1296 Spliced Alliance Minimus
Composed by Lynn Scales
Adbaston, Allexton, Ayston, Barkeston, Bobbington, Burrito, Burrough-on-the-Hill, Carlton-by-Bosworth, Chebsey, Chimichanga, Chipmunk, Colton, Cubley, Dalby-on-the-Wolds, Denstone, Drayton Bassett, Elvaston, Enchilada, Flauta, Foremark, Hunter GR9, Jet Provost, Lichfield St Chad, Lyndon, Marston-on-Dove, Muston, Norbury, Orton-on-the-Hill, Peatling Magna, Phantom F4, Pickwell, Reverse Adbaston, Reverse Allexton, Reverse Ayston, Reverse Barkeston, Reverse Bobbington, Reverse Burrito, Reverse Burrough-on-the-Hill, Reverse Carlton-by-Bosworth, Reverse Chebsey, Reverse Chimichanga, Reverse Chipmunk, Reverse Colton, Reverse Cubley, Reverse Dalby-on-the-Wolds, Reverse Denstone, Reverse Drayton Bassett, Reverse Elvaston, Reverse Enchilada, Reverse Flauta, Reverse Foremark, Reverse Hunter GR9, Reverse Jet Provost, Reverse Lichfield St Chad, Reverse Lyndon, Reverse Marston-on-Dove, Reverse Muston, Reverse Norbury, Reverse Orton-on-the-Hill, Reverse Peatling Magna, Reverse Phantom F4, Reverse Pickwell, Reverse Sibson, Reverse South Croxton, Reverse South Luffenham, Reverse Sparsholt, Reverse Stoughton, Reverse Sutton Scarsdale, Reverse Taco, Reverse Taddington, Reverse Tamale, Reverse Tilton-on-the-Hill, Reverse Tornado F3, Reverse Tugby, Reverse Vulcan B2, Sibson, South Croxton, South Luffenham, Sparsholt, Stoughton, Sutton Scarsdale, Taco, Taddington, Tamale, Tilton-on-the-Hill, Tornado F3, Tugby, Vulcan B2.
All of the methods rung in this quarter peal have a plain course of 36 changes.  To ring a 48-change true block (each change occurs twice) of, say, Adbaston Alliance the traditional method has been to ring a course of Adbaston followed by a plain course of Bastow Little Bob.  However, ringing full courses of Adbaston and Reverse Adbaston back-to-back gives a true block of 72 changes (each change rung 3 times).

By using simple lead splices it is possible to ring 6 methods in a 72-change block.  For example:

234  Denstone
342  Adbaston
423  Colton
234  Reverse Colton / Reverse Adbaston
423  Reverse Adbaston / Reverse Denstone
342  Reverse Denstone / Reverse Colton

There are some 10-method splices available too (5 in total).  For example:

234  Marston-on-Dove / Barkeston
432  Muston Alliance Minimus
324  Dalby-on-the-Wolds /Elvaston Alliance Minimus 
234  Reverse Muston / Reverse Dalby-on-the-Wolds
432  Reverse Elvaston / Reverse Marston-on-Dove 
342  Reverse Barkeston / Reverse Muston

The QP contained 5 72-change blocks of 10 methods, 3 72-change blocks of 6 methods and 10 72-change blocks of 2 methods.

This composition was rung on Sunday, 23 August 2020 at Kington & Presteigne.