Spliced Surprise (3m) Major

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Don Morrison's Peals of Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods) Major

The page collects compositions of spliced surprise major with 3 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 3-5 methods will be on the page for 5 methods, not here, while a series suitable for 2-3 methods will be here.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4135)
  2345678  September
- 5786342  November
  8537264  November
  3825476  September
- 5764823  October
- 8657342  November
  5836274  September
  7462835  October
- 8674523  November
- 7864523  October
- 5678342  November
- 7568342  October
  6735284  October
  3627458  September
  5874623  October
- 6758342  September
  4283756  September
  5637284  October
- 2356478  September
  7864352  September
- 4523867  November
  2485736  November
  8274653  October
- 6782345
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,792 each October and September and 1,568 November, with 125 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3416)
23456  M   B   W   H
62354      -   2*  2   MMJ.MJ.F.M.F.
65423  s   -   s       J.FFF.FFF.M
24653  2*      -       J.F.FMMJJ.J
64523          2   -   MJJJMM.F.J.
Repeat four times.
2* = s -.

Contains 1,760 each February and January and 1,600 March, with 94 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3417)
23456  M  B  W  H
23564     -     -  JMJ.FFM.
53624  -  -     -  M.FM.FFM.
46325  -        -  FF.FJJMMJ.
32465        - [-] FJJJMM.J.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,728 each February, January and March, with 96 changes of method, and all 24 each 56s and 65s.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3418)
23456  M    B    W  H
52436            -     JMMJMJ.J
26354  -  sT,sV  -  -  M.M.FF.M.FF.
26543       -       -  JJM.FFM.
24365       -    2 [-] FJM.FJ.F.J.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,728 each February, January and March, with 114 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 13 each 7468s and 7458s, and 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3419)
  2345678  January
  4263857  January
  6482735  March
- 7864523  February
- 6784523  March
  8657342  March
  5836274  January
- 2358467  March
- 4523786  February
  2475638  March
- 6724853  February
  2687345  February
- 8267345  February
  6832574  February
  3658427  February
  5346782  February
- 4536782  March
  3475268  March
  7324856  March
  2783645  March
  8267534  January
  6852473  January
  5648327  January
- 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 2,016 March, 1,792 February and 1,344 January, with 70 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Exeter (St Michael and All Angels, Pinhoe) on 16 March 2009, conducted by Matthew J Hilling.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8254)
 23456   W  B  M       H
 45326   s             -   H.K.
 63524         -       -   K.H.
(52643)     -  s           D.KDKD.
(62354)  s     -            DK.HHHHH.
 34265   s     -  a,b  s    KD.HD.K.K.DD.H.KD.
Repeat five times.
a = sT,sV;
b = V,F.

Contains 1,728 each Deva, Kenninghall and Lancashire (H), with 113 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 15 each 56s and 65s, and 9 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 124)
 234567   M           W  H
 627453       sF,B    2  -  II.DF.FFF.F.FF.
(326457)      V,In          I.II.
(63524)      sF,In,sB        DD.D.D.
 34265    s  sT,V,In,F   -   I.DD.DD.II.FF.I.
Repeat five times. Fourth place calls.

Contains 1,728 each Belfast (F), Dublin and Ireland, with 54 changes of method, 21 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 12 each 56s and 65s, 9 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and kings, with no backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 125)
  2345678  Dublin
- 4235678  Dublin
- 3425678  Ireland
- 4578362  Ireland
- 5862437  Belfast
  6548723  Dublin
  4675382  Dublin
- 7465382  Ireland
- 4582736  Ireland
- 5236478  Dublin
- 3526478  Ireland
- 5678342  Dublin
  7536284  Belfast
  3725468  Belfast
- 2375468  Ireland
  3526784  Ireland
- 5684372  Dublin
  8536247  Belfast
- 3856247  Belfast
  5328764  Dublin
  2573486  Belfast
- 7253486  Belfast
  5742638  Belfast
  4567823
Repeat six times. Fourth place bobs.

Contains 1,792 each Belfast and Dublin and 1,568 Ireland, with 97 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6928)
23456  M  B  W  H
52436        -     LOOO.L
24365  3  2  - [-] OO.COC.CLLCL.(OO)L.CCLC.COCL.L.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,728 each Cassiobury (O), Cornwall and Lessness, with 102 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by replacing (OO) with one lead of Lessness in any five parts; contains 1,888 Lessness, 1,728 Cornwall and 1,408 Cassiobury, with 92 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6090)
23456  M  B  W  H
35264     -        A.A
25634        2  -  AA.AMMUU.M.
62534           -  MAA.
43526  -     -  -  AUMA.UAM.U.
43265     -    [-] UMU.UMU.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,920 Ashtead, 1,728 Uxbridge and 1,536 Lindum (M), with 95 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 15 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, queens, and back rounds.

Rung at Liverpool (St Michael, Garston) on 29 March 2012, conducted by Paul B Hunter.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 117)
23456  M  W  H
65432  -  -  -  L.C.YCY.
36452     -     LC.L
53462     -     YYYY.L
26435  -  -  -  CCC.Y.CYC.
43265     - [-] (LLLLL)L.L.
Repeat five times, omitting
[-] from alternate parts.

Contains 2,112 Lessness, and 1,536 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 90 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,056 by calling C for (LLLLL) in one part. Contains
1,952 Lessness, 1,568 Cambridge and 1,536 Yorkshire, with 90 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Pittsburgh on 12 July 2008, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8095)
 23456   M  B  W  H
 64523      3        PN.NR.PR.PN
 26543         -     RN.R
 54263         -  -  RP.R.
(63425)     2        NN.PR.
 43265   -  -    [-]  RNP.PPRN.PN.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,728 each Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Rutland, with 125 changes of method, 15 each 56s and 65s, 9 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 3 each 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and back rounds.

Rung at Rowley Regis on 24 November 2018, conducted by Stuart C W Hutchieson.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8096)
23456  M  B  W  H
42356           -  PNRPN.
25463  -  2     -  R.NNRN.NR.PP.
63254  2     -     R.RRP.P.R
56234        -     NR.PPN
56342     -     -  NP.RPNPR.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,760 each Pudsey and Rutland and 1,600 Lincolnshire (N), with 119 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8097)
  2345678  Lincolnshire
- 3578264  Pudsey
  8654327  Rutland
- 3586742  Lincolnshire
  6452378  Pudsey
  2748635  Rutland
  4267583  Lincolnshire
- 2783456  Rutland
  8247635  Pudsey
  7325864  Rutland
- 8273456  Lincolnshire
  3526847  Pudsey
  6457382  Lincolnshire
  7842635  Pudsey
- 8235764  Lincolnshire
  5624873  Pudsey
  4763582  Rutland
  6457238  Lincolnshire
  7348625  Pudsey
- 3825764  Rutland
  2378456  Pudsey
  8536247  Rutland
- 2385764  Rutland
- 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,792 each Pudsey and Rutland and 1,568 Lincolnshire, with 153 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.

5,376 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7043)
  2345678  Bristol
  4263857  Glasgow
s 3257486  Bristol
  5342678  London
- 6453827  Glasgow
s 3427685  London
s 2634578  Bristol
  3256847  London
s 5832764  Glasgow
  8256347  Bristol
- 5826347  Glasgow
- 8647532  London
s 4586273  Glasgow
  5647832  Bristol
- 4567832
Repeat eleven times.

Contains 1,920 each Bristol and Glasgow and 1,536 London, with 156 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,376 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7044)
    2345678  Glasgow
 -  3578264  London
 s  7235486  Glasgow
 s  5286743  Glasgow
 -  2643578  Bristol
    4256837  Glasgow
 s  6237485  Bristol
    3642578  Bristol
 -  4362578  Bristol
 -  6432578  London
    3654827  London
 -  8536742  London
 -  7385264  London
(s  8273456  Bristol
 s) 8723456
Repeat eleven times.

Contains 1,920 each Bristol and London and 1,536 Glasgow, with 95 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting the parenthesized calls and lead of Bristol from any eleven parts; contains 1,920 London, 1,568 Bristol and 1,536 Glasgow, with 84 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 131)
  2345678  Bristol
  4263857  Cornwall
  8674523  Bristol
- 7864523  Cornwall
  5637284  Lessness
  3526478  Cornwall
  4283756  Lessness
  8472635  Lessness
- 6784523  Bristol
  8657342  Cornwall
  3528467  Bristol
- 2358467  Lessness
  5243786  Lessness
s 4752638  Cornwall
  6584372  Cornwall
  3826754  Cornwall
  7243586  Lessness
s 4572638  Lessness
- 6745823  Lessness
  4687352  Cornwall
  3824567  Bristol
s 3284567  Bristol
- 8324567  Bristol
s 8234567
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,792 each Cornwall and Lessness and 1,568 Bristol, with 98 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Contains 18 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, 15 each 8765s, 7654, 6543s and 5432s, 11 each 5678s off the front, 4567s off the front, 3456s off the front and 2345s off the front, 9 each 8765s off the front, 7654s off the front, 6543s off the front and 5432s off the front, and back rounds.
Also contains 12 backstroke 87s.

Rung at Lundy Island on 2 September 2007, conducted by George H Campling.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8215)
23456  M  B             W  H
54326     -    sV,xF       -  BEE.W.EWBEE.WWBB.
46253  -       sT,sV    -  -  E.E.W.E.E.
24365     -  F,In,F,In        BBW.B.B.W.B.WW
Repeat five times, calling s for x
in parts 2, 3, 5 and 6.
x = 1478.

Contains 1,728 each Bristol, Cornwall (W) and Lessness (E), with 107 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 196 runs of four or more consecutive bells either at the back (102) or at the front (94), tittums and back rounds.

5,120 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7629)
23456  B  M  W  H
42356           -  B.
45623     2  -  -  YCY.B.C.YYC.
52436  -           CY.YY
62534     2        YYC.B.CCYY
56342  -  -  3  -  YC.BYC.C(.B.B.)YYY.
Repeat four times.

Contains 2,560 Yorkshire, 1,600 Cambridge and 960 Bristol, with 94 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by omitting the parenthesized calls and leads from one part; contains 2,560 Yorkshire, 1,600 Cambridge and 896 Bristol, with 93 changes of method.
Either length contains all the work for 2-6.

Rung at Northampton, Massachusetts on 10 December 2016, conducted by Edward J Futcher.
Rung in hand at Marblehead, Massachusetts (25 Kenneth Road) on 11 December 2016, conducted by Edward J Futcher.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7630)
 23456   M  W  F/I  H
(26435)  -  2   2      YCY.C.B.Y.B.YYY.B.
 46325      2       -   YC.B.BB.
 42563   2  -       -  BB.B.C.CYC.
 64523      -       3  CCCC.YCY.B.B.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,760 each Bristol and Cambridge and 1,600 Yorkshire, with 94 changes of method, and all the work for 2-6.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7631)
 23456   B  M  W  H
(35426)     -  a  b  CYC.CC.B.BY.BB.
 32654      2  -  -   YY.B.C.YCC.
 32546   -     c  -  YC.Y.B.Y.
 43526         -     BC.B
 64523   -  -  -     CY.BYY.Y.B
Repeat four times.
a = F,In;
b = sT,sV;
c = sT,sF.

Contains 1,920 Yorkshire and 1,600 each Bristol and Cambridge, with 119 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6559)
 23456   B  M  H
 35264   -        SY.(YB)
 35642   -     -  Y(BS)(YB).(BY).
 34625   -  -     (YS)(SY).(SY)(BS)(BS).YSYS
(54326)     2     (YS)(SY)(SY).B.
 54263   -     -   (SB).(BS).
 32465      - [-] (SY)(BS).(YS)(YB)(SY).
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from parts 2, 4 and 6.
(Parentheses) indicate a change of method
at the half lead.

Contains 2,016 each Superlative and Yorkshire, and 1,152 Bristol, with 119 changes of method at the lead end, 108 changes of method at the half lead, 18 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 9 each 8765s, 8756s, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, all 7 near misses, and queens and back rounds in the last course.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6560)
  2345678  Yorkshire / Bristol
- 8642735  Yorkshire / Bristol
- 5748362  Bristol / Yorkshire
- 6234857  Yorkshire / Surperlative
  4527683  Yorkshire / Bristol
  3682745  Yorkshire / Surperlative
- 6245378  Bristol / Superlative
  8374562  Superlative / Bristol
  2567483  Superlative / Yorkshire
  7853246  Bristol / Superlative
- 4625378  Bristol / Superlative
  8372546  Superlative / Yorkshire
- 3246857  Superlative / Yorkshire
  6527384  Yorkshire / Bristol
- 4326857  Bristol / Superlative
  7852643  Yorkshire / Surperlative
  2483765  Yorkshire / Surperlative
- 4365278  Superlative / Yorkshire
  5738426  Bristol / Yorkshire
- 2643857  Bristol / Superlative
  7854326  Bristol / Yorkshire
  6325478  Superlative / Yorkshire
  5738642  Bristol / Yorkshire
- 4263857
Repeat six times.
Slash indicates change of method at
the half lead.

Contains 1,904 Yorkshire, 1,680 Superlative and 1,568 Bristol, with 105 changes of method at the lead end and 161 changes of method at the half lead, and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3880)
23456  M  B  W  H
23564     -     -  SC.SS.
26435     -  2  -  CS.BBB.B.CCS.
34625  -  -     2  SCS.BBB.CC.B.
23645        -     BS.B
56342  -        -  SCC.CSSC.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,760 each Cambridge and Superlative and 1,600 Bristol, with 94 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Whithyham on 20 October 2014, conducted by Stanley Jenner.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3881)
23456  B  M  W  H
52436        -     SSCS.B
25634  -     -  2  BBBB.BBB.SCS.B.
62534           -  CCSCCCC.
56342  -  -     -  SC.BCS.CSSS.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,760 each Cambridge and Superlative and 1,600 Bristol, with 85 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3882)
23456  B  M  W  H
52436        -     SSCC.B
64235     -     -  BB.BC.
46532  -     -  2  CS.BBB.BB.B.
53462        -  -  CSSC.SSS.
45362           -  SCSCSCC.
56342        2     SSSS.B.CCS
23645     -     -  SCC.BBBBBBB.
34256  -           SC.CC
Repeat twice.

Contains 1,728 each Bristol and Superlative and 1,632 Cambridge, with 68 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3883)
 23456     B    M   W   H
 53642          -   s       SSS.S.B
(23645)         s   ss      CCC.C.B.
 26534   sT,sV  -   s   -    SC.BB.CS.C.BB.
 42365     -        s   s   CS.BBB.SSC.
Repeat five times.

Contains 1,728 each Bristol, Cambridge and Superlative, with 95 changes of method, all 24 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 15 each 56s and 65s, 9 7568s and tittums.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3884)
 23456     B    M   W   H
(42635)   F,In      ss      CCSSS.B.CC.B.
 65234   sT,sV  ss  s        SS.BB.SS.B.C.B
 42536          s       s   CSC.BS.
 42365     -            -   CS.CC.
Repeat five times.

Contains 1,920 each Cambridge and Superlative and 1,344 Bristol, with 108 changes of method, all 24 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 18 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 8756s, 9 7568s, queens, back rounds, and all 7 near misses.

Rung at Holybourne on 30 January 2010, conducted by Oliver D Cross.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3885)
  2345678  Cambridge
- 3578264  Bristol
  7325486  Cambridge
- 3586742  Superlative
- 5642378  Bristol
  4536827  Bristol
- 3456827  Cambridge
  6247385  Superlative
- 2785634  Cambridge
  5374268  Cambridge
- 3468527  Cambridge
  8247356  Cambridge
  7526834  Superlative
  6354782  Superlative
- 3482675  Superlative
  2745368  Superlative
- 7568234  Bristol
  6725483  Bristol
  2647358  Bristol
  4236875  Bristol
- 3426875  Superlative
  6745382  Cambridge
  5872634  Superlative
- 8234567
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,792 each Cambridge and Superlative and 1,568 Bristol, with 90 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Kirkby in Ashfield on 28 March 2010, conducted by Colin M Lee.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7137)
23456  M  B  H
42356        -   B.
52346  -  -  2*  L.BBB.BFL.B.
54623     a      BBF.L.L.L.FF
32645  2  a      FF.F.FB.L.L.L.FB
Repeat five times.
2* = s -.
a = In,F,B,V.

Contains 1,920 Bristol, 1,728 Belfast (F) and 1,536 London, with 72 changes of method.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7138)
  2345678  London
s 4623857  Bristol
  2486735  Bristol
s 2846735  Bristol
  4278563  London
- 5742386  Belfast
  4537628  Belfast
  3465872  Belfast
- 6345872  London
- 8463257  London
- 2684735  London
- 7826543  Bristol
  2758364  Belfast
- 5278364  London
- 3752486  Belfast
  5347628  Belfast
  4563872  Bristol
  6485237  Bristol
  8624753  Belfast
  2876345  Belfast
  7238564  Bristol
- 3728564  London
- 5237486  Bristol
- 3527486
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,792 each Belfast and Bristol and 1,568 London, with 97 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7139)
  2345678  Bristol
s 2435678  London
s 3624857  Bristol
- 2364857  Bristol
  6283745  Belfast
  8672534  Bristol
  7856423  Belfast
  5748362  London
- 3457286  Bristol
  5324678  London
  2563847  London
  6285734  London
- 7862453  Bristol
- 6782453  London
  8647325  London
  4836572  London
- 5348267  Bristol
  4523786  Belfast
- 2453786  Belfast
- 5243786  Belfast
  4572638  Belfast
- 7452638  Belfast
- 5742638  Belfast
  4567823
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,792 each Belfast and London and 1,568 Bristol, with 90 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell and no backstroke 87s.

5,376 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7045)
    2345678  London
    4263857  London
 -  8642735  Superlative
 -  6235874  Superlative
(s  5274683  Bristol
 s) 5724683  London
 -  6257348  Superlative
 s  7248635  Bristol
    4762583  Bristol
    6457328  Bristol
    5634872  Bristol
 s  5364872  Superlative
 s  4372586  London
 -  5743628  London
    4567832
Repeat eleven times.

Contains 1,920 each Bristol and London and 1,536 Superlative, with 84 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting the parenthesized calls and lead of Bristol from any eleven parts; contains 1,920 London, 1,568 Bristol and 1,536 Superlative, with 73 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (3 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 112)
 23456   W   B   M  H
 24536   -          2  GB.HHHHG.B.
(45236)  -  V,F  -     H.GB.H.BG.
(42356)  2   3   -      G.B.GG.BG.GB.HG.
 35264       -   2      BBB.HHH.B.H
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,760 each Bristol and Heptonstall and 1,600 Glasgow, with 109 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Buckfastleigh (Holy Trinity) on 4 April 2007, conducted by Michael E C Mears.