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.