Plain and Alliance Major Methods and Compositions

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Ambleside Alliance Major

PN: &-38-1456-56-18-12-18-78 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: B a

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5012 Ambleside Alliance Major
A J Cox

V B M W 4 I H  23456
  x            35264
    2 2        56342
  x            64523
        x      357624
          x   (56342)
      -        45362
    -   x      427365
          x   (23456)
    -          43652
  x            35426
      - x      647253
        S      572634
   S3rds  x   (42635)
      3   x    234756
  x            372546
    3   x      42635
  x         -  42356
      3     -  34256
      3     -  23456 

56 crus inc 18 56s, 6 65s, 14 46s & 10 64s, 18 8765s, 12 7568s, 18 5867s & 7685s, 6 8756s, 90 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 10 8765s, 6 6578s & 8756s, 75 LB4

True to le b with falseness groups B ac Z (5728 for methods with 32 changes per lead)

Rung at Burnley, 3 May 2015, conducted by George H Campling

5096 (5012) Ambleside Alliance Major
A J Cox

M  W 4 3 H  23456
   -     -  45236 A
-  -  *  SS 32654
   -  +  2  36524 B
   -     SS 23564
     A      32465
   -     2  34625
   -   S    473625
SS   S   SS 23645
   -     -  64235
-  -   S    472536
SS   S   SS 32546
     B      23456

For 5096 add S3S4 at * in first A block (adds course 15726348 which has 6 4567s)
96 crus inc 16 56s & 65s, 16 8765s & 8756s, 52 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 8765s, 8756s & 6578s, 57 LB4
or
add 4IB at + in first B block (adds 2 courses extra 3456s) and omit any SS (e.g. SSH on 23645)
88 crus inc 16 56s & 65s, 16 8765s & 8756s, 58 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 8765s, 8756s & 6578s, 61 LB4

For 5012 add 444 at + in first B block (adds some extra 3456s) and omit any SS (e.g. SSH on 23645)
88 crus inc 16 56s & 65s, 16 8765s & 8756s, 50 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 8765s, 8756s & 6578s, 55 LB4

First option rung at Ambleside, 16 November 2013, conducted by Paul N Mounsey

Anniversary Alliance Major

PN: &-58-14.58-58.36-14-58-78 le 12 13527486 (a)
FG: c

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5042 Anniversary Alliance Major or 5050 Spliced Anniversary Major
A J Cox

W 5  B M H  23456
         2  34256
-      -    23645
2      3    34625
-    2 -    35264
  SS   2 3  45362
-        -  36452
  SS   2    26354
  SS   - -  43652
-    2   3  32465
-      -    43526
2           32546
S          (42536)

Round at snap two blows after final call

Music: 69 crus inc 20 56s & 24 65s, 20 8765s, 16 8756s, 51 LB4
Off front: 17 5678s, 13 8765s, 16 6578s, 8 8756s, 65 LB4

For 5050 Spliced Anniversary Major, ring leads 2 and 3 as Anniversary Surprise and the rest as Anniversary Alliance (NB first lead must be Anniversary Alliance to avoid falseness)

Rung as 5050 Spliced at Farnworth, 27 February 2015, conducted by Peter C Randall

5050 Anniversary Alliance Major
A J Cox

W 5 4 B 3 M H (642315) 
  V x     -    123645
-       S -     274635
  S       3     25463
  S S           34625
-         - -   56342
          -     36245
-           3   43265
-         -     24536
3       S 3     374526
    S     - -   65432
-         3 -   43652
      x   - -   64523
          - -   35426
-           3   23456

Start with rounds as 19th row of lead (6th in hunt), this gives first lead end of 62147385.
Call variable-hunt single (V, pn 34) at end of next lead (tenor 5ths place bell) to put treble in hunt (16278453).

Music: 73 crus inc 23 56s & 21 65s, 24 8765s, 15 8756s, 49 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 17 6578s, 9 8756s, 51 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 5 February 2015

Ashworth Alliance Major

PN: &-58-14.58-58.36.14-14.38.12.58 le 12 17856342 (c)
FG: c

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5096 Ashworth Alliance Major
A J Cox

4 M 5 I W B H   23456 
x               647253
  - 5 x         327465
      x     3   24356
          x    (45263)
  S         SS  35264
  2             45362
  S         SS  25364
  2 -           472536
  S             372546
x       6 x 3   23456 

5 = BBSBB, 6 = BBSBBS

Music: 86 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 4 2468s, 56 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 16 6578s & 8756s, 52 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Heptonstall, 2 November 2013

5096 Ashworth Alliance Major
A J Cox

4 M 5 I W B H  (42536) 
          x 3   23465
x               547263
      x         42536
        2   -   52346
  -  S3rds     (472635)
  3 S           45263
  3 S           472635
S       -      (43625) 

Repeat. Snap start and finish two blows after wrong.

Music: 72 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 4 2468s, 70 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 5678s, 8765s, 6578s & 8756s, 64 LB4, backrounds

Barrow Gurney Alliance Major

PN: &-56-18-12-36-14-58-78 le 12 18576423

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5040 Barrow Gurney Alliance Major
A J Cox

             CE      snap
B W I V 4 H (23465)  23456 
x         -  23546   23564
x         -  23654   23645
  2   - x    357264  357624
    x        56324   56342
x            64532   64523
      2      34652   34625
  -       2  36254   36245
  -          43256   43265
x         -  43625   43652
x            35462   35426
  -       -  42365   42356
x         -  42536   42563
x            26453   26435
  -          32456   32465 A
x         -  32645   32654
x         -  32564   32546
    S        472356  472536
      - S    43562   43526
    S        273456  273546
      2 S 2  25364   25346
  -       -  34265   34256
    A        24563   24536
          -  52463   52436
  -   -      45632   45623
x         -  45263   45236
  -       -  23465   23456

Snap start and finish. S at I = S 3rds

Music: 96 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 18 8765s, 6 8756s & 7568s, 67 LB4 inc 18 3456s
Off front: 15 5678s, 8765s & 6578s, 3 8756s, 52 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 12 September 2014

Beagle 2 Alliance Major

PN: &-38-1456-1256-16-12-58.14.78 le 12 18674523 (d)
FG: B

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5096 Beagle 2 Alliance Major
A J Cox

W  3 M 4 H 23456 
         - 42356
-    -     34625
2  S       372645
     3 S - 64235
S        3 34265
S    -     24536
2  S       273546
     3 S - 54326
2        - 34256
     S   - 26453
     -     46352
SS   -     36254
-        - 25364
     2     45263
-    S   - 23456

Music: 88 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 5 7568s, 56 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 5678s, 6578s, 8765s & 8756s, 53 LB4

Rung at Mangotsfield, 15 May 2014

Also true to Hexham Alliance, Hill Ridware Alliance, Smith Alliance and Southam Mop Alliance Major

Brigstow Alliance Major

PN: &-58-14.58-58.36.14-14.38-58 le 18 15738264 (h)
FG: c

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5096 Brigstow Alliance Major
A J Cox

V I H 6 O  4 W  23456 
    x           42635
  6   x         372546
S          -    45263
2       SS      25364
S               45362
2       SS      35264
S   x           24356
        3    2 (735264)
           5    745263
-     x 3       23456 

6 = BBSBBS, 5 = BBSBB

Music: 82 crus inc 24 56s & 20 65s, 24 8765s, 20 8756s, 4 2468s & 7568s, 52 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 6578s & 8756s, 12 5678s & 8765s, 52 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 25 October 2013

Chinook Alliance Major

PN: &38-56.14-56.38-12-18-78 le 12 14263857 (f)
FG: B a

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5068 Chinook Alliance Major
A J Cox

M I B 4 5 W H 23456 
- S     S     52364
  -     -     23564 A
  -     -     35264
  S     S     64523
    -     2 - 62345
-         - 3 43526
  S     S     26354
        S     273546
3     S   - 3 245367
          - 3 32546
      A       65432
    -         53624
-   -       - 63254
-           3 23456

S at I = S 3rds

Music: 110 crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s, 15 8765s, 9 8756s, 7468s & 7568s, 52 LB4, tittums
Off front: 12 5678s & 8765s, 6 6578s & 8756s, 59 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Heptonstall, 12 May 2016

December Alliance Major

PN: &-58-16-12-38.14-14.38-78 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: B cd

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5040 December Alliance Major
A J Cox

V M W I H 23456 
  -     - 64352
  - 2   - 24536
      x   432765
-   -   S 34265
  3     S 34256

Repeat twice. S = 1256

Music: 71 crus inc 21 56s & 12 65s, 6 7658s, 3 8765s, 7568s & 2468s, 36 LB4
Off front: 9 8765s & 8756s, 3 5678s & 6578s, 45 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Knowle, Bristol, 6 December 2016

True to le b with falseness groups BL cd YZ (suitable for methods with 28 changes per lead)

Dordrecht Alliance Major

PN: &-38-1456-56-18-34-58.16.78 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: B a

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5404 (5096, 5012) Dordrecht Alliance Major
A J Cox

V  B M W  4 I H  23456
     2        SS 63254
     -        S  24356
       -      S  53246
  (x             34562
       -         63542
     -)       S  52346
       -      S  43526
            S    273546
     -           374526
S      -         53462
     -        SS 43265
     -        SS 23564
     - -         65432
   x             53624
          x      467523
            x   (65432)
       -         36452
S    -    x   SS 32645
            x    243756
   x             472536
SS   - SS S   S  45326
       -      S  23456

S at I = S 3rds. For 5096 omit calls in brackets, for 5012 omit any two SS.

Music (5404): 93 crus inc 16 56s & 65s, 18 8765s, 8 7568s, 6 8756s & 2468s, 66 LB4 inc 18 3456s
Off front: 12 5678s, 8765s & 8756s, 6 6578s, 59 LB4
5096: 96 crus, 62 LB4, 55 LB4 off front

Rung as 5012, omitting SS on 63254 and 32645, at Walkden, 31 May 2012, conducted by George H Campling

True to le b with falseness groups B a

5124 Dordrecht Alliance Major
A J Cox

B M W 4 I H 23456
  -         43652
x           35426
    -     - 42356
    -       54326
  - -     3 23645
    -   x 3 234756
x           372546
  3   x     42635
    -       34625
  - -       26543
  - -       45362
  3 2       56342
x           64523
  - 2     - 34256
    3     - 23456

Music: 72 crus inc 18 56s, 6 65s, 14 46s & 10 64s, 18 8765s & 7568s, 66 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 11 8765s, 6 6578s & 8756s, 52 LB4

Rung at St Mary, Todmorden, 28 December 2011, conducted by George H Campling

True to le b with falseness groups B ac Z

10388 Dordrecht Alliance Major
see long lengths page

Manchester Marble Alliance Major

PN: &58-58.14-58-36.14-14.58-14.78 le 12 13527486 (a)
FG: c

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5100 Manchester Marble Alliance Major
A J Cox

W 5 4 B I M H 23456
-         -   42635
-     2   3   25463
  - x         34625
2     x     - 42356
    x     -   735462
  3     2   - 34256
            S 32456

Repeat

Music: 60 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 49 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 14 6578s, 10 8756s, 54 LB4

Rung at Walkden, 13 April 2013, conducted by George H Campling

Old Cleeve Alliance Major

PN: &-56-14-56-1238-34-58.16.78 le 18 17856342 (j)
FG: a

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5040 Old Cleeve Alliance Major
A J Cox

O H V  4  6 I  W   23456
3              x  (427365)
            -  x   725364
       3*          745362
    -  -  x S      543267
    3       S      24356
3 x                32645
            3'     43625
    SS    x       (273546)
    3* -    3      45362
    3'             35264
  x                23456

6th place calls. 3* = BSB, 3' = SBS. (Note first 3* may be called BBSBB and second 3* just S if preferred.)

Music: 80 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 16 7685s, 12 5867s, 8 7468s, 4 7568s, 54 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 5678s & 8765s, 12 6578s & 8756s, 65 LB4

Rung at Old Cleeve, 29 May 2015, conducted by George H Campling

Ringmaster Alliance Major

PN: &-56-14-56-1238-34-58.16-78 le 18 17856342 (j)
FG: B a

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5040 Ringmaster Alliance Major
A J Cox

O H V 4 6 I  23456
          -  35426
-   S     S  24365 A
    2        34562
  x          53246
2   S     S  45362 B
  x          34256
     A       54326
-       S   (273546)
    2 S   -  65432
  x          46253
    - S      374526
    -        273546
  S7ths      43526
-   S     S  25463
  x          42356
     AB      23456

6th place calls

Music: 96 crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s, 12 8765s, 8756s & 7568s, 54 LB4
Off front: 18 8765s, 15 5678s, 12 8756s, 6 6578s, 51 LB4

Rung at Walkden, 12 February 2015, conducted by George H Campling

Southam Mop Alliance Major

PN: &-38-1456-1256-16-34-58.14.78 le 12 18674523 (d)
FG: B

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5096 Southam Mop Alliance Major
see 5096 Beagle 2 Alliance Major
Music: 88 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 5 7568s, 56 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 5678s, 6578s, 8765s & 8756s, 53 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Southam, 13 October 2014

Wills Neck Alliance Major

PN: &-38-14-12-16.34-12.38.16-78 le 12 18674523 (d)
FG: BD

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5040 Wills Neck Alliance Major
A J Cox, arr A G Reading and A J Cox

B W 4 I     M 3 H    23456
S S                  237465
  S S                735462
    S                23546  A
S             S      26453
            - S S    42365
                S    42356
       A             34256
S S                  347265
  S S                745263
    S   S5ths        467523
      -              65432
-                    53624
  S   -              32564
-                    26345
    -                537246
  S -   S6ths        34526
S             S      36254
            - S S    23465
                S    23456

S = 1256

Music: 80 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 7568s, 8 2468s inc Queens, 58 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 15 5678s, 8765s & 8756s, 6 6578s, 57 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Walkden, 1 May 2013, conducted by George H Campling

Note: this composition combines a shortening of the basic 24 course block first used for Warwickshire S Major with additions to it to obtain 3456s (AGR, Black Dragon S) and Queens + crus (AJC, Jacob's Wells D).

Double Norwich Court Bob Major

PN: &-14-36-58-18 le 18 18674523 (k)

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5008 (5248, 5168, 5088) Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

 I V  H O 23456
        S 24356
        - 43256
 S      - 32546
 3      2 53246
 S S    2 26354
(-    x   36452
   -)   - 63254
 S S    - 32465

Repeat three times, calling bob for first single in alternate parts (5248).
Omit calls in brackets in up to 3 parts to give 5168, 5088 or 5008

Music (5008): 144 crus, 24 7586 & 7685s, 35 LB4
Off front: 140 87xx (x = 4,5,6), 36 LB4

Rung as 5008 with bracketed calls omitted in last three parts at Bristol Cathedral, 25 April 1980

5025 Double Norwich C B Major
Sir A P Heywood, arr A J Cox

I H O (325476)
  a    325467
    -  25346
S      45326 A
-   3  52346
-   2  32456
  x    43625
    2  64325 B
-   3  42365
-   2  32645
 BAB   32465
  x    43526
    2  54326
2   -  53246
2   -  52436
-      23456

a = start at backstroke with a single

Music: 133 crus, inc 21 56s & 22 65s, 42 LB4
Off front: 140 87xx (x = 4,5,6), 41 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 25 July 1986

5025 Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

I  4 5  H O (325476)
    a        325467
        x    53624
     S    S  46325
-         3  62345 A
-         2  32465 
          -  24365
SB        3  42365
-         2  32645
     A       32456
        x    43625
     S    S  56324
-         2  36254
   S SS      372546
   S      -  62354
-         2  32564
          -  25364
SB        3  52364
-  S SS      273546
   S      2  32654
        x    63425
      S   S  54326
2         -  53246
2         -  52436
-            23456

a = start at backstroke with a single

Music: 133 crus, inc 21 56s & 24 65s, 16 8765s, 44 LB4
Off front: 140 87xx (x = 4,5,6), 16 5678s, 46 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 18 July 2002

5040 Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

  5  6 7 2345678
  -    - 2347856
  SS 3 S 2347586
a    -   3427586
  2  3   3426578
  -  -   4237586
b    - - 2347865
     -   3427865
     S S 3247685
  2  3 3 3245678

Repeat omitting a and b
a = call tenor: SO 4523678, S6,SO 3572468, S7,S4,SO 4253678 (the first & last calls are at 4 in the basic block)
b = call tenor: SV,H 5634278, W 3576248, 6 6452378, SV 3452678 (the first & last calls are at 2 in the basic block)

Music: 72 crus, inc 24 56s & 24 65s, 24 8765s, 7586s, 16 8756s, 1234s, 4321s, 12 3456s, 8 7568s, 7685s, 6857s, 5876s, 5867s, 7468s, 4567s, 4 2468s inc Queens, 2345s, tittums
Off front: 24 8765s, 8756s, 5678s, 16 1234s, 4321s

Rung at Great Tew, 3 December 2008

5040 Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

I  6 4  V H  O  W  234567
             2     423567
S            -  x  527364
BS x         3     243657
          x        325467
S           (S     452367
   S         S     357246
S            S     275346
S     S7     S)    425367
S  S               472536
        2 x        324756
                x  436257
SS x               273546
     SS - S7 2     532467
S            -  x  437265
   x               253647
          x        324567

Repeat omitting calls in brackets

Music: 96 crus inc 24 56s, 65s & 46s, 24 8765s, 16 7468s, 7568s, 7586s & 7685s, 4 2468s inc Queens, Whittingtons, tittums, 58 LB4
Off front: 24 8765s, 8756s & 5678s, 58 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 22 March 1985

5088 (5008) Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

 I  6 4  5  H O W  23456
              2    42356
 S            - x  527364
    x         -    42365
(-          x      32564
         -)   2    34265
            x      23546
 3  S              473526
         2  x      234756
                x  42635
 BS x              273546
      SS -  S7    (32546)
              2    53246
 S            - x  437265
    x              25364
         SS x      32456

Repeat. Omit calls in brackets in one part for 5008

Music: 104 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s & 46s, 24 8765s, 7586s, 16 7568s, 7685s, 5867s, 8 7468s, 6857s, 5876s, 56 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 8765s, 5678s, 16 8756s, 56 LB4

Rung as 5088 at Chewton Mendip, 27 February 1999

5104 Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

I  4  V  H O 23456
           - 34256
         x   23645
SB         - 26345
         x   32564
           - 25364
   SB 2  x   43265
           2 24365
         x   32546
-    (SS)    24536
2          - 25346
         x   32654
           - 26354
   S  3      273546
   -       - 53264
      -    - 35462
         x   43256
           - 32456

Repeat. (SS) in 2nd part only

Music: 112 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 20 7586s, 12 7685s, 5867s, 8 8756s, 48 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s, 8765s, 8756s, 8 6578s, 42 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 7 April 2000

5152 (5040) Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

 1   5  6  7  2345678
     -  -     3427685
        S  -  3247856
     SS 3  2  3247685
     2  2     4325678
 S      -  -  3254786
        SS -  3254867
 3         -  3254678
 SS     2     5324678
 S      -  2  3245867
(SS)       -  3245678

Repeat. Omit (SS) in 2nd part for 5040

Music (5040): 100 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, & 46s, 24 8765s, 16 7468s, 7568s, 7685s & 7586s, 64 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 5678s, 8765s, 8756s, 64 LB4

Rung (as 5040) at Bristol Cathedral, 28 September 1984

5152 (5040) Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

I 6 4 V H O  23456
        x    42635
S         SS 32645 
2 x          273546
      2      374526
    S 2 x    24365
          2  32465
        x    43526
-         3  32546
2 x          273645
      2      374625
    S -   3  25364
      - x    24356
          2  32456

Repeat. Omit SS in 2nd part for 5040

Music: 116 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 16 7586s, 7685s, 36 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 5678s, 6578s, 8765s, 8756s, 40 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 28 May 1993

5152 (5040) Double Norwich C B Major
A J Cox

I 6 4 V H O  23456
        x    42635
-         a  32645 
2 S          273645
      2      374625
    - -   SS 26354
      - x    24365
          2  32465

Repeat 3 times calling `a' as BS in parts 1 & 3 and BBB in parts 2 & 4
omit SS in 3rd part for 5040

Music: 120 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s & 46s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 16 7586s, 7685s, 36 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 5678s, 6578s, 8765s, 8756s, 40 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Chewton Mendip, 20 April 2002, conducted by George H Campling


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