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Easy Grandsire Triples

The message below sent to the change ringers chat group produced quite a few replies.  Below are some of the compositions offered (none have been computer checked by me):

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur D Vidgeon"
To: "Change Ringers"
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 6:18 PM
Subject: [c-r] Quarter of Grandsire Triples

> Hi all,
> Steve Coleman says there are no very easy quarter peals of Grandsire
> Triples but as I struggle to put the bobs in (on a good day), will
> members of the group send me what they consider to be the easiest
> composition(s) they know to be called from the 6 or 7.
> Many thanks,
> --
> Kindest regards,
> Arthur

From the RW Diary:
>   1260
>    234567
>  ------
>S 762453 2
>S 357246 2
>- 573246 4
>- 735246 4
>- 467523 2
>- 354267 1

>Repeat five times, S for B at 3rd and 6th part ends.
>Probably easiest to call it from the 6th.
>Michael Day

I've only called one Quarter of Grandsire Triples, but considering I didn't know the difference between right and wrong 3 weeks before it must be pretty easy.  Calling by Mike Hurst.
1    -    752634
3    -    237546
5    s    352674
4    -    523674
4    -    235674
5    s    362457
4    -    623457
4    -    236457

repeat twice

Music is good as well.


Here are a couple of my favourite compositions for Grandsire Triples, and
they are easy too!

1344 by David B Ellery

234567      2      3      4
453267      -       s
534267                       -
435267                      s
354267                       -
543267                       -
345267                       s
repeat three times

* From the 6th: In with a bob, out at 1 with a single, then home bsbbs.


1260 by William Willans

234567     1     2     3
623547       -     s
462537       -     s
346527       -     s
342567       -     s    (-)
Repeat 5 times calling (s) for (-) half way and end

From the 5th: [bob at 3rds then single at double 6/7 down] (4 times) then
home with a bob/or single (at half way and end). The bob or single at 3 is
always when 6/7 will dodge at home. Also easy to note the last course of
each part and the first course of the next part will give you 5 calls in a
row. Can also be called from the 6th: [Double 4/5 up, 3rds] (4 times) then
home 6/7down with the 7th. Or from the 7th: [In and out (s)] (4 times) and
home 6/7 up with the 7th.

Hope these help.


Dear Arthur,

Can I add my twopennorth to this? When I was learning to call
quarters of Grandsire Triples I used the one from the diary that
has already been suggested by Michael Day and others. On one
occasion I had a 'positive learning experience' by miscalling it
and the quarter soon disappeared into the abyss. So I came up
with the following:

1288 Grandsire Triples

1 2
- -*
- -
Repeat 3 times
S for -* in 1st and 3rd parts

Called from the seventh, this equates to:

Make thirds unaffected at a bob
Into the hunt and out the following lead (2 consecutive calls)
Make thirds unaffected at a bob
Make thirds unaffected at a bob
Into the hunt and out at the following lead

The only complication is that the first 'out of the hunt' needs
to be a single in the first and third parts.

I found it much easier to relate the callings to pieces of work
('make thirds unaffected', 'into the hunt' etc.) than trying to
call by the number of leads elapsed.

Hope this helps - and good luck!


Peter Ellis
Queens University Belfast

There is a favourite six (twelve?)-part
quarter that I like, which is
relatively easy to call, though not as simple as
Melvyn's I'm afraid. The seventh is a fixed bell
though, with its work being carried out six times
in the quarter.

It has tons of music in it, all the 567s half as
handstroke-homes, half at backstroke,
with eighteen leads of the quarter containing
the back bells coursing in tittums. As a whole
it makes a very musical pre-evensong 1/4.

1260 GT

1*, 2, S1, 3   1342576
S1, 2, S1, 3  1423657
Repeat five times, but
call 1* as SBBS in the 2nd and 4th or the 2nd and 6th parts
(could also call 4th and 6th, but it has slightly less music)
Music: *567 = 24, *46 = 19, *74 = 17, *756 = 18

So take out that pencil and add it to the back of
your diary!

Best wishes

Sean Smith

<leaps on bandwagon>

Here's my particular favourite...

for 1326574 (6 part)

The 5th is the fixed bell but it's actually easier to call off 4, 6 or
e.g. from 7:
(1st part) Before & Wrong, B & W, B & S W, B & W (6ths place bell)
(2nd part) In & Out, I & O, I & S O, I & O (4ths place bell)
(3rd part) Middle & Before, M & B, M & S In, Out at 3 & Home. (7ths
place bell)

This is probably one stage above easy, but the 5 is a good signpost for
knowing how many times you've called each pair. It's also simple to
remember. You have to keep a good eye on 2 and 3 though because a swap
puts it straight into one of the other parts.

Nick Kimber
Southampton, UK