Spliced Surprise (8m)

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Peals of Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

The page collects compositions of spliced surprise major with 8 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 8-10 methods will be on the page for M methods, not here, while a series suitable for 4-8 methods will be here.


5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3426)
23456  B  M  W  H
63254     2  3     G.F.JUA.(LAMLL).Y.G
52436     -  -     A.JAJMJ.Y
24365  2     - [-] U.FLM.FYF.G.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each April, February, January and July (L), 576 each August (G), March and May (Y) and 384 June (U), with 150 changes of method,
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing parenthsized leads by one lead of May in one part. Contains 768 each February and January, 736 April, 672 July (L), 608 May (Y), 576 August (G), 544 March and 384 June (U), with 146 changes of method.
Either length contains all 24 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and tittums, with no backstroke 87s.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 23456  I 4  W  B  5  M  H  Methods           
 42356                   -  S.
 63254                -  -  P.TOQP.
(372546)     2     -        O.QPT.R.
 253746      -           -   U.P.
 532746                  2  RP.N.
 237546      2           -  QUP.S.P.
 723546                  -  PR.
 372546                  -  OU.
(62534)   -           -     TUU.R.
 36524       -               TRTUP.P
 25634       2           2  R.N.P.S.
 62534                   -  UR.
(52436)               -     P.
 54326       -        3  2   PQ.RRQ.QUT.N.O.N.
 64523                2     U.N.PUQ
 35426                -  -  QTT.O.
 42635       2        -     R.S.T.O
 427365      3  -  -     -  QUU.N.S.Q.SS.T.
 52364  -       -        2  SNPO.S.RQ.N.
 32465                -     TR.O
(52364)               2     U.QOQ.
 35264             3     -   Q.OP.N.UP.
(675432)-       -           UU.OU.
 43652    -  -        2      S.Q.T.S.SQU
(23456) 2 -                 QRO.R.NN.
(34256) -          -         S.PU.
 36245       -        -  2   NN.T.R.S.
(372654)           -        QOT.
 632754      -               NN.S
(64235)            -        QP.
 23645       -           -   P.P.
 234756 -                -  QOR.TT.
 472356      -           -  O.OT.
(473526)     -  -           R.Q.
 25346    -           2  -   PO.O.S.R.
 25463       -  -           O.OQTO.TU
(347265)  -                 Q.
 23456  -                2   N.Q.N.           

544 Norton, 672 Overton, 704 Penzance, 768 Quarrington, 576 Ripplesmere, 512 Springvale, 608 Taunton, 640 Urchfont. 134 com, all the work, 63 cru's.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 119)
  2345678  Woodstock
  3527486  Countesthorpe
  5738264  Countesthorpe
- 7856423  Harleston
  8672534  Primrose
  6283745  Cheltenham
  2364857  Woodstock
  3425678  Primrose
  4537286  Woodstock
  5748362  Cheltenham
- 7856234  Water
  2547386  Water
  3462857  Woodstock
  4235678  Doncaster
  6384725  Doncaster
- 7856342  Harleston
  8674523  Primrose
  6482735  Cheltenham
  4263857  Harleston
- 2345786  Premier
  3528467  Premier
  5836274  Primrose
- 8657423  Countesthorpe
- 6782345
Repeat six times.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 896 each Primrose and Woodstock, 672 each Cheltenham, Countesthorpe and Harleston and 448 each Doncaster, Premier and Water, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at East Budleigh on 18 September 2006, conducted by Matthew J Hilling.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 120)
  2345678  Premier
  3527486  Harleston
  5738264  Woodstock
- 7864523  Primrose
  8472635  Countesthorpe
  4283756  Harleston
  2345867  Cheltenham
  3526478  Primrose
- 5678342  Water
  3725468  Woodstock
  7536284  Doncaster
  2347856  Water
  8462537  Primrose
- 4237856  Countesthorpe
  2745368  Countesthorpe
- 7568234  Premier
  5873642  Harleston
  8354726  Woodstock
  3482567  Cheltenham
  4236875  Primrose
  2647358  Cheltenham
- 6758234  Premier
  7863542  Doncaster
- 5678234
Repeat six times.
Fourth place bobs.

Contains 896 Primrose, 672 each Cheltenham, Countesthorpe, Harleston, Premier and Woodstock and 448 each Doncaster and Water, with 153 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at West Bridgford on 1 May 2007, conducted by Ian Butters.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   M  B  F  I  W  V  H  Methods            
(563742)     -     -           I.RG.
(63254)      -  -     -          TM.S.U.
(26354)      2x                  G.SM.
 46253    2                      U.S.RM
 23564    -  x        2     -  R.T.MG.TM.R.
 43265       -        -        I.RML.LTL
 64235                -  3     MR.LI.S.LU.T
(36245)               -        RM.
(643752)           -             I.
 52364       -  2  -        -    S.RISR.T.S.RI.
 35264                      -  LU.
 427365         -              G.M
 45236             -  -     -  GSL.TR.R.
 52436                      2  UI.S.
 64523          -  -        -  MLI.S.U.
(426735)           -           MG.
 45623       -  -           2    GT.S.RMLI.S.
(623745)  -              2     UG.G.UL.
 327645            x        -    G.U.
 732645                     -  IL.
 273645                     -  GSGURM.
 623745            2x          ISG.TU.U
 36524                   -  -  IR.T.
 53624                      -  UUMR.
 65324                      -  RMLM.
 24653    2           -        TTG.TRMLI.UUG.R
(45623)               2        MR.GISU.
 42356       -        2     -    U.T.S.ML.
 54326                -        LI.R
 637524         -              MLI.RU
(35642)            -           T.
 34256       -        2     -    RGR.T.GSISGM.TRM.
 23456                      -  TIGI.              
x=6ths place bob.

Contains 800 Redruth, 704 Montgomery, 640 Geelong, 608 Ilkley, Ullenhall, 576 Southall, Thetford, 512 Lithium, with 44 combination rollups, 145 changes of method, all the work.

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

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 234567   M  W  B  F  I  H  Methods      
 23564          -        -  I.UES.
 36245          -           BU.SB
 26435       2           -  EO.RRO.BEOIC.
 42635                   -  UCOE.
 34625       -              ROEUE.SEUCR
 56423    -              -  O.BEOI.
 45623                   -  UCU.
 64523                   -  SURS.
(425763)  -           -     CS.ICSB.
 54326          -  -          EC.SCIR.E
 23645    -  -              O.E.UUR
 64235       -           -  S.O.
 752346      -     -     -  S.IC.SU.
 275346                  -  IUSU.
 527346                  -  RCBSS.
 52364                -  -  ICB.RO.
(476325)        -  2        R.CIRU.RU.
 734526               -       IRCU.CC
 357246         -           BCIO.I
 35264                -  -  C.CUEUU.
 56234       2              U.URE.RE
(23456)      -     -  -     RERC.E.ORI.
 52436       -                CSBE.SBE
 42356       2           -  OIC.EOICSB.O.
 254763               -     BE.B
 572643         -           I.BU
 34256             -     -  SIOO.OICS.
 23456                   -  URCBS.       

768 Chesterfield; 736 Uppingham; 640 Eccleston, Springfield; 608 Runnymede; 576 Irthlingborough, Okeford; 480 Brentwood, 146 changes of method, 50 combination rollups, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 129)
 23456   M  W  B  H
(52436)     -        GGE.
 56234   2        -   GCC.ESL.EC.
 63542         -     PP.BFF
 53462   -  -  -     L.S.PES.BFB
 24365   -       [-] L.BS.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Bristol, Lessness (E) and Superlative and 576 each Belfast (F), Cambridge, Glasgow, London and Pudsey, with 137 changes of method.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 130)
  2345678  Bristol
- 4235678  Cambridge
  5728463  Pudsey
  8673542  Glasgow
  6384725  Bristol
- 8634725  Bristol
  3876542  Belfast
- 7386542  Superlative
  6432758  Lessness
  3674825  Pudsey
  4265387  Superlative
  5827436  Lessness
  2548673  Cambridge
- 5873264  Bristol
  7528436  Belfast
  2745683  Belfast
  4267358  London
  6432875  London
  3684527  Lessness
- 5836742  London
- 7358264  London
  5723486  Lessness
  2547638  Glasgow
- 5738264
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 each Bristol, Lessness and London, 672 Belfast and 448 each Cambridge, Glasgow, Pudsey and Superlative, 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 8 backstroke 87s.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Robert D S Brown
   2345678 Newlyn
 - 5786342 Whalley
   8537264 Richmond
   3825476 Richmond
   2348657 Northampton
   4263785 Whalley
 - 7642538 Claybrooke
   4756823 Huddersfield
   6273485 London
 - 4762538 Claybrooke
   6457823 Whalley
   5684372 Northampton
   8536247 London
   3825764 Richmond
   2378456 Claybrooke
   7243685 Claybrooke
 - 6472538 Northampton
   7654823 Whalley
 - 8576342 London
   7835264 London
   3728456 Chesterfield
   4263578 Chesterfield
   5684723 Northampton
 - 7856342
7 part.

Contains 896 Claybrooke, London, Northampton, Whalley, 672 Richmond, 448 Chesterfield, 224 Huddersfield, Newlyn, with 132 changes of method, all the work.
From Chandler's 23 methods.

5,280 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Albert J Pitman
23456  M  B  W  H   Methods    
23564  2     2  -  L.B.N.B.L.
52364           -  PWW.
65324        -     NNDD.W
35264        2  -  WP.B.L.
63254        -  3  LP.NNN.B.B.
45236  -     -  -  NNN.P.L.
24536        3  -  LD.SLL.B.CSP.
32546        -     LD.L
24365  2     2     L.B.C.B.L
53462  -        -  L.DL.
45362  3        -  PSC.B.LLS.DL.
64352        -  3  LC.W.B.B.
34562        2  -  LS.B.W.
65243  -     -     SPP.D.W
25463        2  -  WC.B.L.
42563           -  PDCCL.
32465     -  -     SD.BBB.W
56423  -     -  -  CNC.C.W.
45623           -  DCLSS.
64523           -  SSLCD.
25346  -     -     W.C.CNC
54326  -  -        W.BBB.DS
54263  2     2  -  L.B.WWWWW.B.L.
62345  -     -  3  W.C.W.B.B.
43526  -     -     W.C.W
63425  2           L.B.CW
52436  -     -  -  W.D.PPS.
62534  2        3  W.B.SL.B.B.
35426  -     -     W.C.CDP
42356        -  -  LC.L.
62453  2           L.B.PW
34256  -        -  W.DDNN.
23456           -  WWP.       

960 London, 928 Watford, 896 Bristol, 672 Cambridge, 512 Dorchester, 448 Pudsey, Superlative, 416 Lincoln (N). 121 com, all the work, 70 cru's. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1955, page 699) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (4–8 methods)

Noel J Diserens
23456    M  B  W  H   4 Methods            8 Methods      
45236          -  -   LS.CSC.              LC.CSP.
34256   [3]    -      LS.CSC               L.B.B.S.R
52643    -     -      L.C.L                L.Y.
46325    -     -      SSC.C.SSS             PRNC.N.YYS
62345          2      LS.B.L               YNPY.B.L
43526    -     -      L.C.CSC              L.S.R
32654    2  -         L.B.BBB.CS           R.B.BBB.CS
25346       -         SS.SC                YS.SC
54263    2     2      L.B.LLLLL.B.L        L.B.RLLLR.B.L
46532       -         CS.SS                CS.SY
32465       -  2      SC.BBB.B.L           SC.BBB.B.R
64523    -     -      CSC.C.L              R.S.L
34625    2            L.B.SL               L.B.YPNY
26543    -     -      SSS.C.CSS            SYY.C.
45362    -     -      L.C.L                 CNRP.Y.L
23564    -    [3] -   CSC.SL.              R.S.B.B.L.
53462    -            CSC.SL               PSC.CL
43265    -            CSC.SL               NCN.NL
52364    -        -   CSC.CL.              YYS.PR.
65324          -  3   CSCS.SSC.B.B.        RC.PPP.B.PPRCN.
35264          2  -   SL.B.L.              SL.B.R.
25634    -  -     -   CSC.CLCS.BBBB.       CNN.YPRY.NS.
24536       -  -  -   BBBB.SCLC.CSC.       SN.YRPY.NNC.
26435    2        -   L.B.LS.              R.B.LS.
64235             2   B.B.                 NCRPP.B.
52436    -        -   CSS.SCSC.            PPP.CR.
35426          -      LC.CSC               RP.SYY
23456          -      LS.CSC               LN.NCN           
Omit both blocks of [3] in 4 method peal which is a perfect palindrome.

The 4 method arrangement contains contains 1600 Superlative, 1536 Cambridge, 1056 London, and 832 Bristol, 111 com, all the work, and 39 cru's. The 8 method arrangement contains 640 each Bristol, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, 608 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N) and London, 120 com, all the work, and 59 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1969, page 677) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard I Allton
  12345678 Rutland
  14263857 Cambridge
  13527486 Rutland
s 21436578 Yorkshire
  26748153 Pudsey
  28573614 Pudsey
  23154867 Superlative
  24617385 Cambridge
- 26785431 Yorkshire
- 27531648 Lincolnshire
  21458763 London
- 27514386 Rutland
  21735648 Superlative
- 27548163 Lincolnshire
- 25863714 Rutland
- 27658431 Superlative
  28361745 London
- 27683514 Bristol
- 28763514 Pudsey
- 27314856 Pudsey
- 23456781
Repeat seven times. s = 3456.

Contains 1,024 each Pudsey and Rutland; 768 Superlative; 512 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London and Yorkshire; and 256 Bristol; with 143 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, including the treble.

Published in The Ringing World (2000, page 424).
Rung at Warsop on 19 February 1997.

5,376 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard I Allton
23456    V  B  M  W  I  H   Methods 
43652          -            R.YR
52436          2  -         NPN.B.S.B
234756         -     -      L.L.CCR
372546      -               PS.NS
532746            -     3   RS.R.B.B.
32465    -     -  -    [-]  Y.PC.Y.R
6 part. Omit [-] in alternate parts.

768 Bristol, Superlative, 576 Yorkshire, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, 384 London, 1152 Rutland,. 144 com, 60 cru's. 12 7468, 21 7568, 18 8765. Queens. For 5056 omit 3H and associated leads of Bristol in all but 1st part.

Published in The Ringing World (1999, page 92) and A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard I Allton
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods            
23564   2     2  -  PNY.B.RRLLR.B.R.
52364            -  RPCCP.
43265   -     3  -  NSY.C.B.CPRNC.L.
64235         -     LY.R
23645         -  -  RY.SNY.
36245            2  CYNSL.B.
32465         -  2  LY.R.B.
35264   2        -  SPN.B.SNNC.
34562      -  -  -  PC.BBB.L.
35642         -  2  BN.R.B.
26543   -        -  L.BY.
42635   -  2        L.BBB.SL.PP
35426   2     -     SNN.SPSRP.LLRRL.SYY
45623   -           PYC.SR
65324   -           R.CSCN
42356   -     -  -  YSY.S.R.
32654   -        3  YSN.LP.B.B.
62453   -           R.SCNP
34256   -        -  L.NYCN.
24653   -           R.PR
64352   -           L.PYPY
25346   -     -  -  SYC.Y.L.
32546            -  LCL.
53246            -  PNSCCNS.
24536         -  -  RC.L.
45236            2  CYPRP.B.
23456         -  -  LC.R.              

704 Rutland; 672 London; 640 Cambridge, Yorkshire; 608 Pudsey, Superlative;
576 Bristol, Lincolnshire (N). 136 com, 94 combination rollups, all the work.

Rung at Swaffham on 23 December 2001.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard I Allton
 234567    V   B   M   In  F   W   H   Methods          
 42356                             -   B.
 35426                         -   -   PNSY.L.
 52436                         2       CR.B.PNS
(254763)   -                   -       Y.L.
(64523)    2               -             CR.B.PNSY.
 647253        2           -             L.CR.B.P
(23456)            -   2               NSY.L.CR.
 35264         -                   3     B.PN.B.B.
(56342)        -                       SY.
(23456)    -               -             L.CR.
 63254                 2   -       3     B.PNSY.L.C.B.B.
 64352             2               -   R.B.PNSY.
 25346             -           -   -   L.C.L.
 32546                             -   LYR.
 53246                             -   SPSYPNP.
 234756            -   -           -   YCC.L.NCR.
 423756                            -   CSPSR.
 573246            -           -   -   R.C.CPP.
 357246                            -   RSL.
 275346                        S   S   NSYN.R.
 253746                        -   2   BC.R.B.
 325746                            -   NSSRS.
 342756            2               -   R.B.SR.
 372546        -   -                   CY.RYP.SR
 274536            -                   PNY.CR
 36245             -       -       2   L.NY.C.B.
 42365                         -   S   RY.NYS.
 43265                             S   CPPSR.
 62534             -           -       R.N.PPY
 63542         -   -                   NS.BPC.LY
 45236             -           -       L.S.NPY
 23456                         -   -   NCPP.R.          

736 Pudsey, Rutland; 704 Superlative; 640 Cambridge, Yorkshire; 608 Lincolnshire (N); 512 Bristol; 448 London.
144 com, 76 cru's, all the work.

Published in The Ringing World (1999, page 92).

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Neil R Aspland
23456    M  B  W  H   Methods       
42356             -   B.
62534    2  -     -   R.B.SPYR.CP.
45236   [-]       -   L.NPYS.
65432   (2            L(.B.NR
32546    -)    2  2   L.)C.YNRCS.R.B.
6 part. Omit [-] from alternate parts.

960 Rutland, 768 Bristol, 576 Cambridge, London, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Superlative, Yorkshire. 156 com, 144 cru's. Tittums.
Reduce to 5,056 by omitting parenthesized bobs and leads from one part.

Published in The Ringing World (1988, page 144) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Neil R Aspland
23456    M  B  W  H   Methods         
23564    2     2  -   SPY.B.RRLRR.B.YPS.
24365    2        -   NSC.B.CYNP.
32465             -   RYL.
34625          -  2   LS.YCC.B.
65243    -     -  2   L.LLRLL.L.B.
42356    -     -      CCY.S.R
54326          -      LY.SPP
62345    -     -  -   R.Y.NSP.
24653       -         CY.PC
45236       -     3   YN.NC.B.B.
26354    -     -  2   R.S.L.B.
53462    -     -  3   L.S.R.B.B.
36524       -         CN.NY
36245       -     -   CP.YC.
42563    -     -      PSN.Y.R
64523          -      PPSS.R
32546    -     -  -   R.S.L.
53246             -   LYR.
34256          2      PNYC.B.CSN
25346          -  -   RP.NSP.
26543    2        -   L.B.YL.
23645       -  -  -   NN.BBB.PCP.
63425    -  -     -   PCP.BBB.NN.
43265          2  -   LY.B.L.
52364    -        -   PSN.PR.
35264             -   RYL.
46253    -     -  -   R.C.R.
32654    -        -   SNS.NL.
65324          -  -   LN.SNS.
23456    -     -      R.C.R           

672 London, Rutland, 640 Superlative, Pudsey, Lincolnshire (N), 608 Bristol, 576 Cambridge, Yorkshire. 129 com, all the work, 78 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1988, page 312) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Oliver M Austin
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods
43652   -    (-  -) R.S.R.
35426      -        NP.BBL
64523   -        -  R.CR.
52643         -  -  RC.YYY.
10 part, calling (- -) in parts 5 and 10.

Contains 1600 Rutland, 960 Yorkshire, 640 Bristol, Cambridge, 320 Lincolnshire(N), London, Pudsey, Superlative, with 62 combination rollups, 119 changes of method.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Roger Baldwin
23456    M  W  H   Methods  
25634    2  -  -   R.B.Y.L.
26354       -  2   LC.R.B.
32654          -   RSR.
62534       2  -   LY.B.R.
36524       -  3   RS.R.B.B.
52364       -  -   LN.L.
35264          -   LNL.
23564          -   LCR.
56234       -  -   RP.L.    
5 part.

800 Bristol, 320 Cambridge, 1440 London, 320 Lincolnshire (N), 160 Pudsey, 1440 Rutland, 320 Superlative, 320 Yorkshire. 129 com, 72 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1964, page 232) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Robert D S Brown
  2345678 London
- 6423857 Cambridge
- 4357682 Bristol
- 5437682 Bristol
- 3547682 Rutland
- 6435278 Yorkshire
  5748623 Cambridge
  8273564 Superlative
  3624857 Superlative
  4567382 Yorkshire
  7852436 Yorkshire
  2386745 Lincolnshire
- 3645278 Rutland
  4326857 Lincolnshire
  6537482 Yorkshire
  7852643 Pudsey
  2483765 Pudsey
- 4365278 Rutland
- 2643857 Lincolnshire
  3567284 Lincolnshire
  7854326 Cambridge
  4286735 Rutland
  8472563 Cambridge
- 4263857
7 part.

Contains 896 Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Yorkshire, 448 Bristol, Pudsey, Superlative, 224 London, with 125 changes of method, all the work.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Robert D S Brown
 23456   M  B  W  H  Methods      
 52436         -     NCYC.YCP
 32645      2     s  SC.LN.NC.
 26453   s     s  2  R.P.L.B.
(56423)        s     BS.
 42365   s     -  -    YRSS.P.YNP.
6 part. Contains 960 Cambridge; 768 Lincolnshire(N), Pudsey, Superlative, Yorkshire; 384 Bristol, London, Rutland.  143 changes of method. 78 combination rollups inc 18 56s, 65s.  Backrounds.

Contains 960 Cambridge, 768 Lincolnshire(N), Pudsey, Superlative, Yorkshire, 384 Bristol, London, Rutland, with 78 combination rollups, 8 changes of method.

5,280 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

W Eric Critchley
23456    M  W  H   Methods  
43652    -         L.CL
56234    -  -      R.S.R
23564       -  -   LY.R.
52364          -   LCR.
36524       -  -   LP.R.
53624          -   RNL.
25634       -      LS.L
65324       2  -   RN.B.R.
26354       -  3   LY.R.B.B.
35264       -  -   RC.L.    
5 part.

480 Bristol, 480 Cambridge, 1600 London, 320 Lincolnshire (N), 160 Pudsey, 1600 Rutland, 320 Superlative, 320 Yorkshire. 145 com, 70 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1952, page 139) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

W Eric Critchley
23456    M  W  H   Methods
65432    -  -  -   R.S.BB.
46532          -   LYL.
53462       -  -   LY.L.
45362          -   LSR.
36452       -  -   RN.L.
64352          2   LNR.B.
35642       -  -   RP.L.
63542          -   RCL.
56342          -   LPR.
34562       -  -   RC.R.  
5 part.

480 Bristol, 320 Cambridge, 1600 London, 320 Lincolnshire (N), 320 Pudsey, 1440 Rutland, 320 Superlative, 320 Yorkshire. 120 com, 65 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1953, page 64) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

W Eric Critchley
23456    M  W  H   Methods
65432    -  -  -   R.C.BB.
64352       -  2   LY.R.B.
35642       -  -   RP.L.
63542          -   LNL.
56342          -   LPR.
45362       -      RN.L
36452       -  -   LS.R.
53462       -      LC.R
46532       -  -   LS.R.
34562       -      RY.L   
5 part.

480 Bristol, 320 Cambridge, 1600 London, 320 Lincolnshire (N), 320 Pudsey, 1440 Rutland, 320 Superlative, 320 Yorkshire. 129 com, 66 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1957, page 568) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Philip G K Davies
 23456    B  M  W  H   Methods       
 42356             -   NNYNNYS.
 42563    -        -   BBBB.SY.
 56423          -  -   LP.CPN.
 34625       -     -   SSP.RC.
 53246    -     2  2   RRL.BBB.SLR.L.B.
 54632       2  -  -   PSS.B.N.R.
 65324    -  -     -   PP.LPY.NYCC.
 36524             -   CPLSP.
(23564)         -      YCSC.
 46532       -  -  -    PNRN.Y.R.
 34562          -      RC.L
 54263       -         YYC.LRRRLL
 32465       -     -   L.SR.         
2 part.

768 Rutland, 704 London, 640 Pudsey, Superlative, 576 Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Yorkshire. 119 com, all the work, 60 cru's. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1976, page 426) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Philip G K Davies
23456    B  M  W  H   Methods   
23564    -        -   BBBB.PP.
56234          -  -   PPYN.PCC.
42635       -     -   CPC.CR.
45236    -     -  -   RRL.BBB.R.
24536             -   RPNNN.
65432       -     -   R.YCCY.
46532             -   SCSSSSS.
34562          -      YCSP.SNN
25463       -     -   NSN.RRRRRR.
42563             -   LYL.
52364       -         NYY.LRLLLL
43265       -     -   L.YR.
24365             -   NNPCYYY.  
2 part.

896 Rutland, 704 Lincolnshire (N), Yorkshire, 640 Cambridge, 576 London, Pudsey, Superlative, 448 Bristol. 87 com, all the work, 73 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1975, page 208) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,250 (5,090, 5,058) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Norman Smith and John H Fielden (arr)
23456   B  M  W  T  F  H  Methods    
54632      - (-)          R.C(.)L
24365      -  2        -  NNP.N.B.L.
43265         3        2  RY.B.B.L.B.
36452   -        s  s     SP.Y.B.C
53462         -*          YPSC.R
65432         -           RS.L       
6 part, calling (-) in alternate parts. Call s for -* in last part, with rounds 2 changes later.

Contains 960 Bristol, 736 London, 704 Rutland, 578 Cambridge, 576 Lincolnshire(N), Pudsey, Yorkshire, 544 Superlative, with 58 combination rollups, 146 changes of method.
For 5090 call sT sF and associated lead of Bristol in one part only. For 5058, omit in all parts.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Simon J Gay
23456    M  W  H
64352    -     -   L.BC.
36452          -   LNYPY.
53462       -      BC.B
24365    -     -   L.PYSC.
32465          -   LRY.
43265          -   PSSNR.
52364    -     -   R.BC.
35264          -   RNSPN.
5 part.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, London, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, Yorkshire, with 149 changes of method.

Published in The Ringing World (1995, page 981) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Graham A C John
 23456    M  B      W  H   Methods              
 42356                 -   RSCNP.
(54326)             -      RN.
(35642)       F/I           Y.B.
 25463       2         2    RLP.LC.BYSLP.B.
(274536)         V         P.
 32465       F/I/V  -  -    BN.RLS.BL.R.L.
 43265                 -   RYR.
 24365                 -   NPCYR.
 62345              -      PNCP.R
 52643       -      -      NS.RL.PYS
 52436       -         -   CN.BRL.
 42635    -                PCS.LP
 62534    -                YNC.BY
 52364              2  -   SL.B.SPS.
 35264                 -   YSPNR.
 62453    -         -      BRLC.Y.B
(25634)      -             CN.
 46532    -            -    BPN.BP.
(63542)             2      CL.B.
 23645    2                 NSLC.B.CR
 54632    -         -  -   L.N.YSN.
 35426       -         2   BPYRN.SC.B.
 43526                 -   CNSPNCS.
 63254    -         2  -   L.Y.B.L.
 32654                 2   PLR.B.
(53624)             -      YR.
 34256    -  2      -  -    YRSC.BL.SR.YRYN.CSC.
 45236              2      PSPY.B.L
 23456              -  -   NSPY.CNY.            

640 Bristol, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, 608 Cambridge, London, Yorkshire. 156 com, all the work, 92 cru's. Queens. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1988, page 1032) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Graham A C John
 23456    M  B  W  H   Methods         
 64352    -        -   R.CSSP.
 36452             -   SSLNN.
 43652             -   CYCLC.
 26354    -        -   R.NL.
 35264          -  -   CNSY.R.
 52364             2   PLL.B.
 32654          2  -   NR.PNLPP.YYY.
 63254             -   RNYNC.
 42356    -        -   R.SR.
(54326)         -      SR.
 64523    2             NRYP.B.PCPC
 32546    -     -  -   L.N.R.
(43526)         -      CNYC.
 36524    -        2    YRNN.CL.B.
 53624             -   PPLNC.
 26435    -     -      SPS.P.YYP
 24365          -  2   LS.BB.B.
 46532    -     2      BCSNRP.C.B.L
 53462          -  -   YR.R.
 45362             -   RSL.
 25463    2            BB.B.BN
 63542       2         PP.LP.CS
 42635       -  2      NC.BBB.B.B
 64235             -   CSRNP.
 53246    -     -  -   YLYSLY.BBBRR.CYC.
 23645    -        3   L.RP.B.B.
 25346    2        -   R.B.SR.
 34256          -  -   PSPS.YNS.
 23456             -   RPR.            

736 Bristol, Rutland, 704 Pudsey, 608 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative, 544 Yorkshire, 512 London. 130 com, all the work, 113 cru's. Queens. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1990, page 764) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Robert W Lee
 2345678 S
-3578264 RRR
-6427835 CC
-3582764 BC
-3526847 BY
-3564278 YRL
-6354278 LPPNN
-5634278 P
-6478523 YSSN
-6482735
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 Rutland; 672 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Superlative, and Yorkshire; and 448 each Bristol and London; with 104 changes of method and 25 combination rollups, all the work of each method for every bell, and Queens.

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

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Robert W Lee
-2345678 B
-4235678 BCYNR
-7863542 NS
-4256378 BLRLRR
-4267583 SSPNP
-7835264 YYCC
-7856342
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 Rutland; 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative, and Yorkshire; and 448 each London and Pudsey; with 125 changes of method and 41 combination rollups, all the work of each method for every bell, and Queens.

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

5,376 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Robert W Lee
23456  M  I/O/F  W  H  Methods  
36452  -            2  R.YL.B.
43652               -  LPPNN.
56234  -         -     R.N.B
42635  -    x       -  L.L.B.B.Y.
64235               -  CRSSC.
24365            2 (-) YSPC.B.R.
Repeat five times, omitting (-) from alternate
parts.

Reduce to 5,056 by omitting I/O/F and associated leads of Bristol from five parts.
Contains 768 London and Rutland, 640 Bristol, and 576 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 127 changes of method and 90 combination rollups, including 24 each 56s and 65s.

Published in The Ringing World (2003, page 425).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

John R Mayne
23456    M  W  H   Methods
65432    -  -  -   BB.S.L.
46532          -   LCR.
54632          -   RNL.
63542       -  -   LC.L.
56342          -   RYL.
35642          -   LNR.
64352       -  -   LP.L.
36452          -   RSR.
45362       -  -   RY.BB.
34562          -   RPR.   
5 part.

640 Bristol, 320 Cambridge, 1440 London, 320 Lincolnshire (N), 320 Pudsey, 1440 Rutland, 320 Superlative, 320 Yorkshire. 124 com, 65 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1968, page 396) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3)
23456  B  M  W  H  Methods     
52436        -     RS.L
42635     -        NYS.CL
35264  2           YN.LP.BBB
23564           -  RRP.
36245  -           CP.PC
24365        - [-] N(SSY).R.   
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Pudsey, Rutland and Superlative, and 576 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), London and Yorkshire, with 126 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by calling R for (SSY) in two parts; contains 832 Rutland, 768 Pudsey, 640 Superlative, 576 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire and London, and 512 Yorkshire, with 122 changes of method.
Both arrangements contain all 24 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, and 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

Published in The Ringing World (2003, page 424).
Rung at Boston, Massachusetts (Advent) on 26 January 2002, conducted by Donald F Morrison.
Rung in hand at Cambridge, Cambs (12 Victorial Street) on 25 January 2004, conducted by Andrew J W Tibbetts.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 44)
23456  B  M  W  H          
53462     s  s     R.C.L
53624  -        -  PS.SC.
62345     s [s] -  (R).N.L.
42365        s     BY.B    
Repeat eleven times, omitting [s] from parts six and twelve.
Replace (R) by YNP in any one part.

Contains 768 each Bristol, Cambridge, London and Superlative, 736 Rutland, and 416 each Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey and Yorkshire, with 145 changes of method.

Rung at Amersham on 28 May 2005, conducted by J Alan Ainsworth.
Rung in hand at Maindenhead (7 Laburnham Road) on 31 December 2014, conducted by Robert H Newton.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 72)
23456  W  B  H
56342     2     PY.NR.NS
65423     -  s  SY.BBL.
23546     2     BLL.CR.CP
43265  s  - [-] CSNP.SRN.CY.
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N) and Superlative and 576 each Bristol, London, Pudsey, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 143 changes of method.
For handbells: 5-6 are always either home or coursing.

Rung on handbells at Little Eaton on 27 October 2013, conducted by Simon Humphrey.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 73)
 23456   B   M   W   H
 35264   -               NY.(NC
 65423      [-]  s       P)SY.P.L
 56234   -           s   SN.BLR.
 63542   -               BLR.CS
(23546)      s   ss      L.P.
 32465   -           s    B.YCR.NY.
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Lincolnshire (N), London and Yorkshire and 576 each Bristol, Cambridge, Pudsey, Rutland and Superlative, with 161 changes of method.
Contains 18 each 56s and 65s, 9 each 8765s and 8756s, and a change of method every lead.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing parenthesized leads by one lead of of Rutland in any two parts; contains 768 each London and Yorkshire, 704 Lincolnshire (N), 640 Rutland, 576 each Bristol and Superlative and 512 each Cambridge and Pudsey, with 157 changes of method.
Especially suitable for handbells: 5-6 are always either home or coursing.

Rung at Newton Nottage on 18 June 2009, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 136)
 23456   M  B  W  H
(52436)        -     LC.
 42635   -            NRYC.PR
 23564      2     -  SY.RY.NY.
 35264            2  RCNCN.B.
 56342      -        CY.NY
 24365   -     - [-] R.C.R.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 1,152 each Cambridge, Rutland and Yorkshire, 960 Lincolnshire (N) and 192 each Bristol, London, Pudsey and Superlative, with 161 changes of method.

Rung at Frederick, Maryland on 21 October 2007, conducted by Donald F Morrison.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 141)
23456  B  M  W  H
42356           -  PCNSL.
34256           -  LPL.
65243     -  -  -  NPC.Y.BB.
32546     -     -  R.BN.
54326        -  -  BY.YLNSRS.
35264  -  -     -  PC.RYS.CR.
Repeat four times.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 144 changes of method, and is all the work for bells 2-6.

Rung at Keele (Woodlands) on 16 April 2008, conducted by Michael Wilshaw.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 156)
234567  M  B  W  H
54632   -     -     R.Y.B
432765  2  In       L.B.CSP.CSR
374625     -        YS.NY
524367     F     -  LPP.C.
23564      -        NC.SN
24365   2       [-] L.B.SR.
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from
alternate parts.

Contains 960 Superlative, 768 Cambridge and 576 each Bristol, Lincolnshire (N), London, Pudsey, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 150 changes of method, 18 each 56s and 65s, 21 each 7568s and 7658s, 15 each 8765s and 8756s, 12 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, queens, Whittingtons and back rounds.

Rung at Llanfeugan on 19 March 2008, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 408)
2345678  I  M  B  W  F  H  Methods        
42356                   -  CLR.
64352    -  -  -     -     BPNN.P.BL.YRR.P
56342             -        SCSC.YNY
7823456        -           SP.            
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 Pudsey, 672 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire)(N), Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, 448 each Bristol and London, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, 18 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, and 10 each 8765s, 7654s, 6543s and 5432s, with no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Sleaford on 26 August 2002, conducted by Richard I Allton.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 613)
23456  M  W  B  H  Methods        
35426     2        NPPS.NYRSC.L
56423  -        2  L.CL.B.
25463     -        SL.B
24365  a     - [-] S.PY.BRL.BB.PS.
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.
a = V,sM,sF.

Contains 960 each Bristol, London and Superlative, 768 Pudsey and 384 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire(N), Rutland and Yorkshire, with 143 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by replacing the first three leads with a single lead of Rutland in any two parts. Contains 960 each Bristol, London and Superlative, 640 Pudsey, 448 Rutland, 384 each Cambridge and Yorkshire, and 320 Lincolnshire, with 141 changes of method.

Rung at Burghill on 14 May 2009, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 872)
2345678  B  M  W  H  Methods      
34652       -     2* SNS.BY.B.
43526    -        3* YP.CLPNL.B.B.
23546          s     RC.L
2347586        -     RS.          
Repeat seven times, calling s for - half-way and end.
2* = s -; 3* = - s -.

Contains 1,024 Bristol, 768 each London and Superlative, and 512 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 144 changes of method and no backstroke 87s.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 873)
2345678  V  W  H        
274365   -        S.LYPN
245367   s     s  C.BL.
52436          -  RCYPN.
3257486     2*    RS.B. 
Repeat nine times. 2* = s -.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 159 changes of method and no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Stoke Poges on 13 June 2007, conducted by J Alan Ainsworth.

5,376 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 996)
  2345678  Rutland
- 6423857  Pudsey
s 3457682  Yorkshire
s 7482365  Cambridge
s 2465738  Lincolnshire
s 5438276  London
  3524687  Pudsey
  4857362  Yorkshire
  7682435  London
- 4876523  Bristol
- 7486523  Rutland
s 8574362  Superlative
s 4562837  Pudsey
- 5237486  London
s 3452678  Bristol
s 3542678  Lincolnshire
- 5278364  Rutland
  7532486  Lincolnshire
  2856743  Cambridge
  6483275  Cambridge
- 4375628  Superlative
- 3528467  Bristol
  2345786  Superlative
  5836274  Yorkshire
- 8674523
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 160 changes of method, and all the work of every method for every bell, including a plain, bobbed and singled lead of every method for every place bell for every bell.

5,376 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 997)
  2345678  Rutland
  4263857  Superlative
- 2357486  Lincolnshire
  7836245  Rutland
- 2378564  Pudsey
s 8364257  London
  6823745  Cambridge
  3485672  Rutland
s 8634257  Lincolnshire
s 4657823  Bristol
- 5467823  Bristol
s 5647823  Yorkshire
- 6723584  Bristol
  2657438  Cambridge
- 6738245  Lincolnshire
- 7845623  Yorkshire
s 5823764  London
s 2758436  Cambridge
s 8736245  Superlative
s 6745823  Pudsey
  5273684  London
- 6752438  Yorkshire
  2378645  Superlative
  8435267  Pudsey
- 4567823
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 160 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, including a plain, bobbed and singled lead of every method for every place bell for every bell, 16 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, Queens, back rounds, and no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Saddleworth on 16 September 2006, conducted by Andrew B Mills.

5,376 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 998)
  2345678  Rutland
  4263857  Superlative
- 2357486  Cambridge
- 3786245  Bristol
- 8376245  Superlative
  6435827  Yorkshire
- 4527683  Bristol
  2465378  Lincolnshire
- 4578236  Pudsey
  8356427  Lincolnshire
s 6327845  Cambridge
  7435682  Yorkshire
  5842763  London
- 7458326  Rutland
s 5374682  Lincolnshire
  4832567  Pudsey
- 8267453  Cambridge
s 7253846  London
  5782634  Rutland
- 6857423  Superlative
s 7823645  London
s 2678534  Pudsey
s 8634257  Yorkshire
s 4657823  Bristol
s 4567823
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 167 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, including a plain, bobbed and singled lead of every method for every place bell for every bell, 8 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, Queens, back rounds, and no backstroke 87s, with a change of method every lead.

Rung at Broseley on 4 September 2003, conducted by Paul Needham.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 3879)
  2345678  Pudsey
- 3578264  Rutland
  7325486  Yorkshire
- 3586742  London
  8375264  Cambridge
- 3564827  Bristol
  6385742  Bristol
  8673254  Bristol
  7826435  Bristol
  2748563  London
- 5427386  Cambridge
  7846532  Superlative
  6382754  Pudsey
  2534678  Lincolnshire
  4758263  Yorkshire
  8673425  Superlative
  3265847  Pudsey
- 2547386  Lincolnshire
  7856234  Superlative
- 8634725  Superlative
  4265873  Cambridge
  5723486  Lincolnshire
  3876542  Rutland
- 5738264
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 each Bristol and Superlative, 672 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire and Pudsey and 448 each London, Rutland and Yorkshire, with 132 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell. Also contains 10 backstroke 87s.

Rung at Burghill on 24 April 2009, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,021 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4659)
 234567   B  M  W  H
 52436          -       LY.CSN        |
 36524       2  -       L.NRR.Y.L     |
 52364          -  -    LY.BB.        |
 65324          -       BS.B          |A
 46325    -  -  -       CS.PRS.N.PPC  |
 24365          -       RC.R          |
 42356          A*
 43265          A
 34256          A*
 32465          A
(264735)     -    In    L.BB.
(235476)     -     F     P.CY.N
Round at the treble's handstroke snap.
A* = A, adding a bob Home at the end.

Contains 800 Rutland, 704 Bristol, 672 each Cambridge and London, 640 Superlative, 512 each Pudsey and Yorkshire and 509 Lincolnshire (N), with 130 changes of method.
Especially suitable for a twenty-first birthday, or similar anniversary.

Rung at Keighley on 12 February 2011, conducted by Adam R Crocker.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4660)
 23456   ½   W   1½  H                     
 42635   s   -   s   -    (L.B).(C.R).
 64235               -    PN(YS)R(SY).
 46532       -            C(SY)N(SP).P(YS)N
 63542   -   -            (S.Y)R.L
(36245)      -            R(YP).
 65243   s   -            (L.N).L
(54263)      2            (YB)CP.B.
 24365   s   -      [-]   (L.N).L[.]       
Repeat five times, omitting [-] from alternate parts.

Parenthesized method pairs indicate half-lead method changes. Contains 864 London, 768 Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, 672 Rutland, Yorkshire, 576 Superlative, 480 Cambridge, 384 Bristol, with 222 changes of method, 150 at the lead end and 72 at the half lead.
Reduce to 5,024 by replacing the 3rd and 4th courses of any one part by a one course (containing no bobs) called C(SY)N(SP)L Contains 864 London, 736 Lincolnshire(N), Pudsey, 640 Rutland, Yorkshire, 544 Superlative, 480 Cambridge, 384 Bristol, with 216 changes of method, 146 at the lead end and 70 at the half lead.

Rung at Boston, Massachusetts (Church of the Advent) on 22 May 1988, conducted by Edward J Futcher.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4878)
23456  B  M  H
64352     -  -  L.CYNP.
34256     -     L.BY
34562  -     -  CP.NS.
32546     2 [x] R.B.SR.
Repeat nine times, omitting [x]
from the end of alternate parts.
x = 16.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 159 changes of method.

Rung at Morville on 21 April 2012, conducted by Nicholas J Green.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4879)
 23456   O  I  V  H
 62345   -     2  -  NY.B.LY.BR.
(54326)  -  -  -     CS.C.L.
 53624   -  -    [-]  N.P.PSR.
Repeat nine times, omitting [-]
from the end of alternate parts.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 149 changes of method.

Rung at Amblecote on 23 November 2011, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6087)
  2345678  Superlative
  5738264  Cambridge
- 7864523  Bristol
  6758342  Bristol
- 5678342  Pudsey
  8462537  Pudsey
- 4237856  Cambridge
  7526483  Superlative
  6853742  Cambridge
  3482675  Cambridge
  2745368  Lincolnshire
- 7568234  London
  6725483  Rutland
  2647358  Yorkshire
- 6758234  Yorkshire
  8374625  Pudsey
- 3425867  Superlative
- 4567382  Rutland
  6435278  Pudsey
  5748623  London
- 6457382  Lincolnshire
  7842635  Rutland
  4768523  Superlative
- 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 each Cambridge, Pudsey and Superlative, 672 Rutland and 448 each Bristol, Lincolnshire, London and Yorkshire, with 126 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Contains all 7 leads of the course of Superlative with coursing order 8765432, 193 runs of four or more consecutive bells, either at the back or at the front, including 16 56s, queens, Whittingtons and back rounds.
Also contains three backstroke 87s.

Rung at Cambridge (St Andrew the Great) on 17 March 2012, conducted by Philip J Earis.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6377)
23456  M  B  H
35264     -      PS.SC
24563  -     s   L.BC.
24635     -  -   CN.BBL.
62435        -   RYPNP.
42536  -         L.YR
Repeat seven times, replacing the first
course by sM,sW (L.P.B) in two parts
half a peal apart.

Contains 832 each Bristol and London, 768 Pudsey, 704 Cambridge, 512 each Lincolnshire (N), Rutland and Yorkshire and 384 Superlative, with 135 changes of method.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6378)
  2345678  Cambridge
- 3578264  Superlative
  8654327  Cambridge
  4267835  London
  6482573  Lincolnshire
  2743658  Yorkshire
- 7358264  London
- 2573486  Pudsey
  3856247  Pudsey
  6487325  Yorkshire
  7245638  Rutland
  4762853  Lincolnshire
- 7253486  Rutland
  5742638  Superlative
- 7238564  Bristol
- 3728564  Bristol
s 3278564
Repeat nine times.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 139 changes of method.

Rung at Eardisland on 3 April 2014, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6379)
  2345678  Rutland
- 6423857  Bristol
s 6243857  Cambridge
  3527684  Superlative
  7854362  London
  5738246  Pudsey
- 7846523  Lincolnshire
  6283754  London
  8672435  Yorkshire
  2365847  Superlative
- 3547286  Cambridge
  7856324  Rutland
  5738462  Lincolnshire
  8672543  Yorkshire
s 2643857  Bristol
- 4263857  Pudsey
s 3257486
Repeat nine times.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 159 changes of method.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6380)
  12345678  Rutland
  14263857  Yorkshire
- 12357486  Rutland
- 14523678  Cambridge
  13758462  Lincolnshire
  18672345  Superlative
  12465837  Superlative
- 14537286  Bristol
- 13457286  Superlative
  17846325  Yorkshire
  16285734  Yorkshire
- 12534678  Pudsey
  14758263  Lincolnshire
  18673425  London
  17846532  Lincolnshire
  16382754  Superlative
- 13254678  Bristol
  15362847  Pudsey
- 13247586  London
s 41536278  Cambridge
- 45678123
Repeat seven times.
s = 3456.

Contains 1,024 Superlative, 768 each Lincolnshire and Yorkshire and 512 each Bristol, Cambridge, London, Pudsey and Rutland, with 143 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, including the treble.

Rung at Kingsland on 18 May 2013, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6732)
 23456   V  B  M  W  F  H
(25436)  -  s  -  s  s      C.N.P.Y.C.
 26435     B,V    s  -  2    L.L.R.S.P.B.
 36425   -  s        s  s   P.S.L.Y.
 42536   -  s        -  2*  S.N.R.C.B.
Repeat seven times, calling 2 for 2*
in any two parts half a peal apart.
2* = s -.

Contains 768 each Cambridge, London, Pudsey and Superlative and 512 each Bristol, Lincolnshire (N), Rutland and Yorkshire, with 151 changes of method and a call every lead.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6733)
23456  B  M  H
43652     -     NNS.RY
35426  -        YN.BBB
46523     -  s  R.LP.
62435  -        SC.CC
42536     -     L.RP
Repeat seven times, adding a
single Home half-way and end.

Contains 768 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N) and Rutland and 512 each London, Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire, with 111 changes of method.

Rung at Yarkhill on 3 May 2018, conducted by Darran Ricks.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6734)
23456  B  M  W  H
46352     -     s  NSC.BY.
25634     -  s  -  L.P.R.
62345  -  s     s  PC.BNY.YR.
35246     -    [s] L.SCNS.
Repeat seven times, omitting [s]
half-way and end.

Contains 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative and Yorkshire and 512 each Bristol, London, Pudsey and Rutland, with 151 changes of method.

Rung at Sevenoaks on 15 December 2018, conducted by Thomas F Lawrance.

5,120 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6735)
 23456   V   M   W   F   B   H
(24563)  ss  s       s   s       Y.B.SC.PC.R.
 64532       s   s           ss   Y.N.R.B.
(65234)      s   s   s   s       L.Y.N.L.
 42536       s              [s]   S.NCPS.
Repeat seven times, omitting [s]
half-way and end.

Contains 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Superlative and Yorkshire and 512 each Bristol, London, Pudsey and Rutland, with 159 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting three ss and associated leads of Bristol; contains 768 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Superlative and Yorkshire, 512 each London, Pudsey and Rutland and 416 Bristol, with 156 changes of method.

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6777)
    2345678  Cambridge
 -  3578264  Lincolnshire
    8654327  London
    5836742  Superlative
 -  8642573  Bristol
 -  4862573  Bristol
 -  6482573  Superlative
    2743658  Yorkshire
 -  7358264  London
    5723486  Superlative
 -  7386542  Pudsey
    6432758  London
    3674825  Rutland
 -  8736542  Yorkshire
    6472853  Lincolnshire
    2543687  Rutland
(-  6425738  Bristol
 -  2645738  Bristol
 -) 4265738  Yorkshire
    5328476  Cambridge
 -  3876542  Pudsey
    6482357  Cambridge
    2547638  Pudsey
 -  5738264
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 Bristol, 672 each Cambridge, London, Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire and 448 each Lincolnshire and Rutland, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,024 by omitting the parenthesized bobs and leads of Bristol from any two parts. Contains 768 Bristol, 672 each Cambridge, London, Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire and 448 each Lincolnshire and Rutland, with 144 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Burnham, Buckinghamshire on 3 June 2014, conducted by W John Couperthwaite.

5,152 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6968)
   2345678  Yorkshire
 - 3578264  London
   7325486  Lincolnshire
 - 3586742  Yorkshire
   6452378  Superlative
   2748635  Rutland
   4267583  Yorkshire
 - 2783456  Bristol
 - 8273456  Pudsey
   3526847  Rutland
   2385764  Superlative
   5634278  Lincolnshire
   4768523  Cambridge
 s 8723456  Bristol
 - 2873456  Superlative
(s 3856247  London
   5328764  Cambridge
   8634572  London
 s)3586247  Superlative
   6457328  Rutland
   5634872  Cambridge
   4762583  Pudsey
 - 7283456  Bristol
 s 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 Superlative, 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, London, Rutland and Yorkshire and 448 each Lincolnshire and Pudsey, with 160 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.
Reduce to 5,056 by omitting the parenthesized calls and leads from any one part; contains 896 Superlative, 672 each Bristol, Rutland and Yorkshire, 640 Cambridge, 608 London and 448 each Lincolnshire and Pudsey, with 156 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Aldershot on 25 September 2016, conducted by W John Couperthwaite.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 6968a)
  2345678  Yorkshire
- 3578264  Rutland
  7325486  Lincolnshire
- 3586742  Cambridge
  6452378  Superlative
  2748635  London
  4267583  Yorkshire
- 2783456  Bristol
  8247635  Rutland
- 6482573  London
  8654327  Cambridge
  4267835  London
s 6842573  Pudsey
  2783654  Rutland
  8267435  Pudsey
  7325846  Yorkshire
- 3546782  Bristol
- 4356782  Bristol
s 4536782  Superlative
  6852473  Pudsey
  2783645  Superlative
  3475268  Rutland
  7324856  Lincolnshire
- 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 Rutland, 672 each Bristol, London, Pudsey, Superlative and Yorkshire and 448 each Cambridge and Lincolnshire, with 153 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Winford on 14 February 2016, conducted by Robert Perry.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7207)
  12345678  Rutland
s 41628357  Bristol
  42136785  Pudsey
s 64182573  Rutland
s 86543127  Superlative
  83257614  London
s 58634271  Bristol
  53826147  Yorkshire
s 65843712  Pudsey
  63182574  Cambridge
  62714358  Yorkshire
s 46752831  Cambridge
  42371685  Lincolnshire
  41835267  Superlative
  45687123  Lincolnshire
  47263518  London
s 64578231  London
  67425183  Pudsey
s 56487312  Superlative
  57142638  Rutland
s 45678123
Repeat seven times.
s = 3456.

Contains 768 each London, Pudsey, Rutland and Superlative and 512 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, with 144 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, including the treble.

Rung at Burghill on 8 October 2015, conducted by Andrew L Mainwaring.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7358)
  2345678  Superlative
- 3578264  Pudsey
  8654327  Rutland
  5836742  London
- 7358264  London
  5723486  Rutland
  2547638  Pudsey
s 7538264  Bristol
- 3758264  Bristol
- 5378264  Superlative
  8634527  Cambridge
s 4627853  Superlative
  7563482  Lincolnshire
  3852746  Pudsey
  2486375  Lincolnshire
  6745238  Superlative
  5378624  Yorkshire
  8234567  Yorkshire
s 4267853  Superlative
  7523486  Yorkshire
  3856742  Superlative
  6482375  Cambridge
  2745638  Superlative
s 5738264
Repeat six times.

Contains 1,568 Superlative, 672 each Pudsey and Yorkshire and 448 each Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London and Rutland, with 133 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

Rung at Burghill on 13 October 2016, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,376 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard J Parker
    12345678 Bristol
 -  14235678 Yorkshire
    15728463 Yorkshire
    18673542 Lincolnshire
    13462857 Pudsey
 -  14257386 Cambridge
    17826435 Yorkshire
    16385742 Superlative
 -  13542678 London
 -  16435827 Bristol
 -  13645827 Cambridge
    15267384 Cambridge
    17824536 Pudsey
    14386752 Superlative
    16532478 Yorkshire
    12758643 Lincolnshire
    18473265 Lincolnshire
 -  14365827 Rutland
    16483752 Rutland
    18674235 Rutland
    17826543 Rutland
[-] 15278364[Bristol]
[-] 17528364[Bristol]
[-] 12758364 Rutland
 -  13527486
7 part.

For 5056 omit bracketed bobs and leads of Bristol in 5 parts. 1120 Rutland, 576 Bristol, Yorkshire, 672 Cambridge, Lincolnshire, 448 Pudsey, Superlative, 224 London. 108 com, all the work.

Published in The Ringing World (1967, page 635) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,280 (5,088) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Thomas Perrins
23456   B  H  Methods
42356   *  -  SY[L]PP.
42563   -  -  NY.YC.
54263      -  RCL.
65432   -  2  SN.PS.B.
10 part, in alternate parts
adding - at * and omitting [L].

Contains 960 Pudsey, Superlative, Yorkshire, 640 Cambridge, Lincolnshire(N), 480 London, 320 Bristol, Rutland, with 76 combination rollups, 144 changes of method. For 5088, omit 3H between parts when the substitution is not made.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Thomas Perrins
  2345678  Rutland
- 6423857 (Cambridge
  3547682  Lincolnshire
  7852364  Yorkshire
  2684735  Cambridge
  4365278  London)
- 2643857  Lincolnshire
s 3657284  Cambridge
  7864325  Yorkshire
  4285736  London
  8472653  Pudsey
s 2453867  Rutland
  5284736  Superlative
s 4236578  Superlative
  6728453  Pudsey
- 7853642  Bristol
  5768234  Bristol
- 6578234  Pudsey
  8354627  Superlative
s 4327865  Superlative
  7635482  Rutland
s 3476258  Pudsey
  6548327  London
  4635782  Yorkshire
  5862473  Cambridge
s 2873546  Lincolnshire
- 8346257 (London
  4823765  Cambridge
  3685472  Yorkshire
  5762348  Lincolnshire
  2478536  Cambridge)
- 4836257  Rutland
  3428765
Repeat five times, replacing each of the
parenthesized blocks of leads by a bobbed
lead of Bristol in four parts.

Contains 768 Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, 640 Bristol, Cambridge, 512 Lincolnshire (N), London, Yorkshire, with 136 changes of method, 62 combination rollups, 18 each 56s and 8765s at the back, and 12 each 56s and 8765s at the front.

Rung at Sydney (Darling Point) on 30 April 2011.

5,280 (5,088) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard B Pullin
23456   B  F  I  W  H  Methods    
35264   -              YY.PN
43526      -  -  2  -  NYR.B.PC.B.R.
54326               -  CSLSC.     
42563   -              YY.PN
34256      -  -  2  -  NYR.B.PC.B.R.
34562   -           -  CS.SC.     
5 part.

Contains 960 Cambridge, Yorkshire, 640 Bristol, Lincolnshire(N), Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, 160 London, with 139 changes of method. For 5088, omit one block of BFI and associated leads.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Marcus C W Sherwood
23456    M  B  W  H   Methods   
65432    -     - [-]  CNY.S.R.
65324       -     -   PP.CN.
53624    3        2   L.B.B.CL.B.
53246       -     -   PN.YN.
25346             -   RYR.
32546             -   RSPYS.    
6 part. Omit [-] in alternate parts.

768 Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Rutland, Yorkshire, 576 Superlative, Bristol, Cambridge, 384 London. 143 com, 102 cru's. Tittums.

Published in The Ringing World (1980, page 220) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Norman Smith
23456    M  B  W  H   Methods   
52436          -      RS.L
42635    -            R.CL
52364    -     2  -   NNP.N.B.L.
23564          3  2   RY.B.B.L.B.
36245       -         SP.YC
24365          - [-]  YPSC.R.   
6 part. Omit [-] in alternate parts.

768 Bristol, London, Rutland, 576 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Superlative, Yorkshire. 144 com, 86 cru's. Queens.

Published in The Ringing World (1964, page 288) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Andrew N Tyler
23456    V  M  B  W  H   Methods     
45236             -  -   RY.L.
52436                2   CSNRN.B.
42635       -     3      L.N.B.B.L
42356       2     2  -   R.LRP.C.B.R.
63254       -        -   YNN.PL.
32654                2   PYSSPNY.B.
32546          -     -   SY.PS.
43265          -     2   NS.CP.B.
52364       -        -   R.PL.
35264       -  -  -  -   R.PCRC.BBB.R.
23564       -  -  -  -   L.BBB.NLSC.R.
532746   -        -  -   P.L.YYS.
423756      -        -   CSC.NL.
234756               2   CYNYYPP.B.
372546         -         NN.CS
274536      -            YPN.RS
473526   3  -            Y.CLR.B.SC.CSPN
325746      -     -  2   R.Y.L.B.
573246            -  -   SCNN.YSC.
357246               -   NPNYYSC.
735246               -   CSYNNCP.
275346            -      RP.L
24365    2  2        -   P.YRL.PN.B.SL.
36245             -  -   SR.R.
62345                2   NLL.B.
25346       -        2   R.SL.B.
34256             -  -   SR.CYP.
23456                -   RSR.         

704 Superlative, Lincolnshire (N), 672 Rutland, 608 Cambridge, Pudsey, Yorkshire, 576 Bristol, London. 139 com, all the work, 85 cru's. Queens. Whittingtons. Tittums, 18 2468, 13 7468, 11 7568, 16 8765.

Published in The Ringing World (1989, page 768) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

John S Warboys
23456    B  M  W  H   Methods
52436          -      PYYS.R
35426          -      NR.R
42356          -  -   YL.SSP.
62453    -     -      CN.BBB.L
34256       -     -   YNS.BP.
52643       -  -      R.C.L
64523          -  -   LC.NPC.
5 part.

640 each Bristol, Cambridge, London, Lincolnshire (N), Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, Yorkshire. 129 com, 46 cru's. Queens . Tittums. All the work for 2 3 4 5 6.

Published in The Ringing World (1989, page 564) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

John S Warboys
23456   M  B  W  H  Methods     
42356            -  LSYPY.
63254   -        -  R.NYNP.
26354         3  -  SPCC.B.YRCNP.R.
32654            -  RNR.
42563   -     2  -  L.Y.B.SNS.
52364   -        3  L.CR.B.B.
43265   -        -  R.LP.
65432   2     -     R.B.N.L
65324      -     -  CC.SY.
43526   -        -  NSY.PXPC.
35426            2  YYRSC.B.
45236   -  -     -  L.BBB.SP.
34562      -     2  SN.SN.B.
53462            -  PYPCL.
26435   -     -  -  L.RLLLR.L.
64235            2  LCPYP.B.
64352      -     -  NS.NS.
46253      -  -  2  PS.BBB.L.B.
24653            -  CSRYY.
65243         -  -  CPXP.YSN.
54632      -        YS.CC
24365   -     2  -  L.N.B.R.
62345         -  3  PL.R.B.B.
34625         -  -  RC.L.
32546   2     -  -  SNS.B.Y.L.
53246            -  RNR.
25346   3        -  R.PNCRY.B.CCPS.
34256         -  -  PNYN.R.
23456            -  YPYSL.      

Contains 640 Bristol, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative, Yorkshire; 608 London, 576 Cambridge, Lincolnshire(N), 64 X, with 96 combination rollups, 138 changes of method and all the work. X = C or N; for optimum method balance, call as one of each.

Rung at Limehouse on 11 February 2002.

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 23456    5  M  W  I  4  B  H   Methods        
 23564       3           -  -   L.CCA.B.AC.BAC.
 275346   -                     C.BR
 45623                -         N.P
 65324       -                  R.RP
 35426       -                  L.SL
(23564)      -           2      R.AS.RC.
 56234          -           -    BR.L.
 25634                      -   SLR.
 62534                      -   NBAA.
(276435)        -  -     -      RC.NP.B.
(36524)               -          RLC.
 52364          -           -    N.L.
 357246   -                 -   S.AP.
(52364)            -            BCNBA.
 43265       -              -    RN.NL.
 24365                      -   ANBN.
 34265                      3*  PRNPC.B.B.
 32465                      s   LCL.
(64523)      -  -               L.P.
 54326       -                   SN.SL
(42563)   3              -      S.RALR.B.AL.
(672453)     -     -     -       BPS.L.RLC.
 35264                -     -    NBL.P.
 532746   -     -               P.SCS.B
(763524)     -     -     -      R.R.CSA.
 423756               -     -    B.C.
 342756                     -   ASS.
 243756                     3*  PCLCAL.B.B.
 234756                     s   CNA.
 372546                  -      NBN.PS
 42356                -  -  -   A.L.PAL.
 34256                      -   ASRN.
 45236          2               SR.B.L
(627354)        -     -         RP.P.
 24356             -     -  3*   AAPL.B.CP.B.B.
 23456                      s   NSPRS.         

640 Adelaide, 736 Bristol, 608 Cambridge, 736 London, 544 Brighton (N), 576 Pudsey, 640 Rutland, 576 Superlative. 143 com, all the work, 49 cru's. 3*=SBB. 6 course ends each of 5678, 6578.

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

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard G Crosland
 23456    M  B  W  H   Methods      
(52436)         -      RS.
 62345    -     2  -    CLSP.C.B.L.
 36245          3  -   RC.ACP.B.R.
 52643    -        -   R.NSSP.
 65243             -   LNR.
 26543             -   NAP.
 35642    -        -   L.PSPLA.
 63542             -   NBR.
 56342             -   LPR.
 23645    -        -   R.RC.
 64235          -  -   CNSC.SPLA.
 26435             -   NBL.
 43265          -  -   SR.CNBN.
 53462       -  -      CP.BR.L
 24365    -        -   AN.SR.
 32465             -   ARAS.
 63425          -      CL.R
 42635          -  -   PNBAP.SSP.
 56234    -        -   R.ACRPC.
 23564          -  -   LC.SLPA.
 35264             2   NBL.B.
 25634          2  -   RLA.CSA.R.
 62534             -   LSNPC.
 43526    -     -  -   R.C.L.
 54326             -   LAPN.
 56423    2        -   R.B.RRA.
 45623             -   NBL.
 64523             -   CSLNP.
 35426    -        -   L.NPCC.
 34256          -  2   ASA.SPLA.B.
 53246          -      RC.R
 23456          2  -   RASRPN.ASP.R.

608 Adelaide, 384 Bristol, 640 Cambridge, 672 London, 544 Brighton (N), 672 Pudsey, 864 Rutland, 640 Superlative. 146 com, all the work, 66 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1964, page 136).

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4952)
  2345678  Glasgow
- 3578264  Medway
  6482573  Superlative
  2743658  Lancashire
  7325486  Superlative
- 3586742  London
  8375264  Medway
- 5642378  Cornwall
- 3456827  Lancashire
  4632578  Cornwall
  5384762  Bristol
  8573246  Cornwall
- 2785634  Glasgow
  7523846  Glasgow
- 5346782  Buckfastleigh
  2784653  Bristol
  8267345  Bristol
  6832574  Buckfastleigh
- 4536782  London
  3475268  Buckfastleigh
  8267534  Superlative
  7324856  Medway
  5648327  London
- 3456782
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Buckfastleigh, Cornwall, Glasgow, London, Medway and Superlative and 448 Lancashire, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 4953)
  2345678  Glasgow
  3527486  Glasgow
  5738264  Buckfastleigh
  4263857  Cornwall
  8674523  Bristol
- 7856423  Superlative
  6283745  Medway
  4537286  London
  3425678  Superlative
  5748362  Glasgow
- 7856234  London
  5728463  Cornwall
  4235678  Buckfastleigh
  8673542  Bristol
- 7856342  Buckfastleigh
- 2345786  Lancashire
  3528467  Lancashire
  5836274  Medway
  7462835  Cornwall
- 8657423  Medway
  2374658  Medway
  5846372  Cornwall
  3425786  Buckfastleigh
- 6782345
Repeat six times.
Sixth place bobs.

Contains 896 each Buckfastleigh, Cornwall and Medway, 672 Glasgow and 448 each Bristol, Lancashire, London and Superlative, with 139 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 133)
 23456   M  B  W  H
 64352   -        -  MM.BME.
(56342)        -     MOB.
 23645   -        -   CGG.FC.
 32465   2  2  - [-] FLEC.ECL.OF.GB.LO.L.
Repeat five times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 768 each Cambridge, London and Medway and 576 each Belfast (F), Bristol, Cornwall (O), Glasgow and Lessness (E), with 149 changes of method, 15 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 12 each 56s and 65s, and 9 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 134)
  2345678  Cambridge
- 3578264  Lessness
  7325486  Medway
  8654327  Cornwall
- 3586742  London
  8375264  Cambridge
  5634827  Glasgow
  6452378  Glasgow
  4267583  Glasgow
  2748635  Medway
- 8356742  Bristol
- 5836742  London
- 7358264  Cornwall
  2547638  Belfast
  4265873  Bristol
  6482357  Belfast
  8634725  Cornwall
- 7386542  London
  8753264  Lessness
  5827436  Medway
  3674825  Cornwall
- 8736542  Bristol
- 3876542  Lessness
- 5738264
Repeat six times.

Contains 896 Cornwall, 672 each Bristol, Glasgow, Lessness, London and Medway and 448 each Belfast and Cambridge, with 146 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.

Rung at Burghill on 11 August 2011, conducted by Ashley C Fortey.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 135)
  2345678  Cornwall
  6482735  Cambridge
- 4235678  Cornwall
  6384725  Medway
  2547386  Cambridge
  7856234  Glasgow
- 8634725  Belfast
  3876542  Bristol
  7358264  Belfast
  5723486  London
  2547638  Lessness
- 6425873  Bristol
  2684357  Lessness
- 3826745  Bristol
- 2386745  London
  8273564  Medway
  6435278  Glasgow
  4567382  Glasgow
  5748623  Cornwall
- 6457382  Cambridge
  7842635  Lessness
  4768523  Medway
  2385764  London
- 7823456
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cornwall, Glasgow, Lessness, London and Medway and 448 Belfast, with 153 changes of method and all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard I Allton
 234567  M  V  W  H  Methods            
 352764  3  I        W.CSLOEG.B.W.CSL
(23456)     a        OEG.B.
 23564      B     -   W.CS.
 673542  2  c        OLSG.WS.W.B.OG
 32465      F     2  SSW.EO.B.
 63425   3     -     E.OECO.WC.C.L
 43265         2  -  CW.SSO.W.
 52364   -        -  L.CW.
 65324         -  3  OEE.E.B.B.
 35264         2  -  ES.B.L.
(372546) 3  -        L.WC.WC.O.
 472536  s            CC.LS
 372546  s           W.ES
(35264)     2        C.B.
(427365)    F        EG.
 647253     d        B.W.C
 427365     e     -  SLOEG.B.W.CSLOE.
 274365           2  CEE.B.
 52436      2  -     G.B.W.CSLO
 42356         2  -  EG.B.W.
 34256            -  CSLOEG.
 25346         -  -  CE.W.
 56342   -        2  E.EC.B.
(46352)     ss s     G.B.W.
 26354   s            OG.ES
 35642   s     s  -  L.S.OO.
 53246   2        2  W.B.CW.B.
 62345   -        -  W.ES.
 23645            2  OLCO.B.
 45236   2     -     E.B.OW.L
 23456         -  -  CL.CSC.            
a = B, F; c = I, B; d = I, F; e = I, B, V.

Contains 800 Cambridge; 736 each Cornwall (W) and Lessness (E); 640 each Cassiobury (O) and Superlative; 608 Bristol; 512 London; and 352 Glasgow; with 145 changes of method, all the work of each method for every bell and 77 combination rollups.

Published in The Ringing World (1999, page 942).
Rung at Bulwell on 6 March 1997.

5,184 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard I Allton
 23456   M  W  H  Methods   
 45236      -  -  WWLE.L.
 24536         -  OGO.
 53246      -  -  BEWEW.W.
 25346         -  CSLSG.
(46253) [2 (-)    E[.B.S.
 32654   -]    -   CGS.]CL. 
Repeat five times, omitting (-) from alternate parts.

Contains 960 Cornwall (W); 768 each Lessness (E), London and Superlative; 576 each Cambridge, and Glasgow; 384 each Bristol and Cassiobury (O); with 149 changes of method and 84 combination rollups. Reduce to 5,024 by omitting the [bracketed] calls and leads from one part without (-).

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

5,152 (5,024) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Richard I Allton
 234567   W  V  M  H  Methods      
 647253   -  -  - [-  EC.BG.SS.EC[.
 476253            2] B.LSE.]
(675243)        -     W.CSL
 4567823     x  -      G.B.OSC.OW. 
Repeat six times. x = B, F, I.

Contains 1,120 Superlative; 896 Cambridge; 672 each Bristol and Lessness (E); and 448 each Cassiobury (O), Cornwall (W), Glasgow and London; with 153 changes of method and all the work of each method for every bell. Reduce to 5,024 by omitting the [bracketed] calls and leads in one part.

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

5,024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Graham A C John
 23456  M  B  W  H  Methods      
 42356           -  SCGS.
 35426        -  -  WBWL.CLOG.
 54326           2  ECL.B.
 62345  -     -  -  L.S.SCC.
 43265        2  2  LS.B.L.B.
 24365           -  EWBWW.
 36245        -  -  LOL.E.
 23645           -  WS.
 64235        -  -  EC.L.
 26435           -  OCS.
 25634  2        -  E.B.WO.
 63254        -  -  BC.GCO.
 26354           -  ELC.
 35264        -  -  SW.L.
 56342     -        WW.GO
(45362)       -     SE.
 56423     -         GS.SS
 62534     -        CLO.BW
 52364  -  -     -  BB.EOGC.SS.
 63425  -     -     E.S.GSO
 42635        -  -  LS.W.
(34625)       -     WO.
 52643  -     -  -   GOLC.S.L.
 24653        2     CL.CLE.L
 65243        -  -  EC.L.
 26543           -  GGCO.
(64523)       2     CGGCG.WC.
 32546  -     -  -   SGG.C.L.
 45236        2  2  OGSOE.B.L.B.
 24536           -  OOEG.
 53246        -  -  WBBBE.L.
 25346           -  LWWBW.
 34256        -  -  EWLEW.E.
 23456           -  LEEEWE.      

Contains 800 London; 672 each Cambridge, Cornwall (W) and Lessness (E); 640 Superlative; 544 Glasgow; and 512 each Bristol and Cassiobury (O); with 137 changes of method, all the work of each method for every bell and 91 combination rollups.

Published in The Ringing World (1999, page 942) and A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods (2001).
Rung at Greasley on 21 May 1998.

5,184 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7344)
 23456   W  M  B  H
 35426      -  -     E.CO.EW
 53624      2     2  L.B.B(G.B.
 65324            -  LSL.)
(36452)  -  -        CW.GCG.
 24365   -  -    [-]  EO.OC.SOWOS.
Six part, omitting [-] from
parts 2, 4 and 6.

Contains 960 Cassiobury (O), 768 Cambridge and 576 each Bristol, Cornwall (W), Glasgow, Lessness (E), London and Superlative, with 149 changes of method.
Reduce to 5,056 by, in one part, replacing the parenthesized leads and calls by a plain lead of Cambridge; contains 960 Cassiobury, 800 Cambridge, 576 each Cornwall and Lessness, 544 each Bristol, Glasgow and Superlative and 512 London, with 144 changes of method.
Either length contains 21 each 56s and 65s, 18 each 5678s off the front and 6578s off the front, 12 each 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front, and, in the last course, queens and back rounds.
These methods constitute the "Nottingham Eight."

Rung at Northallerton on 28 April 2017, conducted by James W Holdsworth.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 7345)
 23456   B  M  W  H
 63452      s        L.WGC
 56432         -     CW.B
(43526)  -  s        CS.BCS.
 32465   -            BW.EOS
 65423      s  -     L.S.B    |
(42635)  -  s        CS.BCG.  |A
 24356   -       [s]  BW.EOS. |
 43256     4A
 34265      A*
 23456     5A      
A* = A, omitting [s]

Contains 1,152 each Bristol and Superlative, 832 Cambridge, 448 Cornwall (W) and 384 each Cassiobury (O), Glasgow, Lessness (E) and London, with 158 changes of method, 12 each 56s, 65s, 5678s off the fornt, 6578s off the front, 8765s off the front and 8756s off the front.
These methods constitute the "Nottingham Eight."

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8219)
 23456   M  W  B
 54632   -  -     W.EO.B
(43526)        -  LOC.
 24536      -      BW.L
 24365      - [-] CE.GG.SS
Repeat nine times, omitting [-]
from alternate parts.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury (O), Cornwall (W), Glasgow, Lessness (E), London and Superlative, with 139 changes of method.
These methods constitute the “Nottingham Eight.”

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8251)
23456  M  W  H
36452  -     2  W.SL.B.
45362     -  -  BWGO.GCO.
63254  -  -     E.C.L
54236  -  -  s  E.S.E.
35246     -     CW.L
Repeat seven times, adding a single
Home at the end of two parts half
a peal apart.

Contains 768 each Cambridge, Cornwall (W), Lessness (E) and London and 512 each Bristol, Cassiobury (O), Glasgow and Superlative, with 151 changes of method.
These methods constitute the “Nottingham Eight.”

Rung at Morville on 9 March 2019, conducted by Nicholas J Green.

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8221)
23456  M  B  W  H
42356           -  WOCLSO.
54326        -     CCSEO.L
25346        -     EG.E
32654     4        WE.GB.GB.BBO.SS
53624        -     CW.L
42635  -     -  -  W.G.L.
Repeat four times.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury (O), Cornwall (W), Glasgow, Lessness (E), London and Superlative, with 139 changes of method, and is all the work for 2 through 6.
These methods constitute the “Nottingham Eight.”

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8220)
 23456   M  W  B  H
(32465)  -  -  2     E.C.SLG.
 54263   -        -   BC.SEG.OWB.
 32546   -       [x] L.WO.
Repeat nine times, omitting [x]
from alternate parts.
x = 16.

Contains 640 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury (O), Cornwall (W), Glasgow, Lessness (E), London and Superlative, with 159 changes of method, and is all the work for 2 through 6.
These methods constitute the “Nottingham Eight.”

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8222)
  2345678  Cassiobury
- 5786342  Cambridge
  6472538  Cornwall
- 5764823  London
  6587342  Cornwall
  3826457  Bristol
  2348765  Cornwall
  7452638  Glasgow
  4273586  Lessness
- 5742638  Cambridge
- 7238564  Bristol
- 3728564  Lessness
- 5237486  Cassiobury
  8674235  Lessness
  7826543  Superlative
  6483752  Glasgow
  4365827  Cassiobury
- 5278364  Superlative
  8624537  Cambridge
  4367852  Glasgow
  3745628  Superlative
- 7528364  Bristol
- 2758364  London
- 3527486
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury, Cornwall, Glasgow, Lessness and Superlative and 448 London, with 160 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.
These methods constitute the “Nottingham Eight.”

5,152 (5,056) Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 679)
  (2345678  Bristol
s  2435678  Glasgow
   4527386  Lessness
-) 3245678  Bristol
-  4325678  Superlative
s  5378462  Cornwall
   4725638  Glasgow
   7543286  Superlative
   3856724  Cambridge
   6284375  Cornwall
-  3862547  Cornwall
   5673482  Cassiobury
   8234675  Cambridge
   4725863  Lessness
   2487356  Cassiobury
-  7563482  Lessness
   6745238  London
   4627853  Cambridge
-  6753482  Cassiobury
   8234756  London
   3872645  London
-  6738524  Glasgow
   7862345  Bristol
-  6782345
 Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury, Cornwall, Glasgow, Lessness and London and 448 Superlative, with 140 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.
For 5,056 call s for - at the end of the second part, and omit the parenthesized leads and calls from the third part. Contains 672 each Cambridge, Cassiobury, Cornwall and London, 640 each Bristol, Glasgow and Lessness, and 448 Superlative, with 137 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, and no backstroke 87s.
Either length contains 19 each 5678s, 4567s, 3456s and 2345s, 9 each 8765s, 7654s, 6543s and 5432s, and 8 each 5678s off the front, 4567s off the front, 3456s off the front and 2345s off the front.
These methods constitute the "Nottingham Eight."

Rung at Burghill on 6 December 2007, conducted by Frederick Shallcross.

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8223)
  2345678  Cassiobury
  7856342  London
  5738264  Cambridge
- 7864523  Glasgow
  8472635  Glasgow
  4283756  Cassiobury
  5637284  Glasgow
  6758342  Bristol
- 5678342  Bristol
  7536284  Cornwall
  2347856  Bristol
- 4237856  Cambridge
  7526483  Superlative
  6853742  Cornwall
- 7568234  Cassiobury
  3482567  Superlative
  2647358  Lessness
- 3426875  Superlative
  6745382  Lessness
  4637258  Cornwall
  2384567  Lessness
  8253746  London
  5872634  Cambridge
- 8234567
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury, Cornwall, Glasgow, Lessness and Superlative and 448 London, with 146 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, 158 runs of four or more consecutive bells at the back (99) or at the front (59), queens, back rounds, and no backstroke 87s.
These methods constitute the “Nottingham Eight.”

5,152 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8223a)
  2345678  Superlative
  5738264  Cambridge
- 7864523  Cassiobury
  2345867  Glasgow
  3526478  Superlative
- 5678342  Cambridge
  8462537  Lessness
  6854723  Cornwall
  7536284  Lessness
  3725468  Cornwall
- 4237856  London
  3482675  Cassiobury
  7526483  Lessness
  2745368  Cassiobury
  6853742  London
- 7568234  Bristol
  6725483  Cornwall
  4236875  Bristol
- 3426875  Cambridge
  6745382  Glasgow
  7568423  Superlative
  8253746  Glasgow
  2384567  Bristol
- 8234567
Repeat six times.

Contains 672 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury, Cornwall, Glasgow, Lessness and Superlative and 448 London, with 160 changes of method, all the work of every method for every bell, and 156 runs of four or more consecutive bells at the back (92) or at the front (53). Also contains 6 backstroke 87s.
These methods constitute the “Nottingham Eight.”

5,056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Thomas Perrins
23456   M  V  F  W  H  Methods
64523      -  -        G.ES.C
52463            s  -  LC.E.
42365   -              OO.WBBW
12 part, calling single for final bob in parts 6 and 12. Call SOWO for OO in part 1 only.

Contains 800 Cornwall(W), 768 Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury(O), Lessness(E), 416 Superlative, 384 Glasgow, London, with 134 changes of method. Contains 24 each 8765 and 8756 off the front. The Nottingham 8. Uxbridge may be rung for Lessness

5,120 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

Donald F Morrison (no. 8252)
 23456   M  B  W  H
 52364      -     2   WE.CS.B.
 52643      -     -   OEC.WL.
(64325)  -     2*     L.Y.B.
 23546   s     -  s    OS.S.E.
 42536         -      YW.L
Repeat seven times, adding a single
Home at the end of two parts half
a peal apart.
2* = s -.

Contains 768 each Cornwall (W), Lessness (E), London and Superlative and 512 each Bristol, Cambridge, Cassiobury (O) and Yorkshire, with 143 changes of method, 20 65s, 18 8765s off the front, 12 each 56s, 5678s off the front and 8756s off the front, 6 each 7568s and 6578s off the front, 132 runs of four or more consecutive bells either at the back (64) or at the front (68), queens and back rounds.

5,184 Spliced Surprise Major (8 methods)

David W Beard
23456    M  W  H   Methods 
64352    -     -   R.NL.
45236    -  2      E.S.B.L
26354    -  -  2   L.S.L.B.
43652    -     -   E.CR.
52436    2  -      E.B.Y.E
35426       -      RC.R
45623    -    (-)  R.YR.
32654    -  -  -   R.N.R.  
6 part. Omit (-) from alternate parts.

576 Bristol, 384 Cambridge, 768 Ealing, 768 London, 384 Lincolnshire (N), 1536 Rutland, 384 Superlative, 384 Yorkshire. 138 com, 120 cru's.

Published in The Ringing World (1953, page 326) and A Collection of Compositions of Spliced Surprise (1996).