Superlative Surprise Major

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Don Morrison's Peals of Superlative Surprise Major

5,120 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 250)
(25364)  B  M  W  H
 43625   3
(56243)        3  a
 43265      s  -  3
(45362)     -  -  a
 45362      3      
Repeat. Snap start and finish. a = sF, sB.

Contains all 24 each 56s, 8765s, 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, with no backstroke 87s.

Published in The Ringing World (2002, page 518).
Rung on handbells at Woking on 8 July 2001, conducted by Michael J Trimm.
Rung at London (St Olave, Hart Street) on 13 November 2001, conducted by Mark C Bennett.
Rung to Duke of Norfolk at Great Holland on 3 October 2009, conducted by Alan P Mayle.

5,184 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 554)
 234567   V  B  M  W  F  I  H
 26453       s  s  -  -     s
(625734)           s     -
 645723         s  -  -     s
 235467   -     s
 34265       -               
Repeat five times.

Contains 18 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 12 each 8765s, 8756s, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, with no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Broughton-in-Furness on 26 January 2008, conducted by Simon D Woof.

5,184 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 555)
234567  V  B  I  M  W  F  H
243576           s  -  s
342675     -  -     -  -
652347  s  s        s
34256            -  -     s
Repeat five times, calling - for s halfway and end.

Contains all 24 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 18 56s, and 12 each 7568s, 6578s off the front and 8756s off the front, with no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Pershore (Parish Centre) on 8 June 2008, conducted by Simon D Woof.

5,056 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1222)
(25364) B  M  W  H
 63542     s  s  s
 24536     s  3*
 54632     -
 43526  -
 23546        s
 65342     -     -
 46352        -
 53642        s  s
 23645     s  6
 56342     -     -
 45362        -
 25364     5      
Snap start and finish.
3* = - - s;
6 = - - s - - s;
5 = - - s - -.

Contains all 24 each 56s, 8765s, 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, and 12 65s.

Rung on handbells at Boston, Massachusetts on 31 October 1989, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,056 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1223)
(25364) B  M  W  H
 52643  -        s
 32645     s  3
 43526     2* -
 34265  -        s
 65423  2        ss
 25463        s
 35264     2      
Repeat. Snap start and finish.
2* = - s.

Contains all 24 each 56s and 8765s, 20 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front including back rounds, and 12 65s.

Rung at Ipswich (St Mary le Tower) on 18 April 2006, conducted by Michael G Whitby.

5,024 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1224)
(25364) B  M  W  H
 65342     s  s
 56423  -        s
 26453        s
 26354     2*
 56432  2        s
 56324  -        -
 62543  -
 42536     s  s
 65234     s     s
 53642  -
 23645     s  6
 56342     -     -
 45362        -
 25364     5      
Snap start and finish.
2* = - s; 6 = s - - s - -; 5 = - - s - -.

Contains all 24 each 56s and 8765s, 20 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front including back rounds, and 8 65s.

Rung at Skipton on 23 October 2005, conducted by Simon L Linford.

5,376 (5,152) Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1694)
(25364)  M   3%  W
 64532   -  [-   -]
 23546   s       2*
 24536   ss      2*
Repeat three times, omitting bracketed bobs from alternate parts.
Snap start and finish.
2* = s -.

For 5,152 omit one ss.
For handbells: both 3-4 and 5-6 course throughout, except for one half-lead each.

Rung on handbells at Cambridge, Massachusetts on 21 September 1989.

5,184 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1930)
(25364)  M   W       H
 24536  [-]      a
 36452       ss  b
 26453       s   a   s
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.
Snap start and finish.
a = 4½,s5; b = 5½,6.

Contains all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 18 each 8765s and 8756s, and all 7 near misses.

Rung at Grundisborough on 3 September 2005, conducted by Sephen D Pettman.

5,184 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 2120)
23456  B  M  W  H
34526  a  s  2
65423     -     -
25463        s
45362     -
54623  -        s
24365     -  s
46253  -
53624     -  s  s
43625     s  ss
32456  -         
Repeat. a = sF,V,sB.

Contains 20 56s, 16 each 65s, 8765s, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 12 each 8756s and 5678s off the front, queens and back rounds, with no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Fordham on 8 March 2008, conducted by Christian M Peckham.

5,184 (5,056) Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6093)
(25364)  B   M   W   H
 46253       2  (2*
 65432   -
 36452           -
 52643       -   s   s)
 23645       s   3*
 56342       -       -
 45362           -
 35264       -        
Repeat.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.
2* = s -; 3* = s - -.

Reduce to 5,056 by, in one part, replacing the parenthesized calls with sW,sH,sM,sW,sW,M.
Either length contains all 24 each 56s, 8765s, 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 8 65s and 8756s, tittums and back rounds.
Also true to Duke of Norfolk, Guernsey and Little Coggeshall.

Rung at Huntsham on 10 November 2012, conducted by John R Martin.

5,088 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6098)
(25364)  B   M   W   H
 52643   -           s
 32645       s   ss
 42536       2*  s
 56234       s       -
 35264           -
 45263       s        
Repeat twice.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.
2* = - s.

Contains all 24 each 56s and 8765s, 18 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 6 each 65s, 8756s, 6578s off the front and 8756s off the front, tittums and back rounds.
Also true to Duke of Norfolk, Guernsey and Little Coggeshall.

Rung at West Bridgford on 3 September 2013, conducted by Paul F Curtis.
Rung to Guernsey Surprise at South Anston on 25 September 2017, conducted by Malcolm S Turner.

5,056 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6099)
(25364)  B   M   W   H
 46352       s   2*
 52643       3*  s   s
 24536   -
 23546           3+
 23645       2+  6
 56342       -       -
 45362           -
 25364       5        
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.
2* = s -;
3* = s - -;
3+ = - - s;
2+ = - s;
6  = - - s - - s;
5  = - - s - -.

Contains all 24 each 56s, 8765s, 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 14 each 65s and 8756s, 12 each 6578s off the front and 8756s off the front, tittums, back rounds, and all 7 near misses.
Also true to Duke of Norfolk, Guernsey and Little Coggeshall.

Rung to Vyrnwy at Tarporley on 26 January 2013, conducted by Duncan L C Hyde.
Rung at Portsmouth (St Agatha) on 31 March 2013, conducted by Benjamin J Carey.
Rung in hand at Clarington, Pennsylvania (Campana Lodge) on 17 May 2014, conducted by Donald F Morrison.
Rung to Guernsey at Portsmouth (St Agatha) on 14 September 2016, conducted by James W G Twiney.

5,184 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6548)
(25364)  M   W   H
 54326    sV,F   -
 26345   -  [-]  s
 35642   s       -
 45263   -   s    
Repeat five times, calling s for [-]
in two parts half a peal apart.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.

Contains all 24 56s and 12 each 65s, 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front.
Also true to Duke of Norfolk, Guernsey and Little Coggeshall.

Rung at New York City on 21 March 2015, conducted by Timothy J Barnes.

5,184 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6549)
(253647)  B  M  W  F  H
 432675      *  s  s
 726453            s  ss
 452637   s  s    sT   
Repeat five times, adding s at *
in two parts half a peal apart.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.

All calls are singles.
Contains all 24 each 56s, 8765s, 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 12 each 65s and 8756s, 61 little bell rollups at the back, and 52 little bell rollups at the front.
Government health warning to those with aural allergies: also contains 72 backstroke 87s.
Also true to Duke of Norfolk, Guernsey and Little Coggeshall.

Rung at Liverpool (St John the Baptist, Tuebrook) on 31 December 2016, conducted by Colin Woods.

5,184 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6550)
(253647)    W  F  H
 432675     s  s  *
 726453        s
 264537  a  -  -  s
 45263      -     -
Repeat five times, adding s at *
in two parts half a peal apart.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.
a = x6ths,x5ths.
x = 16.

Contains all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 12 each 8765s, 6578s off the front and 8756s off the front, 6 8756s, 56 little bell rollups at the back, and 42 little bell rollups at the front.
Government health warning to those with aural allergies: also contains 72 backstroke 87s.
Also true to Duke of Norfolk, Guernsey and Little Coggeshall.

5,025 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 7469)
32546  B  M  W  H
65432  3
53462        2
62435     s  -
53426     -  -  -
23465     s  s
36254  -
54263     s  -
62345     -  -
35246     -     s
45263     s  s
25463     2*    ss
64352     s  -  s
56342        -
36245     -     ss
63452  -        s
54326     s  s  s
42635     -  2
23456  -         
Start at backstroke with a 1678 single.
2* = s -.

Contains 65 combination rollups, including 14 each 56s and 65s, 14 8765s off the front, 12 each 8765s, 5678s off the front and 8756s off the front, 8 each 8756s and 6578s off the front, 59 little bell rollups at the back, 61 little bell rollups at the front, all 7 near misses, queens and back rounds.

5,025 Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 7470)
32546   B   M   W   H
65432   3
35462           3*
62543       -   s   s
54326       s   -   -
34625       -   3
54623       3*
36254   3
52643       s   s   s
65243       ss      -
45263           s
63452       3+  -
23456       s        
Start at backstroke with a 1678 single.
3* = - s -;
3+ = s - s.

Contains 18 each 56s and 8765s off the front, 16 each 65s, 8765s and 5678s off the front, 12 8756s, 8 each 6578s off the front and 8756s off the front, 59 each little bell rollups at the back and little bell rollups at the front, all 7 near misses, and, in the last course, queens and back rounds.

Rung at Countesthorpe on 18 June 2016, conducted by Richard I Allton.

5,376 (5,152) Superlative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 8026)
(25364)  M   W   H
 24635   2*  2+ [x]
 23645   ss  2+   
Repeat three times, omitting [x]
from alternate parts.
Start and end at the treble’s
backstroke snap.
x = 123456.
2* = - s;
2+ = s -.

Reduce to 5,152 by omitting ss from any one part.
Especially suitable for handbells: both 3-4 and 5-6 course throughout.
Also true to Duke of Norfolk, Guernsey, Little Coggeshall, Thanet and Vyrnwy.

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