Spliced Surprise (11-12m)

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Peals of Spliced Surprise Major (11-12 methods)

The page collects compositions of spliced surprise major with 11 or 12 methods. Spliced compositions suitable for varying numbers of methods are on the page for the largest number of methods for which they are suitable. So, for example, a series suitable for 11-13 methods will be on the page for 13-22 methods, not here, while series suitable for, say, 7-11 methods or 4-12 methods, will be here.


5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (11 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   V  B  M  W  F  I  H  Methods         
 52436             -           X.R
(574263)  -        3           M.ISL.MO.GT.
 62534    2  -     -             X.GO.LO.MG.TX
(36524)            -           IO.
 46325    x                      OSA.A
 52364    2x       -        -  RI.SM.R.XT.
 265743                  -     T.RO
 672453      -                 RO.AS
 35264                -     -  G.IGI.
 362745   2                    M.MO.A
(563742)  -              -     STXI.U.
 23564       -        -     -    TM.UTA.UML.
 43265       -     -           L.XL.R
 24536                -  -     AT.RX.I
 36245       -     2           TR.XL.LG.R
(23564)               -  -     U.XA.
 457263               -          R.XLAS
(52436)                  -     T.
 43526             -        -    I.A.
(324765)                 -     GU.
 273645      -                   AM.L
 54326                -     -  XTRT.RG.
 523764               x        A.G
 35426                2x    -  SS.STXG.OGU.
(23456)         3  -           OM.S.UI.M.
 274365   -                      ISR.XL
 42356    2                 -  RU.S.IM.
 34256    3x                -  RGLAS.GGI.ROO.O.
(34256)            3           UT.ARU.ITR.
 237465      -        -          U.UAR.M
(34256)                  -     MLA.
 372465   -                      XL.XUX
 23456    2                 -  M.OU.T.         
x=6ths place bob.

Contains 608 Redruth, 512 Thetford, Xenia, 480 Aldermary, Montgomery, 448 Geelong, Orford, Ullenhall, 416 Ilkley, Lithium, Southall, with 50 combination rollups, 148 changes of method, all the work.

Rung at Spitalfields on 9 September 2002, conducted by Stanley Jenner.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (9‚Äď11 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3427)
 23456   B  M  W  H   9 methods           10 methods             11 methods         
(52436)        -      GGAJMJ.             GOAJMJ.                GOAJMJ.
 35264   -        2    S.U.F.              S.U.F.                 S.U.F.
 62345   -  -     2   U.S.YYS.Y.          U.S.YYS.Y.             U.S.YNS.Y.
 32465     (3) 2 [-]  LL.AGMAU.F.LJ.F.G.  LL(.OGML.F.)AUJ.F.G.   LL(.OGML.N.)AUJ.F.G.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

All unreduced arrangements contain all 24 each 56s and 65s, 18 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and 9 each 7468s and 7458s, with no backstroke 87s.

The nine method arrangement contains 768 August (G), 576 each April, February, January, July (L), June (U), May (Y) and September and 384 March, with 138 changes of method.

The ten method arrangement contains 576 each August (G), February, January, July (L), June (U), May (Y) and September and 384 each April, March and October, with 144 changes of method. May be reduced to 5,024 by omitting parenthesized calls and leads from one part; contains 576 each January, June (U), May (Y) and September, 544 each August (G), February and July (L), 384 April and 352 each March and October, with 139 changes of method.

Contains 576 each August (G), January, July (L), June (U) and September and 384 each April, February, March, May (Y), November and October, with 150 changes of method. May be reduced to 5,024 by omitting parenthesized calls and leads from one part; contains 576 each January, June (U) and September, 544 each August (G) and July (L), 384 each April, February and May (Y) and 352 each March, November and October, with 145 changes of method.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (11 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567  B  W  V  F  M  I  H  Methods      
 52436      -                 ICSBE.SBE
 234756              -  -     O.O.HUR
 372546  -                    MFIM.R
(35264)         2             MHUR.UFR.
 23564                     -     IMF.
 52364                     -  RUHOMHU.
 43265               -     -  FMH.U.
(632754)    -  2              S.BEOI.FRHRM.
 632754                         RMHURM
 64235         -              F.C
 36245      -                 S.ICSB
 24365      -              -  EO.CU.
 32465                     -  SHS.
 42563               -        O.RMFRM
 35264               -     -  HU.OHI.
 62534         -  -  -        F.MF.S.IR
(52436)              -        M.
(523764)    -           -       IC.EOICS
 352764                    -    HH.
 235764                    -  UROFIMC.
 523764                    -  REU.
 275634  -                    R.I
(35426)           -           B.
 42356      -              -    B.O.
 54326      -                 BEOI.SBE
 64523               2        O.MMMB.BEOI
(54326)              -        CS.
 637524           -             I.BO
 63542                  -  -  H.UE.
 56342                     -  CRUI.
 35642                     -  EOFEF.
 25346   -  -                 R.C.UH
 34256      -              -  HUF.CS.
 23456                     -  RCSHM.      

576 Mangotsfield, Runnymede; 512 Hedon; 480 Irthlingborough, Okeford, Uppingham; 416 Finborough, Springfield; 384 Chesterfield, Eccleston; 352 Brentwood, 150 changes of method, 49 combination rollups, all the work.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (11 methods)

Richard G Crosland
23456    B  M  W  H   Methods              
23564       2  2  -   R.DP.P.SD.R.
52364             -   NBL.
64325       -  -  s   PEE.C.PNBA.
35426       s     -   R.CPEE.
43526             -   RSCSC.
54326             -   DRN.
63425       s     s   PSP.MC.
32465          2      CM.B.M
26543    -  2  2  -   SAM.A.CSRNS.C.DMN.R.
52643             -   DS.
65243             -   RAARN.
46253          -      DMSP.R
26354       -         L.DA
35264          -  -   ER.EES.
63254          -      LS.NBAC
42356       -     -   M.ER.
32654       -         ESS.NB
62453       -         ACMP.SL
34256       -     -   L.EM.
53246          -      LP.M
45236          -      PNBAC.L
62534       -     -   M.ESLD.
52436       -         SCS.DRSE
64235       -     -   R.ACMPNB.
24536       -         L.MP
65432       -  3  -   NBAC.LDRR.CMPNBA.B.R.
23456       -  -  -   DLDLD.RRLD.EREA.     

416 Adelaide, 320 Bristol, 480 Cambridge, 448 Chesterfield (D), 448 Eccleston, 416 London, 448 Lindum (M), 384 Brighton (N), 448 Pudsey, 640 Rutland, 576 Superlative. 146 com, all the work, 52 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1975, page 292).

5,216 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   M  W  V  B  F  I  H  Methods                
(52436)      -  3              GGI.X.LLA.MT.
 42635    -                      I.TLR
 56234    -                 -  UMX.AAO.
(25463)               -  -     LR.XOC.
(56234)            -             LLXT.
(26435)   -  3     -  -  -       U.RU.TAI.UI.MX.S.XLC.
 257436   -  3        -          TL.C.S.II.C.AL
(54263)                  -     O.
(376524)           -     2       S.C.X.
(634725)           -  -          XR.UI.
 54632             -  -     -    R.S.C.
 65432                      -  II.
 46532                      -  OG.
(46532)         3  -  -  -     C.S.UTA.C.MO.S.
(23564)   -  -     2x            C.M.G.AOA.
 53462    -                      MX.C
(35264)   2        x           A.S.T.
 26354       -              -    IUA.A.
(652743)                 -     T.
(26354)            -  -          OALX.MROC.
 63254    3                 2    LRUM.IL.S.X.S.
 25634       -              -  TG.XT.
 62534                      -  XTLRUM.
 43652    -  -              x  IG.TL.A.
(647325)     x                 CS.
 42356    x  -              -    X.OO.R.
(54326)      -  3              IO.TG.MT.GO.
 32546       -              -    A.ML.
 25346                      2  MXTLRU.S.
 34256       -              -  AG.IG.
 23456    3                 -  R.ISO.RIMG.UMG.        
x=6ths place bob.

Contains 512 Ilkley, Lithium, 480 Aldermary, Thetford, Xenia, 448 Montgomery, 416 Orford, 384 Cheltenham, Geelong, Redruth, Southall, 352 Ullenhall, with 56 combination rollups, 153 changes of method, all the work.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (6‚Äď12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3431)
           6 methods               7 methods               8 methods               9 methods
  2345678  June           2345678  June           2345678  June           2345678  March
  8674523  June           8674523  June           8674523  June           4263857  January
- 2357486  February     - 2357486  May          - 2357486  February       6482735  August
  5243678  May            5243678  February       5243678  May            8674523  June
  4562837  May            4562837  February       4562837  May          - 2357486  February
  6485723  February       6485723  May            6485723  February       5243678  May
  8674352  February       8674352  January        8674352  January        4562837  June
  7836245  April          7836245  March          7836245  March          7836245  March
- 2378564  February     - 2378564  February     - 2378564  February     - 2378564  May
  7253486  May            7253486  May            7253486  May            7253486  February
  5742638  March          5742638  April          5742638  August         5742638  August
- 6457823  January      - 6457823  March        - 6457823  January      - 6457823  September
  5684372  March          5684372  July           5684372  July           2378456  January
  8536247  April          7243685  July           7243685  July           7243685  June
  3825764  April          8536247  January        8536247  April          5684372  April
  2378456  June           3825764  March          3825764  July           8536247  July
- 5647823  March          2378456  June         - 5647823  March          4762538  January
  4586372  March        - 5647823  April          4586372  April        - 5647823  April
  8435267  April          4586372  July           8435267  April          4586372  April
  3824756  January        7263584  July           3824756  August         8435267  July
  2378645  April          8435267  April          2378645  March          6752438  September
  7263584  January        3824756  January        7263584  January        3824756  March
  6752438  January        2378645  June           6752438  August         2378645  June
- 4567823               - 4567823               - 4567823               - 4567823
Repeat six times.       Repeat six times.       Repeat six times.       Repeat six times.

           10 methods              11 methods              12 methods
  2345678  January        2345678  January        2345678  January
  4263857  March          4263857  April          4263857  April
  6482735  September      6482735  January        6482735  January
- 2357486  May            8674523  June           8674523  June
  5243678  May          - 2357486  February     - 2357486  February
  4562837  August         5243678  May            5243678  May
  6485723  April          4562837  November       4562837  November
  8674352  August         6485723  March          6485723  March
  7836245  March          8674352  August         8674352  August
- 2378564  February       7836245  March          7836245  December
  7253486  February     - 2378564  May          - 2378564  May
  5742638  July           7253486  November       7253486  November
  3826745  September      5742638  August         5742638  August
- 6457823  June         - 6457823  September    - 6457823  September
  3825764  October        2378456  October        2378456  October
  2378456  June           7243685  January        7243685  January
- 5647823  July           4762538  October        4762538  October
  2378645  April        - 5647823  April        - 5647823  April
  7263584  June           4586372  April          4586372  December
  4586372  October        8435267  July           8435267  July
  8435267  January        6752438  September      6752438  September
  3824756  June           3824756  March          3824756  March
  6752438  January        2378645  June           2378645  June
- 4567823               - 4567823               - 4567823
Repeat six times.       Repeat six times.       Repeat six times.
 

All arrangements contain all the work of every method for every bell.

The six method arrangement contains 1,120 April, 896 each February, January and March and 672 each June and May, with 118 changes of method.

The seven method arrangement contains 896 each July and June and 672 each April, February, January, March and May, with 126 changes of method.

The eight method arrangement contains 672 each April, August, February, January, July, March and May and 448 June, with 132 changes of method.

The nine method arrangement contains 896 June, 672 each April, January and March and 448 each August, February, July, May and September, with 153 changes of method.

The ten method arrangement contains 896 June, 672 January and 448 each April, August, February, July, March, May, October and September, with 140 changes of method.

The eleven method arrangement contains 672 each April, January and March, 448 each August, June, May, November, October and September and 224 each February and July, with 153 changes of method.

The twelve method arrangement contains 672 January, 448 each April, August, December, June, March, May, November, October and September and 224 each February and July, with 160 changes of method.


Six method arrangement rung at Broadclyst on 10 June 2009, conducted by Matthew J Hilling.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (11‚Äď12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3428)
23456  M  B  W  H   11 methods        12 methods     
35264  -  2     -   G.SGS.FYL.NLMUM.  G.SDS.FYL.NLGUM.
34562     -  -  -   AJO.NYN.O.        AJO.NYN.O.
32465  2       [-]  J.F.OAJMAG.       J.F.OAJMDG.    
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Both arrangements contain all 24 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and kings, with no backstroke 87s.
The eleven method arrangement contains 576 each April, August (G), January, March, November and October, 384 each February, July (L), May (Y) and September and 192 June (U), with 156 changes of method.
The twelve method arrangement contains 576 each August (G), January, November and October, 384 each April, December, February, July (L), March, May (Y) and September and 192 June (U), with 156 changes of method.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3429)
23456   M   B   W  H
56432   -  I,V  s     O.J.FM.FN.A
32564   2       -     SS.N.YL.D
32645       -      -  U.U.
62453   s       2  -  O.GL.Y.D.
42356   -             O.AMJAOJ
Repeat five times, adding single
Home half-way and end.

Contains 768 October, 576 each April and January, 384 each December, February, July (L), June (U), March, May (Y), November and September and 192 August (G), with 149 changes of method, all 24 56s, 18 each 65s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 12 8765s off the front, with no backstroke 87s.

5,376 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3430)
23456    B    W
26543  sV,sF  -  ML.SOA.UJ.F
34265    -    s  YFD.NG.M
Repeat eleven times, adding single
Home half-way and end.

Contains 768 each February and March and 384 each April, August (G), December, January, July (L), June (U), May (Y), November, October and September, with 156 changes of method.

5,408 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   B  W  V  F  I  M  H  Methods    
 23564    -                 -  I.UFMF.
 275346         -              F.PF
 573246      2              -  U.UUH.FPU.
 357246                     -  IP.
 735246                     -  UO.
(23564)      -  2              HP.U.FFP.
 43265                   2       MRU.HRH.PH
(54632)      -           2     S.BE.RSF.
 64235                   -       PUP.OIC
 36245       -                 S.ICSB
 52364       -           -  -  EO.RU.U.
 35264                      -  RUHMMHU.
(43652)            -  -  -     FU.CMRM.CSB.
(23456)                  2       FH.MPEMR.
(534762)     -  2                E.S.PR.
 52436          -                RMI.BE
(647325)     -     -           OIC.E.
 64352                -     -    HOMR.MR.
 36452                      -  UHS.
 43652          3           -  RIU.FH.RP.H.
 42356    -  -              -  R.OICSB.O.
 54326       -                 BEOI.SBE
(34625)                  -     O.
(53246)      -           2       F.H.FH.
 53246                           FEMH
 23645                   -     HS.RUP
 42635       -                 S.FFMP
 34625       -                 ME.M
 64523                   -     PMR.BEOI
 54326                   -     CS.
 25346       -                   IC.PHPF
 34256       -              -  PH.CS.
 23456                      -  UHPFMR.    

608 Hedon; 576 Finborough, Plutonium, Uppingham; 544 Mangotsfield, Runnymede; 416 Springfield; 352 Eccleston, Irthlingborough; 320 Okeford; 288 Chesterfield; 256 Brentwood, 159 changes of method, 52 combination rollups, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   M  W  V  I  B  F  H  Methods   
 574263      -  -              ICSBE.S.UI
 534762         -              E.SHPFU
(235764)        -  -           E.B.
(235764)        3                H.RP.PUP.
 372654               -          PM.MOM
 52436                   -     B.E
 64235    -                 -  O.FO.
 36245       -                 S.ICSB
(43265)      -                 EO.
 52364    -                 -    RU.U.
 26543                -        R.MH
 357246                  -     UF.F
 35264             -        -  H.P.
 23564                      -  PFF.
 53462    -                    FPPH.OF
 26435    -  -              -  UH.PM.BEOIC.
 42635                      -  MHURUR.
 62534    -                    M.MPFUP
(35426)   -  -                 FR.IC.
 42356       -              -    EOICSB.O.
 54326       -                 BEOI.SBE
(64523)   2                    O.RMMH.
 357624                  -       BEO.RH
 56423             -  -     -  C.HF.I.
(56423)   3                    PB.FPF.MS.
(276354)           -  -          FUP.SM.
 45623                   -  -    OMCMH.F.
 64523                      -  RMI.
 273564   -  -  -              CS.IC.U.PF
 25346          2              US.UPP.H
 475623            -  -        H.MU.R
(25346)                  -     P.
 34256       -              -    HH.CS.
 23456                      -  MPFRM.     

640 Plutonium; 576 Mangotsfield; 544 Finborough; 480 Hedon, Uppingham; 384 Okeford, Springfield; 352 Runnymede; 320 Brentwood, Chesterfield, Eccleston, Irthlingborough, 145 changes of method, 45 combination rollups, all the work.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 23456  M  B  W  H  Methods           
(54632) -     -     M.P.
 24365  -     2  -   D.RRLD.ED.M.
 32465           -  SUUEMP.
 63425        -     EECE.L
 54326  -        -  R.U.
 35426           -  PML.
(52643) -     2     DRS.AEUN.B.
 62345  -            D.EM
 32546  -           ESRSU.NB
 45623  -     -     ACMP.S.L
 43526  2        -  M.B.CL.
 43265     -     -  CP.ES.
 64235        -     PNBAC.L
 52436  -        -  M.ECLD.
 42635  -           SARS.DUE
 56234  -        -  R.ACMPNB.
 26435  -           L.MP
 63542  -     2     NBAC.LDRR.CMPNBA.M
 54632        -  -  U.R.
(35642)       -     DLDL.
 65243  -            D.DA
 25346  -           L.RE
(43652) -     -     UUPP.S.
 63254  -            D.NR
 42356  -        -  L.NL.
 53624  -     -     M.S.PNBA
 32654        2     CM.SUSC.M
 46253  -        -  R.U.
 62453           2  NEN.B.
 34256  -        -  R.U.
 53246        -     DUS.NBAC
 45236        -     MP.L
 23456        -  -  RASRD.R.          

352 Adelaide, 320 Bristol, 384 Cambridge, 480 Chesterfield (D), 416 Eccleston, 480 London, 512 Lindum (M), 384 Brighton (N), 416 Pudsey, 544 Rutland, 448 Superlative, 416 Uppingham. 153 com, all the work, 60 cru's.

Published in A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (6‚Äď12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 2880b)
  6 methods                 7 methods                 8 methods

  12345678  Cornwall        12345678  Cornwall        12345678  Cornwall
  16482735  Cornwall        16482735  Cornwall        16482735  Cornwall
  17856342  Cornwall        17856342  Cornwall        17856342  Cornwall
  13527486  Rutland         13527486  Rutland         13527486  Rutland
s 21436578  Superlative   s 21436578  Yorkshire     s 21436578  Superlative
  26748153  Superlative     26748153  Superlative     26748153  Superlative
  28573614  Pudsey          28573614  Pudsey          28573614  Pudsey
- 25314867  Pudsey        - 25314867  Pudsey        - 25314867  Pudsey
  24637581  Pudsey          24637581  Pudsey          24637581  Pudsey
  27861453  Superlative     27861453  Superlative     27861453  Superlative
  21583746  Pudsey          21583746  Pudsey          21583746  Pudsey
  23456178  Pudsey          23456178  Pudsey          23456178  Pudsey
  26748315  Cambridge       26748315  Cambridge       26748315  Cambridge
- 27815634  Cornwall      - 27815634  Cornwall      - 27815634  Lincolnshire
  26147385  Cornwall        26147385  Cornwall        25384761  Pudsey
  23456817  Lessness        23456817  Lessness        24631578  Pudsey
  25384761  Rutland         25384761  Rutland         21768453  Yorkshire
  28573146  Rutland         28573146  Rutland         28573146  Lessness
- 21785634  Cornwall      - 21785634  Cornwall      - 21785634  Cornwall
  26841375  Cornwall        26841375  Cornwall        26841375  Cornwall
  23456781                  23456781                  23456781
Repeat seven times.       Repeat seven times.       Repeat seven times.
s = 3456.                 s = 3456.                 s = 3456.


  9 methods                 10 methods                12 methods

  12345678  Cornwall        12345678  Cornwall        12345678  Lessness
  16482735  Pudsey          16482735  Cornwall        14263857  Lindum
s 21436578  Yorkshire       17856342  Cornwall        16482735  Dereham
  26748153  Lessness        13527486  Rutland       s 21436578  Pudsey
  24617385  Pudsey        s 21436578  Superlative     26748153  Lincolnshire
  27865431  Pudsey          26748153  Lindum          28573614  Pudsey
  25381746  Rutland         24617385  Cornwall      - 25314867  Pudsey
  28573614  Cambridge       23154867  Cornwall        24637581  Yorkshire
- 25314867  Cambridge       28573614  Dereham         27861453  Superlative
  24637581  Superlative   - 25314867  Lindum          21583746  Superlative
  27861453  Lessness        21583746  Pudsey          23456178  Pudsey
  26748315  Lincolnshire    23456178  Pudsey          26748315  Cambridge
- 27815634  Lindum          26748315  Yorkshire     - 27815634  Cornwall
  21768453  Rutland       - 27815634  Lincolnshire    26147385  Cornwall
  26147385  Cornwall        25384761  Dereham         23456817  Bristol
  23456817  Lessness        24631578  Pudsey          25384761  Bristol
  25384761  Lessness        21768453  Cambridge       28573146  London
  28573146  Cornwall        28573146  Lessness      - 21785634  Rutland
- 21785634  Cornwall      - 21785634  Cornwall        28167453  Lessness
  26841375  Cornwall        26841375  Cornwall        26841375  Cornwall
  23456781                  23456781                  23456781
Repeat seven times.       Repeat seven times.       Repeat seven times.
s = 3456.                 s = 3456.                 s = 3456.
 

All arrangements contain all the work of every method for every bell, including the treble.

The six method arrangement contains 1,792 Cornwall, 1,280 Pudsey, 768 each Rutland and Superlative and 256 each Cambridge and Lessness, with 80 changes of method.

The seven method arrangement contains 1,792 Cornwall, 1,280 Pudsey, 768 Rutland, 512 Superlative and 256 each Cambridge, Lessness and Yorkshire, with 88 changes of method.

The eight method arrangement contains 1,792 Pudsey, 1,280 Cornwall, 768 Superlative and 256 each Cambridge, Lessness, Lincolnshire, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 88 changes of method.

The nine method arrangement contains 1,280 Cornwall, 1,024 Lessness, 768 Pudsey, 512 each Cambridge and Rutland and 256 each Lincolnshire, Lindum, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 112 changes of method.

The ten method arrangement contains 1,792 Cornwall, 768 Pudsey, 512 each Dereham and Lindum and 256 each Cambridge, Lessness, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 112 changes of method.

The twelve method arrangement contains 1,024 Pudsey, 768 Cornwall, 512 each Bristol, Lessness and Superlative and 256 each Cambridge, Dereham, Lincolnshire, Lindum, London, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 127 changes of method.

Health warning to those with aural allergies: all arrangements contain some backstroke 87s.

These arrangements may be of interest to conductors or bands that prefer fewer changes of method than the original series, 5,120 (5,632, 6,400) Spliced Surprise Major (6-25 methods).


6 method arrangement rung at Dore on 26 October 2011, conducted by Peter C Randall.
7 method arrangement rung at Dore on 28 March 2012, conducted by Peter C Randall.
8 method arrangement rung at Dore on 23 November 2011, conducted by Peter C Randall.
10 method arrangement rung at Dore on 4 January 2012, conducted by Peter C Randall.
12 method arrangement rung at Burghill on 22 November 2012, conducted by Frederick Shalcross.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (9‚Äď12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 65)
           9 methods                     10 methods                    11 methods       12 methods
  2345678  Yorkshire            2345678  Cassiobury           2345678  Cassiobury       Cassiobury
- 3578264  Cassiobury           7856342  London               7856342  London           London
  6482573  London             - 3578264  Pudsey             - 3578264  Lessness         Lessness
  8654327  Cambridge            8654327  Superlative          7325486  Cornwall         Cornwall
  4267835  Superlative          4267835  Lincolnshire         4267835  London           London
  7325486  Cambridge            7325486  London               6482573  Cornwall         Cornwall
- 3586742  London               2743658  Cassiobury           5836742  Bristol          Bristol
  8375264  Lincolnshire       - 3586742  Yorkshire          - 3586742  Cambridge        Cambridge
  5634827  Superlative          6452378  Cambridge            6452378  Pudsey           Dereham
  4267583  Rutland              2748635  Superlative          2748635  Superlative      Superlative
  6452378  Cassiobury           8375264  Cornwall             8375264  Cornwall         Cornwall
- 2783456  Bristol            - 2783456  Bristol            - 2783456  Bristol          Bristol
  8247635  Pudsey               8247635  Pudsey               8247635  Yorkshire        Yorkshire
  7325864  Lincolnshire         7325864  Yorkshire            7325864  Superlative      Superlative
  5634782  Pudsey               5634782  Cambridge            5634782  Lincolnshire     Lincolnshire
  4862573  London               4862573  Cornwall             4862573  Lessness         Lessness
- 5648327  Bristol            - 5648327  Bristol            - 5648327  Bristol          Bristol
  4536782  Rutland              4536782  Rutland              4536782  Cassiobury       Cassiobury
  3475268  Cassiobury           3475268  Cassiobury           8267534  Rutland          Rutland
  6852473  Yorkshire            6852473  Cambridge            6852473  Pudsey           Pudsey
  2783645  Rutland              2783645  Rutland              2783645  Pudsey           Pudsey
  8267534  Pudsey               8267534  Lincolnshire         3475268  Rutland          Rutland
  7324856  Cambridge            7324856  Pudsey               7324856  Cambridge        Dereham
- 3456782                     - 3456782                     - 3456782
Repeat six times.             Repeat six times.             Repeat six times.

The nine method arrangement contains 672 each Cambridge, Cassiobury, London, Pudsey and Rutland, and 448 each Bristol, Lincolnshire, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 160 changes of method.
 
The ten method arrangement contains 672 each Cambridge, Cassiobury and Pudsey and 448 each Bristol, Cornwall, Lincolnshire, London, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 160 changes of method.
 
The eleven method arrangement contains 672 each Bristol, Cornwall and Pudsey, 448 each Cambridge, Cassiobury, Lessness, London, Rutland and Superlative and 224 each Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, with 153 changes of method.
 
The twelve method arrangement contains ontains 672 each Bristol and Cornwall, 448 each Cassiobury, Dereham, Lessness, London, Pudsey, Rutland and Superlative and 224 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, with 153 changes of method.
 
All four arrangements contain all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.


9 method version rung at at Burghill on 6 August 2009, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.
10 method version rung at at Burghill on 27 August 2009, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.
11 method version rung at at Burghill on 24 September 2009, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.
12 method version rung at at Burghill on 15 April 2010, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 108a)
23456  B  W  M  H
42635     -  -     ES.ARS.NL
23564  2        -  YOR.LOE.BBBREP.
36245  -           CY.PC
24365     -    [-] AWW.R.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 768 Rutland, 576 each Bristol and Lessness (E), 384 each Ashtead, Cambridge, Cassiobury (O), Cornwall (W), London, Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire and 192 Lincolnshire (N), with 143 changes of method, all 24 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 21 each 56s and 65s, queens, back rounds, and all 7 near misses.

Rung at Alexandria, Virginia on 23 October 2016, conducted by Simon J L Linford.

5,376 (5,088) Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7578)
23456  B  M  W  H
54632     -  -     L.S.B
24536     2        R.OYP.(WEA
42365  -       [s] S)C.PN.
Repeat eleven times, omitting [s]
from two parts half a peal apart.

Contains 768 each Pudsey and Superlative and 384 each Ashtead, Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury (O), Cornwall (W), Lessness (E), Lincolnshire (N), London, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 167 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,088 by replacing the four parenthesized leads by one lead of Cassiobury in three consecutive parts; it is important that it be consecutive parts to avoid falseness. Contains 768 Pudsey, 672 Superlative, 480 Cassiobury, 384 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London, Rutland and Yorkshire and 288 each Ashtead, Cornwall and Lessness, with 158 changes of method.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7579)
  2345678  Bristol
s 2435678  Cambridge
  5748263  Pudsey
  8673524  Lessness
  7856432  Cassiobury
  3264857  Lincolnshire
  4527386  Ashtead
  6382745  Superlative
- 3245678  Cassiobury
  7856243  Cornwall
  2537486  Bristol
s 2357486  Rutland
  5243678  Lessness
  4562837  Ashtead
  7836245  Superlative
  6485723  Ashtead
  3728564  London
- 5237486  Pudsey
  7826543  Cambridge
  6483752  Rutland
  8674235  Yorkshire
  4365827  Cassiobury
  2758364  Cornwall
- 3527486
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Ashtead and Cassiobury, 448 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cornwall, Lessness, Pudsey, Rutland and Superlative and 224 each Lincolnshire, London and Yorkshire, with 160 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7580)
  2345678 (Cornwall
  6482735  Cornwall
  7856342  London)
  5738264  Rutland
  3527486  Cornwall
- 4235678  Ashtead
- 7863542  Bristol
  6758234  Bristol
s 6578234  Yorkshire
  8354627  Lessness
  5863742  Cassiobury
  4237865  Cambridge
  7625483  Lessness
  2746358  Pudsey
- 7658234  Cornwall
  2547368  Ashtead
  8364725  Superlative
  4235876  Cassiobury
- 5768234  London
  6527483  Pudsey
  7853642  Superlative
  3482765  Cambridge
  2645378  Lincolnshire
s 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 Cornwall, 448 each Ashtead, Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury, Lessness, London, Pudsey and Superlative and 224 each Lincolnshire, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by replacing the three parenthesized leads by one lead of Cambridge in any two parts. Contains 768 Cornwall, 512 Cambridge, 448 each Ashtead, Bristol, Cassiobury, Lessness, Pudsey and Superlative, 384 London and 224 each Lincolnshire, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 144 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (11‚Äď12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6371a)
           11 methods                       12 methods
  2345678  Cambridge               2345678  Cambridge
- 3578264  Cornwall              - 3578264  Cornwall
  2743658  Bristol                 2743658  Bristol
  4267835  Cornwall                4267835  Cornwall
  8654327  Bristol                 8654327  Bristol
  5836742  Rutland                 5836742  Rutland
- 7358264  Yorkshire             - 7358264  Yorkshire
  8634725  Pudsey                  8634725  Pudsey
  4265873  Rutland                 4265873  Rutland
  6482357  Superlative             6482357  Lincolnshire
  2547638  Cassiobury              2547638  Cassiobury
- 7386542  Cassiobury            - 7386542  Cassiobury
  4265387  London                  4265387  London
  6432758  Pudsey                  6432758  London
  2548673  Glasgow                 3674825  Cassiobury
  5827436  Superlative             2548673  Glasgow
- 8736542  Yorkshire               5827436  Superlative
  6472853  Glasgow               - 8736542  Superlative
  4265738  Glasgow                 6472853  Cambridge
  2543687  Cambridge               2543687  Rutland
  3857264  Lincolnshire            4265738  Cray
  7684325  London                  7684325  London
- 3876542  Cornwall              - 3876542  Cornwall
- 5738264                        - 5738264
Repeat six times.                Repeat six times.

The eleven method arrangement contains 672 each Cornwall and Glasgow, 448 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire and 224 Lincolnshire, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
 
The twelve method arrangement contains 672 each Cassiobury, Cornwall, London and Rutland, 448 each Bristol, Cambridge and Superlative and 224 each Cray, Glasgow, Lincolnshire, Pudsey and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.


Eleven method arrangement rung at Frederick, Maryland on 1 January 2014, conducted by Timothy J Barnes.

5,376 Spliced Surprise Major (12 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1314)
 23456   M  W  sT/sV  B  H  Methods    
(26354)  - [-]   x    -     R.C.NS.L.P.
 52643      -         -  -   FU.GC.A.
 42365   -  s               L.Y.B      
Repeat eleven times, calling s for [-] in parts 6 and 12.

Contains 768 each Cambridge and London, and 384 each Ashtead, Belfast (F), Bristol, Glasgow, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, Uxbridge and Yorkshire, with 167 changes of method.

Rung at Cholsey on 14 January 2006, conducted by Timothy G Pett.