346 42536 60
Single Bob 145236 35426 60
Bob Single 132456 52346 60
Single 134256 54326 60

3 part Part 240
Total 720

Abel Composition Code

3 ( W S2 S2 H W SH SH )



21: 360 to 720 Double Bob Minor

360 to 720 Double Bob Minor - increments of 60 changes

Ring touch 20 omitting pairs of singles as necessary.


22: 540 Double Bob Minor

540 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Bob Bob 145236 35426 60
Bob Single 132456 52346 60
Single 134256 54326 60

3 part Part 180
Total 540

Abel Composition Code

3 ( W H W SH SH )



23: 720 Double Bob Minor

720 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Single 153426 23546 60
Bob 125436 35246 60
Single 135426 25346 60
Bob Bob 142356 52436 60
Single 143256 53426 60
Bob 124356 54236 60

2 part Part 360
Total 720

Abel Composition Code

2 ( W SW W SW H SH H )



24: 540 Double Bob Minor

540 Double Bob Minor

4ths InWrong Before Home 123456 53246 Changes

Single 153426 23546 60
Bob 125436 35246 60
Single 135426 25346 60
Bob Bob 142356 52436 60
Single 143256 53426 60
Bob 124356 54236 60
Bob 132456 52346 60
Single 134256 54326 60
Bob 123456 53246 60

Total 540

Abel Composition Code

W SW W SW 2 (H SH H )



Warning


Caveat

At first sight touches 16 and 23 are very similar each having a round block of 4 calls at wrong.

This is deceptive.

Touches 15 & 16 contain BSBSW which creates a repeated structure with 5-6 alternately ringing parted pattern and coursing pattern.
Touches 23 & 24 contains SBSBW which has 5-6 coursing for 1 course and parted for 3.
The extensions to 720 are then fundamentally different with touch 15 becoming a 3 part calling at touch 16, and touch 23 requiring 2 extra courses including a single to produce a 2 part 720.

The temptation to confuse the two approaches and call either BSBS Wrong BSB Home or SBSBW BH should be avoided as both of the touches are false.