Helpmates with twin by moving black king 1

As a reaction to my comment on 54 I received the following 3 compositions from Theodor Tauber. In the mentioned comment I explain that I don't like my h# because it is based on scheme with moving the black king. Theodor in his mail argues that it is not the reason to downgrade the composition. There may be helpmates with such a twin mechanism that are masterpieces and that moving black king very far shows it is not only solution of technical difficulties but an idea. Further - better. Any other opinions?

It's a matter of taste, of course. Let's enjoy following 3 helpmates by Shlomo Seider. They are worth looking at I think.
Shlomo Seider
1st Prize The Problemist 1967

a) 1.Bd4 Bb4 2.Rd3 Bc3#
b) 1.Bd3 Rf1 2.Rd4 Be4#

Complex line and battery play.

Theodor Tauber: "A masterpiece!"

h#2 (6+11)
b) b5 -» f6

Shlomo Seider
David Wertheim

Schach Echo 1979

a) 1.Qb6 Bd4 2. Rc6 Rd2 3.Rg6 Rxh2#
not 1.Rc6? Rd2 2.Q any?? Bd4 3.Rg6 Rxh2?

b) 1.Rc7 Rxd5 2.Qc6 Bb6 3.Qc4 Ba5#
not 1.Rc4? Rxd5 2.Q any?? Bb6 3.any Ba5?

Very complex use of whole board - apparently free black pieces are very precisely controlled.

Unfortunately b) cooked by Christian Poisson:
1.a2 Kf2 2.Ka3 Rd4 3.Sb6 Bc1#

Is the position correct?

h#3 (4+13)
b) h6 -» b4

Shlomo Seider
Israel Ring Tourney 1985
FIDE Album

a) 1.Bh3 Rf1 2.Qh5 Rdf2 3.Kg4 Rxf4#
b) 1.Qe1 Rxg2 2.Rb3 Rff2 3.Qb4 Rxa2#

Theodor Tauber: "Reciprocal Turtons between two white Rooks!"

h#3 (3+13)
b) f5 -» a3

Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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