An unusual two-spliced

Submitted by Simon on Wed, 26/05/2021 - 21:18

This week's online handbell ringing got off to a good start with a quarter of spliced Yorkshire and Kent. Yes, you read that correctly! Apparently the idea came up a while ago when a band couldn't decide whether to ring Kent or Yorkshire for a safe quarter, and someone suggested combining them. I believe a quarter was rung although I must have missed it on BellBoard, but anyway, Gareth put it on the list this week for the Five o'Clock Club.

A couple of tenors-together compositions were suggested by Simon Humphrey, but I had a little look with my computer for multipart compositions and came up with this cyclic seven-part.

1344 Spliced Major (2m)
Simon J Gay

   2345678
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Y  5738264
Y- 7864523
K  6758342
Y- 7856342
K  5738264
Y- 7823456
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7 part.

2m: 896 Yorkshire Surprise, 448 Kent Treble Bob, 28 c.o.m., a.t.w. 

We rang it quite well and it was a nice change from the usual fare. An alternative is to replace the first two leads of each part by Cambridge, to give three-spliced with equal amounts of each method.