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.