Handbells

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Handbell bands often find some styles of composition considerably easier to ring well in hand than others. Typically these keep one or more of the inside pairs limited to a small number of different relationships between the two bells, most commonly emphasizing coursing. This section collects together several such compositions, for a variety of methods and stages.

Note that all the peals in this section also appear in the appropriate places in the sections devoted to peals at various stages. They are collected together here, too, for the convenience of handbell bands looking for such compositions.

5,056 Alternative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 7757)
(25364)  W   B   M   H
 45263           2
 43526       2   s
 26354       2
 32546   s   1   s
 46253   ss  2
 43625   s   2
 56432   -       -   -
 26453   s       s    
Repeat.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Contains 18 each 56s, 65s, 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 46 little bell rollups at the back, 59 little bell rollups at the front, 4 near misses, tittums and back rounds.
Also true to Andorra La Vella Surprise, Berne Surprise, Bruxelles Surprise, Kobenhavn Surprise, Packington Surprise, San Marino Surprise, Singleton Surprise, Southgate Surprise and Victoria Surprise.

5,056 Alternative Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 7758)
(25364)  W  B  M  H
 45362         s
 42536   s  2
 65243   5     -  -
 26453   -     4   
Repeat.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.
5 = - - s - -;
4 = - s - -.

Contains 20 each 56s, 65s, 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 47 little bell rollups at the back, 52 little bell rollups at the front, 5 near misses, tittums and back rounds.
Also true to Andorra La Vella Surprise, Berne Surprise, Bruxelles Surprise, Kobenhavn Surprise, Packington Surprise, Pontypridd Surprise, San Marino Surprise, Singleton Surprise, Southgate Surprise and Victoria Surprise.

See:
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,088 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 55)
23456  M  B  W  H
35642     2     1
32654  1  4     1
42356     -  1   
Repeat twice.

Contains 21 56s, 18 8765s off the front, 15 each 65s and 8756s off the front, 12 5678s off the front, 9 each 8756s and 6578s off the front, 50 little bell rollups at the back, 44 little bell rollups at the front, tittums and back rounds.

Rung at Pittsburgh on 1 October 2006, conducted by Donald F Morrison.
Rung in hand at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (102 Mawson Road) on 11 August 2015, conducted by Michael G Purday.

5,088 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 55a)
23456  M  B  W  H
63254     -  1
35642     -
32654  1  4     1
42356     -  1   
Repeat twice.

Contains 21 56s, 18 8765s off the front, 15 each 8756s off the front, 12 each 65s and 5678s off the front, 9 6578s off the front, 54 little bell rollups at the back, 34 little bell rollups at the front, tittums and back rounds.

5,056 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1695)
23456  M  B  W  H
42356           1
35264     2  1
63542     -     2
25346     2  2
26543  2  5     1
Repeat.

For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Londonderry, New Hampshire on 16 August 1990.

5,088 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1696)
23456  M  B  W  H
26354     -  1  1
25463     -  2  1
62534     -     2
62345     -     1
53246  1        1
34256  1  -      
Repeat twice.

For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Twickenham (19 Court Way) on 31 October 2007, conducted by David C Brown.
Rung, reversed, on handbells at Headingly (18 Wood Lane) on 17 August 2016, conducted by James W Holdsworth.

5,056 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1697)
23456  M  B  W  H
54632  1     1
23645  1     1  1
46325        2  2
64523  2        2
42356  2  -
46253  2        1
53462  2     1
24365  1        1
Repeat.

For handbells: between Middle and Wrong 3-4 are always coursing.
Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s.

Rugn on handbells at Hollybush (Bank Cottage) on 27 October 2010, conducted by Bernard H Taylor.

5,120 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1698)
23456  M  B  W  H
52436        1
63425  1     1  1
36452  1  4  2  2
24365     4     1
Repeat.

For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Longthorpe on 13 April 2008, conducted by William S Croft.

5,056 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1699)
23456  M  B  W  H
24356           s
43526  s  2  1  1
36452     4  2  2
24365     4     1
Repeat.

For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Godmanchester on 9 September 2012, conducted by Michael G Purday.

5,184 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1700)
23456  M   B   W   H
56342  1       3*  2
42365  3*  -   3*  s
Repeat five times.
3* = s - s.

Contains 108 combination rollups including all 24 each 56s and 65s, 52 little bell rollups at the front, tittums and all 7 near misses.

Rung at Wilby, Suffolk on 4 October 2014, conducted by Jeremy W Spiller.

5,120 (5,024) Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 4061)
23456  M  B  W  H
32456           2*
65324     -  s
24653     -  5
45362  2  -
25643  s  -     1
Repeat three times.
2* = s -; 5 = s - - s -.

For handbells.
Reduce to 5,024 by replacing 5 by 2 bobs in any one part.
Either length contains all 24 each 56s and 65s.

5,056 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6094)
42536  M  B  W  H
54236           1
62435  1        1
56324  2     1  2
25364        1
45263     -  1
65234     2  1  2
64532     -  1  1
43625     -
32645  1  -      
Repeat.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.

For handbells, 5-6 always coursing between Middle and Wrong.
Also true to Bibra Surprise, Bibroci Surprise, Butis Surprise, Caerffili Surprise, Caerini Surprise, Cambodunum Surprise, Camulosessa Surprise, Coccuveda Surprise, Ditchling Surprise, Dumbledore Surprise, East Molesey Surprise, Freedom Surprise, Friday Surprise, Furness Surprise, Lactodorum Surprise, Lewisham Surprise, Nempnett Thrubwell Surprise, Peterstone Wentloog Surprise, Petriana Surprise, Petworth Surprise, Reverse Dublin Surprise, Southall Surprise, Tryes Surprise, Tuesday Surprise, Yelling Surprise and Silver Delight.

5,056 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6095)
42536  M   B   W   H
54236              1
62435  1           1
56324  2       1   2
25364          1
45263      -   1
56432  3*      2
65234      -   1   2
64532      -   1   1
32645      -   3*   
Repeat.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.
3* = s - s.

For handbells, 5-6 always coursing between Middle and Wrong.
Contains 20 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 8756s, 16 each 3456s and 6543s, and tittums.
Also true to Bibroci, Butis, Caerffili, Cambodunum, Camulosessa, Coccuveda, Ditchling, Dumbledore, East Molesey, Friday, Furness, Nempnett Thrubwell, Peterstone Wentloog, Petriana, Petworth, Reverse Dublin, Tuesday and Yelling.

5,056 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6096)
42536  M   B   W   H
45236              s
36254  s       1
54623  4       s   s
23645  s       4
45362  1       s   s
65342          s
45623      -   2*
52634  2+  -
42635  s            
Repeat.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.
4  = s - - s;
2* = - s;
2+ = s -.

For handbells, 5-6 always coursing between Middle and Wrong.
Contains all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 8756s, 13 3456s, 8 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, back rounds, and all 7 near misses.
Also true to Ditchling, Dumbledore, East Molesey, Peterstone Wentloog, Tuesday and Yelling.

5,376 (5,152) Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6097)
42536   I   O   V
63542  [-]      s
65342       s
23645   ss  s   - 
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.
Sixth place calls.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.

For handbells, 5-6 coursing throughout.
Reduce to 5,152 by omitting ss from any one part.
Also true to Bibra Surprise, Bibroci Surprise, Butis Surprise, Caerffili Surprise, Caerini Surprise, Cambodunum Surprise, Camulosessa Surprise, Coccuveda Surprise, Ditchling Surprise, Dumbledore Surprise, East Molesey Surprise, Freedom Surprise, Friday Surprise, Furness Surprise, Lactodorum Surprise, Lewisham Surprise, Nempnett Thrubwell Surprise, Peterstone Wentloog Surprise, Petriana Surprise, Petworth Surprise, Reverse Dublin Surprise, Southall Surprise, Tryes Surprise, Tuesday Surprise, Yelling Surprise and Silver Delight.

5,088 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6736)
23456  M  B  W  H
26354     -  1  1
35264        1  1
63542     -     2
63425     -     1
54326  1        1
42356        2   
Repeat twice.

Contains all 24 56s, 18 8765s off the front, 12 each 65s, 8765s, 8756s and 5678s off the front, 9 6578s off the front, tittums and back rounds.

Rung in hand at Reading (18 Sandhills Way, Calcot) on 17 September 2014, conducted by Oliver D Cross.
Rung in tower at Oxford (St Thomas) on 21 September 2015, conducted by J Alan Ainsworth.

5,056 Bristol Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6737)
23456  M  B  W  H
35642     2     1
52643  1        2
23645  2  -  1  2
34625        2
25463     2
53462  1        2
24365  1        1
Repeat.

Contains all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 12 each 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, tittums and back rounds.
Especially suitable for handbells: between M and W 5-6 always home or coursing.

Rung in hand at Leiden, Netherlands (Octavaialaan 37) on 16 October 2016, conducted by Michael J Trimm.
See also:
5,088 Kent Treble Bob Major by William Hudson
5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major by Graham A C John
5,088 Kent Treble Bob Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,088 Cambridge Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1367)
23456  1½ B  2½ M  W  4½ 5½ H
23546           -  s  s  s  -
56432           -  -     s  s
23465        s  s
65432           -  -        s
23654  s        -  -        -
56234  s        -  -  s     s
65342     -                 s
42356           s  -         
Repeat twice.
Half-lead single = 5678.

Contains all 24 56s and 18 65s, with the tenors together throughout, and is all the work.

Rung at Grundisburgh on 2 April 2005, conducted by Stephen D Pettman.
Rung in hand at Little Dewchurch (Green Cottage) on 10 April 2012, conducted by John E Harrold.
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,088 Kent Treble Bob Major by William Hudson
5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major by Graham A C John
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,088 Yorkshire Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,760 (5,024) London Surprise Major

Henry Dains
23456    B  W  H 
45236    5  -  -
34256    5  -    
3 part.

72 cru's.
For 5,024 omit one block of 5.
Also true to Ealing, Lessness, Rutland, Uxbridge, Whalley.

Published in A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).

5,024 London Surprise Major

Nigel J Newton
23456  M  B  W  H
42356           -
54326        -
23645  -     -
42635  3     -
34625  3     -
43265  2  2  -  -
45362  -  2  2
35264  -     3
25463  -     3
64352  -     -
23456  -        -

Contains 57 combination rollups. A palindrome suitable for handbells.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 1086).
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,024 Norwich Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1608)
23456  M  B  W  H
35642     2     1
43652        1
52436     -  2
64235  1        1
36245        1
64523  2  -
35426  1        1
52643     2     1
24653     5  2
23456  2  5     1

For handbells.
Also true to Kent Treble Bob and Oxford Treble Bob.
True to all BDabcdefXYZ.

See also:
5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major by Graham A C John
5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major by Marcus C W Sherwood and Donald F Morrison (arr)
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6092)
23456  B  M  W  H
35264  -
62453     -  -
56234  -        2
34625  2
23645        -
56423  3
25463        -
25634  -        -
65432     -
24365  3         
Repeat.

For handbells.
Also true to Belmesthorpe Surprise, Bengeworth Surprise, Callington Surprise, Carnarvon Surprise, Darius Surprise, Dartford Surprise, Dedham Surprise, Dorchester Surprise, Fromefield Surprise, Heanor Surprise, Helmingham Surprise, Herbert Surprise, Highclere Surprise, Hoath Surprise, Irchester Surprise, Ivinghoe Surprise, Keystone Surprise, Leybourne Surprise, Lincoln Surprise, Marisco Surprise, Monaco Surprise, Ploughley Surprise, Pyrford Surprise, Sedgeberrow Surprise, Tyburn Surprise, Ullswater Surprise, Vilnius Surprise, Warsaw Surprise, Attard Delight, Bicester Delight, Bishop David Delight, Broughton Astley Delight, Canfield Delight, Cheluvelt Delight, Chiddingstone Delight, Elton Delight, Gharb Delight, Jersey Delight, Londesborough Delight, Mdina Delight, Mtarfa Delight, Ormskirk Delight, Phoenix Delight, Sixcent Delight, Wotton-under-Edge 750 Charter Delight and Yarborough Delight.

Rung in hand at Warnham on 18 September 2017, conducted by Simon M Alford.
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,056 Rutland Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1)
23456    M  B  W  H
54632    -     -
43265       2     -
24365       5     -
32465       5     -
Repeat.
Published in The Ringing World (1996, page 1056) and A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).
Rung at Boston, Massachusetts (Advent) on 28 December 1988, conducted by Donald F Morrison.
Rung in hand at Boston, Massachusetts (The Church of the Advent) on 1 April 1990, conducted by Donald F Morrison.
Rung in hand to Quy Surprise at Hitching (2 Orchard Road) on 29 March 2016, conducted by William S Croft.
Rung in hand to Quernmore Surprise at Bridstow (4 Bannutree Cottages) on 12 September 2017, conducted by Daniel Jones.
Rung in hand to Velindre Surprise at Bridstow (4 Bannutree Cottages) on 14 November 2017, conducted by Daniel Jones.
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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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 (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.

5,376 (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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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
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5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,376 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Roger Bailey
(32456) M  W  H
 34256        s
 52436     2  2
 26435  -  3  2
 65432  -  3  2
 32456  -  -  s
 46523  -  -  2
 45263  3  -  2
 42653  3  -  2
(32456) 2      
Snap start and finish.

True to all BGLcXYZ.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 222).
Rung on handbells at Imperial College on 27 September 1995.

5,376 (5,152) Yorkshire Surprise Major

Roger Bailey
(32456) M  W  H
 34256        s
 52436     2  2
 36425  -  -  s
 45263  - [-  2]
(35462) 2      
Repeat twice. Snap start and finish.

For 5152 replace the [bracketed] calls by WHWH in each part and omit them once.
Rung (as 5376) on handbells at Imperial College on 23rd June 1993.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 222).

5,152 (5,022) Yorkshire Surprise Major

Roger Bailey
(32456) M  W  H
 34256        s
 52436     2  2
 26435  -  3  2
 35462  -  -  s
 42653  -  -  2
 46523     -  2
 45263  3  -  2
 34562  2     s
 65432     2  2
 32456  -  -  s
Snap start and finish.

For 5022 call bob for the final s, bringing up rounds immediately.
Rung (as 5022) on handbells at Imperial College on 5th November 1996.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 222).

5,152 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Roger Bailey
(32456)  M  W  H 
 26453   -     2
 42653      3  -
 56324   -  -
 34625   -     s
 23645      -
 63542   -  3
 24536   -  -  -
 53246   3  -  -
 36425   -  2  s
 25364   2  -
 62354   3  -
(32456)  -       
Snap start and finish.

Especially suitable for handbells.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 5).
Rung on handbells at Imperial College on 7 September 1992.

5,152 Yorkshire Surprise Major

W John Couperthwaite
23456  M  W  H 
54632  s  -  s
64235  - [ss]
56432  2     s
63452     2
42356  s     - 
Repeat twice, omitting [ss] from the second part.

Especially suitable for handbells.
True to all BGLPbcXYZ.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 5).
Rung on handbells at Imperial College on 14 July 1999.

5,088 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 157)
23456  B  M  W
54632     -  -
64235     -  ss
35642     2  -
46253     -  -
65432  -
34256     -  -
Repeat twice.

Contains all 24 56s and 18 65s.
True to all BcXYZ.
Also true to Jerusalem Surprise Major, with 67 combination rollups including all 24 56s and 18 65s.

Published in Composition 2000 (1999, page 58) and The Ringing World (2000, page 5).
Rung (reversed) on handbells at Cheltenham on 22 June 1999, conducted by Graham A C John.
Rung at Stand on 27 July 2002, conducted by Gordon R Birks.

5,088 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1619)
23456  B   M   W   H
43652      -
54326  -           2
35426      3       -
42356      ss  -   -
Repeat twice.

For handbells.
True to all BabcXYZ.

Rung in hand at Exeter (Harrison Building, Exeter University) on 12 February 2008, conducted by Matthew J Hilling.
Rung at Brecon on 1 January 2010, conducted by Ashley C Fortey.

5,056 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1620)
23456  B   M   W   H
42356              -
34256          3   -
45236          2
26534      -       s
32564          -
52463      -
25634  -           s
65243      -   A    
45263          s     |
63524      -   s   s |A
65324      ss      s |
65432          A
23456      -   -   -

For handbells.
True to all BLcXYZ.

5,088 Yorkshire Surprise Major

John S Warboys
23456  B  M  W  H
35264  -
32654        -  2
53624        -
25634     ss -
34256     2  -   
Repeat twice.

Especially suitable for handbells: contains fifteen course heads with 5-6 coursing.
True to all BdXYZ.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 222).
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,056 Littlewood Lane Delight Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6220)
23456  B  W  M  H
42356           -
63254        -  -
25634     -     -
53246  -
24536     -     -
65324     2  -  -
26354     -  3
24365     -  -  2
Repeat.

For handbells.

See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Bristol Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,088 Wath Delight Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1814)
23456  O  H  I  V
42635     -
54326  -  2
64523           -
32465        -  -
65432  -  3
25634           -
42356  -  2      
Repeat twice. Sixth place bobs.

Especially suitable for handbells.

5,088 Wath Delight Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1815)
23456  M  B  W  H
43652  -
35426     -
25364  2     s  3
34256     4     s
Repeat twice. Fourth place calls.

Especially suitable for handbells.

See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,056 Pudsey Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,088 Kent Treble Bob Major

William Hudson
23456    M  B  H
25463    2  3  2
42356       4   
3 part.

Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Bristol Surprise, Double Dublin Surprise. Kent 60 cru's; Oxford 64 cru's; Bristol 64 cru's; Double Dublin 64 cru's.

Published in A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).

5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major

Graham A C John
23456   M   B   W   H
56342       2
23645   1           1
62534       4
45236   1           1
63254   1   5   1   1
56234           1
42563       4       1
64523           1
23456       2        

A palindrome with 24 5678s.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Bristol Surprise, Double Dublin Surprise, Norwich Surprise.

Rung on handbells at Cheltenham on 9 June 1998, conducted by Graham A C John.

5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1609)
23456  M  B  W  H
42356           1
63254  1        1
64235  1  4     1
65243     4     2
32546  2  -  1  1
24653  1  5  2
23456  2  5     1

For handbells.
Also true to Oxford.

Rung on handbells at Willingham by Stow on 24 January 2006, conducted by A Robin Heppenstall.

5,120 Kent Treble Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 4059)
23456  M  B  W  H
34562     2  1  1
62345     -  2
56423  2  5  1  2
25634  1  2      
Repeat.

For handbells.
Also true to Oxford.

Rung on handbells at Whitton (3 Kneller Road) on 11 February 2013, conducted by Michael J Trimm.
Rung to Oxford on handbells at Aldenham (Aldenham School) on 15 April 2017, conducted by Michael J Trimm.

5,120 (5,088, 5,056) Kent Treble Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 4060)
23456  M  B  W  H
42356          [1
26354  1        2]
36452     2  2  2
53246     3  1  1
25634     4      
Repeat.

Reduce to 5,088 by replacing bracketed calls by 2M,H in one part; reduce to 5,056 by making the substitution in both parts.
For handbells.
Also true to Oxford.

Rung on handbells to Oxford at Longthorpe (Woodcote House) on 22 January 2012, conducted by Michael G Purday.

5,088 Kent Treble Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 7502)
23456  M   B   W   H
32465  2  F,In 1
25463  1           2
56423          2
34256      3        
Repeat twice.

Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s, and 64 little bell rollups at the back.
Especially suitable for handbells.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob and Bristol Surprise.

Rung on handbells at Aldershot (12, Highfield Avenue) on 11 August 2016, conducted by W John Couperthwaite.
Rung to Oxford on handbells at Fleet (20, Burnside) on 7 September 2016, conducted by W John Couperthwaite.

5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major

Marcus C W Sherwood and Donald F Morrison (arr)
23456  M  B  W  H
56342     a
52436     3  1
36245     2
52643  1  5     1
24653     5  2
23456  2  5     1
a = In,B,V,V.

For hand bells.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob and Norwich Surprise.

Rung on handbells at Cambridge, Massachusetts (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) on 30 September 1990, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,056 Kent Treble Bob Major

Marcus C W Sherwood and Donald F Morrison (arr)
23456  M  B  W  H
42635     4
36245  2  2
65243  1  5     2
62453     5  1  2
23456  1  5     2

For hand bells.
Also true to Oxford.

Rung on handbells at Sarajevo on 22 March 2014, conducted by Michael J Trimm.

5,088 Kent Treble Bob Major

John Reeves
23456    B  W  H
32654    -  1  2
25463    2     1
42356    4      
3 part.

Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Bristol Surprise, Double Dublin Surprise. Kent 70 cru's; Oxford 64 cru's; Bristol 65 cru's; Double Dublin 76 cru's.

Published in A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).
See also:
5,024 Norwich Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,088 Oxford Treble Bob Major by Donald F Morrison and W John Couperthwaite

5,088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

Donald F Morrison and W John Couperthwaite (no. 7502a)
23456  M    B    W  H
32465  2   F,In  1
35264  2            1
56234            2
42356       3        
Repeat twice.

Contains 18 each 56s and 65s.
Also true to Kent, with all 24 each 56s and 65s.
Especially suitable for handbells.

Rung in hand at Aldershot (12, Highfield Avenue) on 2 March 2017, conducted by W John Couperthwaite.

5,088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

Graham A C John
23456   M   B   W   H
42356               1
43265   2  F/I  1   2
36245           2
23564       4        
3 part.

Also true to Kent Treble Bob, Bristol Surprise, Double Dublin Surprise.
Oxford TB: 120 crus, 24 5678s, 16 6578s, 12 3456s.
Kent TB: 120 crus, 20 5678s, 20 6578s, 16 3456s.
Bristol S: 96 crus, 12 5678s, 20 6578s, 8 3456s.
Double Dublin S: 132 crus, 21 5678s, 23 6578s, 8 3456s.

Rung on handbells at Cheltenham on 7 July 1998, conducted by Graham A C John.
See also:
5,088 Kent Treble Bob Major by William Hudson
5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major by Graham A C John
5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major by Donald F Morrison
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Major by Donald F Morrison
5,088 Kent Treble Bob Major by Donald F Morrison
5,056 Kent Treble Bob Major by Marcus C W Sherwood and Donald F Morrison (arr)
5,024 Kent Treble Bob Major by Marcus C W Sherwood and Donald F Morrison (arr)
5,024 Norwich Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison

5,024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major

E Bankes James and Donald F Morrison (arr)
23456  I  V  H  O
65324  s  -     s
43265        2   
52643        2    |
56243           s |A
32456        2    |
24356       4A
34265        A*
23456       5A   
A* = A, adding s In in the second course

Especially suitable for handbells: after the first four leads 5-6 are always coursing or home.

Rung on handbells at Fleet, Hampshire (20, Burnside) on 18 March 2016, conducted by Mike Pidd.

5,024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 363)
23456  I  V  H
63425  s  s
36254  s     4
46253     s  5
36452     -  5
26354     -  5
46352     s  5
26453     -  5
23465     -  -
Repeat.

For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Boston, Massachusetts on 8 September 1989, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,008 Double Norwich Court Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1693)
23456  I  V  H  O
62354     -     s
42653     -
32546  s  -      
65432 [-] s     s |
64532  2*       - |A
24635     -       |
43625    4A
23546     A*
34526    4A
65234  -  s     s
23456  s     -   
2* = s -.
A* = A, calling s for [-].

For handbells: 5-6 course throughout after the first fifteen leads.

Rung on handbells at Boston, Massachusetts on 2 December 1988.

5,024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6640)
23456   I   V   H
35264  (3)      4
65234   s       5
34256   s   -*  -
Repeat five times, omitting (3) after the
first part, and calling s for -* in corresponding
parts in each half of the peal.

For handbells: after the first fifteen leads 5-6 are always either home or coursing.

5,184 Plain Bob Major

J M Hadley Hunter
23456  W   B   M   H
45263  s   1   -   -
62543  s           s |
65243          2*  - |A
26354  -       -     |
36452      4A
25463  2*      s
36254      5A
52634  s           s
42635          s
23456      1        
2* = s -.

Especially suitable for handbells.

5,040 Plain Bob Major

J M Hadley Hunter and Robert T Kakuk (arr)
23456   W  M  H
42356         -
43256      2* -   |
32456   2+    s   |
34256      2* -   |A
23645   -  -      |
46325   s     s   |
45362     A
43562      2* -
35462   2+    s
34562      2* -
23546   -  s
45326   s     s
42365     2A
45263      3* -
23456   -  -  s
2*=sb, 2+=bs, 3*=sbs.

Contains 56 combination rollups, 18 56s, 10 65s at the back.
For handbells.

5,104 Plain Bob Major

Robert T Kakuk
23456   W  V  F  M  H
34526      s  -  -  ss
65423            -  -
42365   2        -   
12 part, calling single halfway and end. Call ss in part one only.

For handbells.

5,376 (5,040) Plain Bob Major

Robert T Kakuk
23456   W  M  H
34625   s [s] 2
64325   2*    -
35462   s  s  -
53462      ss 2+
34256   s  s  2
24356   2*    -
4 part, omitting [s] in parts 2 and 4. 2*=bs, 2+=sb.

Contains 72 combination rollups, 24 56s, 24 65s, 36 little bell at the back; and 24 8765s, 36 little bell at the front, with Tittums.
For 5040, call the first course of part 2 or 4 as sW sH bringing up the 4th course end.
For handbells.

5,008 Plain Bob Major

Robert T Kakuk
234567   W  F  B  I  M  H
647253      -
426357            - [ss]
35264          2     ss
62534    s              s
42536                s
42365          -        -
6 part, calling single halfway and end.
Call [ss] in one part only.

Contains 52 combination rollups, 12 56s, 12 65s, 31 little bell at the back; 31 little bell at the front; and Tittums.
For handbells

5,056 Plain Bob Major

Wilfrid F Moreton
23456    W  B  M  H
23564       1  3  -
42635    -     2
62534    3     -
62345    -  1
23465    s        2
4 part. Call Single for Bob halfway and end.

76 cru's.
Especially suitable for handbells.

Published in A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).

5,120 (5,008) Plain Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 362)
23456  W  B  M  H
56243  -  2  s  ss
45263 [-]    3
32546  s     -  -
24365  3  1     3
Repeat three times, calling s for [-]
in alternate parts.

Reduce to 5,008 by omitting ss from one part.
For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Salt Lake City on 14 April 1982, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,120 Plain Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 4058)
23456  W  B  M  H
42635  -     -
35264  -  2  2
26534     3  s  2
Repeat seven times, calling - for s
in two parts half a peal apart.

For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Wedmore, Somerset (The Laurels) on 28 July 2011, conducted by Timothy M Payne.

5,088 (5,070) Plain Bob Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 6684)
23456  W  B  M  H
42356           -
26435 (-  2
34256  s  1  s) -
23645  -     -
65342  3     -  s*
46352  -     3
36245  s     -
24365  -        -
Repeat three times, omitting parenthesized
calls after the first part, and calling -
for s* in alternate parts.

Reduce to 5,070 by replacing the first two leads by one lead of Aileen's Little Bob.
Especially suitable for a seventieth birthday or similar anniversary.
Especially suitable for handbells.

Rung in hand at Burnham on Sea (35 Jaycroft Road) on 24 September 2015, conducted by Timothy M Payne.

5,376 (5,040) St Clements College Bob Major

Robert T Kakuk
23456   M  W  H
46352   s     -   |
56324   s  s      |A
64325   -     2   |
35426   s    [-
65423   s
54326   s*    2]
63452     A    
4 part, calling bob for s* in parts 2 and 4.

Contains 64 combination rollups, 24 56s, 24 65s, 36 little bell at the back; and 52 combination rollups, 8 8765s, 34 little bell at the front, with Tittums.
For 5040 omit [bracketed] calls in part 1 or 3.
For handbells.

5,120 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 345)
23456  O1 O3
52436  x  x
64235  x  5
36245  x  x
65324  x  2
65243  x  4
24365  x  3
Repeat.

Worcester Variation
Especially suitable for handbells.

Rung on handbells at Hollybush on 9 March 2005, conducted by Bernard H Taylor.

5,088 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 347)
23456  M  O3 W  H
35264  1  x     1
52643     x  1  1
56423     5  1  2
23645     x
42356  1  x      
Repeat twice.

Ilkeston Variation.
Especially suitable for handbells.

Rung on handbells at Cambridge, Massachusetts on 19 September 1989, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,056 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1611)
23456  M  O3 W  H
45236     5  1  1
36524     x
25346  1  4  1  1
24365  2  4     2
Repeat.

Ilkeston variation.
Contains 4,160 Kent and 896 Oxford with 56 changes of method, all at the half-lead.
Especially suitable for handbells.

Rung on handbells at Foxborough, Massachusetts on 15 November 2003, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,056 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2171)
23456  M  F  V  W  H
42356              1  K.
56234     -  -        KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
34625     -  -        KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
25463     -  -        KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
65432     -  -  1  2  KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K.KK.K.
53462  2  -  -     1  KK.K.K(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)KK.
65324  1  -  -        KK.K(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
24536     -  -        KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
36452     -  -        KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
52643     -  -        KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
24365     -  -     1  KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)KK.
Repeat.

Liversedge Variation.
Especially suitable for handbells.
Contains 3,776 Kent and 1,280 Oxford, with 80 changes of method.

Rung in hand at Middlewich (78 Long Lane) on 7 April 2009, conducted by Ian W Taylor.

5,184 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2172)
23456  M  F  V  W
54326  2  -  -     KK.K.K(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
32465     -  -  1  KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K.K
56234  1  -  -  1  KK.K(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K.K
34625     -  -     KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
25463     -  -     KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
63542     -  -     KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
42356     -  -     KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K
Repeat twice.

Liversedge Variation.
Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s, and is Especially suitable for handbells.
Contains 3,840 Kent and 1,344 Oxford, with 84 changes of method.

Rung on handbells at Hollybush on 27 April 2005, conducted by Bernard H Taylor.

5,120 Spliced Treble Bob Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2180)
23456  M  F  V  W  H                        
36452           2  1  KK(KO)(OK)K.K.KK.     
65432           1  1  K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK).KK. |
32546     -  -        KK(KO).(OK)(KO).(OK)K |A
43265  1              KK.K(KO)(OK)K         |
26354           1     KK(KO)(OK)K.K         |
32465        A                              |B
24365        B                              
Repeat.

Contains 3,968 Kent and 1,152 Oxford, with 72 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, and is especially suitable for handbells.
Combines the Ilkeston, Liversedge and Hampole variations.

Rung in hand at Aldershot (12, Highfield Avenut) on 17 April 2013, conducted by W John Couperthwaite.

5,024 Spliced Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1614)
23456  M  W  H  Methods           
34256        2  K.K.
24536     2  1  KKKCKK.K.KK.
43526     2     KKKCKK.K.K
65324  1     1  KK.KKCKKK.
32654     1  1  KKKCKK.KK.
53246  2  2  2  KK.K.KKCKK.K.KK.K.
56342  2     1  KK.K.KKCKKK.
56423  2  2  1  KK.K.KKCKK.K.KK.
42563     1  1  KKKCKK.KK.
32465  2        KK.K.KKCKK        
Repeat.

Contains 4,736 Kent Treble Bob and 288 Crayford College Bob, with 36 changes of method, and 124 combination rollups including all 24 each 56s, 65s, 45s and 46s.
Especially suitable for handbells.

5,376 (5,058) Spliced Surprise Major (2–4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 57)
23456  M  W  H   2 methods   3 methods   4 methods
43652  -         YCC.YCYY    YCC.YNYC    YYN.YNNY
52634  -  -  s   CYY.C.CYC.  CNY.C.NYN.  CSY.C.SCS.
36425  -  -*     CYC.Y.YYC   NYN.C.CNC   SCS.S.CSC
42365     -  -   CYYY.CCC.   CYNN.YCY.   NNCN.YYN.
Repeat five times.

The two method arrangement contains 2,688 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 95 changes of method; the three method arrangement contains 1,920 Cambridge and 1,728 each Lincolnshire (N) and Yorkshire, with 126 changes of method; and the four method arrangement contains 1,344 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative and Yorkshire, with 131 changes of method.
All three arrangements contain 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.

Any of the arrangements may be reduced to 5,058 by omitting the final bob home from parts 2 and 4, and calling s for -* in the last part to bring up rounds two blows later. The two method reduction contains 2,530 Yorkshire and 2,528 Cambridge, with 92 changes of method; the three method reduction contains 1,794 Cambridge and 1,632 each Lincolnshire (N) and Yorkshire, with 119 changes of method; and the four method reduction contains 1,312 Superlative, 1,280 Yorkshire, 1,250 Cambridge and 1,216 Lincolnshire (N), with 124 changes of method. All three reductions contain all the work of every method for every bell.


Three method arrangement rung on handbells at Keresley End, West Midlands on 20 June 2003, conducted by Michael Chester.
Four method arrangement rung on handbells at Keresley End, West Midlands on 30 July 2003, conducted by Michael Chester.
Four method arrangement rung on tower bells at York (St Lawrence) on 18 July 2008, conducted by Peter J Sanderson.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 70)
 23456   M  W  B  H
 52436      -        CCCC.R
 43526      -     -  YR.YYC.
 42635   2  -     -  R.RRY.Y.CCC.
 56234   -        -  R.BBBBBBB.
 35264      -        RY.R
(35642)     -  -     RRRRRR.YCR.
 24653   -  -     -   RYY.Y.YYY.
 65243      -     -  CR.R.
 42356   -  -        R.C.CCC
Repeat twice.

Contains 1,824 Rutland, 1,344 Cambridge, 1,248 Yorkshire and 672 Bristol, with 60 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Wilmslow on 3 February 2004, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 71)
 23456   M  B  W  H
 26354      -  -  -  CC.YRYC.R.
(52364)        -     RC.
 23645      2  -  -   YCR.RY.RR.CYC.
 56342   -        -  R.BBBBBBB.
 34562         -  -  BBBBBBB.R.
 53462            -  CRR.
 43265   -           R.YYYY
 43652      -     -  YY.YC.
 65432         -  -  CR.R.
 34256   -     -     R.C.R
Repeat twice.

Contains 1,536 Rutland, 1,344 Bristol, 1,152 Yorkshire and 1,056 Cambridge, with 74 changes of method. Contains 71 combination rollups including 15 each 56s and 65s, and 12 5678s off the front.
For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Wilmslow on 10 February 2004, conducted by Peter C Randall.
Rung on tower bells at Haddington on 13 July 2013, conducted by Ian Roulstone.

5,184 (5,008) Spliced Plain Major (5 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7244)
23456  M  W  H
52436     -     P.C
42635  -        LLCDD.GDCLC
52634  s        LP.(LLGLLC)
36425  -  -     C.D.LGL
42365     -  -  GDG.DPLGPP.
Repeat eleven times, calling single
for bob half-way and end.

Contains 1,152 each Double Bob and St Clement's College Bob (C), 1,056 Little Bob, 960 Plain Bob and 864 Gainsborough Little Bob, with 324 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 46s, 45s, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 6 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, all 7 near misses, and back rounds.
Reduce to 5,008 by replacing the six parenthesized leads by one lead of Plain Bob in each of the last four parts; contains 1,152 Double Bob, 1,088 St Clement's College Bob, 1,024 Plain Bob, 928 Little Bob and 816 Gainsborough Little Bob, with 312 changes of method, and the same, claimed musical properties.
Care must be exercised in selecting which parts to shorten to avoid falseness.

Rung in hand at Chandler's Ford, Hampshire (2 Rosemoor Grove) on 14 December 2016, conducted by Andrew G Craddock.

5,136 (5,016) Spliced Plain Major (5 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7245)
 23456   M  W  H
 32456      2*    P.(PPPPP)D.C
(53426)     -     LLL.
 23645   -  s      L.LCCC.GG
(43625)     s     GGGGG.
 56324   -     -   L.LLL.
 53624         s  LLLLLLL.
 65324         -  GGGGGGG.
 26354      -     P.DDD
 53642   s  s  s  DDD.LCL.DDD.
 24365   -  s [-] C.C(CCCC).PPPPPP.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.
2* = - s.

Contains 1,248 Plain Bob, 1,056 St Clement's College Bob (C), 1,008 Gainsborough Little Bob, 960 Double Bob and 864 Little Bob, with 90 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,016 by, in one part only, replacing (PPPPP) by one lead of Little Bob and (CCCC) by two leads of Little Bob; contains 1,168 Plain Bob, 1,008 Gainsborough Little Bob, 992 St Clement's College Bob, 960 Double Bob and 888 Little Bob, with 92 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Especially suitable for handbells.

5,068 Spliced Plain Major (5 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7246)
 23456   M  W  H
 35426      2   |
 52364   2  2   | Gainsborough Little Bob
 65324   3  -  3|
 42356   -  -  -|
 25346      2   |
 54263   2  2   | Double Bob
 65243   3  -   |
 43256   -  -  s|
 35246      2   |
 54362   2  2   | St Clement's College Bob
 65342   3  -   |
 24356   -  -  -|
         W  M  H
 65423   2  2  3|
 52463   2  3   |
 45326   -  -   |
 32456   -     -| Little Bob
 65234   2  2   |
 53264   2  3   |
 25436   -  -   |
 34256   -     s|
 65432   2  2   |
 53462   2  3   | Plain Bob
 45236   -  -   |
 23456   -     -|

Contains 1,120 Little Bob, 1,008 each Double Bob, Plain Bob and St Clement's College Bob and 924 Gainsborough Little Bob, with 4 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6702)
23456  B  M  W  H
35264  -           NP.YC
63254        -     NPSC.R
52436     -  -     R.S.R
42635     -        R.SSNS
56234     -     -  YNP.Y(CPC).
43265     -  - [-] R.Y.R.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,152 Rutland, 960 Superlative and 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Yorkshire, with 143 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 15 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, queens, tittums and back rounds.
May be reduced to 5,056 by replacing the three parenthesized leads by a lead of Rutland in any two parts.

Rung at Brompton, Yorkshire (St Thomas) on 8 March 2014, conducted by David G Hull.
Rung on handbells at Tilehurst on 19 May 2014, conducted by Graham A C John.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (5–7 methods)

Philip G K Davies and Donald F Morrison (no. 76)
23456  M  W  H  5 methods    6 methods    7 methods  
52436     -     CCCC.CYY     CCCC.N(N)C   CCCC.NPP
64235  -     -  CSY.RRRRRR.  NNN.RRRRRR.  NNN.RRRRRR.
26435        -  SRYSS.       SRR.         SRR.
42635        -  (Y)YYYYYY.   (Y)YYCYYY.   YYYYYYY.
56234  -     -  R.BBBBBBB.   R.BBBBBBB.   R.BBBBBBB.
25634        -  YSSSSSS.     NSSSSSS.     NSPPSPP.
65432  -        SSS.RS       (SSS).NSNS   SSS.NSNS
34256  -  -     R.C.CCC      R.(C.CCC)    R.C.CPC    
Repeat twice.

The 5 method arrangement contains 1,344 Superlative, 1,152 Yorkshire, 960 each Cambridge and Rutland and 672 Bristol, with 54 changes of method.
For all the work substitute S for (Y) in one part; contains 1,376 Superlative, 1,120 Yorkshire, 960 each Cambridge and Rutland and 672 Bristol, with 54 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

The 6 method arrangement contains 1,152 Superlative, 960 each Cambridge and Rutland, 768 Lincolnshire (N), 672 Bristol and 576 Yorkshire, with 57 changes of method.
For all the work make all of the the following substitutions in one part: ring Y for (N); S for (Y); NYC for (SSS); and Y.CCN for (C.CCC); contains 1,088 Superlative, 960 Rutland, 928 Cambridge, 800 Lincolnshire (N), 672 Bristol and 640 Yorkshire, with 64 or 65 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell; the exact number of changes of method depends upon in which part the substitutions are made.

The 7 method arrangement contains 960 Rutland, 768 Superlative and 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Yorkshire, with 69 changes of method.

Especially suitable for handbells.

Parts from the different arrangements should not be mixed.


Five method arrangement rung on handbells at Wilmslow on 30 March 2004, conducted by Peter C Randall.
Six method arrangement rung on handbells at Wilmslow on 6 July 2004, conducted by Peter C Randall.
Six method arrangement rung on tower bells at Perry Barr on 30 June 2013, conducted by Simon J L Linford.
Seven method arrangement rung on handbells at Wilmslow on 19 October 2004, conducted by Peter C Randall.
Seven method arrangement rung on tower bells at Whickham on 23 June 2009, conducted by Stephen A Croxall.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (7 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4504)
23456  M  W  B  H
35642        2  -  SP.NR.NP.
46253  -  -        R.C.R
54632     -  -  -  NR.YNR.SN.
43526        -     YY.BBB
43265        - [-] BBBB.CY.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 Bristol, 960 each Lincolnshire (N) and Rutland, 768 Yorkshire and 384 each Cambridge, Pudsey and Superlative, with 119 changes of method.
For handbells.

Rung, reversed, on handbells at Hollybush (Bank Cottage) on 15 September 2010, conducted by Bernard H Taylor.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 44)
23456  B  M  W  H          
53462     s  s     R.C.L
53624  -        -  PS.SC.
62345     s [s] -  (R).N.L.
42365        s     BY.B    
Repeat eleven times, omitting [s] from parts six and twelve.
Replace (R) by YNP in any one part.

Contains 768 each Bristol, Cambridge, London and Superlative, 736 Rutland, and 416 each Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Yorkshire, with 145 changes of method.

Rung at Amersham on 28 May 2005, conducted by J Alan Ainsworth.
Rung in hand at Maindenhead (7 Laburnham Road) on 31 December 2014, conducted by Robert H Newton.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 72)
23456  W  B  H
56342     2     PY.NR.NS
65423     -  s  SY.BBL.
23546     2     BLL.CR.CP
43265  s  - [-] CSNP.SRN.CY.
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N) and Superlative and 576 each Bristol, London, Pudsey, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 143 changes of method.
For handbells: 5-6 are always either home or coursing.

Rung on handbells at Little Eaton on 27 October 2013, conducted by Simon Humphrey.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 73)
 23456   B   M   W   H
 35264   -               NY.(NC
 65423      [-]  s       P)SY.P.L
 56234   -           s   SN.BLR.
 63542   -               BLR.CS
(23546)      s   ss      L.P.
 32465   -           s    B.YCR.NY.
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Lincolnshire (N), London and Yorkshire and 576 each Bristol, Cambridge, Pudsey, Rutland and Superlative, with 161 changes of method.
Contains 18 each 56s and 65s, 9 each 8765s and 8756s, and a change of method every lead.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing parenthesized leads by one lead of of Rutland in any two parts; contains 768 each London and Yorkshire, 704 Lincolnshire (N), 640 Rutland, 576 each Bristol and Superlative and 512 each Cambridge and Pudsey, with 157 changes of method.
Especially suitable for handbells: 5-6 are always either home or coursing.

Rung at Newton Nottage on 18 June 2009, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.
See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Alan F Scholfield

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

C U G Collective
23456  M  W  H
53462  s  s
42365  s  ss -
34265  ss    -
23465     ss -
Repeat.

Especially suitable for handbells: 3-4 ring the 3-4 and 9-10 courses only; 5-6 ring the 3-4 and 5-6 courses only.

Published in The Ringing World (2002, page 29).
Rung on handbells at Imperial College on 14 June 2001.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 368)
(3245678)  M  4½ W  H
 34256              s
 5423687      s  s
 34625     -     s  ss
 24635           s
 32456     2     s  s
Repeat. Snap start and finish.

For handbells. 3-4 always coursing.
Also true to Lincolnshire.
Instead of the half-lead single, a 1278 single may be called at Home at the end of the second course of each part. This arrangement is true to Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Superlative No.2 and Yorkshire.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 1237)
2345678  W   H
2346587 (3)  6
Repeat, omitting (3).
6 = x - - s - -.
x = 1478; s = 1456.

Also true to Lincolnshire, Swindon, Superlative No.2, London No.3 and Rutland.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 1704)
23456  M   W   H
53642  -   s
46352  ss  s   s
54362      -
64235  -   s
35426  -   s   s
65423  s   ss
42356  s   -   -
52364  s   s
62354  ss  s
23456  s       2

For handbells: 3-4 ring 16 leads of the 3-4 pattern, and the remaining 110 leads coursing.

5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

Peter D Niblett
23456  M  W  H
42356        -
52463  2  S
34265  -     -
23465     3  -
Repeat.

For handbells: 3-4 only ring the 3-4 pattern and coursing.
Also true to Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Swindon, Pudsey, Superlative No.2, New Cambridge and Rutland.

Rung on handbells at Whitchurch on 15 April 1992.
See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Alan F Scholfield
See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Alan F Scholfield
See:
5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison

5,024 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 4528)
42536  M   W   H
54236          1
46352  2*  2   s
36254  s       2*
35264      1   2+
52634      2   s
63425  3*  1   1
32546 (4)  2    
Repeat, calling one bob instead of (4).
2* = - s; 2+ = s -; 3* = - s -; 4 = s - - s.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 5-6 are always coursing, and 3-4 are always coursing or in the 3-4 pattern.
Contains all 24 56s and 14 65s.
Warning: the composition must be reduced as indicated. The unreduced 5,120 is false.

Rung on handbells at Poynton on 11 January 2011, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,056 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 4531)
42536  M   W   H
54236          1
65342  3*  1   2
46352      1
26354  1       2*
54623  2*  2   2
52346  2   4   1
32645  1        
Repeat.
3* = s - s; 2* = - s; 4 = s - - s.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 5-6 are always coursing.
Contains 23 each 56s and 65s.

5,184 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (arr) (no. 4532)
42536  I   O   V
63542  -       s
23645      2*  s
Repeat five times.
Eighth place calls.
2* = s -.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells. 5-6 coursing throughout.

5,120 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 4533)
42536  M   I   O   V   W   H
65234  1                   1
35264                  s
45362              x
35462  s           2x
34625  s   x   x   x
32645      2x          3*   
Repeat. x = 18.
2x = x x; 3* = s - -.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells. 5-6 coursing throughout.
Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s.

5,056 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 4534)
(42536)  M   W   H
 23546       3*
 56324   1       x
 23645       s   x
 43625       s
 65342   1       x
 46352       1
 32645   4       x
Repeat. x = 123456.
3* = s - s; 4 = s - - s.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells. 5-6 coursing throughout.
Contains 23 each 56s and 65s.

Rung on handbells at Poynton on 22 February 2011, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,120 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 4535)
42536  M   W   H
56243  1       x
42635      s   x
43625      3*
65342  1       x
46352      1
24635  5       x
32645      1    
Repeat. x = 123456.
3* = - - s; 5 = - s - - s.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells. 5-6 coursing throughout.
Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s.

5,024 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 4782)
(42536)  I   O   V   W
 34526               x
 25463   s   z   4
 26453   s           x
 46352           3*
 24635       z       x
 24536   ss      2*
(42536)  2+      4   x
- = 18; s = 1890; x = 14; z = 167890.
4 = s - s -; 3* = s - s; 2* = s -; 2+ = - s.
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells: 5-6 always course, and 3-4 course except for the first lead and last two blows, when they are in the 3-4 lead.

Rung on handbells at Poynton on 26 July 2011, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,024 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 4796)
 42536   M   W   H
 54236           1
 63245   1   1   1
 64325   2*  s   1
 45326   1       2
 63524   s       s
 23546   s   s
 35462   s   s   2
 46352       1   1
 45263   2   1   1
 46523   2*  s   1
 25364   1   1
 53642   s   s   2
 64532       1   1
(42536)  s   2+   
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.
2* = s -; 2+ = - s.

Contains 21 56s and 18 65s.
Expecially suitable for handbells: between M and W both 3-4 and 5-6 are always coursing.

5,024 Littleport Little Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 4797)
 42536   M   W   H
 54236           1
 23645   1   1   2*
 46352   5   2   2
 35462       1   1
 45263   s   2+  1
 36254   1   1   1
 35624   2*  s   1
 54623   1       2
 53426   2       1
 36425   1   3*  s
 26453   s   s
 64532   s   s   2
(42536)  s   4    
Start and end at the treble's backstroke snap.
2* = s -; 5 = - - s - -; 2+ = - s; 3* = s - -; 4 = - - s -.

Contains all 24 56s and 22 65s.
Expecially suitable for handbells: between M and W both 3-4 and 5-6 are always coursing.

See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Alan F Scholfield
See:

5,040 London No.3 Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 1705)
23456  M  W  H
46352  -     s
32654  s     -
34256  2     -
53246     -
46325  -  s  s
24365     -   
Repeat.

For handbells: 3-4 ring 6 leads of the 3-4 pattern, and the remaining 120 leads coursing.
Also true to London No.1 Surprise, Metropolitan Surprise and Triton Delight.

Rung in hand to London No.3 Surprise at Cambridge (102 Mawson Road) on 5 September 2017, conducted by Michael G Purday.

5,040 London No.3 Surprise Royal

Richard A Pearce
23456  M  W  H
42356        -
54326     -
64235  -  2  -
35642  2  -
26543  -     -
Repeat.

Especially suitable for handbells: contains 164 leads of the 9-10 course for 3-4 and 5-6.

Published in The Ringing World (2002, page 29).
Rung on handbells at Imperial College on 10 May 2001.
See also:
5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
See:
See:
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Alan F Scholfield
See:
See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Alan F Scholfield
See:
5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
See:
5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison

5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 1701)
23456  M   W   H
42356          -
35426      -   -
25463  s   s
53462  -       2
24365  -   ss  -
Repeat.

For handbells: 3-4 ring 34 leads of the 3-4 pattern, and course the remaining 92 leads.
Also true to Lincolnshire, Swindon, Superlative No.2 and New Cambridge.

Rung in hand at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (102 Mawson Road) on 30 October 2012, conducted by Michael G Purday.
Rung in hand to Lincolnshire Surprise at Maidenhead on 2 August 2017, conducted by Michael J Trimm.

5,040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 1702)
23456  M   W   H
42356          -
34256  ss      -
54236      s
34625  -   s   ss
24635      s
35462  -   s   s
65423  s   s
25463  ss  s
34562  s       s
64532      s
23456  -   s   -

For handbells: 3-4 course throughout after the first, plain course.
Also true to Lincolnshire, Swindon, Superlative No.2, New Cambridge and Rutland.

See also:
5,040 Cambridge Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison
See:

5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal

James Clatworthy
J Clatworthy
23456  M  W  H
43526     2  1
53246     2  1
45362  2  2  2
42563  2     1
24365  2     2
Two part.
Published in The Ringing World Diary (2001).

5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Graham A C John
23456  M   W   H
42356          1
43526      1   2
53246      2   1
45362  2   2   2
56423  2   2
24365  1   1    
2 part.

Also true to Oxford Treble Bob.
Handbell friendly for 3-4 (86½ coursing, 14½ 3-4 position) and 5-6 (55½ coursing).

Rung on handbells at Cheltenham on 6 October 1998, conducted by Graham A C John.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 366)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
53246     2  2
46325  1  2  2
25463  2  1
53462  1     2
24365  1     1
Repeat.

For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 3-4 always coursing, and 5-6 always either coursing or home.
Also true, with reduced music, to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, Norwich Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

Rung on handbells at Nashua, New Hampshire on 17 December 1988, conducted by Donald F Morrison.
Rung to Oxford on handbells at Lea, Lincolnshire on 28 March 2006, conducted by Christopher J Sharp.
Rung, rotated to start with 2 Homes, to Clyde Surprise at Portsmouth (Cathedral) on 13 September 2008, conducted by Roy LeMarechal.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 1328)
23456  M  W  H
54326     2  2
26543  2  1
35642  1     1
42563  1  2  2
24365  2     2
Repeat.

Contains 20 each 56s and 65s and 78 little bell rollups including 48 3456s.
Especially suitable for handbells: between Middle and Wrong 5-6 are always either coursing or home.

Also true, with reduced music, to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, Norwich Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.


Rung on handbells at Cambridge, Massachusetts on 21 September 2003, conducted by Donald F Morrison.
Rung to Clifton Surprise at Exeter (St Mark) on 20 February 2012, conducted by Michael E C Mears.
Rung on handbells to Oxford Treble Bob at Fleet (20 Burnside) on 29 November 2013, conducted by W John Couperthwaite.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 1555)
23456  M  W  H
54326     2  2
26543  2  1
64352  1  2
42563  1  2  s
24365  2     2
Repeat. s = 123456.

Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s, and 82 little bell rollups including 48 3456s and 20 65432s.
Especially suitable for handbells: between Middle and Wrong 5-6 are always either coursing or home.
Also true, with reduced music, to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise and Rochester Surprise.

Rung on handbells at Marblehead, Massachusetts on 19 October 2003, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 6718)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
53246     2  2
64235  1  1  1
35426  1  2  2
36524  2     1
46253  1  2  1
45362  2 (1  1
63542     2  2
54632     1  1
64352     2  1)
23456  1     1

If preferred the parenthesized calls my be replaced by 2W,2H,W,H,2W,2H,W.
For handbells. In either arrangement, between Middle and Wrong: 3-4 always coursing; and 5-6 home for the first and last courses, and otherwise coursing.
Either arrangement also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, Norwich Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

Rung in hand at Warnham (15 Bell Road) on 8 July 2015, conducted by Simon M Alford.

5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7140)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
35426     1  1
36524  2     1
64523  1     2
63425  2     1
53246  1  2  1
45362  2  2  2
46253  2  1  1
54632  2  2  2
64352     2  1
23456  1     1

For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong: 3-4 always coursing, and 5-6 home for the first and last courses, and otherwise coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Norwich Surprise, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7141)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
53246     2  2
64235  1  1  1
35426  1  2  2
35264  2  2  1
36452  2  1  1
53462     1
32465  1     2
46325     1  1
24653  2  2  2
23456  2     1

Contains 20 each 56s and 65s.
For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong: 3-4 always coursing, and 5-6 either coursing or in their plain course relationship.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Norwich Surprise, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

Rung in hand at Wilmslow (9 Hawthorn Lane) on 14 July 2015, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7142)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
35426     1  1
24536     2  2
32465  2  2  2
46325     1  1
23645     2  2
45362  1  2  2
42563  2     1
63254  1  2  2
64352  2     1
23456  1     1

Contains all 24 56s and 20 65s.
For handbells: between Middle and Wrong 3-4 always coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Norwich Surprise, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7143)
23456  M  W  H
36452  1     2
65324  2  2
54326  1     2
46325  1     2
23645     2  2
24536  2  1  1
24365  2  2  1
45362  1     2
24653  2  1  2
23456  2     1

Contains 14 each 56s and 65s, and 58 little bell rollups at the back.
For handbells: between Middle and Wrong 3-4 always coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Norwich Surprise, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7144)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
35426     1  1
36524  2     1
64523  1     2
63425  2     1
53246  1  2  1
53462  2  2  1
32465  1     2
64235     2  2
64352  2  2  1
23456  1     1

Contains 20 each 56s and 65s.
For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong: 3-4 always coursing, and 5-6 always either coursing or in their plain course relationship.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Norwich Surprise, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7145)
23456  M  W  H
36452  1     2
45362     1  1
54263  2     2
54632  2  2  1
32465  1  2  2
32654  2  2  1
34256  2     1
24536     2  1
35426     2  2
23456     1   

Contains all 24 56s, 18 65s, and 44 little bell rollups at the back.
For handbells: between Middle and Wrong 3-4 always coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Norwich Surprise, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7146)
23456  M  W  H
36452  1     2
65324  2  2
54326  1     2
46325  1     2
23645     2  2
54632  1  1  1
24365  1  2  1
45362  1     2
24653  2  1  2
23456  2     1

Contains 14 each 56s and 65s, and 58 little bell rollups at the back.
For handbells: between Middle and Wrong 3-4 always coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Norwich Surprise, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7147)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
53246     2  2
46325  1  2  2
24365     1
45362  1     2
45623  2  2  1
63254  1  1  2
64352  2     1
24536  1  2  1
35426     2  2
23456     1   

Contains 20 each 56s and 46s, and 58 little bell rollups at the back.
For handbells: between Middle and Wrong 3-4 always coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Norwich Surprise, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7178)
23456  M  W  H
34625        2*
23645     1
25463  1  1  2+
46325     1  x
36452  2     3*
24365     2  2x
Repeat.
x = 16.
2* = - x;
2+ = x -;
3* = - x -;
2x = x x.

For handbells: between Middle and Wrong both 3-4 and 5-6 are always coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprises, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, Norwich Surprise and Rochester Surprise.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7179)
23456  M  W  H
46325        4
53624  2  2  5
53246  2  2  1
26354  2     4*
24365  1     2*
Repeat.
x = 16.
4 = - x - -;
5 = - - x x -;
4* = - - x -;
2* = x -.

For handbells: between Middle and Wrong both 3-4 and 5-6 are always coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprises, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, Norwich Surprise and Rochester Surprise.

5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7180)
23456  M   W   H
34256          2
24536      2   1
53246      1   1
63425  1   2   1
35426  1       2
36524  2       1
25463  1   1
63542  1   2   2
54632      1   1
36452      2   2
23456  2   1   2*
x = 16.
2* = - x.

For handbells: 3-4 are always coursing between Middle and Wrong, and after the first course 5-6 are always coursing between Middle and Wrong.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprises, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, Norwich Surprise and Rochester Surprise.

5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7181)
23456  M   W   H
63425          3*
35426  1       2
36524  2       1
64523  1       2
64235  2   2   1
53246  1   1   1
54632  2   1   1
36452      2   2
45362      1   1
46253  2   1   1
23456  1   1   2*
x = 16.
3* = - x -;
2* = - x.

For handbells: between Middle and Wrong both 3-4 and 5-6 are always coursing.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprises, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, Norwich Surprise and Rochester Surprise.

5,070 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 7726)
(513426) M  W  H
 154632        t
  36452    (2  2
  53462     1)
  32465  1     2
  64235     2  2
  53246  1  1  1
  46325  1  2  2
  45623  2     1
  35264  1  2  1
  24653  1  1  2
  23456  2     1
Start with rounds the 11th row of a lead
with the 5 the hunt bell, ringing the t
at Home at the third lead end putting the
treble into the hunt.
t = 36.

Especially suitable for a seventieth birthday or similar anniversary.
If preferred the parenthesized calls may be replaced by W,H,2W,H.
Especially suitable for hand bells: either arrangement has, after the first thirty rows, the 3-4 always coursing between Middle and Wrong, and the 5-6 always either coursing or home between Middle and Wrong.

Rung in hand at Poynton (2 Adlington Close) on 18 April 2017, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal

Alan F Scholfield
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
43526     1  2
24536     1
36452  1  2  2
23564  2  1  2
24365  2     1
Repeat.

For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 3-4 always coursing, and 5-6 always either coursing or home.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Antrim Surprise, Clifton Surprise, Clyde Surprise, Lockington Surprise, Norwich Surprise, and Rochester Surprise.

Rung in hand at Wilmslow (9 Hawthorn Lane) on 11 August 2015, conducted by Peter C Randall.
Rung to Oxford in hand at Offerton on 26 April 1979, conducted by C Kenneth Lewis.
See:
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Graham A C John
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,080 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,000 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,120 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Royal by Alan F Scholfield

5,184 (5,040) Little Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 3664)
23456  W   M   H
63452      s
54632  -       s
65432      ss  -
42365  2   -  [s]
Repeat eleven times, omitting [s]
half-way and end.

Reduce to 5,040 by omitting ssM from any two parts.
Especially suitable for hand bells.

Rung on handbells at Coggeshall on 13 October 2008, conducted by Alan P Mayle.

5,184 (5,040) Little Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 3665)
23456  W   M   H
42356          -
62354      s
54623  -   2*  s
34625      s
23645  -   3
42536  -   2*
65423  -   -  [-]
36452  -   -   2*
26354  ss  2
24365  -   -   2
Repeat three times, calling s for [-]
in alternate parts.
2* = - s.

Reduce to 5,040 by omitting the 3M from any one part, or by omitting ssW from any two parts.
Especially suitable for hand bells: throughout either both 3-4 and 5-6 are in their home positions, or at least one of 3-4 or 5-6 are coursing.

5,040 Little Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 3666)
234567890  2  4  5  9
42356               -
346257089  -  -  -   
65423         6  - [s] |
26453         -  4     |A
23465         -  -  5  |
42365               -
345267890  2  -  -
23465           A*   
Repeat.
6 = s - - s - -; 4 = - s - s; 5 = s - - s -.
A* = A, calling - for [s].

Especially suitable for hand bells.

5,472 (5,040) Little Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 3667)
2345678  W  M  H
4263587  -  -  x
65234    6  - [s]
36254    -  6
23465    -  -  6
Repeat three times, calling - for [s]
in alternate parts.
x = 1278.
6 = - - s - - s.

Reduce to 5,040 by calling 3 for any two instances of 6.
Especially suitable for hand bells.

Rung on handbells at Cambridge (102 Mawson Road) on 13 March 2012, conducted by Michael G Purday.

5,184 (5,040) Little Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 3668)
2345678  B  W  M  T  H
42356                -
4253687  x  3        x
46352    x        x
34265          3  x [z]
23465                -
Repeat seven times, calling - for [z]
in parts 2, 4, 6 and 8, and s for [z]
in parts 3 and 7.
x = 1278; z = 1456.

Reduce to 5,040 by omitting any one block of 3.
Especially suitable for hand bells: 5-6 are always either home or coursing.

5,040 Plain Bob Royal

Donald F Morrison (no. 1032)
23456  W  M  H
34256        2
23645  -  -
53642  ss s*
63245     -
24365  s     -
Repeat three times.
Call - for s* in alternate parts.

Especially suitable for handbells.

Rung on handbells at Londonderry, New Hampshire on 4 November 1989, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,040 Spliced Treble Bob Royal (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2212)
23456  M  W  H
26354  1  2     KK.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K.K.K
54632           KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K
32465           KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K
62534  1  1  2  KK.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K.KK.K.
34256           KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K
Repeat twice.

Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s.
Contains 3,840 Kent and 1,200 Oxford with 60 changes of method, all at the half-lead.
For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Hollybush on 15 June 2005, conducted by Bernard H Taylor.

5,040 Spliced Treble Bob Royal (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2213)
23456  M  W  H
23564  1     2  KK.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)KK.K.
36524  2     1  KK.K.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)KK.
23645  1        KK.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K
43526  1  1  2  KK.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K.KK.K.
32654        1  KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)KK.
53246  1        KK.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K
24365     1     KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K.K
Repeat.

Contains 3,920 Oxford, with 56 changes of method, all at the half-lead.
For handbells.

5,040 Spliced Treble Bob Royal (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2214)
23456  M  W  H
35264  1     1  KK.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)KK.
54632  1  1  1  KK.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K.KK.
43265        1  KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)KK.
32654     1  1  KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K.KK.
62534  2     2  KK.K.K(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)KK.K.
53246     1     KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K.K
24365     1     KK(KO)(OK)(KO)(OK)K.K
Repeat.

Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s.
Contains 3,920 Kent and 1,120 Oxford, with 56 changes of method, all at the half-lead.
For handbells.

5,040 Spliced Treble Bob Royal (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2215)
23456  M  6ths  7ths  W  H
65324  1    2    2    1     KK.KK.K.K(KO)(OK)K.K.KK.K
54326       2    2    2  1  KKK.K.K(KO)(OK)K.K.KK.K.KK.
25463  1    2    2          KK.KK.K.K(KO)(OK)K.K.KK
63542       2    2          KKK.K.K(KO)(OK)K.K.KK
24365  1    2    2    1     KK.KK.K.K(KO)(OK)K.K.KK.K
Repeat.

Contains 4,640 Kent and 400 Oxford, with 20 changes of method, all at the half-lead.
For handbells.

Rung on handbells at Coventry on 28 March 2007, conducted by John R Fisher.
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5,040 Spliced Surprise Royal (3 methods)

Roger Bailey
23456  M  W  H
42356        -
52463  2  s
34265  -     -
23465     3  -
Repeat, changing the method at each course-end.

Methods: Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N) and Yorkshire. For 2,160 Cambridge call the courses CNCNYCY or CYCYNCN. For 2,160 Lincolnshire call courses NCNCYNY, NYNYCNC, CYNYNCN or CNCNYNY. For 2,160 Yorkshire call courses CNYNYCY or CYCYNYN. Contains 1,440 of the other two methods in each case, with 13 changes of method, all the work of each method for every bell and 18 each 56's and 65's.
The calling is also true to each of the methods individually.
Especially suitable for handbells: 3-4 ring the 3-4 and 9-10 courses only.

Published in The Ringing World (2002, page 29).
Rung on handbells at Imperial College on 15 December 1999.
See:
See:
See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,184 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
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5,040 Bristol Surprise Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 6731)
(42536)  M   W   H
 25364       2   x
 26453   2*  2+
 43625   -       x
 23645       3*
(42536)  2*  -    
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.
x = 123456.
2* = - s;
2+ = s -;
3* = - s -.

For handbells: 5-6 coursing throughout, 3-4 in their plain course in the first course, and coursing thereafter (apart from the last two blows).
If preferred, may be rearranged in either of the following two ways, either of which preserves the properties described:
a) Call the third through sixth courses ssM,sW,W,sM,xH.
b) Call the first five courses W,sW,xH,ssM,sW,W.

5,280 Cambridge Surprise Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 1706)
2345678  H
3426587  4
2345678  6
4 = x - s -; 6 = x - - s - -.
s = 1256; x = 1278.

Also true to Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Swindon, Superlative, Pudsey, Belvoir, Newgate, Londinium and Barford.

Rung to Yorkshire on handbells at Aston Rowant on 14 May 2014, conducted by David F Moore.

5,042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 1708)
23456  M   W   H
53642  -   s
43265  -   s   ss
63245      s
45326  -   s   s
25364  s   s
34562  s       -
64532      s
32456  -   s   s

For handbells: 3-4 coursing after the first call.

See:

5,056 Littleport Little Surprise Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 4536)
42536  M   W   H
65243  s       x
46253      1
23645  1       x
36452      2   x
43625  2*      x
32645      2    
Repeat. x = 123456.
2* = s -.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells. 5-6 coursing throughout.
Contains 23 each 56s and 65s.

5,056 Littleport Little Surprise Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 4537)
42536  M   W   H
24536          2*
53246      1   1
45362  3*  2   2
26453  2   1   3+
64523      s   2
32645  2   2*   
Repeat.
2* = s -; 3* = s - s; 3+ = - - s.
Start and end at the treble's
backstroke snap.

Especially suitable for handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 3-4 and 5-6 always coursing.
Contains 19 each 56s and 65s.

See:
See:
See:
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5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,184 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
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5,042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 1707)
 23456   M   W   H
 53642   -   s
 64235   s   -   -
 32456   s   s   s
 56423   s   -
 36425   s       ss
 25463   s   -
 62453   ss  -
(32456)  s        

For handbells: 3-4 ring the 3-4 pattern for 10 leads, and course for the other 95 leads.
Also true to Lincolnshire, Swindon, New Cambridge and Pontefract.

See also:
See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,184 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison

5,184 Kent Treble Bob Maximus

Graham A C John
23456  M  W  H
43526     2  1
25634  1  1
53462  1  2
24365  1     1
Repeat.

For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 5-6 are always either coursing or home.
Contains 64 3456s.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Avon Delight, Belfast Surprise and Orion Surprise.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 1249)
23456  M   H
42356      4
32465   A  5
64352   B
23456  1   1
s = 1478.
4 = s - - s; 5 = s - - s -.

     42356  M  W  H        42356  M  W  H
     35426     1  1        53246     2  2
A =  23564  2  2  2   or   53462  2  2  1
     43265  2              43265  1      

     32465  M  W  H        32465  M  W  H
     63425     1           46325     1  1
B =  24536  1  1      or   25463  2  1
     64352  1  2  1        64352  1  1   
 

Any combination of A and B can be used.
For handbells.
Between Middle and Wrong all four arrangements have 3-4 coursing and 5-6 either coursing or home.

Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Avon Delight, Belfast Surprise and Orion Surprise.


Rung on handbells at Cambridge, Massachusetts (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) on 29 March 1991, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,184 Kent Treble Bob Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 1616)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
35426     1  1
26354  2  1
53462  1  1
24365  1     1
Repeat.

For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 3-4 are always coursing and 5-6 are always either coursing or home.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Avon Delight, Belfast Surprise and Orion Surprise.

Rung on handbells at Londonthorpe on 18 April 2006, conducted by William S Croft.
Rung, rearranged by David G Maynard, to Granta (spliced Kent and Bastow) Fourteen in hand at Aldenham (Aldenham School) on 12 July 2015, conducted by David G Maynard.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 1617)
23456  M  W  H
42356        1
53246     2  2
45362  2  2  2
64523  2  2  2
63425  2     1
24536  1  1
64352  1  2  1
23456  1     1

For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 3-4 are always coursing and 5-6 are always either coursing or home.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Avon Delight, Belfast Surprise and Orion Surprise.

Rung to Oxford on handbells at Londonthorpe on 6 June 2006, conducted by William S Croft.
Rung on handbells at Wilmslow, Cheshire (9 Hawthorn Lane) on 8 January 2013, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus

Donald F Morrison (no. 1618)
23456  M  W  H
24536     1  2
35426     2  2
23564  2  2  2
32465  2     2
46325     1  1
24653  2  2  2
23456  2     1

For handbells. Between Middle and Wrong 5-6 are always either coursing or home.
Also true to Oxford Treble Bob, Avon Delight, Belfast Surprise and Orion Surprise.

Rung in hand at Haslemerre (Ashlyns, High Lane) on 30 July 2010, conducted by William S Croft.
See:
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,184 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison
5,040 Kent Treble Bob Maximus by Donald F Morrison

5,088 Spliced Surprise Maximus (6–7 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6342)
 23456   M  W  H    6 methods           7 methods       
 35426      2       LY.BLBSB.L          LY.BLBPB.L
 64523   -     -    L.YBSBC.            L.YBSBC.
 26543      -       NYCLYSLNN.L         NPCLYPLNN.L
 45362   -  -       CSYCS.N.CSNSY       PSPCS.N.CSPSY
(56342)     2       LN.NBCB.            LN.NBCB.
 24365   -  -  -     YCLSCS.Y.NCNYC.      YCLSCS.Y.NCNYP.
Repeat.

The six method arrangement contains 960 Cambridge, 864 each Lincolnshire (N), Newgate (L), Superlative and Yorkshire and 672 Bristol, with 99 changes of method.
The seven method arrangement contains 864 Newgate (L), 768 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire (N) and 672 each Bristol, Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 99 changes of method.
Londinium or Barford may be rung for Newgate throughout.

Rung at Reading on 24 October 2012, conducted by Thomas J Hinks.

5,024 Spliced Fourteen (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7561)
23456  M  W  H
43526     2  1  KKKLLLLLLLLKK.K.KK.
24536     1     KKKLLLLLLLLKK.K
36452  1  2  2  KK.KKLLLLLLLLKK.K.KK.K.
23564  2  1  2  KK.K.KKLLLLLLLLKK.KK.K.
24365  2     1  KK.K.KKLLLLLLLLKKK.
Repeat.

Contains 4,704 Kent Treble Bob and 320 Kent Little Bob (L), with 20 changes of method.
Especially suitable for handbells.
Kent Little Bob Fourteen = 34.2,B.
If preferred Bastow Little Bob may be rung for Kent Little Bob throughout, and/or Oxford Treble Bob may be rung for Kent Treble Bob throughout.