Little Grandsire TriplesLittle Grandsire Triples is a musical method in which the treble and the hunt bell hunt to fifth's place. When these bells are making fifth's, the bells above them double-dodge in 6-7. Bobs and singles are made as in Grandsire Triples (the bells in 6-7 do two extra dodges together at a call, making a total of four).
DescriptionThis collection is a list of selected true touches of Little Grandsire Triples up to 160 changes in length, with an indication of the musical content of each touch. Since the treble is never in sixth's or seventh's place, a peal length is not possible, but several quarter peals are included in this collection. The touches are listed in notation using P for a plain lead, B for a bob lead and S for a single. The touches are in groups of each length, being arranged in order with plain leads first, then bobs and then singles. The musical qualities were assessed for each touch by counting the rows ending in 46, 74 and 67, these three numbers following each touch. Touches containing Queens (1357246), Tittums (1526374) or Whittingtons (1275346) are indicated by Q, T or W respectively. For example, the shortest touch, four consecutive bobs (40 changes) contains no rows ending in 46 or 74 and five ending in 67 (counting rounds once), giving the music code '0 0 5'.
The simplest touches use calls at Wrong (6-7 down) with the 7, 3 or 6 as observation bell, or calls at Home (6-7 up) with the 5, 4 or 7 as observation bell. This gives touches of 60 changes (two singles), 90 changes (three bobs), 120 changes (bob, single, repeated) and 180 changes (bob, bob, single, repeated).
The quarter peals in this collection are listed in a different format from the other touches. Only bobs are used in these compositions, and they are given by the bobbed lead-heads and the numbers of leads. Quarter peals ending in a plain lead are marked 'P' on the final lead head. For example, the start of the quarter peal starting 'PPBPPPPB' is as follows, in full and shortened forms:
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Like Grandsire Triples, touches of Little Grandsire Triples which do not use singles are true if all the lead-heads (the backstroke rows of the treble leads) are different. However if singles are used the proof becomes more complicated. In touches of Grandsire Triples using singles it is sufficient to check the lead-ends as well as the lead-heads, but every lead of Little Grandsire Triples contains rows which also appear in three other leads. For example, the first lead (lead-head 1234567) contains rows which appear in leads headed 1543627, 1643725 and 1643257, but as these are out-of-course lead-heads they cannot occur unless singles are used.<< Top