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Don Morrison's Peals of Minor

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1,440 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Donald F Morrison (arr) (no. 4900)
2345  F  W  B  I  H
2354  -  s  -  -  -
3425  -  s  -  -   
Repeat five times, adding single
Home half-way and end.

No backstroke 65s.
Also true to Beverley, Lightfoot, Northumberland, Surfleet and Wearmouth, also with no backstroke 65s; or to Coldstream or Lincoln, though with backstroke 65s.

Rung at Aston Tirrold on 2 December 2012, conducted by Stephen H Stanford.

1,440 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Donald F Morrison (arr) (no. 4900a)
2345  F  W  B  I  H
2354  -  s  -  -  -
2435  s  s  -  - [-]
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

No backstroke 65s.
Also true to Beverley, Lightfoot, Northumberland, Surfleet and Wearmouth, also with no backstroke 65s; or to Coldstream or Lincoln, though with backstroke 65s.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 4901)
2345  F  W  B  I  H
3254  -  s  -  -  s  |
4352  s* -  -  -  s  |
2435  s  s  -  -  s  |A
4235  -  -  -  -  s  |
4325        A*
2435        A
2453  -  s  -  -  -
3425  s  s  -  -   
Repeat twice.
A* = A, calling - for s*.

Contains 129 bobs, 78 singles, and 3 plain leads.
No backstroke 65s.
Also true to Beverley, Lightfoot, Northumerland, Surfleet and Wearmouth, also with no backstroke 65s; or to Coldstream or Lincoln, though with backstroke 65s.

Rung at Norwich (St George, Colgate) on 5 June 2012, conducted by Simon J T Smith.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 6488)
123456  1  2  3  4  5  6
623415  t  -  t           (4 leads)
641235        -     -   |
634215        -         |A
642315        A
631425        -     -
512346        -  t  -
54132         -
53412        2A
14523      t     -     -  (6)
31245         -     t   |
34125        2A         |
32541         -     -   |B
13425         -     t   |
14235         A         |
13542         -     -
13425         B
12534         -     -
12345         B         
t = 34.

Can be rearranged for other lead end orders.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 6489)
123456  1  2  3  5
126435  -
134625  -          (4 leads)
416235     -  t    (3)
423165        -  -
462135        -
413625        -  -
421635        -
463215        -  -
142635        -  t
Repeat four times.
t = 34.

Can be rearranged for other lead end orders.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 7948)
2345  W   B   H
2435  ss      s
5423  s   s   ss
5342  ss  s   s
2354  s   s   ss
4235  s   s   s
5243  s   s
3245  s       ss
5324  s   s   s
4235  s       s
Repeat twice.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 7949)
2345  W   B   H
2354  ss  s   ss
4325  s   s   ss
4352  ss  s   ss
2435  s   s   s
2543  ss  s   s
2453  ss      s
3425  s   s    
Repeat twice.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 7950)
2345  F   W   H
2435          s
4523  a   s     |
5324  s   ss  s |A
3425  s  [ss] s |
2435     A*
3425     A*    
Repeat twice.
a = sT,sT.
A* = A, omitting [ss].

No backstroke 65s.

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5,040 Treble Dodging Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 4897)
For seconds place methods:

2345   W   H
5432   s   s
3425  (2   -
5234   -)  s
2435   2   3
Repeat five times, omitting parenthesized
bobs from alternate parts.


For sixths place methods with In before Out
(groups L and M: e.g. Norfolk S, Norwich S)

2345   I   O
5423   2   s
3245  (-   -
5432   2)  s
2435   s   3
Repeat five times, omitting parenthesized
bobs from alternate parts.


For sixths place methods with Out before In
(groups G and H: e.g. Primrose S, Hull S)
2345   O   I
5243   3   2
4325   s  (-
5342   -   2)
2435   s   s
Repeat five times, omitting parenthesized
bobs from alternate parts.
 
Rung to Cambridge Surprise Minor at Heworth on 18 December 2011, conducted by Kristopher King.
Rung to Elston Delight Minor at Skibbereen on 7 December 2017, conducted by John M Thurman.

5,760 (5,040) Treble Dodging Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 4898)
For seconds place methods with Wrong before Before
(groups A and B: e.g. Westminster S, Cambridge S)

2345  W   B    H
4532  s   ss  [-]

Repeat twenty-three times, ommiting [-] from the
fourth, eigth, sixteenth and twentieth parts, and
calling single for [-] in the twelth and twenty-fourth
parts.
Reduce to 5,040 by omitting ss Before from the second,
fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and twelth parts.



For seconds place methods with Before before Wrong
(groups E and F: e.g. Bourne S, London S)

2345  B   W   H
4532  ss  s  [-]

Repeat twenty-three times, ommiting [-] from the
fourth, eigth, sixteenth and twentieth parts, and
calling single for [-] in the twelth and twenty-fourth
parts.
Reduce to 5,040 by omitting ss Before from the first,
fifth, ninth, fourteenth, eighteenth and twenty-second
parts.



For sixths place methods with In before Out
(groups L and M: e.g. Norfolk S, Norwich S)

2345  I   O   H
3452  s  [-]  ss

Repeat twenty-three times, ommiting [-] from the
fourth, eigth, sixteenth and twentieth parts, and
calling single for [-] in the twelth and twenty-fourth
parts.
Reduce to 5,040 by omitting ss Home from the second,
fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and twenty-fourth parts.



For sixths place methods with Out before In
(groups G and H: e.g. Primrose S, Hull S)

2345  O   I   H
5432 [s]  s   ss

Repeat twenty-three times, omitting [s] from the
fifth, ninth, seventeenth and twenty-first parts,
retaining [s] in the thirteenth part, and calling
bob for [s] in all other parts.
Reduce to 5,040 by omitting ss Home from the first,
fifth, ninth, fourteenth, eighteenth and twenty-second
parts.
 

The unreduced callings contain every row four times each at handstroke and at backstroke, with half the 65s appearing at backstroke.
To avoid falseness care must be exercised in choosing which singled-in courses to omit when reducing the length to 5,040.
While the 5,760 is true to more esoteric methods, the reduction to 5,040 is in general only true to methods with the usual lead ends and lead heads, palindromic symmetry, and usual flow of in and our of course rows.

5,040 rung to Cambridge at Edwalton on 3 April 2015, conducted by Graham R Hayward.

1,440 Treble Dodging Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 6487)
23456
35642 -
42563
63254
54326
26435
63542 -
42356
56234
34625
25463
56342 -
42635
Repeat four times.

While the leads shown are for Cambridge, the pattern -pppp-pppp-p can be rung for any treble dodging method with the usual flow of in and out of course and a five lead plain course.
Contains no backstroke 65s when rung to methods, such as Cambridge, that keep a coursing pair behind the right way around throughout.

720 Grandsire Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 2158)
23456   1  2  3  4  5  6
52346   -     -  -  -  -
34256      -
43256   -  -
54326   -     -  -  -  -
53426      -     s  -  -
32456   -  -  s  -  s   
Repeat
Published in A Collection of Grandsire Compositions (2004).

720 Grandsire Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 2159)
23456   1  2  3  4  5  6
24356   s  -  s  s  s  s
56342   -  s  -  -  s  s
5-part.
Published in A Collection of Grandsire Compositions (2004).

1,440 Grandsire Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 2160)
23456   1  2  3  4  5  6
52346   -     -  -  -  -
34256      -
43256   -  -
54326   -     -  -  -  -
42356      -     -  -
54236   -     -  -  -  -
53426      s  -  -  -  -
23456   s
52346   -     -  -  -  -
34256      -
53426   -     -  -  -  -
32456      -  s         
Repeat.

Contains no backstroke 65s.

Published in A Collection of Grandsire Compositions (2004).

1,440 Grandsire Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 2161)
23456   1  2  3  4  5  6  8
52436            -
34256   -  -  -  -     -
32456   -  -           -
45326   -           -  -  -
53426         -
54326   -  -           -
34526      -     -     -
35246   -           -  -
32546   -  -           -   
Repeat

Every row appears once each at handstroke and at backstroke.

Published in A Collection of Grandsire Compositions (2004).

720 Plain Bob Minor

Donald F Morrison (no. 2300)
  23456
s 32564
x 26354
s 62543
s 26435
x 63245
x 34625
s 43256
x 35426
s 53264
s 35642
s 53426
s 35264
five part
s=1234, x=1256

call every lead

140 (5,900) Spliced Minor

Donald F Morrison (arr) (no. 7961)
2345  F  I  H
4235        -  PLP.
5324  -        PP.P
2345     -  -  PPPP.PP.

Contains 132 Plain Bob and 8 Little Bob, with 2 changes of method.
For 5,900 minor ring eight extents, or equivalent multi-extent blocks, and one 140.
Especialy suitable for a 900th anniversary.

5,040 Spliced Surprise Minor (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2150)
2345   F  O  W  I  H
3542            -     I.WCI
2534      -  -        CW.CC.WCW
4235         -        BB.I
2345   2  -           FF.NNN.I.PH
3425      -           NHC.NFP
5432      -  -        FN.I.CC
3425   -  -           C.HC.F
4235      -           PHPI.HNFN
5243      -  -        B.I.CPBF
4235            -  -  I.C.
2534         3  -     W.N.N.WWW.C
5324      -           IBIC.B
3425   -           -  WBII.W.
Repeat twice.

Methods are Bourne, Cambridge, Hull, Ipswich, Norfolk (F), Norwich, Primrose, Westminster.
If preferred York may be rung instead of Westminster, throughout.

Rung at Pettistree on 29 December 2012, conducted by Michael G Whitby.

5,040 Spliced Surprise Minor (5–8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2162)
2345  F  O  I  W  H   5 methods  8 methods 
5432  -               V.SVS      C.IV
3425        -     -   CS.LIL.    YDV.DY.
5432     -     -      IL.CS.VC   DDY.SC.VIB
2534           -      VSV.L      IV.L
3425           -  -   ILIL.I.    ILIL.CS.
2345              -   CVCVS.     BYSYB.
5243           -      LILL.CV    CL.I
3542           -      SCS.I      BDBI.CLB
4235           -  -   LILI.VC.   LC.BLC.
3425              -   LLILL.     LBDBL.
5324           -      SCV.L      SCIB.BY
4523           -      IILI.I     VYB.DYDY
2345           -  -   LILL.CS.   D.I.
4235              -   CVCSC.     YSLCD.    
Repeat twice.

Both arrangements contain all the work of every method for every bell.
Methods are Beverley (V), Bourne, Cambridge, Durham, Ipswich, London, Surfleet and York.

Eight method version rung at Ightham on 15 April 2015, conducted by John B Keeler.

5,040 Spliced Surprise Minor (13–16 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2156)
2345  O  I  W  F  H   15 methods     16 methods 
3542     -            NN.RFF         NN.RFF
5243     -            XH.RHN         XH.RHN
3425     -  -  -      HV.NNN.Y.SL    HV.NNN.U.SL
4523     -            CDY.IWW        CDY.UY
2345  -  -            LI.YY.BDCY     UYU.YY.BYCY
3425  -               B.WCV          B.LCV
5243           -      LB.D           LB.U
3542        -         D.FLLF         Y.FIIF
5243     -            F.H            F.H
4235     -        -   NFNH.WB.       NFNH.WB.
5243  -     -         YBL.CP.FNNF    YBL.CP.FNNF
2345           -  -   S.PRCC.        S.PRCC.
4235              -   PXRC.          PXRC.      
Repeat twice.

For 14 methods ring as for 15 methods, calling York for Durham.
For 13 methods ring as for 14 methods, calling London for Wells.
Methods are Berwick (R), Beverley (V), Bourne, Cambridge, Cunecastre (U), Durham, Hexham (X), Hull, Ipswich, London, Norwich, Norfolk (F), Primrose, Surfleet, Wells and York.

16 method arrangement rung at at Keele (Woodlands) on 11 August 2010, conducted by Michael Wilshaw.
15 method arrangement rung at at Maidstone (All Saints) on 27 September 2016, conducted by John B Keeler.