Spliced Surprise (2m) Major

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Don Morrison's Peals of Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods) Major

The page collects compositions of spliced surprise major with 2 methods. Spliced compositions suitable for varying numbers of methods are on the page for the largest number of methods for which they are suitable. So, for example, a series suitable for 2-4 methods will be on the page for 4 methods, not here.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3681)
 23456   M  W  B  H
 42356            -    HCHCHCH.
(42563)     -  -       CHHCH.C.
 63254   -  s    [s     C.HCH.CC[.
 62354            s]   HCHCHCH.]
 35264      s     -    CHHCH.HC.
Repeat four times, omitting bracketed
singles and leads from any one part.

Contains 2,592 Fork Handles (H) and 2,464 Four Candles (C), with 131 changes of method.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1092)
23456  I  O  V  H  Methods
45632  s        -  SCCS.SC.
54263     s     -  SS.SS.
25346  *        -  CSC.
63542     s  s     SS.SCC.S
53246  -        -  C.CS.
32546     -        SCCC.C 
Repeat five times, adding bob at * in alternate parts.
Sixth place calls.

Contains 2,688 Sodium and 2,496 Chlorine, with 83 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, and 120 combination rollups.

Rung at Buckfastleigh (Holy Trinity) on 12 April 2006, conducted by Michael E C Mears.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 543)
 23456   B  M  W  H  Methods   
 35264   -           R.R
 53246   sV s  F  -  S.R.R.S.
 25346            -  SSRSR.
(42356)        -     RR.
 65324      -  -  -   RRR.S.SSS.
 43526      -     -  RS.RSS.
 43265   -       (-) R.R.      
Repeat five times, omitting (-) from alternate parts.

Contains 2,880 Raunds and 2,304 Stand, with 72 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, 24 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 8765s and 8756s, and back rounds.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 45)
 23456   O  I  V  H  Methods    
 42635            -  CTC.
 64523            -  CTC.
 45623   -           T.CTCC
(36524)  -     -     T.TCC.
 23564      2         TTT.CTTCC.T
 52436            -  TT.
 24536   -           T.CCTC
 24653   -        -  T.T.
 46253   -           T.CCCT
 46325   -        -  CC.T.
 35426   -  -  -  -  T.TC.C.TCT.
 42356   -  -        T.TC.CC    
Repeat twice. Sixth place bobs.

Contains 2,592 Tin and 2,496 Copper, with 84 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, 21 56s, 15 5678s off the front, 12 each 65s, 8765s and 6578s off the front, and 9 8765s off the front.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1319)
 23456   F  O  V  W  I  H  Methods        
 64352   -  -  -  -  -     C.C.CCCC.C.CC.T
 36245                  -  CCT.
(62345)     -              CC.
(24365)              -      CCC.
(54263)        -            C.
(25463)  -        -         T.CCCCCC.
 35264         -            CT.C          
 42563   -  -  -  -  -     C.C.CCCC.C.CC.T |
 43526         -        -  CCTT.CCTC.      |
(32546)              -     TCT.            |
(62345)        -            C.             |A
(36245)  -        -         T.CCCCCC.      |
 56342         -            CT.C           |
 23456        3A                          
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 77% (3,872 changes) Copper and 23% (1,152 changes) Tin, with 64 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
If desired may be rotated to start with the 4A and end with the differently called part, resulting in one additional 56 rollup and two additional 65 rollups.

5,040 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1047)
23456  M  B3  W  H
42356            1
25463  1  x      1
45362     x   2  2
25634     x      2
53624  2  x      1
46325     x   2
26354     x   1  2
36245  1  2   2
23564     2       
Repeat twice.

Basic method is Cunning Little Vixen Little Surprise, with Barry Peachey's Dog Little Surprise spliced in at the half-lead, analagous to the Ilkeston variation of spliced Kent and Oxford.
Contains 4,320 Cunning Little Vixen Little and 720 Barry Peachey's Dog Little, with 60 changes of method, all 144 combination rollups, 12 8765s, and 6 each 7568s and 7468s.

5,040 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1048)
23456  B1 B3 B5
42635     2
25463  x  2
46253  x  2  x
53624     x
25634  x  x
63254  x  2  x
26354     x  x
35264  x  2  x
23564     x  x 
Repeat twice.

Basic method is Cunning Little Vixen Little Surprise, with Barry Peachey's Dog Little Surprise spliced in at the half-lead, analagous to the Worcester variation of spliced Kent and Oxford.
Contains 3,312 Cunning Little Vixen Little and 1,728 Barry Peachey's Dog Little, with 144 changes of method, and 138 combination rollups.

5,088 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 64)
23456  W           M  H  Methods             
64523     F,I,F,I        SSS.P.PP.P.PPPP
35426              -  -  PP.S.
53624     (B,F,I)  2  2  SSSS(.P.P.)SS.P.S.P.
63254  2   F,I,B      -  S.P.SS.P.P.SSSS.
56234  -                 S.P
42635              -  -  PP.S.
42356   V,F,F,I,F,I   -  SS.S.PPP.P.PP.P.SSS.
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 Pepys and 2,496 Seething, with 48 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting parenthesized calls and leads from one part; contains 2,528 Pepys and 2,496 Seething, with 46 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3413)
23456  M   B   W   H
25634      -   s   3*  FJJ.JJ.J.F.F.
45632  -       2* [-] J.JJJJJ.F.J.
32654  2   -   s   2   J.F.FFF.FFF.FF.F.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.
3* = s - -; 2* = - s.

Contains 2,688 February and 2,496 January, with 36 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, and all 144 combination rollups.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3414)
23456  M     B     W   H
62543  2*  sF,sB           J.F.JJJ.FF.JJJJ
24563  s   sT,sV   2*  -   J.FF.FF.FF.F.J.
24365        -     2* [-]  FJJ.FJ.F.J.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.
2* = s -.

Contains 2,688 January and 2,496 February, with 72 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 21 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 9 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, with no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Burghill on 21 February 2008, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3415)
  2345678  January
- 6423857  February
  2684735  February
  8276543  February
- 7826543  February
  2758364  January
- 3527486  January
- 4235678  February
s 4325678  February
- 2435678  January
s 3624857  February
- 2364857  January
- 8623745  January
s 2786534  February
- 8276534  February
- 7826534  February
  2758463  January
- 4527386  January
- 3245678  January
- 6432857  January
- 8364725  January
- 7683542  February
s 7863542  January
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 2,688 January and 2,464 February, with 70 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, 22 each 8765s, etc. and 8756s, etc., 20 each 5678s, etc. and 6578s, etc., 8 each 8765s off the front, etc., and 7 each 5678s off the front, etc.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 539)
23456  I  H  V  Methods  
46253 (-)    -  D.OD.ODDO
62345     -     DO.
35642  -     -  O.OD.ODOO
32546        -  DDO.DOOD
32654  -  -     D.O.
32465  -  -     D.O.     
Repeat five times, omitting (-) from alternate parts.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 2,688 Otterspool and 2,496 Double Glasgow, with 119 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, and 21 each 56s and 65s.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6675)
 23456   W  B  M  H
(42635)  -     -     B.BBBP.
 45362   -  2  -      P.PP.B.PP.P
 45623      -     -  PPP.PPP.
 24365   -  2  - [-] B.BBB.B.BBB.B.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 2,688 Bailey and 2,496 Philip, with 24 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 21 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 12 each 8765s and 8756s, tittums, and all 7 near misses.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8296)
 234567    B  M  W  H
 647253    F           LLL.LL
 352647   In  -  s  s  YLY.Y.Y.LYLY.
 45236    V,sF      s  Y.L.Y.
(35246)          s     YLYLY.
 34265     -  -         YL.LY.L
Repeat five times.

Contains 2,688 Lancashire and 2,496 Yorkshire, with 96 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4023)
 234567   M   B   V   W   H
(574362)  -   -   -   s       EE.EEE.EE.EE.
 673452   2   -           -    A.E.A.AAAAA.
(365427)   sF,In  2*          AA.E.A.E.
 34265    s   -       s        EA.A.A.E
Repeat five times.
2* = s -.

Contains 2,688 Cree Delight (E) and 2,496 Cray Surprise (A), with 48 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, 24 each 8765s and 8756s, 21 each 56s and 65s, and 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4024)
  2345678  Cray
  6482735  Cray
  7856342  Cray
s 3257486  Cree
  5342678  Cree
- 4532678  Cree
  3465827  Cray
s 8763245  Cree
  6827534  Cree
s 6287534  Cray
  5846327  Cray
  3475286  Cray
- 6273845  Cree
- 7623845  Cree
- 2763845  Cray
  8652473  Cray
- 3458762  Cree
s 3548762  Cray
- 2743658  Cray
s 6842573  Cree
  4658327  Cree
  5436782  Cree
- 3546782  Cree
s 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 2,688 Cree Delight and 2,464 Cray Surprise, with 69 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,376 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4647)
23456   M  W  H
65432   -  -  -  CCN.N.CCN.
42536   -     s  NCN.NCNC.
53264  (s  s  -  NC(N.C.NNC.
42365   -)    -  CNC.CN)CN.
Repeat five times.

Contains 2,688 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire (N), with 119 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,056 by, in one part, replacing the parenthesized calls by a bob Before and omitting the parenthesized leads. Contains 2,528 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire (N), with 111 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 354)
 23456   M  W  H  Methods     
(43652)  -        PPCC.C
(52634)  s  -      PCC.C.
(35624)     -      P(C)CC.
 62354      -  -   CPPPC.PCPC.
 36254         -  CCCCCCC.
 26453   -        PCPC.P
(46352)  -        PPCC.C
(56234)  -  s      PPPC.C.
 23564      -  -   CPCC.CPPC. 
Repeat twice, replacing (C) by PP in any one part.

Contains 96 combination rollups.
Contains 3,040 Cambridge and 1,984 Primrose, with 71 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1137)
23456  V  M  W  F  H  Methods   
43652     -           CCY.YCYY
54623  -  s     -  -  C.YC.YY.C.
26345     -  -        YCC.Y.CYC
42365        -        CYYC.YCY  
Repeat five times.

Contains 2,688 Yorkshire and 2,496 Cambridge with 119 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 18 each 56s and 65s, and 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 438)
23456  T  V  M  W  H             
64352        -     -  R.YR.
64235  s  s [-]    -  RR.R.YY.YR.
53246        -  -  -  R.(RRRRR).R.
25346              -  RYR.
32546              -  YYYYYYY.   
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 2,880 Rutland and 2,304 Yorkshire with 47 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, and 132 combination rollups.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing (RRRRR) by Y in one part. Contains 2,720 Rutland and 2,336 Yorkshire with 49 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, and 131 combination rollups.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6551)
23456  M  W  H
42356        -  (YS)(SY)S(YS)S(SY)Y.
32654 [-        Y(SY)[(SY).Y(SY)(YS)(SY)
56423  -  -     (SY)(YS)(SY).(SY).(YS)(SY)(YS)
42563     -] -  (YS)(SY)(YS)(YS).(YS)](YS)Y.
54263        -  (YS)(SY)S(SY)S(YS)(SY).
Repeat four times.
In the third part omit the [bracketed]
leads, and replace the [bracketed] bobs
by a bob Before.
(Parentheses) indicate a change of method
at the half lead.

Contains 2,544 Superlative and 2,512 Yorkshire, with 68 changes of method at the lead end, 119 changes of method at the half lead, and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 545)
234567  V  M  W  H  Methods    
324765  -     -     P.PPY.YYY
624537  -  -  -  -  P.PP.P.PYY.
64253            s  PYPYPPY.
34265   -     sF s  Y.YYPY.P.  
Repeat five times.

Contains 2,688 Pudsey and 2,496 Yorkshire, with 72 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, 18 each 56s, 65s, 7568s and 7658s, and 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front including back rounds.

Rung at Liverpool (St Michael, Garston) on 10 January 2007, conducted by Peter D Hughes.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 444)
234567  M  I  F  B  V  W  H                 
45236   -  -  -  -  -        L.L.L.L.L.FL
23564      sT       s  -     LL.L.L.F
23645            -        -  FLL.LLL.
423756  2  -     -  -        FF.F.FF.F.L.LL
462537           -  2  -  -  LLL.FF.F.L.L.
25634      -     -  2  -     FFF.F.FF.F.FF.F
42356      -  -  -  -     -  FFF.L.L.L.FL.  
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 London and 2,496 Belfast (F) with 36 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

Rung at Shalford, Surrey on 21 January 2003, conducted by Richard A Pearce.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 406)
 23456   F,I  M  W  H  Methods         
(32564)   x   -  s     GG.F.G.G.
(65234)   2   -         G.F.FF.F.G.
 26453    x         3   FFFF.F.GG.F.F.
 34526   V,F        3  G.GGGGGGG.G.F.F.
(45632)   x      -     GG.F.FFFF.
 56342    2   s         G.F.FF.F.G.G
 42356    2         -  GG.F.FF.F.GG.   
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 Belfast and 2,496 Glasgow with 48 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 407)
23456  M   B   W  H  Methods             
35642  2   -         FB.B.BBF.FBF
25634  2  F,I  2     BF.F.FBFF.F.FFBF.F.F
34256      -   2     BFBF.FBB.B.B
56423  2   -   2* s  FF.F.FBB.BFB.B.BB.
23564      -   2     BBFB.BBF.F.F        
Repeat twice. 2* = - s.

Contains 2,592 Belfast (F) and 2,496 Bristol, with 66 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, and 108 combination rollups.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 20)
234567  M        V  W  H                 
234765    sF,sT  2*       BCC.B.C.B.C
372546     I,sB           BC.B.BBC
526437  s        2  2  s  BB.BCC.B.C.B.C.
42365       sT   s     s  CB.C.CB.       
Repeat five times. 2* = s -.

Contains 2,688 Bristol and 2,496 Cornwall, with 108 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 21 each 7568s and 7658s, and 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, including back rounds.

Rung at Wandsworth (Holy Trinity) on 25 June 2004, conducted by George H Campling.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 23)
234567  M          V  W  H                   
65342   ss   sT    2  - [ss] U.B.U.U.B.U.U.B.
273645     I,F,sB  -         UU.BB.U.UU.BB
324657  s  sB,F,sT s  - [-]  BB.BU.U.B.BB.U.U.
Repeat five tiems, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 2,688 Uxbridge and 2,496 Bristol with 72 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting [ss] and associated lead of Bristol from five parts. Contains 2,688 Uxbridge and 2,336 Bristol with 62 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Both arrangements contain all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 8756s, and 15 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

Rung at Rochdale (Balderstone) on 4 June 2002, conducted by Andrew D Sibson.

5,088 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 24)
234567  M           V  W  H                    
53624   -     sT    s  -  2  U.U.BB.U.BB.B.
273546  2     sT             U.B.BB.BBU
324657       sB,F   ss 2     UUU.U.BBU.B.U.B.U
273645     sT,sF,B  -        UU.B.U.BB.BU
362457       sB     s  -  -  UUU.BU.U.U.
42356   2  F,I,F,I        -  U.B.BBU.B.U.B.BBBU.
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 Bristol and 2,496 Uxbridge with 72 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting ss and associated lead of Bristol from two parts. Contains 2,528 Bristol and 2,496 Uxbridge with 68 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Both arrangements contain all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 8756s, and 21 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front including back rounds.

Rung at Pinhoe on 19 June 2006, conducted by Michael E C Mears.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 32)
234567  V  M  W  T  F  H  Methods     
56342      - (s) s  s  s  BB.S.SS.B.S.
46352         s           SSSS.B
473526  s                 S.BB
523467              s  -  BBBBB.S.
42356   ss    s           S.B.SSS.B   
Repeat five times, calling - for (s) in parts 3 and 6.

Contains 2,688 Superlative and 2,496 Bristol, with 60 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting any five singled in leads of Bristol; contains 2,688 Superlative and 2,336 Bristol with 50 changes of method.
Either length contains all the work of both methods for every bell, and all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 5678s off the front.

Rung at Terling on 13 October 2002, conducted by Alan M Barber.

5,088 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 403)
23456  M               W  H  Methods            
35426  -    B,(sV,sV)        L.BL.L(.B.)LL
32546         I,V      -  -  LL.BL.L.L.
26543  -      I,V            BB.BB.BBB.BB
46532  -      I,V      -     L.L.BBB.L.B
62534  -      I,V            BB.L.BL.LL
53246        sT,sV     -     LL.BB.L.B
23645  -  sT,sF,sV,sV     3  L.L.B.LLL.B.LL.B.B.
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 London; 2,496 Bristol; with 71 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting [sV,sV] and associated lead of Bristol from any two parts. Contains 2,592 London; 2,432 Bristol; with 67 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Either length contains 72 combination rollups.