Glasgow Surprise Major

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5,152 Glasgow Surprise Major

Richard I Allton
23456    V  O  I
25346       2  -
43526       2  2
53624    2  3
32546    -     -
42356       -  2
52436       -  2
62534    -  3
23645    -     -
42635       3  2
23456    -     -

75 cru's. 6ths place calls.

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

5,152 Glasgow Surprise Major

Toby Arkless
23456    V  O  I
34256       -
46253    2  -
25634    2  2  -
32654       3  2
26354       -
24653    -  2
25346    -  -  -
32546       2  3
42356       -  2
23456       -  3

71 cru's. 6ths place calls.

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

5,376 (5,024) Glasgow Surprise Major

Roger Bailey
23456    V  W  H
24536       -  2
3247586 [3] 2   
4 part. Omit [3] in the 2nd part for 5024.

33 cru's. 12 8765. Tittums. Queens and 132 combinations of 5678 in 5678. 4ths place calls.

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

5,280 (5,058) Glasgow Surprise Major

Roger Baldwin
23456    B  H
35264    -  3
63542    -  2
34625    -  3
42356    -   
Repeat twice. Fourth place calls.

Contains 60 combination rollups.
Reduce to 5,058 by calling s for the last bob Home, bring up rounds at the treble's backstroke snap two blows later.

Published in A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).
Rung to Quidenham at Bushey on 18 July 1978, conducted by Roger Baldwin.

5,058 Glasgow Surprise Major

Roger Baldwin
23456   W  B  M  H
23564      -     -
45362         -  -
64523      -     2
64235      -     -
23645   -        -*
34256      -      
3 part, calling s for -* in last part, and omitting the last course, rounds occurring two blows after the single.

Contains 53 Combination rollups, 12 56s, 7 65s, 2 7568s, 5 8765s, 38 little bell at the back, and 6 56s, 6 8765s at the front.

5,024 Glasgow Surprise Major

Peter Border
 23456    V  O  I  F  H  W 
 35426       3  -
 53624    -  -
 52436    -  -  -
 42635       3  -     -
 26435       -
 532746   -  3     -
(32654)      2           -
 63425       3        -
 46325       2
 52364    2  -  -
 23456       2        -    

61 cru's. 6ths place calls.

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

11,872 Glasgow Surprise Major

Peter Border
 (25/11/1967)

 234567  6ths V   O   I  4ths H   W
 573624   -
 563427                   -
 635427           -
 532467       2
 473652   -
 763452               -
 637452           -       3
 345762           2   2       -
(532467)                          -
 352764       -   2       2   -
 745632   -
 573462                       -
(234567)                          2
 342567           -                
 574632   -                         |
 564237                   -         |
 645237           -                 |
 543267       2                     |
 274563   -                         |
 425763               3       -     |
(543267)                          - | A
 453762       -   2       2   -     |
 725643   -                         |
 574263                       -     |
(342567)      3                   2 |
 423567           -                 |
 234567               A            
 
Published in The Compositions of Peter Border (2001).

5,118 Glasgow Surprise Major

Peter Border
(24635)   V   O   I   H
 43526    2*  3   -
 32546        3   -
 25634        2       -
 56234        -
 53624    3   2   -
 32654        3   -
 63254        2
 23456    2   3        
2* = s -.
Published in The Compositions of Peter Border (2001).

5,024 Glasgow Surprise Major

Peter Border
 234567   V   O   I  4ths  H   W
 35426        3   -
 53624    -   -
 52436    -   -   -
 42635        3   -        -
 26435        -
 532746   -   3       -
(326547)      2                -
 63425        3            -
 46325        2
 52364    2   -   -
 23456        2            -    
Published in The Compositions of Peter Border (2001).

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

Daniel Brady
23456   O  I  H
34625   2     -
64523   3  -  -
52364      2  -
23564   -      
3 part.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 60 Combination rollups, 13 56s, 7 65s, 2 7568s, 5 8765s, 38 little bell at the back, and 3 56s, 1 65s, 3 8765s at the front.

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

Daniel Brady
23456   V  O  H
26435   -  3  -
26543      -  -
65243      -
63254   -  3  -
3 part.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 56 Combination rollups, 14 56s, 7 65s, 2 7568s, 8 8765s, 37 little bell at the back, and 2 56s, 3 65s, 2 8765s at the front.

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

Daniel Brady
23456   O  I  H
24653   -  -  -
45623   3  -
45362   -     -
45236   -     -
24536   2      
3 part.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 60 Combination rollups, 15 56s, 8 65s, 2 7568s, 7 8765s, 2 2468s, 32 little bell at the back, and 2 56s, 3 65s, 2 8765s at the front.

5,152 Glasgow Surprise Major

Daniel Brady
23456   V  O  I
52436         2
45236      2
32654   2     2
26354      -
64352   2  -
36452   3  2
35264   -  -  -
23564      2  3
63254      -  2
25634      -  -
23456   -  -  -
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 68 Combination rollups, 12 56s, 5 65s, 2 7568s, 8 8765s, 2 2468s, 32 little bell at the back, and 1 56s, 4 65s, 1 8765s at the front.

5,152 Glasgow Surprise Major

Daniel Brady
23456   V  O  I
52436         2
45236      2
32654   2     2
26354   3  -
64352   2  -
36452   3  2
35264   -  -  -
63254      3  2
25634      -  -
23456   -  -  -
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 65 Combination rollups, 15 56s, 5 65s, 3 7568s, 8 8765s, 2 2468s, 32 little bell at the back, and 1 56s, 4 65s, 1 8765s at the front.

5,054 Glasgow Surprise Major

Robert D S Brown
(24635)  V  O  I  H
 32645         2
 63245      2
 65234   -        -
 52634      -
 23546   -  3  -
 34526      3  -
 42536      3  -
 56432   2  -  -  -
 36452         s
 45362   3  -  -
 23456   2        -

Contains 15 each 5678, 6578 and 8765. Start from treble's backstroke snap. 6ths place calls.

5,120 Glasgow Surprise Major

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  B  I  H
35426      3  -      |
52436      3  -      |A
24536      -         |
23645   -  -  -      |
23564      A
36524      3  -
65432      2     -
23456   2  -  -   

Contains 72 Combination rollups, 17 56s, 9 65s, 3 7568s, 6 8765s at the back, and 4 56s, 2 65s, 4 8765s at the front.

5,024 Glasgow Surprise Major

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  O  I  H
43652      3  -  -
64352      2
62345   -  3     -
36524      3     -
23564         2
35426      2     -
52436      3  -
45236      2
23456   3  -  -   
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 66 Combination rollups, 17 56s, 7 65s, 3 7568s, 8 8765s, 2 2468s, 33 little bell at the back, and 2 56s, 4 65s, 2 8765s at the front.

5,024 Glasgow Surprise Major

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  O  I  H
45236      -  -
52436      -
25634   3  2  -  -
32654         2
26435      2     -
63425         -
34625      -
56423   s  s
34562   2        -
53246      3     -
34256      3  -
23456      2      
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 71 Combination rollups, 17 56s, 8 65s, 3 7568s, 7 8765s, 2 2468s, 32 little bell at the back, and 3 56s, 3 65s, 3 8765s at the front.

5,056 Glasgow Surprise Major

Robert D S Brown
 234567   W  F  B  I  M  H
(54326)         3     -
 42635    s     2     s  -
 234756            -
 372546         -
 642357      -           -
 52436                -  -
 52364          -        -
 32465                -   
2 part.

Contains 56 combination rollups, 13 56s, 13 65s, 7 7568s, 13 8765s, 35 little bell at the back, and 6 8765s at the front.

5,280 Glasgow Surprise Major

BYROC (gen)
23456    B  M  W  H 
52364    -        2
53624          -  2
34625       -     2
42356    -          
3 part.

63 cru's. 4ths place calls.

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

5,152 Glasgow Surprise Major

Anthony J Cox
 23456    V  O  I   F  W
 34256       -
 52436    3  2  2
 43526       -  -
 273546  s6ths
 26354    3         s
 32654    3  2  3
(43526)      -      s  s
 32546          -
 24536       3  -
 23456       2  -       

68 cru's. Queens, 18 8765. 6ths place calls.

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

5,152 Glasgow Surprise Major

Anthony J Cox
 23456    V  O  I  F  W
 35426          -
 25346       -  2
 45236       -  2
 375246  s6ths
(45236)               s
 53246          -
 32546       -
 472536  s6ths
 24536    -           s
 374526  s6ths
 26354    -        s
 32654    3  2  3
 273546      -     s
(32546)   -           s
 54326       -  -
 23456       2  2       

64 cru's. Queens. 18 8765. 6ths place calls.

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

5,085 Glasgow Surprise Major

Noel J Diserens
 23456        M  B  W  H
 34256                 2
 32546              -  2
 56423        -     -  2
 34625        -        -
 65243        -     -  2
(46253)             -
 63254        -        2
 35642           -     3
 54326           -     3
 42563           -     3
(423675)  V/I -         

50 cru's. 4ths place calls.

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

5,120 Glasgow Surprise Major

Christopher Forster
23456    2  3  5
4286357  -     -
2436857  -  -
3246857  3  2   
4 part.

47 cru's. 18 8765. Queens. Tittums and 12 full courses of 5678 coursing together (no 87's at backstroke). 6ths place calls.

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

5,472 (5,120) Glasgow Surprise Major

Roderick R Horton
23456    B  W  H
35642    2     -
64352       -  -
52436    2     3
23564    -      
3 part. For 5120 omit one block of 3H.

60 cru's. 4ths place calls.

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

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

C Kenneth Lewis and John R Mayne
23456    M  W  H
42356          -
43526       -  2
56234    -  -  2
23564       -  -
3 part.

54 cru's. 4ths place calls.

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

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 253)
 234567   V  O  I  F  H
 24356       s
 574326   s6ths
 374526         s
 567423   s6ths       s
 462357   s  -  s  -
 372564   s     s  s  s
 527364      s  s
 342765   s6ths       s
(627354)              s7ths
 342567   s  s  s  s   
Repeat twice. Sixth place calls.

Contains 18 each 56s and 7568s, 15 8765s, 12 5678s off the front, 9 8765s off the front, including back rounds, Queens, and tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (2002, page 518).
Rung at Bushey on 18 December 2001, conducted by J Alan Ainsworth.

5,024 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 254)
 234567  V  O  I  H
 24653      -  -  -
 42356   -  -
 45623   -  -  -
 35642   -  -     -
 56234      2     -
 25634      2
 53246   -     -
 32546      -  3
 472536  s6ths
 462537  3    sF
(32546)  3    sF  s7ths
 34256      2  -
 63254   -  -  -  -
 32654      -
 23456   -  -      
Sixth place calls.

Also true to Sheffield.
True to all BEabcdXY.

Rung at Maidstone (St Michael and All Angels) on 15 January 2002, conducted by John B Keeler.

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 255)
 234567   V  O  I  F  W  H
(427365)              -
(425763)     -        -
 426357   -  -  -  -
(236745)  6ths        -
 324756      s     -     -
 273654   6ths           -
(257346)  s  -  -     s7ths
 247365   -        -     -
 354726   s6ths
 342567      -  -  -     -
Repeat twice. Sixth place calls.

Contains 15 each 56s, 8765s and 7568s, 9 each 65s, 5678s off the front and 8756s off the front, and 6 8765s off the front, including back rounds.

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 256)
 234567   V  F  B  I  M  W  H
(53426)                  s
(567423)     -           -
 237546      -              s
 432567   -        -  s
 273546   s     s     -
 652437   s     -
(423765)  s           -  -
 427563            -        -
 354726   -        sT -
 573246         -
 423567      s              s
Repeat twice. Fourth place calls.

Contains 18 56s, 12 each 5678s off the front, 8765s off the front, including back rounds, and 8756s, 9 each 8765s and 7568s, 8 7468s, and Queens.

5,025 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1490)
32546   V            O  I  H
24536                   -
34256                -  2
35642                -  2  -
56234                2     -
25634                2
43526   -            2  -
273546      s6ths
263547  3    sF
42356   3  sF,s7ths  2  -
64352   -            -  -  -
63254                -  -  -
32654                -
23456   -            -      
Sixth place calls.
Start at backstroke with a single.

True to all BEabcdXY.

Rung at Heptonstall on 24 October 2003, conducted by George H Campling.

5,057 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1491)
32546   V            O  I  H
32654                -     -
25634                   -
53246   -               -
43526                -  2
273546      s6ths
263547  3    sF
53624   3  sF,s7ths     -  -
62534                -  -
65432                -  -  -
63254   -            -  -
34256   2            -
23456   3            2  3   
Sixth place calls.
Start at backstroke with a single.

True to all BEabcdX.

Rung at Kibworth Beauchamp on 9 April 2007, conducted by George H Campling.

5,089 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1492)
32546   V            O  I  H
24536                3  -
374526      s6ths
364527  3    sF
53624   3  sF,s7ths     2  -
62534                -  -
65432                -  -  -
63254   -            -  -
34256   2            -
35426   3            2  -
25634   -            -  2
23456   -            -  -   
Sixth place calls.
Start at backstroke with a single.

True to all BEabcdX.

Rung at Oxenhope on 5 November 2005, conducted by George H Campling.

5,053 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1822)
 234567   V  O  I  H
 35426          -
 42356       -  -
 45623    -  -  -
 64523       2
 62345    -  -  -
 34625       -  -
 25463    6ths,F
 54326       2     -
 43526       -
 23645    -  -  2
 34256    -  3  -
 35642    -  -  -
 56234       2     -
(423675)     3  -  a
Round at the handstroke snap.
Sixth place bobs.
a = F,6ths,6ths.

For a 53rd birthday.

Rung at Walkden on 28 December 2007, conducted by George H Campling.

5,024 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1848)
23456  V  O  I  H
35426        -
52436  3     -
43526     -  -
34625  -  -
25346  -     2
24653     -  2  -
62345     3     -
36524     3     -
63425  -  -
62534  -  -  -
53624     -  -
24536  -     2
25634     -  -  -
23456  -  -  -   

Contains 71 combination rollups including 18 56s, with no 82s.
Also true to Sheffield.
True to all BEabcdefXYZ.

Rung on handbells at Staines (44 Sidney Road) on 4 March 2008, conducted by Richard A Pearce.
Rung on tower bells at Bexley on 1 June 2013, conducted by John B Keeler.

5,056 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1849)
23456  V  O  I  H
25346     2  -
32546     2  3
35642     -  -  -
63254     3     -
26435     3     -
63425        -
34625     -
42356  -     -
52436     -  2
62534  -  3
23456  2     -   

Contains 74 combination rollups.
Also true to Sheffield.
True to all BEabcdefXYZ.

Rung at Farnworth on 25 June 2004, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 1850)
23456  V   O   I   H
35426      3   -
62534  -   2   -   3x
23564          -    
Repeat twice. - = 16; x = 14.
3x = x x x.

Contains 78 combination rollups with no 82s or 83s.
Also true to Sheffield.
True to all BEabcdefXYZ.

Rung at Burgh-le-Marsh on 28 August 2004, conducted by Alan Regin.

5,076 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 4867)
(7213456)   V     O     I
 1342567    a     3     -
  42356           -
  45623     -     -     -
  35426     -     3
  65324     -     3
  24653     -           2
  46253           -     3
  56423     3     -     2
  64523           -
  24635     -           s
Round at the treble's backstroke
snap after the course end.
a = t7ths,s7ths.
t = 34;
- = 16
s = 1678.
Start with rounds the fifteenth row of a lead,
and the 7 the hunt bell, and call the t 7ths
at the first lead end, putting the treble into
the hunt.

Especially suitable for a 76th birthday or similar anniversary.

Rung at Maidstone (St Michael and All Angels) on 28 February 2012, conducted by John B Keeler.

5,088 Glasgow Surprise Major

Donald F Morrison (no. 7337)
23456  V  O  H
42635        -
26435     -
25463  -  3  -
42356     3  -
Repeat twice.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 9 each 56s, 65s and 8756s, 6 each 8765s and 8756s off the front, 3 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 51 little bell rollups at the back, and 20 little bell rollups at the front.
Also true to Arnesby Surprise, Bethell Surprise, Blackburn Surprise, Broadsword Surprise, Brondesbury Surprise, Cretingham Surprise, Croyland Surprise, Finsbury Surprise, Hammersmith Surprise, Roundhills Surprise, Sheffield Surprise, Stewkley Surprise, Tovil Surprise, Wandle Surprise, Woking Surprise and Southwell Delight.
True to all BEabcdefXYZ.

Rung at Frederick, Maryland on 5 March 2016, conducted by Donald F Morrison.
Rung to Seminary Surprise at Alexandria on 23 June 2018, conducted by Robert G Gibson.

5,024 Glasgow Surprise Major

Roderick W Pipe
(24635)     V  O  I
 56324   1,3,7,9,10
 52634         2  -
 23546      -     -
 43256         -  2
 35246         3  -
 34526         2  -
 45326         -
 275346     s at 1
(453267)    s at 6
 42536         2  -
 43625      -  -  -
 32645         3  -
 24635         3  -
Rounds in 2 changes. Start at treble snap.

66 cru's. Queens. Tittums. Whittingtons. 6ths place calls.

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

5,021 Glasgow Surprise Major

Roderick W Pipe
 23456   V  O  I  F  H 
 53246      -  2
 34256      3  -
 42635      2        -
 53624   2  -  -
 36524      -
 65324   3  -
 54326   2  -
 35426   3  2
 32654   -  -  -
 652743     2     -
(423675) 6ths/6ths     

60 cru's. Queens. Tittums. Round at the snap before the course head. 6ths place calls.

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

5,280 Glasgow Surprise Major

Nathan J Pitstow
23456    O  I  H
34625    2     -
42635    3  -
23645    3  -   
3 part.

69 cru's. 6ths place calls.

Published in A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).
See also:
5,024 Woking Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison
5,088 Woking Surprise Major by Donald F Morrison