Not sure what half-lead method splicing is? Then it's probably best to go away
and come back later. (Much later).
Elf is here to help you find touches and quarter-peal compositions
of half-lead spliced. It is an online composing engine - you
tell it which methods to use, and how long a touch you're looking for, and it does
the rest. Here's a summary of the features Elf provides:
On the downside, there are some things that Elf can't do.
It is designed for Major methods only; and finding peal lengths is too big a job
- Choose any number of Surprise, Delight or Treble-bob Major methods to splice.
- Select any number of parts and any number of leads in the part.
- Find touches with or without calls.
- High speed composing engine - capable of processing millions of leads per second.
- Composition results sorted by music and method balance.
- Runs off-line once the "Composer" page has downloaded - you don't need to stay connected.
- Sophisticated pruning options to speed up and target your search.
- No knowledge of composition or computers required!
If you're interested in trying Elf, you'll first need to check
that your computer and browser meet the following minimum requirements:
If your computer meets these specifications, click here
to enter the wonderful world of Elf.
- IE 5.0 or higher only.
- A Microsoft Java VM must be installed, and if you have the "Sun Java Plug-in" you
will need to disable it. Click the Java problems link for more information.
- Processor speed of 300MHz or higher recommended.
- At least 64M RAM required.
If you have any questions or suggestions, send email to
Spawn of Elf
Here is an example of the type of composition that Elf can produce:
1344 Horton's Four
Belfast (F), Glasgow
7 part, ATW
77 changes of method