5077 Woodfine Delight Royal
Composed by Mark B Davies
 234567890
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 65432      1 8 9 (MWH)
 674523     7
 534627089  4 s7 sW
 243659078  4½ 5 5½
 32546      1½ 8½
 543267890  4 5 8 9
 564239780  4 5 5½ 8½ 9
 345628097  s½ 1 s1½ 8½ 9½
 243657890  ½ 4 5 5½
 324657089  4 9
 632547890  1 4½ 5½ 8 8½
 24356      1 s9 (M sH)
 534620987  s1 3½ s4 4½ s5
(423658709) 1 1½ 3 s4½ s6 s7½
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4th's place calls at lead end, with:
½  = half-lead bob, pn 70
s½ = half-lead single, pn 7890

Contains:
Entire plain course
9 567890
5 657890
5 098765 off the front
221 LB4
105 LB5
55 xxxxxx0987/7890xxxxxx
14 xxxxx09876/67890xxxxx
5  567890xxxx
24 leads in the Tittums
...and lots of hidden surprises.

Composer's notes:

This composition builds on the ideas in my half-lead call 5000.
Once again the half-lead calls allows rapid and unexpected jumps
from position to position for both back and front bells, without
having to ring bad leads. This peal has slightly less of the
Tittums position, but more rollups to compensate. It also has
lots more surprises hidden inside the structure; for example,
the two 10-lead courses (with calls at 1½ and 8½) contain
first 09876 rollups (and 67890 off the front), then in the
second course, cyclic music based on course end 345678902.

Despite the predominance of split-tenors music, the tenors are
brought home regularly, and always into classic coursing orders
such as 42356, 64235 and the plain course. The coda of the last
three courses looks especially fun to ring. The Middle in the
12th course brings up the plain course, which I hope should
really sparkle by this stage in the peal. A single Home brings
up the 43 near miss and marks the start of the entertaining
finish: the back bells are rapidly turned round to give
0987 rollups then 567890 off the front, whilst the little-bell
runs are preserved right up until the last minute. Two leads
after the last 567890xxxx the bells roll up at handstroke in
the normal order, and rounds follows at the handstroke snap.
Splendid.

This composition has been proved using this code. [ View proof output | View all rows ]

This composition contains reverse-rounds, 21 CRUs and 777 four-bell runs.

This composition was rung on Saturday, 4 February 2012 at Oxford.