Spliced Surprise (6m)

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Peals of Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

The page collects compositions of spliced surprise major with 6 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 6-8 methods will be on the page for 8 methods, not here, while a series suitable for 4-6 methods will be here.


5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   V  B  F  I  W  M  H  Methods          
 25634       -        2     -  L.T.S.R.
 56234    3x                2  G.RM.MLLT.T.S.
 532746   2                    M.S.T
(35264)   -           -        TL.LM.
 26354          -  -     2  -    M.S.TL.S.RM.
 762435   -  -                 RG.M.L
 325746         -              LR.G
(273645)           -           T.
 253746   -                      RML.T
 35264    -           -     -  LT.GST.R.
 23564                      -  MLTG.
 52364                      -  MMG.
(265743)           -           T.
(52364)      -  -                MT.S.
 63254    3           2     2    L.S.MT.R.S.R.S.
 267345      -  -              L.MLLTR.G
(23456)            -     -     T.RG.
 42635                -  -       RG.GSGM.MR
(52436)                  2     R.S.
(45623)               -  -       M.T.
(64352)         -  -             L.RTG.
(524736)     -     -             LG.TL.
 275346      -                   S.TR
 64523          -           -  G.RG.
 426735            -           T.GGS
 274365      -                 L.TR
 56423          -           -  G.TRT.
 45623                   3  -  R.TM.S.MGST.
(65324)                  -     ML.
 36452          -  -             L.S.TT
 43526       -           -  -  L.G.LMLT.
 35426                      2  TM.S.
 42356       -  -  -  -     -  L.S.RRM.L.R.
 34256                   3  -  GST.LRL.S.TG.
 23456    3                 -  M.S.MRR.RML.      
x=6ths place bob.

Contains 1024 Thetford, 928 Lithium, 864 Redruth, 832 Montgomery, 704 Geelong, Southall, with 46 combination rollups, 138 changes of method, all the work.

Rung at Spitalfields on 11 February 2002, conducted by Stanley Jenner.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3424)
23456  M  W  H
64352  -     -  J.YFMU.
53246  -  -     J.AMJMA.F
23645  -        M.UU
56342  -     -  A.YFFMJA.
24365  -  -  -  A.YYU.J.
24365  -  - [-] A.YYU.J.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 960 each April, January and March and 768 each February, June (U) and May (Y), with 132 changes of method, all 24 ech 56s and 65s, and 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, with no backstroke 87s.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   M  F  I  B  V  W  H  Methods        
(52436)                  -     DK.
(372546)  -     -  -             C.K.O.
 427536   -                 -    A.DSOSA.
 372546   -                 -  SOC.DDKAD.
 42635       -                 S.D
 62534    -                    AS.KD
(35426)   -              -     SOSA.KS.
 64523    -                 -    AD.CS.
 274365         -  -           AD.KCS.DAK
 45623       -              2  A.KDAC.O.
 36524    -                 -  SOC.KD.
 65324                      2  DC.O.
(23456)   -              -     SOC.KS.
 236745            -  2     -    DAC.K.O.SOCK.
 463725   -                 -  AA.OD.
(35264)   -           -        K.S.
 563742         -                DDK.CAD
(675432)     -  -  2           A.O.O.AC.
 23564       -              -    DC.D.
(36245)            -           SOS.
(235476)     -     -             O.K.
 756243      -                   O.S
 275346         -           2  C.DSK.O.
 527346                     -  KKAACC.
 52364          -           -  C.DKD.
 26543             -     3     DAK.C.CD.O.K
 357246      -                 A.S
(357246)     -  -  -           A.CD.SDA.
 35264          -           -    KS.DDK.
 427365      -                 A.S
 42356          -           -  KSAKD.A.
 34256       -  -  -        -  A.O.CKA.CADKD.
 23456                      -  CKCKK.         

Contains 1024 Dartford, 960 Kendal, 896 Adelaide, 768 Camdon, Stirtloe, 608 Othona, with 142 changes of method, all the work.

Rung at Limehouse on 10 March 2003, conducted by Stanley Jenner.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567  M  B  W  V  F  I  H  Methods    
 23564      -              -  I.I.
 36245      -                 SIO.SB
 24365         -           -  EO.COE.
 32465                     -  SSIS.
 46325         -           -  S.IIC.
 34625                     -  CSBC.
 64523   -                    EOBE.BEOI
 54326   -                    CS.ICSBE
 63425   -                 -  O.S.
 26435         -              S.BB
 43265         -           -  OE.CIEE.
 64235         -              S.BEOIC
 752346        -     -     -  S.IC.E.
 762543           -           IC.EOI
 732645           -           SII.SI
 275346           -        -  OB.C.
 732456     -                 BS.I
(275346)             -  -     CSCO.COES.
 527346                    -    CIS.
 52364                  -  -  C.B.
 26543      -                 OIS.I
 357246              -        B.E
 35264                  -  -  OBOI.ISC.
(23456)              -  -     EOBSC.IB.
 274365           -             C.BE
 254763           -           E.OIE
 42635            -  -  -     E.S.BEE.B
 52436      -  -              EOB.BE.SBE
(35426)  3     -              O.IES.ESI.IC.
 42356         -           -    EOICSB.O.
 34256                     -  BEOICS.
 23456                     -  OCSBO.      

928 Irthlingborough, Springfield; 896 Eccleston; 768 Brentwood, Okeford; 736 Chesterfield, 141 changes of method, 54 combination rollups, all the work.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 23456   4 I B 5 W M H  Methods              
 34256             3 2  F.D.CBCA.EBEBE.D.
(64352)            2    EAB.D.
(52643)      -   2       C.EA.ACACC.
(472356)   - -           AB.D.
 52643   -               D.E
 45623           -      B.CB
(476532)       -        E.
(34256)  -   -     -     B.EACA.A.
(473526)     - -         C.F.
 23645   -               B.ACB
 25346   - - 2   -   -  A.FB.D.B.C.EAAC.
 32546           3   -  ABCF.D.CCBA.F.
 32465       -       -  CF.BA.
 23564             2 2  BC.D.B.BCFE.
 752346        -     2  FA.BBA.D.
 275346              -  AAB.
 36524         2 2 3    FA.D.F.D.C.CFA.D.FE
 52364           -   -  B.F.
 43265             - -  AFFC.B.
 24365               -  FEF.
 53246           - - -  B.C.AFF.
(25634)          - -    B.C.
(375426)   - -           F.BF.
 32654   -       - 3 3   CE.A.C.EAE.D.FE.D.D.
 34625           - - 2  B.C.B.EC.
(473265)     - -        BA.DD.
 63425   -   -       -   FE.DCE.EE.
 43526             -    F.B
(53624)            -    AA.
 25634           -       E.F
(45236)            2    AA.D.
 23456           -   -   E.F.                 

992 Adelaide, 960 Bordesley, 896 Chesterfield, 608 Datchet, 736 Eccleston, 832 Frankley. 138 com, all the work, 98 cru's.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (2–6 methods)

John R Ridley
23456  B  M  W  H  2 Methods  3 Methods  4 Methods  5 Methods  6 Methods
45236        -  -  RY.R.      RN.R.      RN.R.      RS.R.      RS.R.
24536           -  YYYYR.     YYYYR.     YYYCR.     YSYCR.     YSYCU.
53246        -  -  RRRRRR.R.  RRRRRR.R.  RRRRRR.R.  RRRRRR.R.  URRRRR.R.
25346           -  RYR.       RNR.       RNR.       RSR.       USR.
32546           -  RYR.       RYR.       RCR.       RCR.       RCU.
54326        -  -  RY.R.      RN.R.      RC.R.      RS.R.      RS.R.
35426           -  YYYYR.     NYNYR.     NYNYR.     NSNYR.     NSNYR.
43526           -  YYYYYYY.   NNYNYNY.   NNYCYNC.   NNYSYNC.   NNYSYNC.
62534     -  -  -  YYY.Y.R.   YNY.Y.R.   CNY.C.R.   CNY.C.R.   CNY.C.U.
62345  -        -  YY.YY.     NN.NY.     NN.CY.     NN.SY.     NN.SY.
36245           -  RYR.       RNR.       RCR.       RCR.       UCR.
23645           -  RYYYY.     RNYYY.     RCYYC.     RCSYC.     UCSYC.   
Each repeated twice.

2 methods: 3,072 Yorkshire; and 2,016 Rutland; with 59 changes of method, 117 combination rollups, and all the work of each method for every bell.
3 methods: 2,016 Rutland; 1,632 Yorkshire; and 1,440 Lincolnshire (N); with 95 changes of method and 117 combination rollups.
4 methods: 2,016 Rutland; and 1,056 each Cambridge and Yorkshire; and 960 Lincolnshire (N); with 107 changes of method, and 117 combination rollups.
5 methods: 2,016 Rutland; and 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative and Yorkshire; with 116 changes of method and 111 combination rollups.
6 methods: 1,344 Rutland; 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative and Yorkshire; and 672 Uxbridge; with 128 changes of method and 123 combination rollups.

Published in The Ringing World (2002, page 29).

6,144 (5,248, 5,120, 5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    M  B  W  H  Methods
64352    -        -  PNS.NNYC.
36452             -  PCCCCNP.
43652             -  SSYPPCP.
43526       -     -  PN.CY.
65324    -        -  PSP.YYYC.
36524             -  CSCNY[C]N.
53624             -  YPYPPSS.
53246       -     -  NN.SS.
25346             -  RRRRRRR.
42356          -     CYNS.SYY
3 part, calling P for [C] in second part.

Contains 1184 Pudsey, 1152 Yorkshire, 1120 Cambridge, 1056 Superlative, 960 Lincolnshire(N), 672 Rutland, with 66 combination rollups, 125 changes of method, all the work.
For 5248 omit 2 blocks of three homes in the last part and associated leads.
For 5120 as for 5248 calling the course of Rutland in the last part as R,Y,R-
For 5056 as for 5120 calling the last three leads of the peal (SYY) as one lead of Rutland.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Robert D S Brown
23456    B  M  W  H  Methods 
52436          -     CYNN.YCS
35426          -     PPSY.SCY
45623       -        NYC.SCYN
32654       -  -  -  YYN.C.PSC.
63254             -  RRRRRRR.
26354             -  PNPCNNP.
65243    -           SS.PN
42356       -  -     PYN.P.YNP
3 part.

Contains 1056 Lincolnshire(N), 960 Pudsey, Yorkshire, 768 Cambridge, 672 Rutland, Superlative, with 125 changes of method. All the work for 2,3,4,7 & 8.

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

Michael Maughan
23456   M  W  H  Methods  
45236      -  -  CNYP.R.
24536         -  RCR.
53246      -  -  YNSP.R.
25346         -  RPR.
35642   -        R.CYNC
46253   -  -     R.C.SNS
32654   -     - [NPS].SYNY.
65324      -  -  CNYP.R.
36524         -  RCR.
52364      -  -  YNSP.R.
35264         -  RPR.
23564         -  RSYNY.   
3 part.

Contains 1440 Rutland, 864 Lincolnshire (N), Yorkshire, 673 Cambridge, 672 Pudsey, Superlative, with 132 combination rollups, 140 changes of method.
For 5056, call R for [NPS] in 2 parts.

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

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

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

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

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6703)
234567   B  W  H
52436       -     RS.R
43526       -  -  NYNP.YCY.
324765   In       PRSP.CSR
273645   -        NS.CS
432657  F,B   [-] RCN.R.YP.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,152 Rutland, 960 Superlative and 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Yorkshire, with 161 changes of method, 21 each 7568s and 7658s, 18 each 8765s and 8756s, 15 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, kings, queens, Whittingtons and back rounds.

Rung at Whickham on 4 July 2014, conducted by Jeremy R Housden.

5,088 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Glenn A A Taylor
23456    M  W  H   Methods  
45236       -  -   RS.CRNSRY.
24536          -   YYSCSPC.
53246       -  -   PNSC.YCN.
25346          -   RPR.
32546          -   NPYNR.
54326       -  -   RS.CRNSRY.
62345    -  -  -   YYS.C.YCN.
36245          -   RPR.
23645          -   NPYNR.   
3 part.

1152 Rutland, 960 Yorkshire, 864 Lincolnshire (N), 768 Cambridge, Superlative , 576 Pudsey. 141 com, 117 cru's. Queens. Tittums.

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

5,280 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Albert J Pitman
23456  M  B  W  H  Methods     
23564  2     2  -  L.B.WWWWW.B.L.
65432  -     -  3  W.C.PPC.B.B.
45236  -           CPP.CL
53462  2     2     L.B.S.B.L
24365  -        -  L.CL.
32465  3        -  PSC.B.LLS.PL.
63425        -  3  LC.W.B.B.
43265        2  -  LS.B.W.
62534  -     -     SPP.S.W
52364        2  -  WC.B.L.
35264           -  PSCCL.
45362     -  -     SP.BBB.W
26354  -     -  -  CSC.C.W.
32654           -  SCLSS.
63254           -  SSLCS.
52436  -     -     W.C.CSC
42356  -  -     -  W.BBB.PS.
35426        -  -  LC.L.
65324  2           L.B.PW
43526  -        -  W.CPSP.
54326           -  WWP.
54263  2     2  -  L.B.S.B.L.
25463           -  PWW.
62453        -     PSPC.W
42563        2  -  WP.B.L.
64523        -  3  LP.W.B.B.
32546  -     -  -  W.P.L.
53246        3  -  LP.SLL.B.CSP.
25346           -  LCPPS.
65243  2        3  W.B.SL.B.B.
34256  -     -  -  W.C.CSP.
64352  2           L.B.CW
23456  -        -  W.SW.       

960 London, 928 Watford, 896 Bristol, 832 Cambridge, Pudsey, Superlative. 127 com, all the work, 66 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1951, page 110) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6463)
23456  M   W   B   H
45632  s   -       -   BB.S.SYY.
63524  s   s       -   C.Y.C.
24356      ss  2       SC.B.O.SC.LC
53642  s   -       s   BB.S.SYY.     |
32465      2*  2       SC.B.O.SC.LC  |A
43265       4A
34256        A*
23456       4A      
2* = s -.
A* = A, calling ss for 2*.

Contains 1,408 Superlative, 1,120 Cornwall, 1,056 Bristol, 736 Yorkshire and 352 each Cassiobury (O) and Lessness, with 123 changes of method.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6464)
 23456   M  B  W  H
(56234)     -  2     SY.SO.B.
 56342      -     -   CCB.BYO.
 36245   -           C.LY
 52643   -        -  SLYO.LY.
 32465   2  -    [-] C.B.OS.OSL.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from parts 2, 4, and 6.

Contains 960 each Cassiobury (O), Superlative and Yorkshire and 768 each Bristol, Cornwall and Lessness, with 149 changes of method, 21 each 56s and 65s, 18 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 12 each 8765s, 8756s, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 47 little bell rollups at the back, 57 little bell rollups at the front, and queens and back rounds in the penultimate lead.

Rung at Pittsburgh on 19 May 2013, conducted by Timothy J Barnes.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6465)
  2345678  Cornwall
- 6423857  Lessness
  2684735  Cassiobury
  3547682  Lessness
  4365278 (Superlative
  5738426  Superlative
  8276543  Yorkshire)
- 2643857  Cassiobury
  5738642  Yorkshire
- 7842563  Cornwall
  5437682  Bristol
  3564278  Bristol
  6325847  Cornwall
  8276435  Bristol
- 7826435  Superlative
  6385742  Lessness
  8673254  Yorkshire
  3564827  Cassiobury
  2748563  Lessness
  4257386  Lessness
- 3542678  Bristol
  4365827  Cassiobury
  2758364  Cornwall
- 3527486
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,120 Lessness, 896 each Bristol, Cassiobury and Cornwall and 672 each Superlative and Yorkshire, with 133 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, with no backstroke 87s.
Reduce to 5,024 by replacing the parenthesized leads by one lead of Lessness in any two parts; contains 1,184 Lessness, 896 each Bristol, Cassiobury and Cornwall, 608 Yorkshire and 544 Superlative, with 129 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6466)
  2345678  Yorkshire
  5738264  Yorkshire
  8674523  Yorkshire
  4263857  Superlative
- 2357486 (Cornwall
  4562837  Bristol
  6485723  Lessness
  8674352  Cornwall
  3728564  Cornwall)
  5243678  Yorkshire
- 2378564  Superlative
  8634257  Yorkshire
- 6457823  Lessness
  5684372  Lessness
  8536247  Cassiobury
  4762538  Cassiobury
  3825764  Cassiobury
- 5647823  Cornwall
  8435267  Bristol
  3824756  Bristol
  2378645  Bristol
  7263584  Lessness
  6752438  Lessness
- 4567823
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,120 each Lessness and Yorkshire, 896 each Bristol and Cornwall, 672 Cassiobury and 448 Superlative, with 97 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, with no backstroke 87s.
Reduce to 5,024 by replacing the parenthesized leads by one lead of Bristol in any one part; contains 1,120 Yorkshire, 1,088 Lessness, 896 Bristol, 800 Cornwall, 672 Cassiobury and 448 Superlative, with 94 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7136)
23456  M  W  B  H
46532  -  -     2  W.Y.L.B.
34625        -  2  SY.WBB.B.
34562    [-] 2  -  CL.SCW.YL.WW.
32465  2        -  CCY.LSL.SW.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,152 Cornwall (W), 960 Lessness and 768 each Bristol, Cambridge, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 132 changes of method, with all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 18 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, all 7 near misses, queens, tittums and back rounds.

Rung in hand at Tilehurst on 20 July 2018, conducted by Graham A C John.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8144)
 23456   B  M  W  H
 52436         -     WEWE.B
 52364   -        -  SY.SY.
 26543   -           WBB.SC
(45362)     -  -     E.C.
 23564     [-]    -   CESY.EY.
 24365   -     -  -  SC.BW.W.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 960 each Cornwall (W), Lessness (E) and Superlative and 768 each Bristol, Cambridge and Yorkshire, with 138 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 (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8145)
23456  B  M  W  H
35264  -           WE.BW
42563     -     -  W.BC.
42635  -        -  SESYE.CC.
52364    [-] 2  -  E.S.B.W.
46325     -  -  -  BB.Y.W.
32465        -  -  CYSY.W.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,152 Cornwall (W), 960 Bristol and 768 each Cambridge, Lessness (E), Superlative and Yorkshire, with 138 changes of method, all 144 combintation rollups, 9 8765s off the front, all 7 near misses, and back rounds.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8146)
23456  B  M  W  H
52436        -     EY.E
43526        -  -  YSSY.W.
32654  2        -  BCSCW.YE.WW.
36524        -  2  CE.W.B.
32465     2  - [-] BB.WS.C.E.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,152 Cornwall (W), 960 Lessness (E) and 768 each Bristol, Cambridge, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 132 changes of method, all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 18 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, tittums and back rounds.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4128)
23456  M  W  B  H
43652  -           BWY.BP
54632     -        SW.CYP
62345  -  -     2  SYC.S.BWP.B.
32465  - [-] -     PSP.C.YCW.BW
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 960 each Bristol, Cornwall (W) and Pudsey and 768 each Cambridge, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 161 changes of method.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4129)
23456  M   W   V   F   B   H
45236      -               -   SPPC.CSY.
26534  -                   s   CPS.PW.
24365  -   s   s   s   -  (4)  PCS.Y.CW.BWBWB.W.YY(.B.B.B.)
4 = s - - s.
Repeat five times, with the following alterations:
in parts 2, 4 and 6 replace (4) by ssH (one lead of Bristol);
in parts 3 and 5 replace (4) by just a bob Home (no leads of Bristol).

Contains 960 each Cambridge, Cornwall (W) and Pudsey and 768 each Bristol, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 141 changes of method, all 24 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 18 each 56s, 65s, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, 12 each 8765s and 8756s, all 7 near misses, and back rounds.

Rung at Machen on 17 February 2010, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4130)
23456  V  M  W  F  B  H
45236        -        -   PCPC.SSY.
63254     -  -        -   CPP.Y.BB.
35264        2            SW.B.B
32465  -  s     s  - [-]  S.CY.BWWC.W.PY.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternat parts.

Contains 960 each Bristol, Cambridge and Pudsey and 768 each Cornwall (W), Superlative and Yorkshire, with 131 changes of method, 18 each 56s and 65s, 15 each 8765s and 8756s, 12 each 5678s off the front, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and back rounds.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3752)
23456   V   B   M   W       H 
53264           s   s   a   ss  CYN.P.CP.B.B.N.B.
42536   ss      -      F,In     N.B.SP.SY.B.YSSSP
42365       -          (b)  -   NC.C(.B.)Y.
Repeat five times.
a = In,B,sF; b = sT,sF.

Contains 1,152 Bristol, 960 Superlative and 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Yorkshire, with 137 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting parenthesized calls and associated lead of Bristol from any five parts; contains 992 Bristol, 960 Superlative and 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Yorkshire, with 132 changes of method.
Either length contains 21 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, queens and back rounds.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3753)
2345678  V   B   M   W
3526478      -           PY.NS
4637258  2   -   ss  -   N.B.S.BSP.B.C.PCY
3425867  -               C.NY
Repeat eight times, adding a bob
at the end of parts 3, 6 and 9.

Contains 864 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 161 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting ss and associated lead of Bristol from any five parts; contains contains 864 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire, and 704 Bristol, with 156 changes of method.
Either length contains 18 each 56s and 7568s, 15 5678s off the front, 12 8765s, 9 6578s off the front, queens and back rounds, with no back stroke 87s. The 5,184 contains 52 little bell rollups; the number in the 5,024 depends upon which parts are shortened.

Rung at York (St Lawrence) on 6 February 2009, conducted by David G Hull.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Glenn A A Taylor
 23456    M  B  W  H   Methods             
 45236          -  -   RLLLRL.L.
 46532    2     3  -   R.CYCRN.BBRLR.B.NRL.R.
 34562          -      LC.R
 54263    -            YNC.YCCC
 36245    -     -  -   CCY.N.NRNNRN.
 23645             -   LYR.
 42635          -      BBBBBBB.L
 56234    -        -   YYN.YR.
 52364          -  2   NR.R.B.
 35264             -   LCR.
(56234)   -  -         R.RR.
 43265    -     -  -    YRC.Y.R.
 32465             2   CYLNY.B.            
2 part.

1344 Rutland, 768 Bristol, Cambridge, London, Yorkshire, 704 Lincolnshire (N). 117 com, all the work, 98 cru's. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1993, page 215) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 127)
23456  B  M  W  H
64352     -     -  L.BS.
24536     -  2  -  CGGG.C.B.CSG.
65432     -     -  L.CL.
45362        2  -  FS.B.L.
32465  -  -  - [-] BFFF.GS.C.L.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 960 each Cambridge, Glasgow and London and 768 each Belfast (F), Bristol and Superlative, with 132 changes of method.

Rung at Childrey on 21 July 2007, conducted by Timothy G Pett.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 128)
  2345678  Glasgow
- 3578264  London
- 2735486  Belfast
- 3275486  Superlative
  5826347  Glasgow
  8654273  Cambridge
  4763825  Glasgow
  7342658  Cambridge
- 3258764  Bristol
  5372486  Bristol
- 7532486  Superlative
  2856743  London
  5278364  Cambridge
  8624537  Cambridge
  4367852  Superlative
- 3752486  London
  5347628  Cambridge
- 3728564  Glasgow
  7836245  Glasgow
  8674352  Superlative
- 6452837  Belfast
  5684723  Belfast
  8576342  Bristol
- 7856342
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,120 each Cambridge and Glasgow, 896 Superlative and 672 each Belfast, Bristol and London, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Government mandated health warning for those with allergies: this composition made with 14 backstroke 87s.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 132)
234567  B  M  W  H
64352      -     -  BB.SL.
56342         -     BC.L
274635  -  2  sT    SG.O.COG.OGG.SS
362457    [-] sF 2  L.COL.S.B.
43265         -     BC.B
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,152 Bristol, 960 Superlative and 768 each Cambridge, Cassiobury (O), Glasgow and London, with 132 changes of method, 18 each 56s and 65s, and 15 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 137)
23456  M  W  H
43652  -        R.YL
63254  -  3     CYC.S.B.YSRCS.R
54326  -  2  2  L.S.B.L.B.
26543  2  -     L.B.Y.L
24365  2  - [-] R.B.C.R.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 960 each Bristol, London and Rutland and 768 each Cambridge, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 156 changes of method.

5,120 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 138)
23456  M  W  H
42356        -  SCCRY.
54326     -     (SCY)S.L
34625  -        R.BY
23645     -     CL.B
46532  -  -     L.C.R
53462     -  -  SL.SSY.
36452     2     BY.B.L
35264  2  -  -  R.B.C.R.
Repeat four times.

Contains 960 each Cambridge and Superlative and 800 each Bristol, London, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 149 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing the parenthesized leads by a lead of Rutland in any one part; contains 928 each Cambridge and Superlative, 832 Rutland, 800 each Bristol and London and 768 Yorkshire, with 147 changes of method.
Either length contains all the work of every method for bells 2-6.

Rung at Burghill on 8 November 2007, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 139)
 23456   B  M  W  H
 43652      -        BSYCRC.LC
 46532         -  2  SL.R.B.
 34562         -     RY.R
 65243      -  -     L.Y.L
(35642)  -     -     YS.BR.
 56234   F,In  -      S.B.SC.YCS
 42635      -     -  L.BC.
Repeat four times.

Contains 960 each Cambridge and Superlative and 800 each Bristol, London, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 159 changes of method, and all the work of every method for bells 2-6.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 140)
  2345678  Bristol
s 2435678  London
  3264857  Superlative
  4527386  Rutland
- 3245678  Bristol
- 4325678  Superlative
s 5378462  Yorkshire
- 3862547  Superlative
  2487356  Yorkshire
  7546238  Yorkshire
  6358724  Cambridge
  8234675  Cambridge
  4725863  Yorkshire
- 7563482  Cambridge
  3852746  Rutland
  5378624  London
- 6753482  Bristol
  5647238  Rutland
  4526873  London
  2485367  Rutland
- 3824756  Bristol
  2378645  Superlative
  8435267  Cambridge
- 4567823
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 each Bristol, Cambridge, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire and 672 London, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 23456   5 M  I W  4  B  H  Methods           
 23564                -  -  SC.CS.
 752346  -               2  C.CN.B.
 275346                  -  NRR.
 56234   2      -        -  LSSL.B.R.CSC.
 62534                   2  LSR.B.
 52364          2        -  RC.B.R.
(253746) -      -           S.L.
 357246    -          -  -   SN.SSLC.SS.
(52364)       -             CN.
 34265     -             s   LN.RC.
 42365                   2  SCN.B.
 43265                   s  SNN.
(43265)    3                L.B.CSN.
 32465   -         -  2  2   N.SL.BB.CR.SC.B.
(672345)   -  -       -     L.R.B.
(26435)            -  -      NBL.L.
 423756  2               -   R.B.NN.
 234756         3        2  CR.SLSCLN.NRL.R.B.
 26435   -      3           C.L.B.SSLSC.L
 632754       -             RR.NBN
(376524)              -     SC.
(547236)           2         B.RR.
 54263        -          -   B.N.
 25463                   -  NBR.
 45623          2        -  LS.SLCNRN.L.
 56423                   2  CNN.B.
 42563          -        -  RRN.SRCN.
 35264     -             -  CRSN.CR.
 34256   -         -  -  2  C.SR.R.NS.B.
 24356                   3* NRL.B.B.
 23456                   s  CRNCC.          

704 Bristol, 896 Cambridge, 672 London, 928 Brighton (N), 896 Rutland, 928 Superlative. 134 com, all the work, 60 cru's. 3*=SBB. 6 course ends each of 5678, 6578.

Published in The Ringing World (1987, page 188).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 23456   M   W I B 4  H   Methods      
 53642   -   s            L.C.SSC
 43652       s            CR.L
 23564   2       -    -   R.B.RL.SC.
 52364                -   RNSSRN.
 24365   -            2   L.SL.B.
 36245       -        -   CR.SCS.
 23645                -   NBR.
 62345         - - -  -   LR.B.B.C.
 46325       -            RC.L
 53624   -            -   L.SR.
 65324                -   SRSCC.
 36524                -   NSSRS.
 54623   -            s   L.NR.
 46253       2        s   CR.SCN.R.
 42653                s   CCN.
 56423       -        s   CL.L.
 23465   -   -        s   NNS.C.L.
 34265                2   CCLSS.B.
 32465                s   NSN.
 42563   -   ss           L.LRLLR.SRR.L
 35264   -            -   R.SR.
 25634       2        -   CR.B.R.
 56234                2   RCNBNN.B.
 42635   -            -   CNBN.RS.
 64235                -   CRL.
 52436   -            -   SLSSRC.BBN.
 42356   -       -    -   R.BR.BBL.
(54326)      -            CR.
 34256   -       -    -    CRNS.RR.NBN.
 32456         - - -  s   SCRC.B.LNR.C.
 24356                2   NCN.B.
 23456                s   LCL.          

576 Bristol, 960 Cambridge, 768 London, 736 Brighton (N), 1120 Rutland, 864 Superlative. 135 com, all the work, 63 cru's. 6 course ends each of 5678, 6578.

Published in The Ringing World (1987, page 96).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Richard G Crosland and Derek E Sibson
 23456    M  B  W  H   Methods      
 42356    -  -  -  -   R.BBB.SN.R.
 25634    -     2      R.C.B.L
 63254          -  -   NR.R.
(56234)         -      RC.
(63425)   -     2       SRSC.C.B.
 54326    -        -    SSRC.LRN.
 23645    -     -      L.C.B
 34625    -  -         R.CN.BBR
 65243    -     -  2   L.C.R.B.
 26543             -   RSSRSN.
 25463          -  2   LC.SLSN.B.
 56423          2      NL.CSN.L
 42563          -  -   SR.R.
(64523)         -      LC.
 35426    -        -    SCLS.CSCLN.
 43526             -   NCN.
 64235    2     -  2   L.B.C.SCLN.B.
 26435             -   NSSCR.
 54632    -        -   L.CR.
 56342          -  2   LC.SCRN.B.
 35642             -   CCLSS.
 46532          2  2   LC.B.R.B.
 23564    -     -  -   CNRN.LN.CSS.
 32465    2        2   L.CSN.NL.B.
 43265             -   LRC.
 52364    -        -   L.CSRSN.
 35264          3  -   NR.B.SCRSS.R.
 32654          -  2   RC.SRSN.B.
 23456    2        2   R.B.NR.B.    

640 Bristol, 992 Cambridge, 704 London, 736 Brighton (N), 960 Rutland, 992 Superlative. 137 com, all the work, 67 cru's.

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

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4954)
  2345678  Rivelin
  6482735  Sonning
- 4235678  Glasgow
  2547386  Buckfastleigh
  6384725  Rivelin
  7856234  Glasgow
- 8634725  Buckfastleigh
  5723486  Buckfastleigh
- 6425873  Bristol
  2684357  Buckfastleigh
  7358426  Bristol
  5743682  Haiti
- 3826745  Rivelin
  7253486  Sonning
- 2386745  Sonning
  6435278  Glasgow
  4567382  Haiti
  8273564  Sonning
  3624857  Glasgow
- 6457382  Bristol
  5634278  Haiti
  7842635  Haiti
  3526847  Rivelin
- 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 each Buckfastleigh, Glasgow, Haiti, Rivelin and Sonning and 672 Bristol, with 133 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4955)
  2345678  Bristol
  4263857  Rivelin
- 7856423  Bristol
  5748362  Haiti
  6283745  Glasgow
  2364857  Rivelin
- 7856234  Glasgow
  8673542  Buckfastleigh
  2547386  Glasgow
  5728463  Sonning
- 7856342  Haiti
- 6482357  Glasgow
  4265873  Buckfastleigh
  3876542  Sonning
- 8634257  Haiti
- 4567238  Sonning
  7358426  Buckfastleigh
  6425873  Rivelin
- 3872645  Haiti
  4526873  Rivelin
  8234756  Buckfastleigh
  6753482  Bristol
  5647238  Buckfastleigh
- 8234567
Repeat six times.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 1,120 Buckfastleigh, 896 each Glasgow, Haiti and Rivelin and 672 each Bristol and Sonning, with 160 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (6 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 88)
  2345678  Cornwall
  6482735  Lessness
- 7864523  Bristol
  6758342  Lessness
  5637284  Northampton
  3526478  Northampton
  2345867  Malpas
  8472635  Bristol
- 7842635  Glasgow
  8273456  Bristol
s 8723456  Cornwall
  4268573  Cornwall
  5634728  Glasgow
  6452387  Cornwall
  3576842  Lessness
  7385264  Cornwall
- 2873456  Northampton
  7248635  Malpas
  6457328  Bristol
  5634872  Malpas
  8325764  Malpas
- 7283456  Glasgow
  2375864  Northampton
s 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,120 Cornwall, 896 each Bristol, Malpas and Northampton and 672 each Glasgow and Lessness, with 139 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and 20 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, 11 each 8765s, 7654s, 6543s and 5432s, and 10 each 5678s off the front, 4567s off the front, 3456s off the front and 2345s off the front.
Also contains 33 backstroke 87s.

Rung at Eltham on 24 September 2006, conducted by Michael J Trimm.