Spliced Surprise (2m)

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Peals of Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

The page collects compositions of spliced surprise major with 2 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 2-4 methods will be on the page for 4 methods, not here.


5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   W  B  H  Methods        
54326   s    [s  CCCCH.CC.
53426         s] HHCCCHH.
23564   s  -  -  CCHHH.H.HHCCCC.
52364         -  HHHCHHH.       
5 part.

Contains 2592 Fork Handles (H), 2464 Four Candles (C) with 59 changes of method, all the work. Omit bracketed calls and associated leads in one part.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3681)
 23456   M  W  B  H
 42356            -    HCHCHCH.
(42563)     -  -       CHHCH.C.
 63254   -  s    [s     C.HCH.CC[.
 62354            s]   HCHCHCH.]
 35264      s     -    CHHCH.HC.
Repeat four times, omitting bracketed
singles and leads from any one part.

Contains 2,592 Fork Handles (H) and 2,464 Four Candles (C), with 131 changes of method.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1092)
23456  I  O  V  H  Methods
45632  s        -  SCCS.SC.
54263     s     -  SS.SS.
25346  *        -  CSC.
63542     s  s     SS.SCC.S
53246  -        -  C.CS.
32546     -        SCCC.C 
Repeat five times, adding bob at * in alternate parts.
Sixth place calls.

Contains 2,688 Sodium and 2,496 Chlorine, with 83 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, and 120 combination rollups.

Rung at Buckfastleigh (Holy Trinity) on 12 April 2006, conducted by Michael E C Mears.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
42356         -  RRRRRRR.
34256         -  RSSSR.
65243   -  -  -  SR.S.RS.
26543         -  SRSRS.
56342   -        SR.RSS
34562      -  -  SSR.RS.
5 part.

Contains 2720 Raunds, 2400 Stand, with 81 combination rollups, 79 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 543)
 23456   B  M  W  H  Methods   
 35264   -           R.R
 53246   sV s  F  -  S.R.R.S.
 25346            -  SSRSR.
(42356)        -     RR.
 65324      -  -  -   RRR.S.SSS.
 43526      -     -  RS.RSS.
 43265   -       (-) R.R.      
Repeat five times, omitting (-) from alternate parts.

Contains 2,880 Raunds and 2,304 Stand, with 72 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, 24 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 8765s and 8756s, and back rounds.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Richard J Angrave
234567   B  M  W  F  I  H  Methods 
53462       s  s           YWY.W.YYW
23465       s              YYY.YYYY
64532       s  -        s  YWY.Y.WWW.
324756   -           -     WY.Y.YWYYW
273546   -                 YY.WY
64325             -     -  WYWWY.Y.
25346       s  -           WYW.Y.YWY
42356          -           WYWY.YWY
3 part. Contains 3168 Yorkshire; 1920 Warwickshire, with 96 changes of method, all the work, with 18 each 5678s, 6578s, 7568s and 24 8765s.

Contains 3168 Yorkshire; 1920 Warwickshire, with 96 changes of method, all the work, with 18 each 5678s, 6578s, 7568s and 24 8765s.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 45)
 23456   O  I  V  H  Methods    
 42635            -  CTC.
 64523            -  CTC.
 45623   -           T.CTCC
(36524)  -     -     T.TCC.
 23564      2         TTT.CTTCC.T
 52436            -  TT.
 24536   -           T.CCTC
 24653   -        -  T.T.
 46253   -           T.CCCT
 46325   -        -  CC.T.
 35426   -  -  -  -  T.TC.C.TCT.
 42356   -  -        T.TC.CC    
Repeat twice. Sixth place bobs.

Contains 2,592 Tin and 2,496 Copper, with 84 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, 21 56s, 15 5678s off the front, 12 each 65s, 8765s and 6578s off the front, and 9 8765s off the front.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1319)
 23456   F  O  V  W  I  H  Methods        
 64352   -  -  -  -  -     C.C.CCCC.C.CC.T
 36245                  -  CCT.
(62345)     -              CC.
(24365)              -      CCC.
(54263)        -            C.
(25463)  -        -         T.CCCCCC.
 35264         -            CT.C          
 42563   -  -  -  -  -     C.C.CCCC.C.CC.T |
 43526         -        -  CCTT.CCTC.      |
(32546)              -     TCT.            |
(62345)        -            C.             |A
(36245)  -        -         T.CCCCCC.      |
 56342         -            CT.C           |
 23456        3A                          
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 77% (3,872 changes) Copper and 23% (1,152 changes) Tin, with 64 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
If desired may be rotated to start with the 4A and end with the differently called part, resulting in one additional 56 rollup and two additional 65 rollups.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
234567   V  B  M  W  F  H  Methods   
324765   -        -        N.NNN.YNN
427536   -  s  s  -     -  N.N.Y.Y.NNY.
463752      s  -     -     YY.Y.YN.Y
42365    -                 Y.YYYNYY  
6 part.

Contains 2880 Yorkshire; 2304 Lincolnshire (N), with 59 changes of method, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
 23456   V  B  I  M  W  H
 42356                  -  OOOOOOO.
 62453   -                 WW.OOW
 35426   -  -  -  -        WW.W.W.O.W
 43652                  -  OOWW.
(32465)     -  s  s  -     WWW.W.O.O.
 42635         -        -    OW.WO.
5 part.

Contains 2560 Sooty(O), Sweep(W), with 68 combination rollups, 50 changes of method, all the work.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Richard B Pullin
 234567   V  B  W  H  Methods
 274365   -           W.OOOOOO
 254763   -           W.OOOOOO
(52436)   -     -     W.WWWWW.
 52364       -     -    WW.WWW.
 35264             -  OOOOOOO.
 372546   -           W.OOOOOO
 362745   -           W.OOOOOO
(63254)   -     -     W.WWWWW.
 63542       -     -    WW.WWW.
 56342             -  OOOOOOO.
 573624   -           W.OOOOOO
 543726   -           W.OOOOOO
(45362)   -     -     W.WWWWW.
 45623       -     -    WW.WWW.
 64523             -  OOOOOOO.
 675432   -           W.WWWWW
 625734   -           W.OOOOOO
(26543)   -     -     W.WWWWW.
 26435       -     -    WW.WWW.
 42635             -  OOOOOOO.
 476253   -           W.WWWWW
 436752   -           W.OOOOOO
(34625)   -     -     W.WWWWW.
 34256       -     -    WW.OO.
 23456             -  OOOOOOO.

Contains 2720 Sooty(O), 2304 Sweep(W), with 25 changes of method, all the work.

5,040 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1047)
23456  M  B3  W  H
42356            1
25463  1  x      1
45362     x   2  2
25634     x      2
53624  2  x      1
46325     x   2
26354     x   1  2
36245  1  2   2
23564     2       
Repeat twice.

Basic method is Cunning Little Vixen Little Surprise, with Barry Peachey's Dog Little Surprise spliced in at the half-lead, analagous to the Ilkeston variation of spliced Kent and Oxford.
Contains 4,320 Cunning Little Vixen Little and 720 Barry Peachey's Dog Little, with 60 changes of method, all 144 combination rollups, 12 8765s, and 6 each 7568s and 7468s.

5,040 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1048)
23456  B1 B3 B5
42635     2
25463  x  2
46253  x  2  x
53624     x
25634  x  x
63254  x  2  x
26354     x  x
35264  x  2  x
23564     x  x 
Repeat twice.

Basic method is Cunning Little Vixen Little Surprise, with Barry Peachey's Dog Little Surprise spliced in at the half-lead, analagous to the Worcester variation of spliced Kent and Oxford.
Contains 3,312 Cunning Little Vixen Little and 1,728 Barry Peachey's Dog Little, with 144 changes of method, and 138 combination rollups.

5,088 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 64)
23456  W           M  H  Methods             
64523     F,I,F,I        SSS.P.PP.P.PPPP
35426              -  -  PP.S.
53624     (B,F,I)  2  2  SSSS(.P.P.)SS.P.S.P.
63254  2   F,I,B      -  S.P.SS.P.P.SSSS.
56234  -                 S.P
42635              -  -  PP.S.
42356   V,F,F,I,F,I   -  SS.S.PPP.P.PP.P.SSS.
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 Pepys and 2,496 Seething, with 48 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting parenthesized calls and leads from one part; contains 2,528 Pepys and 2,496 Seething, with 46 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   B  M  W  H  Methods  
42356            -  DDDWDDD.
53246         s  s  DWWD.DWW.
24536         -  -  WDWW.WWD.
42365   -        s  DW.DD.
35264      s     -  DWD.WWWD.
5 part.
2720 Dorset; 2400 Wareham.
70 changes of method, Contains 68 combination rollups, all the work.

Contains 2720 Dorset, 2400 Wareham with 70 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3413)
23456  M   B   W   H
25634      -   s   3*  FJJ.JJ.J.F.F.
45632  -       2* [-] J.JJJJJ.F.J.
32654  2   -   s   2   J.F.FFF.FFF.FF.F.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.
3* = s - -; 2* = - s.

Contains 2,688 February and 2,496 January, with 36 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, and all 144 combination rollups.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3414)
23456  M     B     W   H
62543  2*  sF,sB           J.F.JJJ.FF.JJJJ
24563  s   sT,sV   2*  -   J.FF.FF.FF.F.J.
24365        -     2* [-]  FJJ.FJ.F.J.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.
2* = s -.

Contains 2,688 January and 2,496 February, with 72 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 21 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 9 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, with no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Burghill on 21 February 2008, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3415)
  2345678  January
- 6423857  February
  2684735  February
  8276543  February
- 7826543  February
  2758364  January
- 3527486  January
- 4235678  February
s 4325678  February
- 2435678  January
s 3624857  February
- 2364857  January
- 8623745  January
s 2786534  February
- 8276534  February
- 7826534  February
  2758463  January
- 4527386  January
- 3245678  January
- 6432857  January
- 8364725  January
- 7683542  February
s 7863542  January
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 2,688 January and 2,464 February, with 70 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, 22 each 8765s, etc. and 8756s, etc., 20 each 5678s, etc. and 6578s, etc., 8 each 8765s off the front, etc., and 7 each 5678s off the front, etc.

5,120 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods     
26354   3*       s  II.I.I.IIIIIII.
63524         s  3+ AAAA.AAA.I.I.
26534         -  ss AAAA.AAA.I.
62345      -     s  AA.AA.      
5 part. 3*=sbb, 3+=sbs.

Contains 2880 Nasty (A), 2240 Nice (I) with 29 changes of method, all the work. For 5056, call I for first 3 leads of A in second course in last part. For 5024 omit 2sH in last 3 parts and associated lead of Nice.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 539)
23456  I  H  V  Methods  
46253 (-)    -  D.OD.ODDO
62345     -     DO.
35642  -     -  O.OD.ODOO
32546        -  DDO.DOOD
32654  -  -     D.O.
32465  -  -     D.O.     
Repeat five times, omitting (-) from alternate parts.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 2,688 Otterspool and 2,496 Double Glasgow, with 119 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, and 21 each 56s and 65s.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6675)
 23456   W  B  M  H
(42635)  -     -     B.BBBP.
 45362   -  2  -      P.PP.B.PP.P
 45623      -     -  PPP.PPP.
 24365   -  2  - [-] B.BBB.B.BBB.B.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 2,688 Bailey and 2,496 Philip, with 24 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 21 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 12 each 8765s and 8756s, tittums, and all 7 near misses.

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5,056 (5,440) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Stanley Jenner
 23456   B  I  V  W  H  Methods    
 42356               -  MMMMMMM.     |
 34256               -  TM.          |
 45362   -  -  -     -  MM.M.T.T.    |
 34562               -  MT.          |A
 53462               -  TM.          |
 43652            2  -  TTT.MT.MMM.  |
 35426   -              MM.MM        |
 35264   -           -  MM.MM.       |
 23564               -  MMMMMMM.
 52364               -  TM.
 26543   -  -  -     -  MM.M.T.T.
 52643               -  MT.
 65243               -  TM.
 25463            2  -  TTT.MT.MMM.
 56234   -              MM.MM
 63542   -              MM.MM      
 34625   -  -  -     -  MM.M.T.T.
 63425               -  MT.
 46325               -  TM.
 36245            2  -  TTT.MT.MMM.
 64352   -              MM.MM
 64523   -           -  MM.MM.     
(45623)     -  -        MMMMMM.T.
 52436   -  -  -     -    M.M.T.T.
 45236               -  MT.
 24536               -  TM.
 54326            2  -  TTT.MT.MMM.
 42563   -              MM.MM
 42635   -           -  MM.MM.     
 23456         A                   

Contains 3648 Montgomery, 1408 Thetford, with 60 combination rollups, 48 changes of method. Calling 5A gives 5440.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   B  M  W  H  Methods   
32564   -        s  DD.DD.
65243      s  s  s  WDD.W.DWW.
24563         s  -  WDWD.WWD.
35462      s     s  DWW.DWDW.
64523      s  s  s  WWD.W.DDW.
5 part.

Contains 2560 Dorchester, Wareham, with 48 combination rollups, 99 changes of method, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   B  M  W  H  Methods 
56432      s  -     DDD.O.OOO
34265      -  -     OOO.O.OOD
52463      -     -  OOO.ODDD.
52634   -        -  OO.OO.
42635      s        DDD.DDDD
5 part.

Contains 2880 Dorset(O), 2240 Dorchester(D), with 63 combination rollups, 30 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8296)
 234567    B  M  W  H
 647253    F           LLL.LL
 352647   In  -  s  s  YLY.Y.Y.LYLY.
 45236    V,sF      s  Y.L.Y.
(35246)          s     YLYLY.
 34265     -  -         YL.LY.L
Repeat five times.

Contains 2,688 Lancashire and 2,496 Yorkshire, with 96 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods  
23564      -     -  MMM.MMM.
46532   -     -  -  M.UUMMU.U.
43265   s  -  s     U.MU.UM.U
26435         -  -  UUMUMU.U.
42635   -  -  -  -  U.MM.UM.U.
5 part.

Contains 2560 Lindum (M), Uxbridge with 79 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods 
24356            s  MUMUMMM.
53642   s     -  s  M.UUMMM.M.
46532         -  s  MMUUUM.U.
42365   s  -  s  s  U.MU.UU.M.
6 part.

Contains 2880 Lindum(M), 2304 Uxbridge, with 72 changes of method, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   B  M  W  H  Methods    
42356            -  UUUUA.
34256            -  UAA.
26453      -     s  U.AA.
32654   -     -  s  A.UU.U.
46253      -     -  U.AA.
25463         -  -  UUUA.AAAAA.
34562      -     -  U.AUUU.    
5 part.

Contains 2720 Uxbridge; 2400 Ashtead, 60 changes of method, 75 combination rollups, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4023)
 234567   M   B   V   W   H
(574362)  -   -   -   s       EE.EEE.EE.EE.
 673452   2   -           -    A.E.A.AAAAA.
(365427)   sF,In  2*          AA.E.A.E.
 34265    s   -       s        EA.A.A.E
Repeat five times.
2* = s -.

Contains 2,688 Cree Delight (E) and 2,496 Cray Surprise (A), with 48 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, 24 each 8765s and 8756s, 21 each 56s and 65s, and 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4024)
  2345678  Cray
  6482735  Cray
  7856342  Cray
s 3257486  Cree
  5342678  Cree
- 4532678  Cree
  3465827  Cray
s 8763245  Cree
  6827534  Cree
s 6287534  Cray
  5846327  Cray
  3475286  Cray
- 6273845  Cree
- 7623845  Cree
- 2763845  Cray
  8652473  Cray
- 3458762  Cree
s 3548762  Cray
- 2743658  Cray
s 6842573  Cree
  4658327  Cree
  5436782  Cree
- 3546782  Cree
s 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 2,688 Cree Delight and 2,464 Cray Surprise, with 69 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Oliver M Austin
23456   V  M  W  F  H  Methods   
65432      -  -     -  CCC.C.CCC.
36452         -        CCNN.NNC
52463   -     s  -  -  C.CCN.N.C.
42365      -           NNN.CNNN  
6 part.

Contains 2880 Cambridge, 2304 Lincolnshire(N), with 62 combination rollups, 47 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  M  W  F  H  Methods 
43652      -           NCC.CNCC
53264      -  s        CNC.C.NNN
64235   -     s  -  -  C.CCC.C.N.
34265         s        NCNN.NNC
6 part.

Contains 2880 Cambridge; 2304 Lincolnshire (N). with 71 changes of method, all the work.

5,376 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4647)
23456   M  W  H
65432   -  -  -  CCN.N.CCN.
42536   -     s  NCN.NCNC.
53264  (s  s  -  NC(N.C.NNC.
42365   -)    -  CNC.CN)CN.
Repeat five times.

Contains 2,688 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire (N), with 119 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,056 by, in one part, replacing the parenthesized calls by a bob Before and omitting the parenthesized leads. Contains 2,528 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire (N), with 111 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

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5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  O  I  H  Methods 
42635            -  CCCCCCP.
46235      s        CP.CPP
54632   -        s  PP.PCC.
43652         -     CPP.PPP
34265      s     -  CP.CP.  
6 part.

Contains 2688 Primrose; 2496 Cambridge, 71 changes of method, 80 combination rollups, all the work. Use 6ths place calls in Primrose, and 4ths place calls in Cambridge

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 354)
 23456   M  W  H  Methods     
(43652)  -        PPCC.C
(52634)  s  -      PCC.C.
(35624)     -      P(C)CC.
 62354      -  -   CPPPC.PCPC.
 36254         -  CCCCCCC.
 26453   -        PCPC.P
(46352)  -        PPCC.C
(56234)  -  s      PPPC.C.
 23564      -  -   CPCC.CPPC. 
Repeat twice, replacing (C) by PP in any one part.

Contains 96 combination rollups.
Contains 3,040 Cambridge and 1,984 Primrose, with 71 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

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

Oliver M Austin
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
64352   -     -  CYC.YYYY.
53246   -  -     CCY.C.CCC
46235   s  -*    CYY.Y.CCC
34265      -     YYYC.CYC
6 part, calling s for -* in last part.

Contains 2690 Cambridge, 2368 Yorkshire, with 80 combination rollups, 68 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
234567   V  B  M  W  F  H  Methods   
324765   -        -        C.YYY.CYC
427536   -  s  s  -     -  Y.Y.Y.Y.YCY.
463752      s  -     -     CC.Y.CC.Y
42365    -                 Y.YCYCCY  
6 part.

Contains 3072 Yorkshire; 2112 Cambridge, with 95 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
234567   V  B  M  W  F  H  Methods   
324765   -        -        C.YYY.CYC
427536   -  s  s  -     -  Y.Y.Y.Y.YCY.
463752      s  -     -     CC.Y.CC.C
42365    -                 Y.YCYCCY  
6 part.

Contains 2880 Yorkshire; 2304 Cambridge, with 95 changes of method, all the work.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert W Lee
23456  M  W  H  Methods   
43652 [-        YC[Y.CCYC
56234  -  -     YCC.Y.CCY
23564     -] -  CYCC.Y]CY.
52364        -  YCYCYYC.
35264        -  CYYCYCY.  
Repeat four times, calling a bob Before for the bracketed bobs and leads in one part.

Contains 2,560 Cambridge; and 2,496 Yorkshire; with 116 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 424).

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert W Lee
23456  M  W  H  Methods   
43652 [-        YC[C.YYYY
56234  -  -     CCC.C.CCC
23564     -] -  YYYY.C]CY.
52364        -  YCCCCYY.
35264        -  YYCCCCY.  
Repeat four times, calling a bob Before for the bracketed bobs and leads in one part.

Contains 2,752 Cambridge; and 2,304 Yorkshire; with 46 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 424).

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1137)
23456  V  M  W  F  H  Methods   
43652     -           CCY.YCYY
54623  -  s     -  -  C.YC.YY.C.
26345     -  -        YCC.Y.CYC
42365        -        CYYC.YCY  
Repeat five times.

Contains 2,688 Yorkshire and 2,496 Cambridge with 119 changes of method and 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.

5,120 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  B  H  Methods  
42356         -  UUUUUUU.
32654   -        U.CCCC
32546      -  -  CC.UUU.
53246         -  UCU.
25346   ss    -  U.UUC.UC.
63542   -     -  U.UC.
56342         -  CUU.     
5 part.

Contains 3360 Uxbridge, 1760 Cambridge with 50 changes of method, all the work. For 5024 omit ssM and associated leads in one part.

5,376 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods 
45326         s  -  CCCC.U.
62354   -     -  -  U.UUUUU.U.
36254            -  UUC.
63542      -     s  CC.CC.
63425      -     -  CC.CC.
42365         s  -  CU.CCC. 
6 part.

Contains 3264 Cambridge, 2112 Uxbridge with 24 changes of method, all the work.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods    
42356            -  CCCCCCC.
34256            -  CCCUC.
45236   -  -        U.UU.CC
25346   -  -     -  CCC.UU.UUU.
32546   ss       -  U.UUC.CU.
45326         -  s  UUUUUU.U.
65423   2           U.UUC.UC
25463         s     CU.U
46532   s     s  -  U.C.U.
23564   -     -  -  U.C.U.     
3 part.

Contains 2880 Uxbridge, 2208 Cambridge with 47 changes of method, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
64352   -     -  CCC.UC.
35642      -  -  CU.CCC.
65243   -        U.UC
25346   -        U.UC
63542   -     -  U.CU.
46532      -     UUUUUU.U
34562      -     CU.U
56342      -  -  CU.U.   
5 part.

Contains 3040 Uxbridge, 2080 Cambridge with 79 changes of method, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Barrie Hendry
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods        
26354   2        -  U.CCCUC.UUUUUU.
26543      -     -  CC.CC.
56423         2  -  UUUUUU.CUCCC.U.
56234      -     -  CC.CC.         
5 part.

Equal method balance and palindromic. Contains 2560 Cambridge, Uxbridge, with 59 changes of method, 58 combination rollups and all the work.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 438)
23456  T  V  M  W  H             
64352        -     -  R.YR.
64235  s  s [-]    -  RR.R.YY.YR.
53246        -  -  -  R.(RRRRR).R.
25346              -  RYR.
32546              -  YYYYYYY.   
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 2,880 Rutland and 2,304 Yorkshire with 47 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, and 132 combination rollups.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing (RRRRR) by Y in one part. Contains 2,720 Rutland and 2,336 Yorkshire with 49 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell, and 131 combination rollups.

5,376 (5,152) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
52436      -     BBBB.BBB
36245   -  s  s  BBS.S.SSB.
56243   s        BSB.SSSS
32645   s     s  SSS.BSSB.
6 part.

Contains 2688 Superlative, Superlative Burton Variation) (B) with 48 changes of method, all the work. For 5152 omit ssM and associated leads of Superlative in one part.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6551)
23456  M  W  H
42356        -  (YS)(SY)S(YS)S(SY)Y.
32654 [-        Y(SY)[(SY).Y(SY)(YS)(SY)
56423  -  -     (SY)(YS)(SY).(SY).(YS)(SY)(YS)
42563     -] -  (YS)(SY)(YS)(YS).(YS)](YS)Y.
54263        -  (YS)(SY)S(SY)S(YS)(SY).
Repeat four times.
In the third part omit the [bracketed]
leads, and replace the [bracketed] bobs
by a bob Before.
(Parentheses) indicate a change of method
at the half lead.

Contains 2,544 Superlative and 2,512 Yorkshire, with 68 changes of method at the lead end, 119 changes of method at the half lead, and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  M  W  F  H  Methods 
54632      s  -     s  YYP.P.YYY.
26345   -     s  -     Y.YYY.Y.Y
54362      -  -     -  PPP.P.PYP.
34265      -           YYP.PPPY
6 part.

Contains 2880 Yorkshire; 2304 Pudsey, with 48 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 545)
234567  V  M  W  H  Methods    
324765  -     -     P.PPY.YYY
624537  -  -  -  -  P.PP.P.PYY.
64253            s  PYPYPPY.
34265   -     sF s  Y.YYPY.P.  
Repeat five times.

Contains 2,688 Pudsey and 2,496 Yorkshire, with 72 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, 18 each 56s, 65s, 7568s and 7658s, and 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front including back rounds.

Rung at Liverpool (St Michael, Garston) on 10 January 2007, conducted by Peter D Hughes.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  B  M  W  F  H  Methods 
24563   -     s     -     P.CC.CP.P
23654   -     -     -     C.CP.CC.C
35246      -              CP.CC
24536            s     -  PPPP.PPC.
42365      -           s  PC.CC.  
6 part.

Contains 2880 Cambridge; 2304 Pudsey, with 71 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  M  W  F  H  Methods 
45236         -     -  PSSS.PPP.
36254      s  -        SPS.S.SSS
53246   -  s     -  -  P.PP.PP.S.
42365      s  s     s  SSP.S.SSP.
6 part.

Contains 2880 Superlative; 2304 Pudsey. with 60 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   V  M  W  F  H  Methods 
45236         -     -  SPPS.SPS.
32654      -  -        PSP.S.PPS
54632   -        -  -  P.SPPS.P.
34265      -  s        SPS.P.PSS
6 part.

Contains 2688 Pudsey; 2496 Superlative. with 120 changes of method, all the work.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 444)
234567  M  I  F  B  V  W  H                 
45236   -  -  -  -  -        L.L.L.L.L.FL
23564      sT       s  -     LL.L.L.F
23645            -        -  FLL.LLL.
423756  2  -     -  -        FF.F.FF.F.L.LL
462537           -  2  -  -  LLL.FF.F.L.L.
25634      -     -  2  -     FFF.F.FF.F.FF.F
42356      -  -  -  -     -  FFF.L.L.L.FL.  
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 London and 2,496 Belfast (F) with 36 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

Rung at Shalford, Surrey on 21 January 2003, conducted by Richard A Pearce.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  B  H  Methods 
52436      -        LC.L
43526      -     -  LC.L.
54326            -  CCCCL.
54263      -  -     LC.CLC.CC
32465   -        -  L.LC.
42563   -           CLCCLC.CL
36524   -  -     -  L.LLLLL.L.
56423   -           L.LC
25463      -        CL.L
34562   -        -  L.CL.
53462            -  LLC.
64235   -  -        L.C.L
23645      -     -  CL.L.   
3 part

Contains 2976 London, 2208 Cambridge with 78 changes of method, all the work.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

John M Goldthorpe
 23456    V  B  M  W  F  I  H   Methods      
(35462)      s  -        -      GGG.G.FF.
 25463          s                G.G
 25436    -  -     -  s     2   G.G.FFF.G.G.F.
 274356         2  -  -     2   FF.F.G.G.G.F.
(542736)        -     -  -      FF.FFFF.F.
(245736)        s  2  -  -       G.G.F.G.F.
 354726            2  -  -  -    FFFF.F.G.F.GG.
 64352    -                 2   G.GGGG.F.
 34256          -               FF.G         
3 part.

2688 Belfast (F), 2400 Glasgow. 48 com, all the work, 39 cru's.

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

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 406)
 23456   F,I  M  W  H  Methods         
(32564)   x   -  s     GG.F.G.G.
(65234)   2   -         G.F.FF.F.G.
 26453    x         3   FFFF.F.GG.F.F.
 34526   V,F        3  G.GGGGGGG.G.F.F.
(45632)   x      -     GG.F.FFFF.
 56342    2   s         G.F.FF.F.G.G
 42356    2         -  GG.F.FF.F.GG.   
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 Belfast and 2,496 Glasgow with 48 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

5,440 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

William T Perrins
23456    V  B  I/B/F  H   Methods         
23564    3  -    x    -   G.F.F.G.G.F.F.G.
36245    3  -    x        G.F.F.G.G.F.F.GG
64352    3  -    x        G.F.F.G.G.F.F.GG
64523    3  -    x    -   G.F.F.G.G.F.F.G.
5 part.

2560 Belfast (F), 2880 Glasgow. 80 com, 40 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1972, page 412) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Roderick R Horton
23456    M  F  V  W  B  H   Methods           
432765         -  -     -   FFBFFF.FB.BF.
274365            -     -   FFBBFFF.FB.
26543       -     -         BBBBB.BBBBF.F
573624   -     -            FF.FFBFB.BB
23564    2  -        -  2   FF.F.FBBB.BF.FBBF.F.
3 part.

2400 Bristol, 2688 Belfast (F). 48 com, all the work, 39 cru's. Whittingtons.

Published in The Ringing World (1981, page 704) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,280 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Roy LeMarechal
23456    M  B  F  V  W   Methods  
35264       -            BFBB.BBB
56342       -            BBFF.FBB
26543       -        -   BBFF.FBF.F
275634            -      BBFFFB.BB
35426          -         FBFBF.FFFFB
52436    -  -            BB.BFF.FFB
23564       -            BBFF.FFB 
3 part.

2688 Bristol, 2592 Belfast (F). 60 com, all the work, 60 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1994, page 219) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 407)
23456  M   B   W  H  Methods             
35642  2   -         FB.B.BBF.FBF
25634  2  F,I  2     BF.F.FBFF.F.FFBF.F.F
34256      -   2     BFBF.FBB.B.B
56423  2   -   2* s  FF.F.FBB.BFB.B.BB.
23564      -   2     BBFB.BBF.F.F        
Repeat twice. 2* = - s.

Contains 2,592 Belfast (F) and 2,496 Bristol, with 66 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, and 108 combination rollups.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  I  V  W  Methods    
63254         -     BBBC.C
35264      -        CCCCC.CBB
65423   1  s        BB.C.BBBB
32564   s  -  -  s  BB.C.C.BB.B
6 part. Calls at I and V are 6ths place, M and W 4ths place.

Contains 3072 Bristol and 2112 Cornwall, with 36 changes of method and all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  I  V  W  H  Methods    
63254         -        BBBC.C
35264      -  -     1  CCCCC.C.BC.
65423   1  s           BB.C.BBBB
32564   s  -     s     BB.C.CBB.B 
6 part. Calls at I and V are 6ths place, M and W 4ths place.

Contains 2880 Bristol, 2304 Cornwall with 48 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 20)
234567  M        V  W  H                 
234765    sF,sT  2*       BCC.B.C.B.C
372546     I,sB           BC.B.BBC
526437  s        2  2  s  BB.BCC.B.C.B.C.
42365       sT   s     s  CB.C.CB.       
Repeat five times. 2* = s -.

Contains 2,688 Bristol and 2,496 Cornwall, with 108 changes of method, all the work of both methods for every bell, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 21 each 7568s and 7658s, and 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, including back rounds.

Rung at Wandsworth (Holy Trinity) on 25 June 2004, conducted by George H Campling.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods         
24356         s  UUUUUUU.
63452   -     4  U.BBBBBBB.B.B.B.
56432      -     BUUUUU.U
42635   -     s  U.UUUUUU.       
5 part. 4=sbbs.

Contains 3360 Uxbridge, 1760 Bristol, with 72 combination rollups, 10 changes of method, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  T  B  V  W  H  Methods   
23564         -        -  UUU.UUU.
63524               s     BBBUUU.U
46325   s     -     -  -  U.UU.UU.U.
35624      s     s  s     BU.U.U.U
64523   s              -  U.BBBBBBB.
5 part.

Contains 3360 Uxbridge, 1760 Bristol, with 77 combination rollups, 29 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 23)
234567  M          V  W  H                   
65342   ss   sT    2  - [ss] U.B.U.U.B.U.U.B.
273645     I,F,sB  -         UU.BB.U.UU.BB
324657  s  sB,F,sT s  - [-]  BB.BU.U.B.BB.U.U.
Repeat five tiems, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 2,688 Uxbridge and 2,496 Bristol with 72 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting [ss] and associated lead of Bristol from five parts. Contains 2,688 Uxbridge and 2,336 Bristol with 62 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Both arrangements contain all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 8756s, and 15 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

Rung at Rochdale (Balderstone) on 4 June 2002, conducted by Andrew D Sibson.

5,088 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 24)
234567  M           V  W  H                    
53624   -     sT    s  -  2  U.U.BB.U.BB.B.
273546  2     sT             U.B.BB.BBU
324657       sB,F   ss 2     UUU.U.BBU.B.U.B.U
273645     sT,sF,B  -        UU.B.U.BB.BU
362457       sB     s  -  -  UUU.BU.U.U.
42356   2  F,I,F,I        -  U.B.BBU.B.U.B.BBBU.
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 Bristol and 2,496 Uxbridge with 72 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting ss and associated lead of Bristol from two parts. Contains 2,528 Bristol and 2,496 Uxbridge with 68 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Both arrangements contain all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 8756s, and 21 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front including back rounds.

Rung at Pinhoe on 19 June 2006, conducted by Michael E C Mears.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 32)
234567  V  M  W  T  F  H  Methods     
56342      - (s) s  s  s  BB.S.SS.B.S.
46352         s           SSSS.B
473526  s                 S.BB
523467              s  -  BBBBB.S.
42356   ss    s           S.B.SSS.B   
Repeat five times, calling - for (s) in parts 3 and 6.

Contains 2,688 Superlative and 2,496 Bristol, with 60 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting any five singled in leads of Bristol; contains 2,688 Superlative and 2,336 Bristol with 50 changes of method.
Either length contains all the work of both methods for every bell, and all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s and 5678s off the front.

Rung at Terling on 13 October 2002, conducted by Alan M Barber.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Brian D Price
23456  B  M  W  H  Methods     
35426        2     SSSS.B.B
52364  -           BBBB.SS
64523  -     2     SS.BBB.B.B
42635     2  2     BB.B.S.B.SSS
56234     -     -  SSS.BS.     
Four times repeated.

Contains 2,560 each Bristol and Superlative; with 40 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.

Published in The Ringing World (1999, page 1086).
Rung on handbells at Imperial College on 26 April 1999.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods  
45236      -  -  LG.L.
24536         -  LLG.
52436         -  GL.
43526      -  -  LG.L.
23564   s  s     GGGGG.G.L
56234      -  -  LLLLLL.L.
42635   -     -  L.LLLLLL.
5 part.
3520 London; 1600 Glasgow.
40 changes of method, 59 combination rollups, all the work.

Contains 3520 London, 1600 Glasgow, with 59 combination rollups, 40 changes of method, all the work.

5,088 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 403)
23456  M               W  H  Methods            
35426  -    B,(sV,sV)        L.BL.L(.B.)LL
32546         I,V      -  -  LL.BL.L.L.
26543  -      I,V            BB.BB.BBB.BB
46532  -      I,V      -     L.L.BBB.L.B
62534  -      I,V            BB.L.BL.LL
53246        sT,sV     -     LL.BB.L.B
23645  -  sT,sF,sV,sV     3  L.L.B.LLL.B.LL.B.B.
Repeat twice.

Contains 2,592 London; 2,496 Bristol; with 71 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting [sV,sV] and associated lead of Bristol from any two parts. Contains 2,592 London; 2,432 Bristol; with 67 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.
Either length contains 72 combination rollups.

5,280 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Brian D Price
23456  M   B   W  H  Methods         
54362  s p     s  s  BB.L.B.LLLL.L.
53462  - p - d -  s  L.L.B.L.L.B.L.L.
63425  s     d s     L.LLLL.B.L.B
34625      x         BBB.BBB.BB      
Four times repeated. p = sT, sF.  d = sV, sV. x = I, V.

Contains 2,880 London; and 2,400 Bristol; with 50 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.

Published in The Ringing World (1999, page 1086).

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Brian D Price
23456  M  B  W  H  Methods            
35462  s     2     L.BBBBBB.B.L
45263     x  s  s  LL.L.L.BB.
62354  -  d  -     L.L.B.B.LLL.B.L.L
54326  -  p  -  s  L.L.B.LLL.B.B.L.L.
25436  s  x        BB.L.L.LL
23564  2     s  4  L.B.BBBBBB.L.B.B.B.
Twice repeated. x = sT, sV. d = I, B, F, sV, sV. p = sT, sF, 3V. 4 = s--s.

Contains 2,592 Bristol and 2,496 London; with 53 changes of method and all the work of both methods for every bell.

Published in The Ringing World (1999, page 942).

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (2 methods)

Brian D Price
23456  M  B  W  H  Methods       
24356           s  B.
62453  2  p     s  L.B.L.B.LLLLL.
26534     -     s  BBBB.BBBB.
35642  -  z  -  s  L.L.LL.L.L.
53426     -     s  BBBB.BBBB.
34256     d  2  s  LLLLL.B.L.B.L.
65423     n  -     BBB.L.B.L.L
23564  -  u        L.L.B.L.BB    
Twice repeated. p = sT, sF; z = I, V;
d = sV, sV; n = sT, 2V; u = I, O, sV.

Contains 2,688 Bristol; and 2,496 London; with 60 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 766).