Spliced Surprise (9m) Major

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Don Morrison's Peals of Spliced Surprise Major (9 methods) Major

The page collects compositions of spliced surprise major with 9 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 9-10 methods will be on the page for M methods, not here, while a series suitable for 4-9 methods will be here.


5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (9 methods)

Donald F Morrison and Bernard H Taylor (arr) (no. 107)
23456  B  M  W  H  Methods     
52436        -     RS.L
42635     -        NYS.CL
23564  2        -  YN.LP.BBBRUP.
36245  -           CP.PC
24365        - [-] N(SSY).R.   
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Pudsey and Superlative, 576 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), London, Rutland and Yorkshire, and 192 Uxbridge, with 132 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by calling R for (SSY) in two parts; contains 768 Pudsey, 640 each Rutland and Superlative, 576 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire and London, 512 Yorkshire, and 192 Uxbridge, with 128 changes of method.
Both arrangements contain all 24 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 21 each 56s and 65s, and 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

Rung at Burghill on 1 December 2005, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (9 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3994)
23456  B  M  W  H
43652     -        R.SL
43526  -        -  CY.PRAL.
26354  2           BNSPR.LN.YP
52364        -     CNA.B
43265     -    [-] CNC.SR.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N) and Rutland, 576 each London, Pudsey and Superlative and 384 each Ashtead, Bristol and Yorkshire, with 156 changes of method.

Rung at Leeds, Yorkshire (St Anne) on 2 April 2012, conducted by Neil Donovan.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (9 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3995)
 23456   M  W  B  H
(23564)     -  -     RS.YYL.
 23645      -  -      BSCC.PNAP.A
 45362         2     YN.LP.BBR
 56423         -     A.CS
 32465   -  -    [-] L.N.R.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 576 each Ashtead, Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 138 changes of method.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (9 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3996)
23456  M   W   H
52634  2   -   s   R.B.S.L.
56234     (ss) s   LY(.B.)PA.
34265 [s]  -       CSN.C.B
Repeat eleven times, calling - for [s]
in parts 6 and 12.
Omit (ss) and associated lead of Bristol
after the first part.

Contains 800 Bristol, 768 each Cambridge, London and Superlative and 384 each Ashtead, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 144 changes of method.

Rung at Marton Bigot (Pig-le-Tower) on 27 June 2009, conducted by Peter W J Sheppard.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8–9 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6776)
           8 methods      9 methods
  2345678  Cambridge      Cambridge
- 3578264  Superlative    Superlative
  8654327  Superlative    Superlative
  4267835  Cambridge      Cambridge
  7325486  Yorkshire      Yorkshire
  5836742  Pudsey         Cambridge
  6482573  Lincolnshire   Lincolnshire
  2743658  Pudsey         Pudsey
- 7358264  Lincolnshire   Pudsey
  8634725  Yorkshire      Lincolnshire
  4265873  Pudsey         Pudsey
  5723486  Yorkshire      Yorkshire
- 7386542  Bristol        Bristol
- 8736542  Rutland        Rutland
  3857264  London         London
  5328476  Rutland        Rutland
  2543687  London         London
  4265738  London         London
  6472853  Rutland        Rutland
  7684325  London         London
- 3876542  Cambridge      Cambridge
  6482357  Lincolnshire   Yorkshire
  2547638  Superlative    Glasgow
- 5738264
Repeat six times.

The eight method version contains 896 London, 672 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire and 224 Bristol, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
 
The nine method version contains 896 each Cambridge and London, 672 each Pudsey, Rutland and Yorkshire, 448 each Lincolnshire and Superlative and 224 each Bristol and Glasgow, with 139 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.


Eight method version rung at New York City on 15 June 2014, conducted by Timothy J Barnes.

5,376 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (9 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1312)
 23456   B  M  W  H  Methods   
 65432      -  -  -  L.C.(NNP).
(35246)     - [s]    BB.P.
 34265   -  -         SSR.GY.G 
Repeat eleven times, omitting [s] from parts 6 and 12.

Contains 768 each Bristol, Glasgow, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Superlative, and 384 each Cambridge, London, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 131 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing (NNP) with one lead of Rutland in parts 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11. Contains 768 each Bristol, Glasgow and Superlative, 608 Pudsey, 544 Rutland, 448 Lincolnshire (N), and 384 each Cambridge, London and Yorkshire, with 126 changes of method. While other arrangements of the reduction are possible, to ensure truth great care must be exercised in the placement of the singles and which parts are reduced.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (9 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6714)
23456  M  W  B  H
42356           -  RSYNG.
34256           -  CLSGGP.
65243  -  -     -  L.Y.R.
26543     3     -  NPCP.B.YNRSY.L.
42635     -  -  -  BS.GC.BBR.
Repeat four times.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Glasgow, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire and 480 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), London and Pudsey, with 145 changes of method, and all the work of every method for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Rung at Broadclyst on 25 February 2017, conducted by David A Warwick.