Arrangements of A J Pitman's Spliced Compositions

I have long been an admirer of A J Pitman's series of all the work spliced compositions produced over 50 years ago and before the advent of computers to help check and determine the available leads. These arrangements are attempts to provide some additional variety to the original compositions by including split tenors music in the 4 method peals, and to extend the 5 method peal by including extra methods, while keeping to the essential features of the original composition.

5024 4-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged Stanley Jenner

M B W H 23456 
2 a 2 - 23564 L'B'LL*B*L*B*LL'B'L'
-     - 45362 CSC'SL'
  x - - 42563 CS'BBB'L'
      - 54263 LCL'
-   3 - 32465 CSC'S'B'B'L'
    3 - 43265 CSCS'B'B'L'
    3 - 24365 LS'B'B'L'
  x - - 25463 CS'BBB'L'
-     - 34562 CSC'SL'
      - 53462 CLL'
  x - - 52364 CS'BBB'L'
    2   26354 CSCC'B'SSS
    - - 35264 LC'L'
  x     56342 CS'SS
  x   3 64523 CC'SC'B'B'
  x     42635 CS'CS
  x   - 42356 SS'SC'
-       32654 L'CL
2     - 34256 SSS'B'CCSC'
- x   - 24536 L'BBB'SC'
      - 52436 LLC'
    - - 43526 LS'CSC'
- x   - 53246 L'BBB'SC'
3     - 25346 L'B'B'SL'
3     - 32546 L'B'B'SCSC'
3   - - 54326 L'B'B'S'CSC'
      - 35426 LCL'
- x   - 45236 L'BBB'SC'
    - - 23456 LS'CSC'

a = SB,SB,S4,S3
1312 Superlative & Cambridge, 1216 Bristol, 1184 London, 117 changes of method, all the work

Music: 48 crus inc 12 56s & 5 65s, 5 8765s & 8756s, 33 LB4
Off front: 6 8765s, 11 8756s, 7 5678s, 6 6578s

Pitman's 5088 (RW 1946, p556; Black Book, p 9) amended to give all the work by the addition of singled-in leads of Bristol and the substitution of Cambridge for one lead of Superlative. Reduces to 5024 (with better method balance) by substituting L of CSC in 42563 & 54326.
A pure palindrome apart from the odd lead of Cambridge required for all the work. No more the 4 consecutive leads in any one method (and 4 consecutive leads only occurs once).

Stan Jenner was the first to identify the changes required to make this Pitman composition `all the work' and he called it at Sevenoaks, 27 July 1996. It has subsequently been rung on a couple of other occasions and I called it at Butleigh, 17 December 2011 and Easthampstead, 21 December 2011.

5024 4-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged A J Cox

M I B 5 W H 23456               
2         3 63254  L'B'CL'B'B'
-         - 42356  L'SL'
3       - - 35426  L'B'B'C'CSC'
          - 43526  LSCSC'
3       - - 52436  L'B'B'S'CSS'
          - 45236  LCL'
- x       - 253746 L'BB'BSS'
        -   723546 CCCS'L
        2 2 532746 CCSS'SLL'L'B'
      -   2 62534  C'BBB'B'
    x       23645  CS'CS
2       - - 24536  SSC'B'S'CSC'
        -   32546  LS'L
2       2   24365  L'B'LLLLL'B'L
-         - 53462  L'SL'
-       2   36245  CSC'S'B'SSS
    x     - 36452  SC'SC'
        - - 45362  BBBBBBB'L'
          - 34562  LCL'
-       3 - 25463  SSC'S'B'B'L'
          - 42563  CSCSL'
-       3 2 23564  CSC'S'B'B'L'B'
        3 - 52364  LC'B'B'L'
-           32465  CSC'CL
-       -   64523  CSC'S'B
-       -   25346  BB'S'CSC
        - - 34256  LC'CSC'
3         - 23456  L'B'B'SL'

1344 Superlative, 1280 Cambridge, 1216 Bristol, 1184 London, 109 changes of method, all the work

Music: 57 crus, 5 8765s, 20 468s, inc 12 7468s, Queens; tittums, 32 LB4
Off front: 10 8765s, 9 8756s, 6 5678s, 6578s

Pitman's 5 omitting Pudsey and adding a split tenor's section

5056 4-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged A J Cox

M I B 4 W H 23456               
2         3 63254  L'B'CL'B'B'
-         - 42356  L'SL'
3       - - 35426  L'B'B'C'CSC'
          - 43526  LSCSC'
3       - - 52436  L'B'B'S'CSS'
          - 45236  LCL'
- x       - 253746 L'BB'BSS'
        -   723546 CCCS'L
        -   573246 CCSS'SCS
        - 2 532746 CL'L'B'
-         2 342756 L'CL'B'
    x x     23645  BBBB'B'S
2       - - 24536  SSC'B'S'CSC'
        -   32546  LS'L
2       2   24365  L'B'LLLLL'B'L
-         - 53462  L'SL'
-       2   36245  CSC'S'B'SSS
    x     - 36452  SC'SC'
        - - 45362  BBBBBBB'L'
          - 34562  LCL'
-       3 - 25463  SSC'S'B'B'L'
          - 42563  CSCSL'
-       3 2 23564  CSC'C'B'B'L'B'
          - 52364  LCL'
-           32465  CSC'CL
-       -   64523  CSC'S'B
-       -   25346  BB'S'CSC
        - - 34256  LC'CSC'
3         - 23456  L'B'B'SL'

1312 Superlative, Cambridge, 1216 Bristol, London, 109 changes of method, all the work

Music: 51 crus, 5 8765s, 8 7568s, 20 468s, inc 10 7468s, 5 2468s & Queens; tittums
Off front: 10 8765s, 9 8756s, 8 5678s, 6 6578s

Pitman's 5 omitting Pudsey and adding a more extensive split tenor's section

Rung at Advent, Boston, 11 December 2011, conducted by Andrew N Tyler

5120 (5056) 4-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged A J Cox

M B I W 4 H  23456               
3         -  42356  L'B'B'SL'
-            32654  L'CL
-         3  62453  SSS'CL'B'B'
-         -  34256  L'SL'
3     -   -  25346  L'B'B'S'CSC'
          -  32546  LCCSC' 
3     -   -  54326  L'B'B'S'CSC'
          -  35426  LCL'
-         -  64523  L'BS'
  x x     -  423756 CS'C'BBBBB'
          S  432756 B*
S     2 x    42635  L*S'B'C'S
2     -   -  43526  SSC'B'C'CSC'
      -      24536  LS'L
2     2      43265  L'B'LLLLL'B'L
-         -  52364  L'SL'
-     2     (26435) CSC'S'B'
  x       -  26354  SLC'SC'
      -   -  35264  BBBBBBB'L'
          -  23564  LCL'
-     3   -  45362  CSC'S'B'B'L'
          -  34562  CSCSL'
-     3   -  25463  CSC'S'B'B'L'
          -  42563  LSL'
      3   -  54263  LS'B'B'L'
-            24365  CSC'CL
-         -  53462  CSC'SL'
  x       -  53624  CS'BBBB'
  x       -  53246  BBBB'SC'
      -      45236  LS'CSC
      -   -  23456  LC'CSC'      

1312 Bristol, 1280 Cambridge, London, 1248 Superlative, 113 changes of method, all the work
Omit any 3 and associated 2 leads of Bristol for 5056

Music: 51 crus, 9 7568s, 5 2468s, 7 8765s
Off front: 14 8765s, 9 8756s, 7 5678s, 6 6578s

Rung as 5056, omitting 3M in 32546, at Yatton 25 February 2006

An earlier attempt to add a split tenor's section to Pitman's 4

5024 5- or 6-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged A J Cox

M B W H 23456  5m             5m             6m   
2     3 63254  L'B'PL'B'B'    L'B'DL'B'B'    L'B'PL'B'B'
-     - 42356  L'SL'          L'SL'          L'SL'
3   - - 35426  L'B'B'S'CSC'   L'B'B'S'CSC'   L'B'B'S'CSC'
      - 43526  LSCSC'         LSCSC'         LSCSC'
3   - - 52436  L'B'B'S'CSS'   L'B'B'S'CDS'   L'B'B'S'CDS'
      - 45236  LPL'           LCL'           LPL'
-     - 62534  L'BBBBBBB'     L'BBBBBBB'     L'BBBBBBB'
  x     23645  CP'CS          DD'CS          PP'CS
-       63542  SSS'CPPP       DSS'CDDD       DSS'CDPD
-   - - 24536  PPP'S'CSC'     DDD'S'CSC'     DDD'S'CSC'
    -   32546  LS'L           LS'L           LS'L
2   2   24365  L'B'LLLLL'B'L  L'B'LLLLL'B'L  L'B'LLLLL'B'L
-     - 53462  L'SL'          L'SL'          L'SL'
-   -   64235  CSC'S'PPP      CSC'S'DDD      CSC'S'DDD
    -   36245  PPPC'SSS       DDDC'SSD       DPDD'SSD
  x   - 36452  SC'PC'         SC'DD'         SC'PP'
    - - 45362  BBBBBBB'L'     BBBBBBB'L'     BBBBBBB'L' 
      - 34562  LPL'           LCL'           LPL'
-   3 - 25463  SSC'S'B'B'L'   SDC'S'B'B'L'   SDC'S'B'B'L'
      - 42563  CSCSL'         CSCSL'         CSCSL'
-   3 - 35264  CSC'S'B'B'L'   CSC'S'B'B'L'   CSC'S'B'B'L'
      - 23564  LSL'           LSL'           LSL'
    3 - 52364  LS'B'B'L'      LD'B'B'L'      LD'B'B'L'
-       32465  PSC'PL         DSC'CL         PSC'PL
-   -   64523  CSC'C'PPC      CSC'C'DDC      CSC'C'PPC
-   -   25346  CPP'C'CSC      CDD'C'CSC      CPP'C'CSC
    - - 34256  LP'CSP'        LC'CSD'        LP'CSP'
3     - 23456  L'B'B'SL'      L'B'B'DL'      L'B'B'DL'

5m: 1152 Superlative, 1120 London, 992 Bristol, 960 Cambridge, 800 Pudsey, 103 changes of method, all the work

5m: 1120 London, 1024 Cambridge, 992 Bristol, 960 Superlative, 928 Dorchester, 105 changes of method, all the work

6m: 1120 London, 992 Bristol, 960 Superlative, 864 Cambridge, 544 Pudsey, Dorchester, 110 changes of method, all the work

Music: 59 crus, Queens, tittums
Off front: 14 8765s, 9 8756s (11 in 5m with D & 6m), 6 5678s (5 in 5m with D), 6 6578s

Rung at SS Philp & Jacob, Bristol, 12 June 2009 (5m with P), at Bristol Cathedral, 14 August 2009 (6m) and at Weston super Mare, 9 January 2010 (5m with D)

The 5m peal with Pudsey is a reduction of Pitman's 5280 with a few alternative choices of methods; Dorchester replaces Pudsey for an alternative 5 method peal and is added to make a new six method peal.

5088 6-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged A J Cox

M B W H 23456 
2     3 63254  W'B'PW'B'B'
-     - 42356  L'SL' 
3   - - 35426  W'B'B'S'CSP'
      - 43526  LWC'
3   - - 52436  L'B'B'S'CSS'
      - 45236  WPL'
-     - 62534  L'BBBWWL'
  x   2 36245  PP'CS'B'
      - 23645  SCWSC'
-       63542  SSS'LWLWLW
-   - - 24536  W'S'CSP'
    -   32546  WS'L
2   2   24365  L'B'LLWLL'B'CCP
-     - 53462  L'SL'
-   -   64235  PPC'S'CPC
  x   - 64352  PP'LWW'
      - 36452  PWL'
    - - 45362  BBBBBBB'L'
      - 34562  LPW'
-   3 - 25463  SSC'C'B'B'W'
      - 42563  CSCSW'
-   3 - 35264  CSC'P'B'B'L'
      - 23564  LCW'
      - 52364  CPWPP'
-       32465  PSC'PW
-   -   64523  PSC'C'PPC
-   -   25346  CPP'C'SSC
    - - 34256  WP'CSP'
3     - 23456  W'B'B'SL'

896 Cambridge, Superlative, 864 Pudsey, 832 Bristol, 800 London, Watford, 119 changes of method, all the work

Music: 66 crus, inc 11 56s & 10 65s, 5 8765s, 2 8756s, Queens
Off front: 11 5678s, 10 8765s, 8 8756s, 4 6578s

Rung at Eynsford, 27 December 2015 conducted by Stephen Coaker

5024 7-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged A J Cox

M B W H 23456
2     2 32654 W'DPWSS'PW'B'   
      - 63254 DPWPD'          
-     - 42356 L'LS'           
3   - - 35426 W'B'B'S'W'      
      - 43526 LSCDD'          
    - - 52436 WS'SDS'         
      - 45236 WPL'            
-     - 62534 L'BBBBBBB'      
  x     23645 DP'CS           
2   - - 24536 DSC'CDWDC'P'CDC'
    -   32546 LS'SSP          
2   2   24365 L'B'LLLLL'B'L   
-     - 53462 PSC'CW'         
-   2   36245 PDC'S'PDWDC'SSD 
  x   - 36452 SC'PP'          
    - - 45362 BBBBBBB'L'      
      - 34562 CWL'            
-     - 25463 CDC'PL'         
      - 42563 PDCWP'          
-   3 - 35264 CSC'P'B'B'W'    
      - 23564 LSW'            
    3 - 52364 LS'B'B'W'       
-       32465 DSC'PW          
-   -   64523 CSC'D'L         
-   -   25346 CDP'C'CSP       
    - - 34256 WP'CSP'         
3     - 23456 W'B'B'DL'

800 Bristol, Cambridge, Superlative, 704 Pudsey, 672 Dorchester, 640 London, 608 Watford, 124 changes of method, all the work

Music: 80 crus, inc 14 56s & 11 65s, 5 8765s, 2 8756s
Off front: 10 8756s, 8 8765s, 7 5678s, 6 6578s

5088 8-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged A J Cox

M B W H  23456
2     2  32654  W'SDLSS'PW'B'
      -  63254  DPLPS'
-     -  42356  L'LP'
3   - -  35426  L'B'B'S'W'
      -  43526  LWP'
    - -  52436  WS'SDS'
      -  45236  WPL'
-        25634  L'F
      -  62534  FFFFFF'
  x      23645  DP'CS
2   - -  24536  DSC'DDWDD'P'CDF'
    -   (32546) LS'
2   2   (24365) SWPF'B'LLWWL'B'
-     -  53462  FSC'CW'
-   2    36245  PDC'F'PPWDC'SSD
  x   -  36452  SC'PP'
    - -  45362  BBBBBBB'L'
      -  34562  CWL'
-     -  25463  CSC'SL'
      -  42563  PDCWP'
-   3 -  35264  CSC'P'B'B'L'
      -  23564  LDW'
    3 -  52364  LF'B'FL'W'
-        32465  PSC'CW
-   -    64523  CSC'D'PDC
-   -    25346  CDP'C'CSP
    - -  34256  WD'CSP'
-        24653  W'LD
2     -  23456  W'B'DL'

736 Cambridge, Superlative, 704 Pudsey, 672 Dorchester, London, 640 Watford, 512 Bristol, 416 Fermium, 127 changes of method, all the work

Music: 76 crus, inc 14 56s & 10 65s, 5 8765s, 3 8756s
Off front: 9 8765s, 5678s, 7 8756s, 4 6578s

5120 8-Spliced Surprise Major
A J Pitman, arranged A J Cox

M B W H 23456
2     2 32654  DPF'SDWSF'DW'B'
      - 63254  FW'
-     - 42356  L'DW'
3   - - 35426  L'B'B'P'CFFP'
      - 43526  LWC'
3   - - 52436  L'B'B'S'CDS'
      - 45236  WPW'
-     - 62534  L'BBBBBBB'
  x     23645  CD'CS
2   - - 24536  DSS'PDPWD'S'CSC'
    -   32546  LF'L
2   2   24365  L'B'LLWLW'B'L
-     - 53462  L'SW'
-   -   64235  CSC'C'W
    -   36245  WWWLWL'SSD
  x   - 36452  SC'DWPCL'
    - - 45362  FFFFFFF'L'
      - 34562  LPW'
-   3 - 25463  PDC'C'B'B'L'
      - 42563  DSCSL'
-   3 - 35264  CSC'P'B'B'L'
      - 23564  PLW'
    3 - 52364  LS'B'B'W'
-       32465  DSC'PW
-   -  (64523) PSC'P'
-   -   25346  PWPD'C'CSC
    - - 34256  WP'DSP'
      - 23456  WDL'

768 London, Watford, 704 Cambridge, Superlative, 640 Bristol, 576 Pudsey, 544 Dorchester, 416 Fermium, 128 changes of method, all the work

Music: 75 crus, inc 13 56s, 10 65s, 6 8765s, 1 8756
Off front: 9 8765s, 8756s, 7 5678s, 6 6578s


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