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.