Spliced Surprise (4m)

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Peals of Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

The page collects compositions of spliced surprise major with 4 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 4-8 methods will be on the page for 8 methods, not here, while a series suitable for 2-4 methods will be here.


5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
64352   -     -  CCC.RY.
35642      -  -  RN.YYY.
63542         -  RRRRRRR.
54632      -  -  YYYY.NNN.
65432         -  NNNCCCC.
46532         -  RCR.    
5 part. Call RYR for RRRRRRRR in last 3 parts.

Contains 1376 I Can't Believe It's Not Real Yorkshire (Y), 1280 I Can't Believe It's Not Cambridge (C), I Can't Believe It's Not Rutland (R), 1120 I Can't Believe It's Not Lincolnshire (N), with 70 changes of method, all the work.

Rung at Huntsham on 19 October 2010.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8055)
 23456   M  B  W  H
 63542   -     2  -  BB.BRGB.GYRYR.GYRYG.
(34562)  -  -        R.G.
 32465   2        -   RYG.B.BRYGB.
 42635   -  -     -  R.BY.YG.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,280 each Belgium, Bruges (R), Ghent and Ypres, with 139 changes of method, 14 56s, and 8 each 65s and 5678s off the front.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8056)
  2345678  Belgium
  4263857  Ghent
- 7864523  Belgium
  6758342  Bruges
  5637284  Ypres
  3526478  Bruges
  2345867  Ghent
- 7842635  Bruges
- 6478523  Belgium
- 7648523  Ghent
s 5347268  Bruges
  4523876  Ypres
  2485637  Bruges
s 8624753  Bruges
- 7286345  Belgium
  8732564  Ypres
  3857426  Ghent
  6425738  Ypres
- 7264853  Belgium
- 6724853  Ypres
- 8267345  Ypres
  6832574  Ghent
- 4536782  Belgium
- 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Belgium, Bruges and Ypres and 1,120 Ghent, with 140 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and 187 runs of four or more consecutive bells either at the back or at the front, kings and back rounds.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3420)
23456  M  B  W  H
63542  2  -     -  J.F.AM.FFM.
53462  -  -     -  M.AJ.FFM.
26435  -     -  -  J.AAJAA.J.
43265  -  -  2 [-] M.JM.FA.F.J.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 each April, February and January and 1,152 March, with 126 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 10 each 7468s and 7458s, with no backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3421)
  2345678  February
  4263857  February
  6482735  April
- 7864523  January
- 5678342  February
  7536284  March
  3725468  April
  2347856  March
  4283675  January
  8462537  March
- 5684723  February
  8576342  February
  7835264  April
- 2378456  January
  7243685  March
  4762538  January
- 5647823  April
  4586372  January
  8435267  April
  3824756  March
  2378645  January
  7263584  March
  6752438  April
- 4567823
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each April, January and March and 1,120 February, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Buckfastleigh on 7 April 2009, conducted by Matthew J Hilling.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4136)
  2345678  November
- 4235678  November
- 3425678  September
  7856423  December
  5748362  October
- 3457286  September
- 7862453  October
  6748325  September
  2583746  December
  8275634  October
- 6782453  November
  8647325  September
  2573648  October
- 6725834  November
  2687453  September
  5374682  December
- 6753248  October
  5627834  December
- 8256473  November
- 5826473  December
  2548367  September
- 8673542  November
- 7863542  October
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each November, October and September and 1,120 December, with 153 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   W  F  B  I  M  H  Methods       
 23564          -        -  I.OC.
 23645          -        -  I.I.
 62345                   -  ICOCOCI.
 36245                   -  EOIE.
 752346      -           -  EOIC.E.
 275346                  -  IOEE.
 527346                  -  IOCO.
 52364             -     -  C.OEE.
(26543)         -           OC.
 357246      -                CE.IOO
 35264             -     -  C.IEI.
 56342          -           I.I
 723546      -           -  EOCI.IC.
 573246   -                 ICO.O
 372546   2              -  CIO.EC.O.
 237546                  -  CE.
(35264)            -        IOE.
(43652)      -     -  -       O.OICIE.CI.
 63254                -       ICC.ICO
(23456)               -     IE.
 45236    -              -    E.IE.
 24536                   -  CE.
 64235                2     O.CE.OIC
 52436                -  -  IE.IOOIE.
(42635)               -     O.
 56423       -     -     -    OOO.CE.OI.
 45623                   -  EOCOE.
 64523    3              -  IOC.EOO.CIC.O.
 62534          -     -     CIE.CC.OE
(52436)               -     IE.
 42356    2              -    IC.EOICI.O.
 54326    -                 OE.IE
 34256    2              -  OIC.EC.IE.
 23456                   -  OEICOC.       

1376 Okeford; 1344 Irthlingborough; 1216 Chesterfield; 1120 Eccleston, 135 com, 46 combination rollups, all the work,

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 145)
23456  M  W  B  H
52436     -        EKOEO.E
35264  3  -  -  -  O.EKM.KMK.OM.M.KO.
56342        -     MKM.EK
24365  -  -    [-] O.EM.E.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 each Kenninghall, Lessness (E) and Medway and 1,152 Bolton (O), with 150 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s and 18 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 146)
 23456   B  M  W  H
 65432      -  -  -  K.OM.O.
(24536)        -  a  MEE.KKEO.EME.
 64235   -     -      O.OK.KMK
 35246      s  -     O.MO.O
 42356         -  s  KM.K.
Repeat five times, calling -
for s half-way and end.
a = sV,sF.

Contains 1,536 each Bolton (O) and Kenninghall, 1,152 Medway and 960 Lessness (E), with 126 changes of method, and all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 147)
  2345678  Kenninghall
  6482735  Bolton
  8674523  Medway
- 4235678  Bolton
  3462857  Kenninghall
  8673542  Bolton
  7856234  Lessness
  5728463  Lessness
  2547386  Kenninghall
- 3425678  Lessness
s 2634857  Bolton
- 8326745  Medway
- 6457328  Medway
- 7283456  Bolton
s 8472635  Lessness
s 7684523  Kenninghall
  5837264  Medway
  6472835  Lessness
s 7864523  Kenninghall
  5637284  Medway
- 7842635  Lessness
  4768523  Medway
  2385764  Kenninghall
- 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Kenninghall, Lessness and Medway and 1,120 Bolton, with 140 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6479)
  2345678  Cornwall
  6482735  Cassiobury
  3527486  Lessness
- 4235678  Ashtead
  8673542  Cornwall
  5728463  Lessness
  2547386  Lessness
- 3425678  Cornwall
  6283745  Cassiobury
  4537286  Ashtead
- 8623745  Cornwall
- 7286534  Cornwall
  5847326  Cassiobury
- 7263845  Lessness
  6782534  Ashtead
  4538267  Lessness
  3425786  Cassiobury
  8657423  Cassiobury
  2374658  Lessness
- 6723845  Ashtead
  5842367  Cornwall
  3475682  Ashtead
- 8267534  Ashtead
- 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Ashtead, Cornwall and Lessness and 1,120 Cassiobury, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell. No backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6480)
  2345678  Cornwall
- 6423857  Ashtead
- 5782364  Cassiobury
  6423785  Cornwall
  7256843  Ashtead
  3845672  Lessness
  4368257  Cassiobury
- 8572364  Lessness
  7835426  Cornwall
  4367285  Ashtead
  5286743  Lessness
- 7852364  Ashtead
- 6435278  Lessness
  3624857  Ashtead
  7852436  Cornwall
  4567382  Cassiobury
- 7823564  Lessness
  2758436  Cassiobury
  3684752  Cornwall
- 7836245  Cassiobury
- 6452837  Cornwall
  8576342  Cassiobury
  4263578  Ashtead
- 7856342
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Ashtead, Cassiobury and Cornwall and 1,120 Lessness, with 160 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell. No backstroke 87s.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7764)
 23456   M  B  W  H
 42356            -  EWO.
(53624)  -     -     W.OW.
 43265   -     2  -   AAA.EO.AO.E.
 26435   -  -  2  -  OO.AEOW.WWEEWE.OA.W.
 42635            -  AEA.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,280 each Ashtead, Cassiobury (O), Cornwall (W) and Lessness (E), with 129 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7765)
23456  M  W  H
54632  -  -     E.O[OO].AAW
65432        -  AO.
36452     -     EWA.E
53462     -     AEEOO.AEWW
24365  -    [-] E.WWEE.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,728 Lessness (E) and 1,152 each Ashtead, Cassiobury (O) and Cornwall (W), with 108 changes of method, with 102 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 15 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and 97 little bell rollups at the back or at the front.
Reduce to 5,024 by calling E for [OO] in any five parts. Contains 1,888 Lessness (E), 1,152 each Ashtead and Cornwall (W) and 832 Cassiobury (O), with 113 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 15 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and 94 little bell rollups at the back or at the front.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7766)
23456  B  M  H
23564  -     -  A.EAEOE.
35642  -  2  -  A.EA.AO.OOWA.
54263  2     -  A.OOOW.WE.
32465     - [-] W.WWEE.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 each Ashtead, Cassiobury (O) and Lessness (E) and 1,152 Cornwall (W), with 101 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 15 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and 94 little bell rollups at the back or at the front.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7767)
 23456          W  M  H
 36452             -  2  E.WO.AO.
(24536)  sV,sF           OW.WWEE.
(43265)  sT,sV  -  -      WEO.W.W.AAA.
 24365          3     -   WWE.AO.AO.E.
Repeat twice.

Contains 1,728 Cornwall (W) and 1,152 each Ashtead, Cassiobury (O) and Lessness (E), with 108 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 12 each 8765s and 8756s, and 85 little bell rollups at the back or at the front.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7768)
  2345678  Cornwall
  6482735  Cornwall
- 7864523  Lessness
  6758342  Cassiobury
  4283756  Cassiobury
  5637284  Cassiobury
  8472635  Cornwall
- 6784523  Ashtead
  3528467  Lessness
  2345786  Lessness
  4273658  Cassiobury
  5836274  Cassiobury
  7462835  Lessness
- 8674523  Cornwall
  5738264  Lessness
  3527486  Cornwall
- 4235678  Ashtead
- 7863542  Ashtead
  2546378  Ashtead
  8374625  Cornwall
  6758234  Lessness
  5627483  Ashtead
  3482756  Ashtead
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Ashtead, Cornwall and Lessness and 1,120 Cassiobury, with 104 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, and no backtroke 87s.

5,600 (5,152, 5,088, 5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods    
43652   -        CUC.PUCU
56234   -  -     PCU.U.E
23564      -  -  EEEEEE.CUP.
52364         -  CCCUUUP.
35264         -  UPPCPPC.   
5 part.

Contains 1600 Cambridge, Ullesthorpe, 1280 Pershore, 1120 Effin, with 64 combination rollups, 105 changes of method, all the work.
For 5056, call Before for MMWW in one part and omit associated leads. For 5152, Omit 3H in one part, and omit associated leads. For 5088 call a lead of Effin for the last 3 leads of the 1st and 4ths courses of the last 4 parts.

5,600 (5,056, 5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods  
43652    -        TPT/PCCP
56234    -  -     PTP/P/TCP
23564       -  -  PCTT/PPT/
52364          -  CTCCCTC/
35264          -  EEEEEEE/ 
5 part.

Contains 1600 Pershore, 1440 Cambridge, Turramurra, 1120 Lessness(E), with 63 combination rollups, 104 changes of method, all the work. For 5056 call Before for MMWW in one part, and omit associated leads.
For 5024 call fourth course ECCTC and fifth course ECE in first three parts.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown (arr)
23456   B  W  H  Methods 
45236      -  -  AAAA.CAC.
24536         -  NCCCANN.
52436         -  AANNNCN.
52364   -     -  CN.NA.
35264         -  EEEEEEE.
5 part.

Contains 1440 Alloa, Lincolnshire(N), 1120 Cambridge, Lessness(E), with 79 changes of method, all the work.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
45236      -  -  CCCN.YNY.
24536         -  NYNCNYN.
52436         -  YNYCR.
63425   -  -  -  R.Y.R.
46325         -  RYCCC.
34625         -  RNR.    
5 part, calling last course RRRRRRR in last 2 parts.

Contains 1280 Cambridge, Rutland, Yorkshire; 1216 Lincolnshire (N), with 115 changes of method, all the work.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
45236      -  -  CCCC.NNN.
24536         -  YYYNYYY.
52436         -  NNNNR.
63425   -  -  -  R.Y.R.
46325         -  RCCCC.
34625         -  RYR.    
5 part, calling last course RRRRRRR in last 2 parts.

Contains 1280 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Rutland; 1216 Yorkshire, with 60 changes of method, all the work.

5,600 (5,152, 5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M   W   H   Methods  
43652    -           CNC.YNNN
56234    -   -       NCN.C.YCC
23564        -   -   YYYY.CYY.
52364            -   CNNNNYC.
35264            -   RRRRRRR. 
5 part.

Contains 1600 Lincolnshire(N), 1440 Cambridge, Yorkshire, 1120 Rutland, with 62 combination rollups, 89 changes of method, all the work. For 5152, omit 3H and associated leads in one part. For 5056, call Before for MMWW and omit associated leads in one part.

5,600 (5,056, 5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods    
43652    -        NNN/NYNY
56234    -  -     CCC/N/[YCY]
23564       -  -  YYYY/[NYN]/
52364          -  CNCCCYC/
35264          -  RRRRRRR/   
5 part.

Contains 1600 Yorkshire, 1440 Cambridge, Lincolnshire(N), 1120 Rutland, with 62 combination rollups, 89 changes of method, all the work. For 5056 call Before for MMWW in one part, and omit associated leads.
For 5024, call R for [bracketed] leads in last 3 parts.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods  
35426       2     RY.YNRCY.[R]
42356       -  -  RC.R.
54326       -     CR.NCY
56423    2     -  NYN.NNRNY.RN.
45623          -  YCRNC.   
5 part. Call [R] as CYC in one part.

Contains 1440 Lincolnshire(N), 1408 Rutland, 1152 Yorkshire, 1024 Cambridge, with 137 changes of method, all the work.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods
64352    -     -  NCN.NNNC.
35642       -  -  RY.YYY.
63542          -  RRRRRRR.
54632       -  -  CYCN.CCN.
65432          -  YNYYR.
46532          -  RCR.  
5 part, calling RCR for 3rd course in last 3 parts.

Contains 1280 Lincolnshire(N), Rutland, Yorkshire, 1216 Cambridge, with 100 changes of method, all the work.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Philip G K Davies
23456    W  B  H   Methods    
52436    -         RRRRRR.YCC
35426    -         NNYC.CYC
42356    -     -   CNNN.R.
34256          -   NCCYCCC.
25346    -     -   RY.R.
32546          -   RYR.
43265    -  -  -   YYYY.CNR.YY.
64235    -         RN.NYN
23645    -     -   CNNN.R.    
3 part.

1344 Rutland, 1248 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Yorkshire. 90 com, all the work, 114 cru's. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1967, page 768) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Philip G K Davies
23456    W  B  H   Methods
45236    -     -   CCCY.CCC.
24536          -   YCYCNNN.
52436          -   YYNNYYY.
52364       -  -   NN.NY.
35264          -   RRRRRRR.
5 part.

1440 Yorkshire, 1280 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), 1120 Rutland. 69 com, all the work, 51 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1960, page 96) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert W Lee
23456  M  W  H  Methods    
43652  -        YYY.YR
56234  -  -     R.RRRRR.(R)
23564     -  -  RY.YYY.
52364        -  NNNNCCC.
35264        -  CCCCNNN.   
Repeat four times, substituting NNN for (R) in one part.

Contains 1,408 Rutland; 1,280 Yorkshire; 1,216 Lincolnshire (N); 1,120 Cambridge; with 31 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 (4 methods)

Robert W Lee
23456  B  M  W  H  Methods
52436        -     RY.CCN
42635     -        YCN.NR
56234     -     -  CNY.RN.
23564        -  -  NR.YNY.
36245  -           CY.YC
24365        - (-) RC.R.  
Repeat five times, omitting (-) from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), and Yorkshire; and 1,152 Rutland; with 132 changes of method, 94 combination rollups, 24 each 56's and 65's, and 15 each 5678's and 6578's off the front.

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

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Michael Maughan
23456   M  W  H  Methods  
45236      -  -  CNYC.R.
24536         -  RCR.
53246      -  -  CNYC.R.
25346         -  RYR.
35642   -        R.NYNY
46253   -  -     R.N.YNY
32654   -     -  NCC.NYNY.
65324      -  -  CNYC.R.
36524         -  RCR.
52364      -  -  CNYC.R.
35264         -  RYR.
23564         -  RNYNC.   
3 part.

Contains 1440 Rutland, 1248 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Yorkshire, with 132 combination rollups, 138 changes of method. For 5056, call R for NCC in 2 parts..

5,120 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 179)
23456    M  B  W  H   Methods         
45236          -  -   CYYN.CYC.
24536             -   YRR.
52436             -   NCRNN.
52364       -     -   CN.YN.
35264    3        -   R.CYCRC.YNRYN.RY.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,440 Yorkshire, 1280 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), and 1120 Rutland, with 144 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, 53 combination rollups, and tittums.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing the first three leads of one part with a lead of Rutland; contains 1,376 Yorkshire, 1,280 Lincolnshire, 1,248 Cambridge and 1,152 Rutland, with 143 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Published in The Ringing World (1989, page 872) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).
Rung at Boston, Massachusetts (Advent) on 11 September 1988, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 439)
234567  B  W  H         
23564   -     -  RRR.NY.
23645   -     -  CY.YC.
473625     sT    CYYR.YN
623457     sF -  RCN.Y.
36245         -  NCNRC.
24365      - [-] RN.R.  
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 Rutland, 1,344 Yorkshire, and 1,152 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire (N), with 126 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 21 each 8765s and 8756s, and 15 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

Rung at Ruddington on 28 June 2003, conducted by Paul F Curtis.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6896)
23456  M  B  W  H
45236        -  -  RY.R.
24536           -  NYYCYYC.
54632  -           R.C(NYC)
24365  2  -    [-] NCN.RRN.CNRC.NY.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N) and Yorkshire and 1,152 Rutland, with 143 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing the three parenthesized leads by one lead of Rutland in any two parts; Contains 1,280 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire and 1,216 Rutland, with 139 changes of method.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6915)
23456  M  W  H
52436     -     RY.YCN
35426     -     C(YNC).NYY
64523  -     -  NYY.CR.
56423        -  NCYCNNC.
32465  -  - [-] R.C.R.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, 1,344 Lincolnshire (N) and 768 Rutland, with 132 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by calling R for (YNC) in any two parts; contains 1,472 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, 1,280 Lincolnshire (N) and 832 Rutland, with 128 changes of method.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6915a)
23456  M  W  H
52436     -     RY.(YCN)
35426     -     CYYC.YYY
64523  -     -  NYY.CR.
56423        -  NCNCNNN.
32465  -  - [-] R.C.R.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,728 Yorkshire, 1,344 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire (N) and 768 Rutland, with 114 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by calling R for (YCN) in any two parts; contains 1,664 Yorkshire, 1,280 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire (N) and 832 Rutland, with 112 changes of method.

Rung at Bitton on 26 November 2017, conducted by Craig P Homewood.

5,376 (5,184) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Christopher I Rowson
23456    W  M  H   Methods  
64235    - [-] -   RN.CRNY.RC.
26435          -   YYNCNYN.
43265    -     -   YNYC.YCN.
24365          -   RCR.
32465          -   RCR.     
6 part. Omit [-] in alternate parts.

1344 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Rutland, Yorkshire. 150 com, 120 cru's. Tittums.
For 5184 omit last 3 homes and associated 6 leads in one part.

Published in The Ringing World (1969, page 56) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Emma J Southerington
23456  M  W  H
43652  -        (R).CCNY
56234  -  -     CCC.Y.R
23564     -  -  RRRRRR.R.
52364        -  NNNNNYC.
35264        -  YYYYYCN.
Repeat fourt times, replacing the first
lead, (R), by NYN in one part.

Contains 1,408 Rutland, 1,312 Yorkshire, 1,184 Lincolnshire (N) and 1,120 Cambridge, with 66 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

John S Warboys
23456    M  B  H   Methods  
43652    -         R.YNNN
63254    -         YYY.CCCC
23564    -  -  -   NNC.RR.RRR.
52364          -   CYNNYYY.
35264          -   CCRNN.   
5 part.

1440 Lincolnshire (N), 1280 Cambridge, Yorkshire, 1120 Rutland. 74 com, all the work, 55 cru's. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1984, page 400) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   W  B  M  H  Methods           
42356            -  RRRMM[M]R.
52346   s           UMMA.M
43265   -  -  s  -  A[U]RU.AU.UA.MAUR.
26435   -        -  MUMA.U.
42635            -  UAA.              
5 part.

Call R for [bracketed] calls in all but first part. Contains 1312 Lindum (M), Uxbridge; 1280 Ashtead; 1216 Rutland, 115 changes of method, 67 combination rollups, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7933)
23456  M  W  B  H
54632  -  -        YYC.S.SSY
36245  -  -        W.C.CYC
26435  -     -  -  SCY.YYYW.WW.
63425  -     -     SCS.WWS.CS
42635     -     -  CW.W.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,280 each Cambridge, Cornwall (W), Superlative and Yorkshire, with 104 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7942)
23456  M  W  B  H
23564        -  -  YC.YS.
53624  -  -  -     CCC.C.SYW.WWWWW
43526  2           W.WC.SSSS
43265        - [-] YY.YS.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 Cornwall Surprise (W), 1,344 Superlative Surprise and 1,152 each Cambridge Surprise and Yorkshire Surprise, with 71 changes of method, 18 each 56s and 65s, 15 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 9 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7943)
23456  M  W  H
65432  -  -  -  W.C.W.
36452     -     YW.CSY
26543 [-] 2  -  CSS.S.WY.W.
52643        -  WY.
46325  -  -     SYS.Y.CCC
32465     -  -  SW.W.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 Cornwall (W), 1,344 Superlative and 1,152 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 120 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 15 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 9 each 8765s, 8756s, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and kings.

5,376 (5,058) Spliced Surprise Major (2‚Äď4 methods)

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

The two method arrangement contains 2,688 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 95 changes of method; the three method arrangement contains 1,920 Cambridge and 1,728 each Lincolnshire (N) and Yorkshire, with 126 changes of method; and the four method arrangement contains 1,344 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative and Yorkshire, with 131 changes of method.
All three arrangements contain all the work of every method for every bell, 18 each 56s and 65s, and 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

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


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

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (3‚Äď4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  3 Methods    4 Methods
43652   -        NNN.YYYY     NSN.NNNY
56234   -  -     CCC.C.CCC    CCS.Y.SSN
23564      -  -  YYYY.YYC.    YNYY.YCC.
52364         -  YNCCCYC.     SNCCCYC.
35264         -  NNNNNNN.     SYYSNCS.  
5 part. Call Before for 2M2W in one part,
omitting the corresponding leads.

3 methods: Contains 1728 Lincolnshire, 1696 Cambridge, 1632 Yorkshire, with 48 changes of method, all the work.
4 methods: Contains 1376 Cambridge, 1248 Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, 1184 Superlative, with 109 changes of method, all the work.

5,600 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
43652   -        YSN.CYNY
56234   -  -     CNS.S.SCN
23564      -  -  NSNY.CSC.
52364         -  SCCCCYS.
35264         -  YYYNNNS.
5 part.

Contains 1440 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative; 1280 Yorkshire, with 124 changes of method, all the work.
For 5056, call BH [YSSC] for first 3 courses of one part. Contain 1312 Cambridge, Superlative, 1248 Lincolnshire and 1185 Yorkshire, with 109 changes of method, all the work.

5,376 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
43652   -        NCN.YSYC
53264   -  s     YYC.S.SNS
46235   -  -  -  CSY.C.CSN.
34265      -     SNSN.YCY
24563   -        NCN.YSYC
64352   -  s     YYC.S.SNS
25346   -  -  -  CSY.C.NSN.
42356      -     YNSN.YCY
3 part.

Contains 1440 Superlative, Yorkshire; 1248 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), with 152 changes of method, all the work.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456   B  W  H  Methods 
23564   -     -  SY.CS.
52364         -  NNSSCSC.
63254      s  s  CYCN.NYN.
62354         s  YCYCSCY.
35264      s  -  NSNY.NCY.
5 part.

Contains 1440 Cambridge; 1280 Lincolnshire(N), Yorkshire; 1120 Superlative, with 139 changes of method.

5,600 (5,056, 5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods  
43652    -        CSC/NCCC
56234    -  -     NNS/S/SNN
23564       -  -  NCSN/CSN/
52364          -  SCNCNCS/
35264          -  UUUUUUU/ 
5 part.

Contains 1600 Cambridge, Lincolnshire(N), 1280 Superlative, 1120 Uxbridge, with 58 combination rollups, 109 changes of method, all the work. For 5056 call Before for MMWW in one part, and omit associated leads.
For 5024 call first course CSCCU and last course USU in first three parts.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4831)
23456  B  M  W  H
52364  -        2   EWWY.EYYEY.WS.
26543  -            SESYE.(YS
24365     2  - [-]  S)YS.WS.WWE.E.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 each Lessness (E), Superlative and Yorkshire and 1,152 Cornwall (W), with 120 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing the parenthesized leads with one lead of Lessness in any two, consecutive parts; note that shortening non-consecutive parts may lead to falseness. Contains 1,408 Lessness, 1,280 Yorkshire, 1,216 Superlative and 1,152 Cornwall, with 116 changes of method.
Either length contains all 24 each 56s and 65s, and 18 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

Rung at Newton St Cyres on 18 August 2014, conducted by John R Martin.

5,120 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4832)
23456  M  W  B  H
65432  -  -     -  YSY.Y.E.
24536  -        -  E.WEWE.
43265     2  -  -  WEWE.WS.SYW.EEE.
26435     -     -  SW.(YSS).
42635           -  YYSEY.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,600 Lessness (E), 1,280 Yorkshire and 1,120 each Cornwall (W) and Superlative, with 120 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing the parenthesized leads with one lead of Lessness in any one part. Contains 1,632 Lessness, 1,248 Yorkshire, 1,120 Cornwall and 1,056 Superlative, with 119 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Thorverton on 29 September 2016, conducted by Michael E C Mears.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4833)
  2345678  Cornwall
  6482735  Yorkshire
- 4235678  Yorkshire
  5728463  Yorkshire
  8673542  Lessness
  7856234  Yorkshire
- 8634725  Lessness
  3876542  Superlative
  6482357  Superlative
  2547638  Lessness
- 6425873 (Yorkshire
  5743682  Lessness
  4567238  Cornwall)
  2684357  Cornwall
- 3826745  Cornwall
  7253486  Yorkshire
- 2386745  Superlative
  6435278  Superlative
  5748623  Lessness
- 6457382  Cornwall
  3526847  Cornwall
  8273456  Cornwall
  4768523  Superlative
- 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,568 Cornwall, 1,344 Yorkshire and 1,120 each Lessness and Superlative, with 104 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by replacing the parenthesized leads with one lead of Lessness in any two parts. Contains 1,504 Cornwall, 1,280 Yorkshire and 1,120 each Lessness and Superlative, with 100 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4834)
  2345678  Yorkshire
- 3578264  Lessness
  7325486  Yorkshire
  5836742  Superlative
s 6842573  Cornwall
  5436782  Cornwall
  7325846  Superlative
s 5346782  Yorkshire
  6832574  Lessness
  3658427  Yorkshire
  8267345  Yorkshire
- 2745836  Superlative
- 7536284  Superlative
  6854723  Lessness
  5678342  Cornwall
  3725468  Cornwall
- 4237856  Lessness
  3482675  Superlative
  2745368  Cornwall
- 3427856  Lessness
  2384675  Yorkshire
s 4375268  Lessness
  7423856  Superlative
s 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Lessness, Superlative and Yorkshire and 1,120 Cornwall, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8012)
 23456   B  M  W  H
 45236         -  -  EWEEE.SYY.
(43265)  -  -        YY.SES.
 43652   -        -   EW.WW.
 54632         -     WEWW.E
 26435      -     -  E.SYSS.
 42635            -  SSYYW.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,440 Lessness (E), 1,280 each Cornwall (W) and Superlative and 1,120 Yorkshire, with 89 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 13 56s, 10 each 65s and 8765s off the front, 9 5678s off the front, 47 little bell rollups at the back, and 36 little bell rollups at the front.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8013)
23456  M  B  W  H
64352  -        -  E.YW.
53246  -     -     E.Y.YSY
62345  -        -  E.ES.
24365  - [-]       W.EW.WE
Repeat nine times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,920 Lessness (E), 1,280 each Cornwall (W) and Yorkshire and 640 Superlative, with 120 changes of method, all the work of every method for bells 2 through 6, 17 each 56s and 65s, 6 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 4 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 23 little bell rollups at the back, and 75 little bell rollups at the front.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8014)
23456  M  W  H
45236     -  -  YE.W.
24536        -  SEW.
54632  -        W.ES
53624  2  - [x] YSY.WS.Y.E.
Repeat nine times, omitting [x]
from alternate parts.
x = 16.

Contains 1,280 each Cornwall (W), Lessness (E), Superlative and Yorkshire, with 149 changes of method, all the work of every method for bells 2 through 6, 11 each 56s and 65s, 33 little bell rollups at the back, 66 little bell rollups at the front, and all 7 near misses.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8015)
 23456   M  W  B  H
 65432   -  -     -  W.Y.E.
 24536   -        -  W.ES.
(46253)     -  2     YW.SYW.EY.
 52364  [-] -         SES.Y.E
 26435         2  -  YS.YW.WE.
 43265      -     -  SE.W.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 each Cornwall (W), Lessness (E) and Yorkshire and
1,152 Superlative, with 150 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 21 each 5678s off the front and 6578s
off the front, 9 each 8765s off the front anbd 8756s off the front, 33 little bell rollups at the back, and 58 little bell rollups at the front.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8016)
  2345678  Cornwall
  6482735  Cornwall
- 7864523  Superlative
  4283756  Lessness
  8472635  Yorkshire
  2345867  Yorkshire
  5637284  Lessness
  3526478  Superlative
- 5678342  Lessness
  7536284  Superlative
  6854723  Superlative
  4283675  Lessness
  8462537  Yorkshire
- 4237856  Lessness
  3482675  Cornwall
  6853742  Cornwall
- 7568234  Cornwall
  2647358  Yorkshire
- 6758234  Yorkshire
  8374625  Yorkshire
  4235867  Lessness
  3482756  Yorkshire
  2546378  Superlative
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,568 Yorkshire, 1,344 Lessness and 1,120 each Cornwall and Superlative, with 111 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and 154 runs of four or more consecutive bells either at the back or at the front, and no backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8017)
  2345678  Superlative
  5738264  Superlative
- 7864523  Yorkshire
  4283756  Lessness
  8472635  Cornwall
  6758342  Lessness
  5637284  Lessness
  3526478  Yorkshire
- 5678342  Superlative
  8462537  Yorkshire
- 4237856  Yorkshire
  7526483  Superlative
  6853742  Cornwall
- 7568234  Cornwall
  2647358  Lessness
  4236875  Cornwall
  8354726  Lessness
  5873642  Cornwall
- 6758234  Yorkshire
  8374625  Superlative
  4235867  Superlative
  5627483  Yorkshire
  7863542  Lessness
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Lessness, Superlative and Yorkshire and 1,120 Cornwall, with 125 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 187 runs of four or more consecutive bells either at the back or at the front, queens and back rounds.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 118)
23456  M  B  W  H
43652  -           L.LS
65432        -  -  YL.L.
24536  -        -  (YCC).LC.
36452     2        CS.YL.SY
53462        -     CSSC.SCY
24365  -       [-] L.YL.
Repeat five times, omitting
[-] from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 Lessness, 1,344 Cambridge and 1,152 each Superlative and Yorkshire, with 126 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by calling L for (YCC) in any two parts. Contains 1,600 Lessness, 1,216 Cambridge, 1,152 Superlative and 1,088 Yorkshire, with 120 changes of method.
Either length contains all 24 each 56s and 65s, 15 each 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, tittums and back rounds.

Rung at Trumpington on 28 May 2007, conducted by Peter W J Sheppard.
Rung in hand at Market Deeping (27 Shackleton Close) on 18 August 2014, conducted by Emma J Southerington.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7932)
23456  M  W  B  H
42356           -  SYECC.
54263     -  -  -  SE.SYE.SC.
65243     -        YSSC.E
63542  2        -  E.SCEYY.ES.
56342           -  CCCYYSY.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,440 Superlative, 1,280 each Cambridge and Yorkshire and 1,120 Lessness (E), with 124 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7940)
23456  B  W  H
23564  -     -  YY.CC.
56234     -  -  CE.E.
25634        -  SEE.
62534        -  EES.
62345  -     -  YY.YY.
46325     -     SSSS.CCC
32465     - [-] SE.E.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 Lessness (E), 1,344 Superlative and 1,152 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 65 changes of method, 18 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and kings.

Rung at Oxford (St Thomas) on 15 January 2019, conducted by Stuart F Gibson.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7941)
23456  B  M  W  H
52436        -     EC.E
52364  -        -  YS.CS.
52643  -        -  CY.YS.
34625     -  -  -  E.Y.E.
56423     -     -  YESSES.CE.
32465     -  - [-] SCY.C.E.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 Lessness (E), 1,344 Superlative and 1,152 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 144 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 18 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8007)
23456  M  B  W  H
54632  -     -     YCC.Y.E
54326     -     -  YS.EYYEY.
64235  -     2  -  E.S.SCESC.YSC.
26435           -  SECSC.
42635           -  CSEYS.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,440 Superlative Surprise, 1,280 each Cambridge Surprise and Yorkshire Surpise and 1,120 Lessness Surprise (E), with 139 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 14 56s, 8 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 5 65s, 4 each 6578s off the front and 8756s off the front, 3 8765s, 55 little bell rollups at the back, and 35 little bell rollups at the front.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8008)
 23456   M  W  H
 54632   -  -     YCS.Y.E
(36245)  -  -     E.C.
 54263   -  -  -   YSEC.S.E.
 32546   -    [x] E.ES.
Repeat nine times, omitting [x]
from alternate parts.
x = 16.

Contains 1,920 Lessness (E), 1,280 Superlative and 960 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 129 changes of method and all the work of every method for bells 2 through 6, 13 each 56s and 65s, 5 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 3 each 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 51 little bell rollups at the back, 41 little bell rollups at the front, and tittums.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8009)
23456  M  B  W  H
45236        -  -  ES.E.
53624     2     -  SY.EY.YC.
42635  -     -  -  E.S.CCC.
56234  -        -  YECSES.ES.
43265  -     - [-] SYY.C.E.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 Lessness (E), 1,344 Superlative and 1,152 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 126 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 18 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 54 little bell rollups at the back, 47 little bell rollups at the front, kings, queens and back rounds.

Rung at Edgbaston on 25 March 2018, conducted by Alistair J Cherry.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8010)
  2345678  Cambridge
  5738264  Cambridge
- 7864523  Yorkshire
  4283756  Superlative
  3526478  Superlative
- 5678342  Lessness
  7536284  Yorkshire
  6854723  Yorkshire
  4283675  Yorkshire
  3725468  Lessness
- 4237856  Lessness
  3482675  Superlative
  2745368  Cambridge
- 7568234  Cambridge
  8354726  Yorkshire
  4236875  Lessness
  3482567  Yorkshire
  2647358  Cambridge
- 6758234  Superlative
  8374625  Cambridge
  4235867  Lessness
  3482756  Superlative
  2546378  Superlative
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Cambridge, Superlative and Yorkshire and 1,120 Lessness, with 111 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and 171 runs of four or more consecutive bells at the back or at the front, with no backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8011)
  2345678  Superlative
  5738264  Cambridge
- 7864523  Yorkshire
  4283756  Superlative
  3526478  Cambridge
  6758342  Yorkshire
  8472635  Superlative
  2345867  Yorkshire
  5637284  Cambridge
- 6784523  Yorkshire
  4273658  Superlative
  3528467  Cambridge
  8657342  Lessness
  5836274  Superlative
- 8674523  Cambridge
  4263857  Superlative
  3527486  Lessness
- 4235678  Lessness
  3462857  Yorkshire
  2547386  Cambridge
  7856234  Yorkshire
  6384725  Lessness
- 7863542  Lessness
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Cambridge, Superlative and Yorkshire and 1,120 Lessness, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 178 runs of four or more consecutive bells at the back or at the front, queens and back rounds.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods        
35426       2     SPYS[.YPUSY.YSY
42356       -  -  UY.]U.
54326       -     YU.PYP
56423    2     -  (U).PSUSP.US.
45623          -  SSUYP.         
5 part. In the last part omit the [bracketed] calls and leads,
and call PYY for (U)

Contains 1376 Superlative, 1344 Yorkshire, 1184 Uxbridge, 1120 Pudsey, with 140 changes of method, all the work.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods
45236       -  -  RP.PPY.
24536          -  PPSSSSS.
52436          -  PPSPSPP.
63425    -  -  -  YPS.Y.YPP.
46325          -  YPYSR.
34625          -  RRRRRRR.
62345       -  -  SSYY.SPS.
36245          -  YYSSR.
23645          -  YYPYY[P]S.
3 part, with the first 3 Homes and associated leads omitted
and [P] replaced by Y in the last part.

Contains 1376 Pudsey, Yorkshire, 1312 Superlative, 960 Rutland, with 89 changes of method, all the work.

5,152 (5,088, 5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods     
52436       -     R(Y).[PSY]
64235    -     -  [YYS].YR.
54632    2        R.PS(R)PP.YR
36245    -  -     R.Y.Y(P)S
24365       -  -  SSYS.R.
62345       -     PR.R       
5 part. In one part, call:
(Y) as RRRRR,
(R) as PPP
(P) as Y.

Contains 1568 Rutland, 1440 Yorkshire, 1120 Superlative, 1024 Pudsey, with 102 changes of method, all the work. For 5088, call [PSY] as R in same part,
For 5024, call [YYS] as R in same part.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  W  H  Methods
45236       -  -  RP.PPY.
24536          -  PPSSSSS.
52436          -  RPSPP.
63425    -  -  -  YPS.Y.R.
46325          -  YPYSR.
34625          -  RRRRRRR.
62345       -  -  SSYY.SPS.
36245          -  YYSSR.
23645          -  YYPYY(P)S.
3 part, calling Y for (P) in last part.

Contains 1440 Superlative, 1280 Yorkshire, 1216 Pudsey, 1152 Rutland, with 94 changes of method, all the work.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

John R Leary
23456    M  W  H   Methods    
52436       -      YPYP.R
62345    -  2  -   R.P.YRSSY.R.
32546    -         R.YR
52643    -         SYY.SR
46325    -  -      PYP.RRRRR.PYP
24365       -      RS.YYS
36245       -  -   RY.R.
45362    2  -      R.YSSRY.P.R
23564    -     -   R.PYPY.    
3 part.

1824 Rutland, 1536 Yorkshire, 960 Pudsey, 768 Superlative. 120 com, all the work, 96 cru's. Tittums. A perfect palindrome.

Published in The Ringing World (1978, page 1084) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 849)
23456  M  B  W  H  Methods 
43652  -           R.LY
43526     -     -  CC.YC.
26354     2        CY.RY.YY
52364        -     LC.L
36524        -  -  RC.R.
36245     -     -  LRL.YC.
24365        - [-] LC.R.   
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 1,536 Cambridge, 1,344 Yorkshire and 1,152 each London and Rutland, with 132 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s and 15 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

Rung at Shiplake on 12 April 2007, conducted by Robert A Partridge.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 850)
  2345678  Rutland
  4263857  London
  6482735  Rutland
- 7864523  London
  6758342  Yorkshire
  8472635 (Cambridge
  2345867  Cambridge
  5637284  Cambridge)
- 6784523  Rutland
  8657342  Yorkshire
  7462835  Cambridge
  2345786  London
  4273658  Cambridge
- 2358467  Yorkshire
  8637245  Yorkshire
- 6745823  Yorkshire
  5273684  London
  7562438  Cambridge
  2358746  Yorkshire
  8436275  Rutland
- 2384567  Rutland
  8253746  Cambridge
  3426875  London
- 8234567
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,568 Cambridge, 1,344 Yorkshire, and 1,120 each London and Rutland, with 125 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by replacing parenthesized leads by a single lead of Rutland in parts five and six. Contains 1,376 Cambridge, 1,344 Yorkshire, 1,184 Rutland and 1,120 London, with 123 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
   2345678 Bristol
 - 4235678 London
 - 6342857 Belfast
   4683725 Bristol
 - 8463725 Glasgow
 - 4325876 Bristol
 - 2435876 Glasgow
 - 4576283 London
 - 2745368 Glasgow *
   7526483 London *
 - 4275368 Glasgow
 - 2568437 Belfast
   6245783 Bristol
 - 4625783 London
 - 7246358 Belfast
   4732865 London
 - 8347526 Glasgow
 - 3726854 Bristol
   2387465 Belfast
   8243576 Bristol
   4852637 Belfast
   5468723 London
 - 7654382 Glasgow
 - 6482735
7 part.

1344 Bristol, Glasgow, London;
1120 Belfast(F).
160 com, 19 cru's, all the work.
 

Contains 1344 Bristol, Glasgow, London, 1120 Belfast, with 160 changes of method. For 5024, call one lead of Belfast for leads marked * in 4 parts.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Robert D S Brown
   2345678 Belfast
 - 4235678 London
 - 6342857 London
   4683725 Glasgow
 - 6325478 Glasgow
 - 3578642 London
 - 6735284 Glasgow *
   7568342 London *
 - 3675284 Belfast
   7326458 Bristol
   2743865 London
 - 8427536 Glasgow
 - 4736852 London
   3487265 Glasgow
 - 4765328 Bristol
   6437852 Bristol
   3684275 Bristol
   8326547 Bristol
   2853764 Bristol
   5278436 Belfast
 - 7528436 Glasgow
 - 5836742 London
 - 7358264 Belfast
 - 5738264
7 part.

Contains 1568 London, 1344 Bristol, Glasgow, 896 Belfast, with 112 changes of method, all the work. For 5024, call one lead of Belfast for leads marked * in 4 parts.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

John M Goldthorpe
  12345678 Bristol
- 14235678 Glasgow
  12547386 Glasgow
  15728463 Glasgow
  17856234 Glasgow
- 18634725 London
  13876542 Glasgow
- 18642357 London
  14836725 London
  13478562 Glasgow
- 14862357 London
  16438725 London
- 17364582 Belfast
  16753248 Belfast
  15627834 Bristol
  12586473 Belfast
  18245367 Bristol
- 14825367 Bristol
- 12485367 London
- 13824756 Belfast
  12378645 Belfast
  17263584 Bristol
  16752438 London
- 14567823
7 part.

1568 London, 1344 Glasgow, 1120 Bristol, Belfast (F). 104 com, all the work.

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

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Roderick R Horton
 23456    M  B  W  H   Methods             
 35264       -         BBL.BFF
 42563    -        -   BLLG.BFBFLL.
 64523          -      GB.L
 26543          -      LG.B
 64235       -         FBFLLG.BFB
 36524       3  -  -   BLL.GB.BG.FL.GGGGG.
 23564          -      FFBFBFF.F
 45362    -        -   L.GB.
 34562             -   LLG.
(53624)   2  3         L.F.LL.LG.BG.
 53246    2     2  -    GG.F.G.F.L.
 45236          -      LG.L
(32654)   -     -      L.G.
(65243)      2  -       GG.BG.FBF.
 42635       3  2  -    GG.GB.BG.BFF.F.FB.
 23645    3     2      L.B.B.G.B.L
 46532    -     -      L.G.F               
(723465) B/I/B/V/W     BFBB.G.F.L.FF.
 273564        V/W      GB.L.F
(742365) I/V/V         LL.BL.GL.
 275463  F/I/B/B/F/3H   BG.F.F.GB.B.G.F.F.
 742653  M/M/W/W       L.GL.G.B.L
 352764  V/I/F/3V/W    G.GG.BF.FFL.GL.F.L.B
 23456   V/H           G.FL.               

1344 Glasgow, 1248 London, 1216 Bristol, Belfast (F). 113 com, all the work, 45 cru's. 12 2468. Queens.

Published in The Ringing World (1989, page 458) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 25)
 234567  M  B  V  W  H             
 43256   2*             L.B.G
(43256)        ss       G.B.
 374526     -  -         G.BB.BF
 264357     F        s  FBFFB.G.
 46532   -              L.G
 32564   s        -     L.G.F
 34265   -  sT 2  s     L.L.L.F.L.L
Repeat five times. 2* = s -.

Contains 1,536 London; 1,344 Bristol; 1,152 each Belfast(F) and Glasgow, with 108 changes of method, 21 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 12 each 56s, 65s, 8765s, and 8756s.

Rung at Burghill on 23 November 2006, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 272)
  2345678  London
- 6423857  Bristol
- 2643857  Glasgow
- 6357284  London
- 2563478  Belfast
- 6253478  Belfast
  5642837  London
- 8456723  Belfast
  5874362  Bristol
  7538246  Belfast
  3725684  London
- 6237458  Bristol
  3642875  London
- 8436527  London
- 5384762  Glasgow
- 3462578  Belfast
  6354827  Belfast
- 5634827  Glasgow
  6452378  Bristol
- 5642378  Bristol
  4536827  Glasgow
- 5627483  Glasgow
  6758234  Bristol
- 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Belfast, Bristol and London; 1,120 Glasgow; with 125 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell. Contains 7 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s, and 2345s; 12 each 8765s, 7654s, 6543s, and 5432s; Queens; Whittingtons; and back rounds; with no backstroke 87s.

Published in The Ringing World (2002, page 762).
Rung at Amblecote on 14 October 2007, conducted by Mark R Eccleston.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4247)
23456  M  B  W  H
23564  2     2  -  L.B.G.B.L.
32465  -  2  2  -  BB.BFF.GB.BFB.GL.BB.
26354     -        BBBF.FFB
34652  -        s  L.BG.
56342        -  s  LG.L.
Repeat four times.

Contains 2,400 Bristol, 960 each Belfast (F) and London and 800 Glasgow, with 105 changes of method, and contains all the work for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Rung at East Tytherley on 11 March 2011, conducted by Roy LeMarechal.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4248)
 23456   M      B      W  H
 23564   2             2  -  L.F.G.F.L.
(63524)                s     BG.
(56432)        F,In           G.F.
(25346)  s    sT,sV,B  -      G.L.BB.G.BFF.
 54263      F,In,sT,sV        G.F.GB.L.BF
 42635          2      -  -  FLL.BG.BL.L.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,280 each Belfast (F), Bristol, Glasgow and London, with 125 changes of method, and contains all the work for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

5,024 (5,440) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6708)
 234567   M      B      W   H
 43625         sV,F         2   G.LG.G.F.
 376452          V      s       G.BB.B
 563427       sB,V,V    -   s   FBFB.BFF.F.FF.FB.
 357462     V,sV,B,F,sB         G.B.G.F.L.LLLL |
(425367)  s    In,B             L.L.F.         |
(42635)   s      -      -        GG.BFB.BFB.   |A
 52463          F,In    s   -    G.B.GGG.L.    |
 42635         sT,sV    -   s   FFB.L.BF.FB.   |
 23456          3A           

Contains 1,376 Bristol, 1,312 Belfast (F), 1,184 London and 1,152 Glasgow, with 99 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
If preferred, the unshotened A block may be rung five times for a true 5,440 containing 1,440 each Bristol and London and 1,280 each Belfast and Glasgow, with 109 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Fairwarp on 23 January 2017, conducted by Stephen J Beckingham.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6709)
 23456   M  B  V  I  W  H
(45326)  s  x  x  x        L.LL.B.GG.
 65243   s  -           -   G.BFF.FBL.
 24365               - [x] GB.L.
Repeat nine times, omitting [x]
from alternate parts.
- = 14;
s = 1234;
x = 16.

Contains 1,600 London, 1,280 each Bristol and Glasgow and 960 Belfast (F), with 90 changes of method, contains all the work of every method for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, and is tenors together.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6710)
 23456    W   B   M   H
(25463)   3  [-]  -       BG.F.F.GG.GG.
 65432        a       s    FB.B.L.B.B.BL.
Repeat nine times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.
a = In,B,V,sV,V.
3* = - s -.

Contains 1,920 Bristol, 1,600 Glasgow, 960 Belfast (F) and 640 London, with 89 changes of method, and contains all the work of every method for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7046)
 23456   M   B   W   H
(25436)          3*      BG.B.B.
(53264)      -            GG.
 24365   2*  -   -   -    GG.B.LL.BFB.L.
 46532   2   -           L.F.FFB.BFB
 42635   3+          -   L.B.B.BBBBLL.
Repeat four times.
3* = - - s;
2* = s -;
3+ = s - s.

Contains 2,400 Bristol, 1,120 London and 800 each Belfast (F) and Glasgow, with 84 changes of method.
Contains all the work of every method for bells 2 through 6.

Rung at Milton on 2 February 2016, conducted by W John Couperthwaite.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7047)
 23456   M  sT/sV  B  W  H
 64235   -    2             BF.L.L.GG.L.BB
 46532   -         2  2  -  L.BL.BG.BFF.F.L.
 63254   -            2     L.G.F.F
(42563)       x    -        FFB.L.G.
 35264   -               -   GG.BG.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,280 each Belfast (F), Bristol, Glasgow and London, with 104 changes of method.
Contains all the work of every method for bells 2 through 6.

Rung at Drighlington on 19 May 2015, conducted by Peter C Randall.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7048)
 23456   M   W   B   H
(35642)  -   2           L.G.F.
 65243   -   ss           GGGG.G.GL.L
(53426)  2   s   -       L.F.G.GG.
 64325   -           -    GG.BBBBFL.
 32465       s      [-]  GB.L.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 2,496 Glasgow, 1,152 London, 960 Bristol and 576 Belfast (F), with 72 changes of method.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7049)
  2345678  Belfast
- 4235678  Glasgow
  2547386  Bristol
- 4257386  Glasgow
  2748563  Glasgow
  7826435  London
s 2478563  London
  7254386  Glasgow
s 4286735  Bristol
  8472563  Belfast
  7854326  London
  5738642  London
- 6357284  Bristol
- 5637284  Bristol
  3526478  Glasgow
s 6578342  Bristol
  7635284  Belfast
  3726458  Belfast
  2347865  Belfast
  4283576  Belfast
  8452637  Belfast
  5864723  Bristol
s 5684723  London
- 7856342
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,568 Belfast, 1,344 Bristol and 1,120 each Glasgow and London, with 104 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7050)
  2345678  Belfast
- 4235678  Glasgow
- 2578463  Belfast
- 7258463  Belfast
  5742386  London
  4537628  London
- 6345872  London
- 8463257  London
- 2684735  Belfast
  8276543  Bristol
- 7826543  Glasgow
- 8643752  Glasgow
  6385427  Bristol
- 8635427  Bristol
  3846752  Bristol
  4378265  Bristol
- 7438265  Bristol
  3724586  Belfast
- 2374586  London
- 5723648  Glasgow
- 7348562  Belfast
  4753286  London
- 2547638  Glasgow
- 5738264
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Belfast, Bristol and London and 1,120 Glasgow, with 97 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7051)
  2345678  Belfast
- 4235678  Glasgow
- 2578463  Bristol
  7245386  Belfast
  4732658  Bristol
- 3472658  Glasgow
- 4258367  Belfast
  5432786  London
- 7354628  Belfast
- 5734628  London
- 6357842  Glasgow
- 3742685  London
- 6437528  Bristol
  3654872  Belfast
  5386247  Bristol
- 8536247  Glasgow
- 5647823  London
- 8456372  Bristol
  5834267  Glasgow
- 8467523  Bristol
  6854372  Glasgow
- 8472635  London
- 6784523  Belfast
- 8674523
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Belfast, Bristol and Glasgow and 1,120 London, with 154 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7981)
2345678  Glasgow / London
2537684  Glasgow / Bristol
7285634  Glasgow / Bristol
5732684  London / Bristol
5376482  Belfast / London
7354826  Belfast / London
5378264  Bristol / Glasgow
3752864  London / Glasgow
8357624  London / Belfast
5638724  London / Bristol
5367428  Belfast / London
6354287  Belfast / London
5362874  Belfast / Bristol
3685724  London / Glasgow
7386254  Bristol / Belfast
7328564  Bristol / Glasgow
3275864  London / Belfast
7823564  Bristol / Belfast
7852634  Bristol / London
7586432  Glasgow / Bristol
6735482  Glasgow / London
6578423  Belfast / Bristol
5746283  Glasgow / London
5678234
Repeat six times.
Solidus denotes change of method at the half lead.

Contains a change of method every lead end and half lead.
Contains 1,568 London, 1,344 Bristol, 1,120 each Belfast and Glasgow, with 160 changes of method at the lead end and 161 changes of method at the half lead, and contains all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7982)
2345678  Bristol / Belfast
2364758  Belfast / London
6327584  Glasgow / Bristol
7683524  Belfast / Bristol
6857234  London / Bristol
6582437  Belfast / Bristol
5846327  Glasgow / Bristol
6528347  London / Glasgow
3625487  London / Glasgow
4326857  Bristol / London
4238756  Belfast / London
3247568  Bristol / Belfast
3254678  London / Belfast
5623478  Bristol / Glasgow
6254378  Glasgow / London
6427385  Glasgow / Bristol
7684325  London / Belfast
8367425  London / Glasgow
4863275  Bristol / Belfast
4826735  London / Belfast
2784635  London / Glasgow
6287345  Bristol / Glasgow
2863745  London / Belfast
6782345
Repeat six times.
Solidus denotes change of method at the half lead.

Contains 1,456 London, 1,344 Bristol, 1,232 Belfast and 1,120 Glasgow, with 146 changes of method at the lead end and 161 changes of method at the half lead, and contains all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7983)
2345678  Glasgow / Bristol
5273648  Bristol / Belfast
5267438  Bristol / Belfast
5246378  London / Belfast
4325678  Belfast / London
2346785  Glasgow / Bristol
6283745  Belfast / London
8267453  Glasgow / London
8725436  Belfast / Bristol
7248356  London / Bristol
7423658  Bristol / Belfast
7462538  London / Belfast
6547238  London / Glasgow
2645378  Glasgow / Bristol
5276348  Bristol / London
5723846  Glasgow / Bristol
3547826  Bristol / Glasgow
5438726  Glasgow / London
5842763  Belfast / Bristol
8475623  Glasgow / Bristol
5824673  Glasgow / Bristol
4578623  London / Belfast
7654823  Belfast / London
5678234
Repeat six times.
Solidus denotes change of method at the half lead.

Contains no backstroke 87s.
Contains 1,568 Bristol, 1,232 Belfast and abd London, and 1,120 Glasgow, with 146 changes of method at the lead end and 161 changes of method at the half lead, and contains all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7984)
2345678  (Bristol / Glasgow)
3426578  (London / Belfast)
2543678  (Belfast / London)
4526783  London
2475368  (Bristol / Belfast)
2437658  Bristol
3264875  (London / Bristol)
3628574  (London / Bristol)
3265478  (Glasgow / Bristol)
5372468  Belfast
7543826  (London / Belfast)
4857326  Bristol
5438672  (London / Bristol)
5346278  Glasgow
3657482  Glasgow
6738524  Glasgow
7862345  (Bristol / Glasgow)
8673245  London
7826534  London
2758463  (Glasgow / Bristol)
8267453  Bristol
6842375  Belfast
4638527  Belfast
3456782
Repeat six times.
Solidus denotes change of method at the half lead.

Contains no backstroke 87s.
Contains 1,568 Bristol, 1,344 London, 1,120 each Belfast and Glasgow, with 104 changes of method at the lead end and 77 changes of method at the half lead, and contains all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7985)
2345678  Belfast / London
4326785  Glasgow / Bristol
6483725  Glasgow / Bristol
3624785  Bristol / Glasgow
6237485  London / Belfast
3426785  Bristol / Glasgow
4237685  Bristol / Glasgow
2346785  Glasgow / Bristol
6283745  Belfast / London
8267453  London / Belfast
6428753  Belfast / London
2467538  Belfast / London
6425387  Bristol / Glasgow
4263587  Bristol / Glasgow
2645387  Bristol / Glasgow
6423587  Bristol / Glasgow
4265387  Glasgow / Bristol
5482367  Belfast / London
8453672  Belfast / London
5486723  Belfast / London
8457236  Glasgow / Bristol
7834256  London / Belfast
3287456  Belfast / London
8234567
Repeat six times.
Solidus denotes change of method at the half lead.

Contains 1,344 each Bristol and Glasgow, and 1,232 each Belfast and London, with 118 changes of method at the lead end and 161 changes of method at the half lead, and contains all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7996)
2345678  Bristol / Glasgow
3426578  Bristol / Glasgow
4235678  Bristol / Glasgow
2346578  London / Glasgow
5243768  Bristol / Glasgow
2457368  Bristol / Belfast
2435678  Bristol / Belfast
2463758  London / Belfast
6742358  London / Belfast
4376258  Bristol / Glasgow
3742658  London / Glasgow
6347528  London / Bristol
6435827  Glasgow / Bristol
5624837  London / Belfast
2865437  London / Belfast
6482537  Bristol / London
6845732  Belfast / Bristol
8476352  Belfast / Bristol
4738562  Belfast / London
3745628  Glasgow / London
3572684  Belfast / London
7536842  Glasgow / London
7654823  Belfast / London
5678234
Repeat six times.
Solidus denotes change of method at the half lead.

Contains a change of method every lead end and half lead.
Contains 1,456 London, 1,344 Bristol, 1,232 Belfast and 1,120 Glasgow, with 160 changes of method at the lead end and 161 changes of method at the half lead, and contains all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Glenn A A Taylor
 23456    M  B           V  W  H   Methods           
 34256                         2   B.B.
(45236)   -  -                     BF.FFF.
 26354    2  -              2  2    GG.F.FL.FBB.B.L.F.
 36452    -                        L.G
 46253    -                        L.G
 625743   -   I/s3rds/sF       s   GGGGG.L.BG.B.G.
 35264    -  -           s     2   L.FBF.L.BFB.B.
 372645                  s         BBBBL.LL
(63254)                  s  -      G.L.
 63542       -                 -    GG.BFFB.
(423765)       s3rds     -         BL.L.
(752346)       s3rds                GG.
(276543)     -        F             BG.F.
 275463      -                 -    L.FLL.
(54632)   -              2         FF.FBLL.F.
 32546       -              2       G.BBB.B.B        
Repeat.

Contains 1,664 Bristol; 1,216 Belfast (F); and 1,152 each Glasgow and London; with 92 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell and 112 combination rollups.

Published in The Ringing World (1999, page 942) and A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8057)
23456  M  B  H
23564     -  -  BBE.BBW.
34625  s  -  s  Y.BY.YEY.
65423  -     s  Y.WEWY.
52463  -  -     Y.EE.EW
34265  s     s  W.WWWB.
Repeat five times.

Contains 1,536 Cornwall (W), 1,344 Ypres and 1,152 each Bristol and Lessness (E), with 90 changes of method, all 24 each 56s and 65s, 15 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 9 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 41 little bell rollups at the back, 47 little bell rollups at the front, kings, and all 7 near misses.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8058)
  2345678  Bristol
  4263857  Ypres
  6482735  Lessness
  8674523  Lessness
  7856342  Ypres
- 3578264  Lessness
  7325486  Ypres
  2743658  Ypres
  4267835  Lessness
s 6842573  Bristol
  4658327  Bristol
  5436782  Bristol
- 3546782  Cornwall
  7423856  Cornwall
  8267543  Bristol
  6852374  Ypres
  5638427  Ypres
- 4356782  Cornwall
  7524836  Lessness
  2785643  Cornwall
  6832475  Ypres
  3648527  Cornwall
s 4536782  Bristol
- 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,568 Ypres, 1,344 Bristol and 1,120 each Cornwall and Lessness, with 112 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 198 runs of four or more consecutive bells either at the back or at the front, and back rounds.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 126)
  2345678  Lessness
  4263857  Dereham
  3527486  Cornwall
- 4235678  Bristol
  3462857  Lessness
- 8634725  Bristol
  3876542  Dereham
  6482357  Dereham
  2547638  Lessness
- 6425873  Bristol
  2684357  Lessness
- 3826745  Cornwall
  7253486  Dereham
- 2386745  Lessness
  8273564  Cornwall
  5748623  Bristol
  4567382  Cornwall
  3624857  Dereham
- 6457382  Lessness
  5634278  Cornwall
  2385764  Bristol
  8273456  Cornwall
  4768523  Dereham
- 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Cornwall, Dereham and Lessness and 1,120 Bristol, with 153 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

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

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

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

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

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

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

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

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6806)
 23456   B  M  W  H
 42356            -  RYR.
(25634)     -  2     R.C.B.
 46532      -     -   YRYY.BC.
 46325   -        -  YC.YC.
 62453   -           CY.BBR
 25463         2     RC.B.R
 56342   2        -  CY.BC.BBR.
Repeat four times.

Contains 1,280 each Bristol, Cambridge, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 125 changes of method, and is all the work for bells 2-6.

Rung at Keele (Woodlands) on 15 November 2017, conducted by Paul Jopp.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6807)
23456  B  M  W  H
52436        -     RC.B
36452  3        -  CY.BC.BY.BBR.
43526  -  -     -  RCYYR.RYC.CR.
43265  -       [-] CY.BBR.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,344 each Bristol, Cambridge and Rutland and 1,152 Yorkshire, with 120 changes of method.

Rung at Willesden on 1 November 2014, conducted by Edward N Hughes-D'Aeth.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6808)
23456  B  W  H
54263     - [s] RY.R.
53462  -  -  -  CY.RYCC.BB.
53624  -     -  YC.BBR.
Repeat nine times, omitting [s]
from all except parts 1 and 6.
s = 123456.

Contains 1,280 each Bristol, Cambridge, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 120 changes of method, with all the work for 2-6.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6809)
23456  V   B       M   W   H
52436                  -   a   RC.YY.B.C
65432 (ss) -   a   -   -       C(.B.)Y.C.B.RC.Y.R
36452                  -       RY.R          |
32654      -           -   -   CY.RYCC.BB.   |A
32546      -               -   YC.BBR.       |
24365            3A         
Repeat, omitting (ss} and associated lead of Bristol.
a = sT,sF.

Contains 1,344 Cambridge, 1,280 Yorkshire, 1,216 Rutland and 1,184 Bristol, with 119 changes of method, and is all the work for 2-6.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8044)
 23456      M       W   H
(43256)     s       3*  a   W.Y.WY.B.S.B.
(43256)         b            B.W.BWBWB.W.
 63542   a  s       -   -    B.B.S.Y.SYS.
 42356      -       s   s   SYS.Y.W.
Repeat five times, calling -
for s half-way and end.
a = F,In;
b = B,V,F,B.
3* = s - s.

Contains 1,536 Bristol, 1,344 Cornwall (W) and 1,152 each Superlative and Yorkshire, with 138 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s, 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and back rounds, with no backstroke 87s.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8045)
 234567   M   B   W   H
(35462)   2*  -           W.B.WEES.
(32645)   a                E.WW.WE.
(24536)   s   -            ES.WB.
 35624    b   -       2+   S.E.S.SS.B.
 34256        -   s   -   BWB.WB.W.
Repeat five times, calling s
for - half-way and end.
a = V,M,F;
b = sT,sV.
2* = s -;
2+ = - s.

Contains 1,728 Cornwall (W) and 1,152 each Bristol, Lessness (E) and Superlative, with 114 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 8765s, 8756s, 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

5,280 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Glenn A A Taylor
23456    B  M  W  F     H   Methods                 
45236          -        -   BBBBBBB.GGCS.
26435    -  -  -        -   CG.GS.C.CSC.
32465    ss 3  -  s s3rds   SS.B.C.CGCS.B.S.S.GCCG.CC
63425          -            CSCC.B
46325                   -   SSGG.
23645          s        s   GGGGGGG.CSS.            
3 part.

1536 Cambridge, Glasgow, 1248 Superlative, 960 Bristol. 86 com, all the work, 57 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1985, page 144) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7434)
23456  M  W  H
42356        -  B.
45623  2  -  -  YCY.B.C.YYC.
46253     -  2  LC.BLLC.B.
45362  2  -  -  L.YYCLC.Y.BB.
42563  2     -  L.B.CL.
64523     -     YL.B
Five part.

Contains 1,280 each Bristol, Cambridge, London and Yorkshire, with 135 changes of method, all the work for 2-6, 15 56s, 14 65s, and kings.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7435)
23456  M  B  W  H
56234  2     -     L.B.C.L
63542     -        CY.CY
46532  3     -     L.CYYLC.LLC.Y.B
52364  -     -  2  L.C.BB.B.
43265  -       [-] L.CL.
Six part, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,728 London, 1,536 Cambridge and 960 each Bristol and Yorkshire, with 132 changes of method.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7436)
23456   M       B       H
52643   -       -  a,b  -   L.BL.Y.L.CLY.B.C.
36452       a   -   b       BCYC.L.C.Y.B.Y
24365      c,d  -      [-] C.B.YL.L.B.CY.
Six part, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.
2* = s -.
a = sT,sV;
b = sT,sF;
c = sV,sV;
d = sF,sB.

Contains 1,344 each Cambridge, London and Yorkshire and 1,152 Bristol, with 155 changes of method, 15 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 9 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 36 little bell rollups at the back, 45 little bell rollups at the front, and back rounds.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7437)
  2345678  Bristol
- 4235678  Bristol
- 3425678  Yorkshire
  5748362  Cambridge
  8672534  Yorkshire
- 6234857  Bristol
- 3624857  Yorkshire
  4567382  Cambridge
  7852436  London
- 4578623  Yorkshire
  8253467  London
  5842736  London
- 7458623  Bristol
  5764382  Cambridge
- 7482536  Bristol
  8754623  Bristol
- 5874623  London
- 6758342  Yorkshire
- 7842635  London
- 6478523  Cambridge
  8243657  Yorkshire
  3527864  Cambridge
  7654382  Cambridge
- 6482735
Seven part.

Contains 1,344 each Bristol, Cambridge and Yorkshire and 1,120 London, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 17 56s, 9 8765s off the front, 55 little bell rollups at the back, 36 little bell rollups at the front, and back rounds, and no backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7438)
  2345678  Bristol
- 4235678  Bristol
  3462857  Cambridge
  2547386  Yorkshire
  7856234  Cambridge
  6384725  London
- 7863542  London
  6758234  Cambridge
  8374625  London
- 6783542  Bristol
  8657234  Cambridge
  7364825  Yorkshire
- 3425786  Yorkshire
  5846372  London
  4538267  London
- 2345786  London
  4273658  Cambridge
- 2358467  London
  5243786  Yorkshire
  3826574  Cambridge
  6784352  Yorkshire
- 7452638  Bristol
- 5742638  Bristol
  4567823
Seven part.

Contains 1,568 London, 1,344 Cambridge and 1,120 each Bristol and Yorkshire, with 112 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 12 each 5678s, etc., 8 each 5678s off the front, etc., and kings, and no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Alexandria, Virginia on 15 May 2016, conducted by Andrew B Mills.

5,120 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 26)
 23456   B  V  M  I  H            
(35264)  -  ss          SC.L.B.
 275634  s     -     s   S.C.BC.
(647532)       s  sT    L.L.
 3264857    -  s  -      BB.SC.L.S
Repeat nine times.

Contains 1,280 each Bristol, Cambridge, London and Superlative with 130 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting ss and associated lead of Bristol from any three parts. Contains 1,280 each Cambridge, London and Superlative and 1,184 Bristol with 130 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 35)
  2345678  Bristol
- 4235678  Bristol
- 3425678  Cambridge
- 4578362  Bristol
  7435286  Superlative
- 4586723  Superlative
- 5623478  London
  2546837  Cambridge
  6357284  London
- 2563478  Cambridge
- 5378246  London
  7523684  Superlative
- 5384762  Bristol
  8573246  London
- 2785634  Cambridge
  5374268  London
  7523846  London
- 8275634  Bristol
  7862453  Superlative
  2583746  Cambridge
- 5346278  Bristol
  4523867  Superlative
  3657482  Superlative
- 6782345
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Bristol, London and Superlative and 1,120 Cambridge, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting the final bob from the end of parts 2 and 4, and the first two leads of Bristol and their bobs from the beginnings of parts 3 and 5; contains 1,344 each London and Superlative, 1,216 Bristol, and 1,120 Cambridge, with 130 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Either length contains 15 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, and 10 each 8765s, 7654s, 6543s and 5432s, with no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Faringdon on 5 September 2002, conducted by Paul Needham.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 441)
23456  V  M  W  H                
43652     -        BB.(LC
26354     -     -  L.)LS.
54326  -  ss F  -  S.CS.B.CC.S.
56423     - [-] a  L.S.CS.BB.S.BBL
24365     -  -     L.C.B         
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts. a = sT,sV,B.

Contains 1,536 Bristol, 1,344 Superlative, and 1,152 each Cambridge and London, with 114 changes of method.
For 5,056 omit [-] from parts 2, 4, and 6, and replace the three parenthesized leads by one bobbed lead of Bristol in parts 1 and 6.
Contains 1,600 Bristol, 1,344 Superlative, and 1,088 Cambridge, and 1,024 London, with 110 changes of method.
Either length contains all 24 each 56s and 65s, 18 each 8765s and 8756s, and 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.
Note that care must be taken in shortening this, as making the substitution in only one part, or in parts with other relationships to each other, can result in falseness.

Rung at Bristol (Cathedral) on 30 August 2002, conducted by Anthony J Cox.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6705)
 23456           M  W  H
(65324)  B,In,V     -      SC.S.BBB.L.     |
 24653    F,In   -     -    C.B.S.LLLLLL.  |
 52643              -      LC.L            |A
 46325           -  -      L.C.B           |
 52364           -  -  -   L.C.SCC.        |
 63425           -  -      L.S.L
 24536           -  -      L.C.B
 35642           -  -      L.C.CSC
 26543           -  a  -   CSC.L.B.B.B.S.
 56342           -         BB.SL
 56423           A*                 |
 34625           -     -   CSC.LS.  |B
 64523           -         BB.SL    |
 23456          2B      
a = In,sB,B,sF.
A* = A, omitting final bob Home.

Contains 1,792 London, 1,280 Cambridge, 1,024 Bristol and 960 Superlative, with 105 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6706)
 234567  M   B   W   H
 235764      In      -  BL.CLC.
 372465      In         CCLS.SLS
 724365          2   s  SL.B.L.
 764532   V,B,sF     2  S.S.B.S.B.
 574632          -      BS.SSS
(634752) s       -      L.S.
 563742    sT,F      -   CC.B.S.
 436752  -           -  BB.BS.
 642357      V       -  S.BBB.
 43652       -          CS.SC        |
 54632           -      SL.L         |
 43526       -          CC.BBB       |
(32654)  2   -          L.LLC.BBB.   |A
 45623   -       -   -   LSC.C.L.    |
 56423               2  CCLSS.B.     |
 23564     2A
 23456      A*        
A* = A, omitting last lead and bob.

Contains 1,344 Cambridge and 1,248 each Bristol, London and Superlative, with 95 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6706a)
 234567     M   B   W   V   H
 235764         In          -   BL.CLC.
 372465         In              CCLS.SLS
 472365             s           SL.B
(472356)        s               SS.
(732645)    -   In               S.SSC.
 457623     2           3*       S.B.SCL.B.B.BB
(423657)    -       -       F   BB.S.S.
 64235       sT,F,B         2    B.B.L.SS.B.
 43652          -               CS.SC      |
 54632              -           SL.L       |
 43526          -               CC.BBB     |
(32654)     2   -               L.LLC.BBB. |A
 45623      -       -       -    LSC.C.L.  |
 56423                      2   CCLSS.B.   |
 23564        2A
 23456         A*            
A* = A, omitting last lead and bob.
3* = - s -.

Contains 1,344 Cambridge and 1,248 each Bristol, London and Superlative, with 94 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6711)
23456  M  B  W  H
52436        -     LC.B
52364     -     -  BBL.SC.
46325  -     -  -  CSC.S.L.
32546        - [x] LS.L.
Repeat nine times, omitting [x]
from alternate parts.
x = 16.

Contains 1,600 London, 1,280 each Cambridge and Superlative and 960 Bristol, with 110 changes of method, and contains all the work of every method for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Rung at Reading (St Peter, Caversham) on 14 September 2015, conducted by June D Wells.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6712)
 23456   W  B       H
 45236   -          -  CCSS.L.
(53462)  -  -  In,V    BS.SCL.C.BBB.
 46253   -         [x]  L.L.
Repeat nine times, omitting [x]
from alternate parts.
x = 16.

Contains 1,280 each Bristol, Cambridge, London and Superlative, with 99 changes of method, and contains all the work of every method for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

5,120 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6713)
23456  M  W     H
24356           s  CSLSS.
35426     s     -  BC.L.
32546  -  s  a  -  L.C.S.B.B.C.B.S.
Repeat nine times, calling a*
for a in alternate parts
a = F,In,B,sT,F;
a* = F,In,sT,F.

Contains 1,600 Superlative, 1,280 each Bristol and Cambridge and 960 London, with 129 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by omitting F,In,B, and the two associated leads of Bristol, from any one 'a' (not a*); contains 1,600 Superlative, 1,280 Cambridge, 1,216 Bristol and 960 London, with 128 changes of method.
Either lenth contains all the work of every method for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Thomas Perrins
23456  B  M  W  H
45326        s  -   BS.L.          |
_________________                  |
36524     s     -   L.BS.      |   |X
25634        s  s   BC.L.      |Y  |
62345  -  -     -*  CS.BCS.LC. |   |
34562     3X
32456      X*
65432      Y
54326     4X
23456        s  s   BS.L.
X* = X, calling s for -*

A ten part composition, cycling part heads 62345, etc., starting from 23456 and from 65432.
Contains 1280 Bristol, Cambridge, London, Superlative, with 150 changes of method. Contains all the work for 2-6.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Thomas Perrins
23456   M  W  H  Methods 
54632   s  -  s  CSS.C.L.
34625   s  s     L.BBBBBB.L
26543   s  - (s) CSC.S.SSC.
8 part, omitting (s) from parts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.

Contains 1536 Bristol, Superlative, 1280 Cambridge, 768 London, with 80 changes of method. For handbells: 3-4 and 5-6 course for all the Bristol and all but 4 leads of the London

in hand at Sydney (St Andrew) on 28 December 2011.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Albert J Pitman
 23456  M  B  W  H  Methods     
 35264  2     2     L.B.LLLLL.B.L
 42563  -        -  L.XL.
(26354) -     2     CSC.X.B.
 26543     -     -   SLC.SC.
 54263        -  -  BBBBBBB.L.
 25463           -  LCL.
 34562  -     3  -  CSC.X.B.B.L.
 53462           -  CSCCL.
 24365  -     3  -  CSC.X.B.B.L.
 62345        -  3  LX.L.B.B.
 53246  -        -  L.XL.
 24536  3     -  -  L.B.B.X.CSC.
 52436           -  LCCSC.
 43526  3     -  -  L.B.B.X.CSC.
 54326           -  LCL.
 63425  -        -  L.BBBBBBB.
 32654     -        CS.CS
 35426  2     -  -  SSS.B.X.CSC.
 34256        -  2  LX.L.B.
 25346        -  -  LC.CSC.
 32546  3        -  L.B.B.SL.
 52643  -           L.XL
 46325  -     -     SSS.C.SSS
 32465        -  -  LX.L.
 43265        3  -  LS.B.B.L.
 23564  -           CSC.CL
 45362  -        -  CSC.SL.
 45623     -     -  CS.BBBB.
 45236     -     -  BBBB.SC.
 23456        -  -  LS.CSC.     

1312 Bristol, 1280 London, 1184 Cambridge, 992 Superlative, 384 X-C or S (Proved as C). 112 com, all the work, 54 cru's. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1947, page 165) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,504 (5,152) Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Brian D Price
23456  M  W  B  M  W  H  Methods           
42356                 -  B.
63524  2* s  -     s     L.LLC.S.CLC.BBB.L
45362        p           C.LS.C
65324  s           s     SSS.C.SSS
43562        d           C.SL.C
26543  s     -  s  2  -  L.BBB.CLC.S.CLL.L.
25643                 3  B.B.B.            
Three times repeated. 3 = -s-; 2* = s-; 2 = -s;
p = sV, F; d = V, sF.

Contains 1,536 London; 1,408 Cambridge; and 1,280 each Bristol and Superlative; with 116 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell. For 5,152 call sH at either the 2nd or 3rd course-end in one part to bring up the 4th or 5th course-end respectively.

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

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 66)
  2345678  Glasgow
- 3578264  Bristol
  7325486  Lessness
  2743658  Cornwall
  6482573  Bristol
  8654327  Lessness
- 3586742  Glasgow
  5634827  Glasgow
  6452378  Cornwall
- 3564827  Cornwall
  8673254  Glasgow
  6385742  Glasgow
- 3542678  Lessness
  4365827  Cornwall
  8674235  Bristol
  7826543  Lessness
- 5278364  Lessness
  7532486  Cornwall
  4367852  Bristol
  6483275  Cornwall
  2856743  Lessness
- 7528364  Bristol
- 2758364  Cornwall
- 3527486
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,568 Cornwall, 1,344 Lessness and 1,120 each Bristol and Glasgow, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Also contains 11 backstroke 87s.
These methods constitute the "Heptonstall Four."

Rung at Ballylesson on 22 August 2013, conducted by David C Brown.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 74)
 23456   M  B  W  H
 52634      -  s  2  BBL.CB.GCB.B.
 46235   -        -  C.CGG.
(46532)  s  -  -     L.LC.LL.
 34265      -  2  s   GG.CB.GL.GCB.
Repeat five times.

Contains 1,344 each Bristol, Cornwall and Glasgow and 1,152 Lessness, with 114 changes of method.
These methods constitute the "Heptonstall Four."

Rung at Allendale on 28 February 2004, conducted by Paul F Curtis.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 77)
23456  M      B     W   H
35642  2  F,I,sT,sV         C.CG.CC.B.LG.BB.C
54263      I,B,V,V      -   BL.B.L.CG.LL.
46532         -             LLL.LC
63425         -             CBB.GGGG
32654         -             GGG.BBB
42563     B,B,sV,sV     2   CC.GGC.C.B.LL.B.
23645  -    sT,sV   -   -   L.BB.L.C.C.
Repeat twice.

Contains 1,344 each Bristol and Cornwall, 1,248 Lessness and 1,152 Glasgow, with 84 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
These methods constitute the "Heptonstall Four."

Rung at Walkden on 28 September 2005, conducted by Andrew D Sibson.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 78)
 234567  M   B   W  H
 35264       -         CBB.GGGG
 56342       -         GGG.BBB
 64235       2      -  CC.GGC.CL.
 65243    F,I,I,V      BCL.B.CLCBB.BL.C
(54326)  2   -         C.CG.LC.
 423756    I,B,V    -   G.B.L.LC.
 346257      V      -  G.BL.
 34256       -   3  -  LLL.LC.B.B.C.
Repeat twice.

Contains 1,440 Cornwall, 1,344 Bristol and 1,152 each Glasgow and
Lessness, with 90 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
These methods constitute the "Heptonstall Four."

Rung at Carrickfergus on 20 May 2004, conducted by George H Campling.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1690)
  2345678  Bristol
- 4235678  Lessness
  3462857  Glasgow
- 4257386  Lessness
  5432678  Glasgow
- 4278563  Bristol
  7452386  Cornwall
- 3574628  Bristol
  7365842  Glasgow
- 3542786  Lessness
  4375628  Cornwall
  6784235  Bristol
  8627543  Cornwall
  5238467  Glasgow
- 2867543  Lessness
  6258374  Glasgow
- 2874635  Cornwall
- 6728543  Lessness
  2657384  Cornwall
- 3526478  Bristol
  2345867  Glasgow
- 3567284  Bristol
  6325478  Cornwall
- 4263857
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Bristol, Cornwall and Glasgow and 1,120 Lessness, with 160 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.
These methods constitute the "Heptonstall Four."

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1691)
  2345678  Bristol
- 4235678  Glasgow
  2547386  Lessness
- 3425678  Lessness
s 2634857  Bristol
  3286745  Bristol
s 3826745  Glasgow
  8634257  Cornwall
- 2386745  Lessness
  8273564  Lessness
  7852436  Cornwall
  4567382  Bristol
  6435278  Cornwall
- 2364857  Lessness
  6283745  Glasgow
s 3245678  Bristol
- 4325678  Glasgow
s 5378462  Glasgow
  3856724  Cornwall
  7543286  Bristol
  4725638  Cornwall
  6284375  Glasgow
- 2475638  Cornwall
  6782345
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,344 each Bristol, Cornwall and Glasgow and 1,120 Lessness, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Contains 16 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, and 9 each 8765s, 7654s, 6543s and 5432s, with no backstroke 87s.
These methods constitute the "Heptonstall Four."

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (4 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 1692)
  2345678  Bristol
  4263857  Lessness
  6482735  Lessness
- 7864523  Glasgow
  8472635  Cornwall
  6758342  Bristol
  5637284  Cornwall
  2345867  Glasgow
  3526478  Cornwall
- 4235867  Cornwall
  8374625  Glasgow
  3482756  Cornwall
  7863542  Bristol
  6758234  Bristol
s 6578234  Lessness
  7625483  Lessness
  2746358  Cornwall
  3482576  Bristol
  8354627  Lessness
  5863742  Cornwall
- 7658234  Bristol
- 5768234  Glasgow
  7853642  Lessness
s 5678234
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,568 Cornwall, 1,344 each Bristol and Lessness and 896 Glasgow, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Contains 21 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, and 7 each 8765s, 7654s, 6543s and 5432s.
Also contains 13 backstroke 87s.
These methods constitute the "Heptonstall Four."

Rung at Heptonstall on 31 January 2004, conducted by George H Campling.