Compositions of Bristol Surprise Major

Bristol Surprise Major

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5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 4/I W H 23456
      2 1 43526
      2 2 25346
2  x  1   52364
   a      26543
2       1 23645

Repeat twice. a = M,S3,S5,H in 1st & 3rd parts, bob before in 2nd part

Music: 144 crus, 12 8765s, 8756s, 38 LB4
Off front: 17 8765s, 11 5678s, 9 8756s, 7 6578s, 46 LB4 inc 16 2345s, 12 1234s, 4321s

Rung at Backwell, 4 June 2002

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 4/I W H 23456
      2 1 43526
      2 2 25346
2  x  1   52364
   a      26543
2       1 23645

Repeat twice. a = bob before in 1st part; SB,B,4th,S3rd in 2nd part; M,S3,S5,H in 3rd part

Music: 144 crus, 12 8765s, 8756s, 38 LB4
Off front: 18 8765s, 12 5678s, 11 8756s, 7 6578s, 46 LB4 inc 16 2345s, 12 1234s, 4321s

Rung at Backwell, 7 October 2005

5120 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3/5 B 4/I W H 23456
            2 1 43526
  SS        1 2 23564
            2 1 53624
         3  1 2 23645
            2   34625
  SS        1 1 46253
2        x    2 32465
            2 1 42635
         3  1 2 32654
            2   25634
      -       2 32546
            2   24536
  SS        1 1 45362
2        x    2 23456

Music: 132 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 12 8765s, 58 LB4 inc 24 3456s, 16 5432s
Off front: 22 8756s, 17 8765s, 15 5678s, 12 6578s, 46 LB4 inc 14 2345s, 12 1234s, 4321s

Rung at Heptonstall, 5 July 2014, conducted by George H Campling

5120 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I V W H 23456
            2   35426
       x        43652
S           S   53624
       x        65432
1           2 2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S     36452
2      x      2 24365
            2   46325
       x        34562
1 In      1 1   64523
       x        56342
2   -         2 42635
            2   23645
  S       S     45362
2      x      2 23456

Music: 88 crus inc 24 56s, 65s & 46s, 90 LB4 inc 24 3456s & 6543s
Off front: 14 8765s & 8756s, 8 5678s & 6578s, 72 LB4

Rung at Winford, 3 June 2010

5024–5184 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 5 4 I W H 23456
            2 34256
          1 2 32546
          2   24536
  S S     1 1 45362
          1 1 36452
2     - -   2 24365
          1 2 23645
          2   34625
1    a        56342
1     -   b c 357246
     d      1 43526
  S           273546
2   S     1 1 25463
    S         274635
2   S         35264
      - -     23456

a = 4,I (a1) or S4,I,SB (a2) or S4,I,B,S4,I (a3)
b = SW,W (b1) or W,W,SW (b2) or W,SW,W,W (b3)
c = H,H,SH (NOT SH,H or H,SH,H,H as both make the composition false!)
d = I,4,I (d1) or I,S4,SB,B (d2) or I,S4,B,4,S3 (d3)

Available options for a and b (Note: a1/b1/d1 gives 4992!)

Length3456sLB47468s
a1/b25024126812
a1/b35056126815
a2/b150241672 9
a2/b25056167212
a2/b35088167215
a3/b150882480 9
a3/b25120248012
a3/b35152248015

Replacing d1 with d2 adds 1 lead to length and gives 8 extra 6543 runs at back, d3 adds 2 leads and gives 12 extra 6543 runs, including both 876543s

Music: all versions, 89 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 20 5432s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 1234s, 4321s
Off front: 17 5678s, 8765s, 16 6578s, 14 8756s, 62 LB4 inc 16 1234s, 4321s, 2345s

Rung as 5024 (a2/b1/d1) at Barrow Gurney, 10 November 2007
Rung as 5056 (a2/b1/d2) at Winford, 1 March 2008
Rung as 5088 (a2/b1/d3) at Yatton, 19 April 2008

5024–5152 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W H 23456
            2 34256
          1 2 32546
          2   24536
  S     S     36452
2   x -     2 24365
          2 1 34625
1    a        56342
1   x     b c 357246
     d      1 43526
  S           273546
2       S 1 1 25463
        S     274635
2   S     2   23645
  S     S     45362
1         1   63254
1             23456

a = S4,I,SB (a1) or S4,I,B,S4,I (a2)
b = SW,W (b1) or W,W,SW (b2) or W,SW,W,W (b3)
c = H,H,SH (NOT SH,H or H,SH,H,H as both make the composition false!)
d = I,S4,SB,B (d1), I,S4,B,4,S3 (d2) or I,S4,B,S4,I,B (d3)

Available options for a, b, d (Note: a1/b1/d1 gives 4992)

Length3456s6543sLB47468s
a1/b1/d250241616809
a1/b2/d1502416127612
a1/b2/d2505616168012
a2/b1/d150562412849
a2/b2/d1508824128412
a2/b1/d250882416889
a2/b2/d2512024168812

Replacing b2 by b3 adds 32 changes and gives 3 extra 7468s
replacing d2 by d3 adds 32 changes and gives 4 extra 6543s

Music (all versions): 81 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 20 46s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 16 2468s inc Queens
Off front: 17 5678s, 8765s, 16 8756s, 6578s, 58 LB4

Rung as 5024 (a1/b1/d2) at Bristol Cathedral, 24 August 2008

5024, 5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W H  23456
            2    35426
    -         2  23564
            2 1  53624
       3    1 2  23645
            2 1  63425
1 S              273546
2         S      46253
2      x      2  32465
            2 1  42635
       3   (1 2  32654
    -         1) 32546
            2    24536
  S       S 1 1  45362
2      x      2  23456

For 5056 call WW H 25634, B HH 32546 instead of bracketed calls

Music:
5024: 119 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 17 46s, 24 8765s, 62 LB4 inc 24 3456s
5056: 111 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 21 46s, 24 8765s, 62 LB4 inc 24 3456s, tittums
Off front (both versions): 19 5678s, 8756s, 17 8765s, 14 1234s, 4321s, 2345s, 7 6578s

Rung as 5024 at Heptonstall, 26 May 2008, conducted by George H Campling

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 4 B I 5 W  H  23456
             2  34256
          1  2  32546
          2  1  52436
          1  1  43526
  S3            273546
2       S       46253
2 -   -      2  32465
          2  1  42635
          2  2  36245
  -       3* 3* 357246
      -      1  35264
2       S       473625
2    a    1     54326
2    b    1     63254
1               23456

3* = BBS, a = 4,S3,4,B; b = 4,I,SB,B,4,SB

Music: 104 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 22 46s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 60 LB4 inc 24 3456s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 12 7468s
Off front: 18 8765s, 16 8756s, 14 5678s, 12 6578s, 54 LB4

Rung at Campton, 13 December 2008, conducted by George H Campling

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W H 23456 
     A      2 1 43526
  S         1 1 352746
            1 1 273546
2         S 1   54263
2   -       2 2 23645
            2   34625
  S       S 1 1 46253
2      x      2 32465 
            2 1 42635
  S             372645
2         S 1   64352
1           1 2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2      x      2 23456 

A = B,S4,SB,B

Music: 95 crus inc 24 56s, 65s & 21 46s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 60 LB4, 8 7468s, 6 2468s inc Queens, Whittingtons
Off front: 21 8765s, 22 8756s, 17 5678s, 20 6578s, 60 LB4

Rung at Selly Oak, 10 March 2007

5024, 5056, 5088 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4 I 5 W H 23456
            2 2 54326
2     x -      (56342)
      x -     1 23564
            2 1 53624
       a    1 2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2     x -     2 32465
       b    2   26435
    -       1 1 25634
    -         2 32546 A
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2     x -     2 23456

a = 4,I,S4,SB; b = B,S4,SB,B; A may also be called MM H 25634, B HH 32546 (5088, includes reverse tittums) or B HH 32654 B H 32546 (5024, 115 crus, 17 46s & no tittums)

Music: 107 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s; 24 8765s, 3456s, Tittums, 64 LB4
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 17 8756s, 6 6578s, 54 LB4

Rung as 5056 at St Stephen's Bristol, 30 October 2006

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4 I 5 W H 23456
      x -   2 2 36245
2   -           64523
  S       S 2   35426
    -         2 23564
1     x -       45236
2   -           53624
1           2 2 24365
      x -     2 25346
2     x -      (26354)
      x -      (32465)
      x -       43526
  S             273546
2         S     46253
2     x -      (43265)
      x -       24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2     x -     2 23456

Music: 112 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s, 45s, 16 64s; 24 8765s, 66 LB4, inc 16 3456s, 5432s, 12 2345s
Off front: 17 8765s, 21 5678s, 13 8756s, 3 6578s, 8 7568s, 64 LB4

5024–5216 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4 I 5 W  H 23456
      x -   2  2 36245
2   a            64523
  S       S 2    35426
    -          2 23564
    - x     b    357246
 In -       1  1 54263
  S       S 2  2 24365
      x -      2 25346
2     c          43526
  S              273546
2         S      46253
2     x -       (43265)
      x -        24536
  S       S 1  1 45362
2     x -      2 23456

a = B (a1) or SB,B,4,S3 (a2); b = W (b1), SW,W, SH,H (b2) or SW,W, H,H,SH (b3) c = S4,SB,4,I (c1) or 4,I,4,I,4,I (c2)

Music: 110 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s, 45s, 14 64s; 24 8765s, 4(b1), 12(b2) or 16(b3) 2468s inc Queens; 6(b1) or 12(b2, b3) 7468s, 52(a1) or 64(a2, inc 20 3456s) LB4
Off front: 17 8765s, 19 (c1) or 21 5678s (c2), 14 (c1) or 13 (c2) 8756s, 4 (c1) or 3 (c2) 6578s

Available options for a, b and c (Not a1/b1/c1, a1/b1/c2)

Length
a1/b2/c1 5024
a1/b3/c15056
a1/b2/c25088
a1/b3/c25120
a2/b1/c15024
a2/b2/c15120
a2/b3/c15152
a2/b1/c25088
a2/b2/c25184
a2/b3/c25216

Rung as 5120 (a1/b3/c2) at Bristol Cathedral, 8 April 2006

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W H 23456
       A    2   35426
    -         2 23564
            2 1 53624
  S       S 1 2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2      x      2 32465
       A    2 1 42635
  S       S 1 2 32654
            2   25634
    -         2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2      x      2 23456

A = B,S4,SB,B

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46, 64s, 24 8765s, 44 LB4
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 19 8756s, 11 6578s, 52 LB4

Rung at Yatton, 24 May 2003

5024, 5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I B W H 23456
          2   35426
    x -     1 64352
1         1 2 32546
  S           472536
2   S     2   43526
1   x -   1   36452
2   x -     2 24365
          2   46325
    x -     1 53462
    S - S   2 52436
1 S           372645
2   S     2   34625
1   x -   1   45362
2   x -     2 23456

Music: 75 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 92 LB4 inc 24 3456s, 6543s
Off front: 17 8765s, 13 8756s, 9 5678s, 6578s, 78 LB4 inc 16 1234s, 4321s, 3456s

An alternative ending (5056) to this composition is to call the final course 2M,S4,SB,B,2H; this can be reduced to 5024 by calling 4,I instead of S4,I,SB in 53462 to avoid the use of 3 consecutive calls. This version has 15 8765s, 18 8756s, 10 6578s off the front but the music is otherwise the same (4 less 2345s in 5024).

Rung as 5024, using alternative ending, at Ditcheat, 31 January 2009

5024–5152 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B 4  I V W H  23456 
           2 1  43526
           2 2  25346
2   x    1 a b  357246
       -     2  23564
           2 1  53624
           2 2  26354
2   x  -   1 2  23645
           2    34625
       -     2  234756
         1 1 2  24365
2            1  25463
2 - SS   2      725364
       -   2    347265
       -     2  23456 

a = BS (a1), SBB (a2) or BBSB (a3); b = SB (b1), BBS (b2) or BSBB (a3)
Any combination of a & b can be used, a1/b1 gives 5024 with 9 7468s, 12 2468s, each additional lead adds 32 changes and 3 7468s (a) or 4 2468s (b)

Music (all versions): 135 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 64s, 24 8765s (all at backstroke), 7568s, 40 LB4, Queens
Off front: 14 8765s, 10 5678s, 9 8756s, 1 6578s, 68 LB4 inc 18 1234s, 4321s, 21 2345s

Rung as 5120 at Barrow Gurney, 15 June 2000, and 5152 at Clevedon, 7 October 2000

5024–5184 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I V W H 23456
          2   35426
     a      1 64352
1         1 2 32546
  S           472536
2   S     2   43526
1   x -   1   36452
2   x -     2 24365
          1 2 23645
          2   34625
1   x -      (56342)
    x -     1 23564
1    a      2 52436
1 S           372645
2       S     45362
2    b      2 23456

a = S4,I,SB, b = S4,SB,B (5056). Any one a or b may be called 4,I to give 5024. Either or both a's may be called S4,I,B,S4,I or 4,S3,4,I,SB. If both a's are lengthened there are 24 6543s and 2345s all at backstroke.

Music (5056): 95 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 94 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 20 8756s, 16 6578s, 15 8765s, 9 5678s, 68 LB4

Rung as 5056 at Bristol Cathedral, 7 February 2009

5056–5248 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I V W H 23456
          2   35426
     a      1 64352
1         1 2 32546
  S           472536
2   S     2   43526
1   x -   1   36452
2   x -     2 24365
          1 2 23645
          2   34625
1   x -      (56342)
    x -     1 23564
1    b      2 52436
1     -     c 342756
     d        45362
2   x -     2 23456

a = 4,I (a1) or S4,I,SB (a2) or S4,I,B,S4,I (a3),
b = S4,I,SB (Not 4,I which is false!),
c = H,H (c1) or SH,H,SH (c2) or SH,H,H,SH,H (c3)
d = SB,B,SV.
Any choice of a or c may be made giving lengths between 5056 and 5248.

Music (5120, a2/c2): 95 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 21 46s, 24 8765s, 16 7568s, 98 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 17 8765s, 15 8756s, 11 6578s, 9 5678s, 76 LB4

This is a variation of the previous composition giving 7568s instead of 7865s. The extra calls at `a' add 6543s, those at `c' add 7568s, a2/c2 maximises the number of runs, both front and back, without resorting to more than 3 consecutive calls.

Rung as 5120 at Larkhall, Bath, 10 February 2011

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B 4  I V W  H  23456
           2  1  43526
           2  2  25346
2             1  26543
2   x      3* 3* 357246
       -         52364
1 -              26354
2   x  -   1  2  23645
           2     34625
       -      2  234756
         1 1  2  24365
2             1  25463
2 - SS   2       725364
       -   2     347265
       a      2  23456

a = I,B,S4,SB,B. 3* = BBS

Music: 104 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s & 46s, 24 8765s, 7568s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 12 7468s, 40 LB4
Off front: 15 8765s, 16 8756s, 13 5678s, 4 6578s, 62 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 20 February 1999

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I V W H 23456
      2 2 54326
  -   1   745263
    2 1 1 537264
    1     547362
  -   2 2 25346
2       1 26543
2 - 1   2 23645
      2 1 63425
      2 2 24365 A
2       1 25463
2 - 1   2 23564
    A     23456

Music: 144 crus, 24 8765s, 12 8756s, 6 2468s inc Queens & Kings, 32 LB4
Off front: 8 5678s, 6 8765s, 3 8756s, 1 6578s, 66 LB4

Rung at St Mark's, Swindon, 31 December 1979

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I V W H 23456
       a    2   35426
    -         2 23564
            2   36524
    -         2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2      x      2 32465
       a    2   26435
    -         2 32654
            2   25634
2           2 2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2      x      2 23456

a = B,S4,SB,B

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 24 8765s, 44 LB4
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 16 8756s, 6 6578s, 50 LB4

Rung at St Mary's Reading, 1 September 1996

A earlier variant of this (also 5024) had the first 'a' called B,4,S3,4,B,4,S3 and the second 'a' called B,S4,B,4,S3 and the 2M, 2W from 25634 replaced with a bob before. This gives 52 LB4 at back and 48 off front with 21 each 5678s and 8765s, 15 8756s & 7 6578s off front.

Rung at Dursley, 20 January 1996

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 4 I W  H  23456
      2  1  43526
      2  2  25346 A
2        1  26543
2 x   3* 3* 357246
    -    2  23564
     A      24653
  x -    2  23645
     A      25463
2 x   4*    347265
    -    2  23456

3* = BBS, 4* = SBBS

Music: 142 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s, 20 7568s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 13 7468s, 12 8765s & 8756s, 32 LB4
Off front: 12 8765s, 4 5678s, 3 8756s & 6578s, 62 LB4

Rung at All Saints, Bristol, 5 November 1995

5024–5184 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B  4 5  W  H   23456
               2   34256
            1  2   32546
            2      24536
  S      S         36452
2           1      52364
1              2   24365
         SB    BSB 234756
    SB             372645
2      S    2      34625
1      a           56342
1      x    SB BBS 357246
   I,S4 b      1   43526
  S                273546
2        S  1  1   25463
2           1      63254
1                  23456

a = 4,I (a1) or S4,I,SB (a2) or S4,I,B,S4,I (a3) (each extra lead adds 32 changes and 4 3456s)
b = SB,B (b1) or B,4,S3 (b2) or B,S4,I,B (b3) (each extra lead adds 32 changes and 4 6543s)

Music (for 5024 a1/b1): 81 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 20 46s; 24 8765s & 8756s; 16 7568s & 2468s inc Queens, 9 7468s; 70 LB4 inc 16 5432s, 12 3456s & 6543s
Off front: 18 8765s & 5678s, 12 8756s, 10 6578s, 70 LB4

Rung as 5088 (a2/b2) at St John's Glastonbury, 1 January 2011

5024–5088 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W  H   23456
             2   34256
          1  2   32546
          2      24536
  S     S        36452
2   x -      2   24365
          1  1   36245
2    a    BS BBS 357246
     b       1   43526
  S              273546
2       S    2   62453
1    c    2      42635
      -      SBS 342756
    SB,B         473625
2       S        25463
2   x -          23456

a = B,4,S3,4,I, S4, B
b = I, S4, SB,B (5024) or I, S4, B,4,S3 (5056) or I, S4, B,S4,I,B (5088)
c = S4,I,SB

Music (5088): 82 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 21 46s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 16 7568s & 2468s inc Queens, 9 7468s, 100 LB4 (96 in 5056, 92 in 5024)
Off front: 21 8765s, 19 5678s, 14 8756s, 12 6578s, 60 LB4

Rung as 5088 at Alverstoke, 27 April 2011

5024–5152 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 4 I 5 W H 23456
        2 1 43526
        2 2 25346
2         1 26543
2 x     a b 357246
    -     2 23564
        2 1 53624
        2 2 26354
2     S     472536
2     S   2 64352
2 x -     2 23645
        2 1 63425
        2 2 24365
1   - 1     45362
2 x -     2 23456

a = SW,W (a1) or W,W,SW (a2) or W,SW,W,W (a3) (each extra lead adds 32 changes and 3 7468s)
b = SH,H (b1) or H,H,SH (b2) or H,SH,H,H (b3) (each extra lead adds 32 changes and 4 2468s)
any combination of a and b may be used giving lengths up to 5152.

Music (for 5024 a1/b1): 143 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s & 46s; 24 8765s; 12 2468s inc Queens, 9 7468s, 22 LB4
Off front: 13 8765s, 11 5678s, 4 8756s & 6578s, 54 LB4

Rung as 5056 at Hedon, 27 October 1983

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4/I B 5 W H 23456
              2 34256
            1 2 32546
  S       S     46253
     2      1   43526
1    x      1   36452
     S4 S       24536
  S             374526
2         S     26354
     x        2 24365
1       -   2 2 23645
  S       S     45362
2    S4 S   2   42635
  S       S   2 52364 A
2    x          54326
2    3          23456

For an alternative replace A with

M 4/I W H 23645
      2   34625
1  x  1   45362
2       1 42563
   x    1 35426
   x      43652
2         23456

Music: 97 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 15 46s, 14 64s, 24 8765s, 102 LB4 inc 24 3456s & 5432s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s, 19 8756s, 15 6578s, 56 LB4
Music (v2): 85 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 15 46, 2 64s, 24 8765s, 96 LB4 inc 24 3456s & 20 6543s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s, 12 8756s, 4 6578s, 66 LB4

Rung as 5024 at Faringdon, 2 May 2013, and with alternative ending at Stow Bardolph, 2 May 2015

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4/I B 5 W   H  23456
                2  34256
            1   2  32546
  S       S        46253
     2      1      43526
1    x      1      36452
     S4 S          24536
  S                374526
2         S        263547
     x          2  24365
1       -       1  34625
1    x             56342
1               1  23645
  S       S        45362
2    S4 S   2      42635  A
  S       1 BS BBS 352746
        - S4       234567

For an alternative 5024 replace A with

M 3 4/I B 5 W   H  56342
  S       S 2      23645
  S       S        45362
2    S4 -       2  234765
        - 1 BS BBS 352746
        - S4       234567

Music: 83 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 17 46s, 24 8765s, 16 7468s, 12 8756s, 9 2468s inc Kings & Queens, 78 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s, 18 8756s, 12 6578s, 62 LB4
Music (v2): 78 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 16 46s, 24 8765s, 16 7468s, 12 8756s, 10 7568s, 9 2468s inc Kings & Queens, 78 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s, 15 8756s, 11 6578s, 66 LB4

Rung at Wraxall, 16 February 2016 and alternative version at Barrow Gurney, 8 April 2016

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4/I B 5 W H 23456
              2  34256
            1 2  32546
  S       S      46253
     2      1    43526
1    x      1    36452
     2           24536
  S              374526
2         S      263547
     x        2  24365
1       -     1  34625
1    x      1    45362
          S      473625
2         S      25463
     2      2    42635
  S       S      35264
     x           23456

Music: 77 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 15 46s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 90 LB4 inc 24 3456s & 5432s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s & 6578s, 18 8756s, 58 LB4

Rung at Norton sub Hamdon, 13 July 2017

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W H 23456
              1 42356 A
       x    2   42635
      a     1 2 53462
      b         45236
1   -         2 32546
    -           24365
    -     S     472536 B
2         S     36452
2      x        32465
      A         43526
  S       S 1 2 23564
    -         1 23645
      B         23456

a = S4, B,4,S3,4,I, b = S4,I,SB

Music: 88 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 15 46s, 13 64s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 94 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 21 8765s & 8756s, 19 5678s, 15 6578s, 60 LB4

Rung at Thornbury, 11 July 2013

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W H 23456
              1 42356 A
       x    2   42635
      a     1 1 34562
      b       2 32546
    -           24365
    -     S     472536 B
2         S     36452
2      x        32465
      A         43526
  S       S 1 2 23564
1     c       2 23645
      B         23456

a = S4, B,4,S3,4,I, b = B,S4, SB, c = 4,I, S4, SB

Music: 93 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 15 46s, 14 64s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 102 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 21 8765s & 8756s, 19 5678s, 15 6578s, 54 LB4

Rung at Beckington, 3 August 2013

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I 4 5 W H 23456
        2 1 43526
        2 2 25346
2         1 26543
    x     2 573246
        1 2 532746
1         2 342756
      1   1 23645
        2 1 63425
        2 2 24365
2         1 25463
2         2 52364
  x   1 2 1 53624
        2 2 26354
2         2 62453
1         2 23456

Music: 135 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 16 7468s, 12 8765s, 8756s, 7568s & 2468s inc Queens, 34 LB4
Off front: 12 8765s, 4 5678s, 6578s & 8756s, 60 LB4

Rung at Warnham, 26 August 1982

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M  4/I  5  W  H 23456
              2 34256
  SB S4 2       735462
    I     SBS   427365
  I x      2  1 62345
1   S3  S       46253
    2      1    43526
1   x      1    36452
  S4 SB       1 52436
1   S3  S  1  1 26354
    x         2 24365
1    B        1 34625
1   x      1    45362
2             1 42563
  S4 I SB     1 35426
           1    23456

Music: 76 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 16 7568s, 12 8756s, 100 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 20 5678s, 18 8765s, 13 8756s, 9 6578s, 70 LB4

Rung at South Petherton, 9 August 2016

5026, 5090 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W H 23456
            2   35426
    -         2 23564
1   -       2 2 25634*
1   -       2 2 26354
       2        43526
  S             273546
1         S     36452
1      x      2 43265
       x      1 52436
1           2 2 36245
2      x  S     372645
2         S     45362
2      x      1 34256
            1 2 32546
            S  (42536)

Rounds, 2 blows after last call. For 5026 call course marked * as W 2H

Music: 127 (5090), 124 (5026) crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s, 21 64s, 20 8765s, 24 8756s, 54 LB4
Off front: 16 5678s, 20 8765s, 17 8756s, 13 6578s, 51 (5090), 49 (5026) LB4

Rung as 5090 at Chewton Mendip, 24 April 2004 and 5026 at St Lawrence Jewry, 1 October 2005

5026, 5090 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I B 4 5 W H 23456
          2 1 43526
          1   24536
    -         43265
    -         36452
2           2 63254*
  -     1 2 1 62534*
          2 2 35264
2           1 34562
2           1 32465
          2 1 42635
          2 2 36245
      x   1   357246
  - -         26543
1   -         64523
2   -       1 34256
          1 2 32546
          S  (42536)

Rounds, 2 blows after last call. For 5026 call courses marked * as 2M H 32654, 2W H 62534

Music: 139 (5090), 135 (5026) crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s, 64s, 12 8765s, 8756s, Queens, 38 LB4
Off front: 21 8765s, 19 8756s, 9 5678s, 5 6578s, 49 LB4

Rung as 5090 at Oswaldtwistle, 28 December 2004, conducted by George H Campling

5056 (5120) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M       W H 23456
   4/I      42635
  S3/S5     35264
1 S4/SB     34625
1  4/I  1   45362
  S4/SB     23645
   S3       473625 A
2   S5    1 42563
    B   1 2 24365

Repeat

Music: 75 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 68 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 21 5678s, 6578s, 8765s & 8756s, 58 LB4
Only 44 calls

For 5120 call A in first part as In, 2H 423756, SB,B, S5, H 42563

Music: 75 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 12 8756s & 7568s, 68 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 21 5678s, 8765s & 8756s, 17 6578s, 60 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral as 5056 on 24 January 2014 and as 5120 on 27 February 2014

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M       W H  23456
   4/I       42635
  S3/S5      35264
1 S4/SB      34625 A
1  4/I  1    45362
  S4/SB      23645
    I     3* 324756
  S5/5    2  24365
      A      24536
   S3        374526
2   S5  1    52364
2  4/I  2 2  23456

3* = BSB

Music: 68 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 16 7568s, 12 8756s, 82 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 21 5678s & 8765s, 20 8756s, 12 6578s, 66 LB4

Rung at Wellington, Somerset, on 2 August 2014

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4/I B 5 W H 23456
              2 34256
            1 2 32546
  S       S     46253
     2      1   43526
1    x      1   36452
     S4 S       24536
  S             374526
2         S     26354
     x        2 24365
1       -   2 2 23645
            2   34625
1    x      2   64352
  S       S     52436
1 S       S   2 52364 A
2             2 25463
2    x          23456

For an alternative 5056 replace A with

M 3 4/I B 5 W H 34625
1    2          35264
2           1   64352
   I/SB/B S 1   35426
     x          43652
2               23456

Music: 101 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 18 46, 14 64s, 24 8765s, 100 LB4 inc 24 3456s & 5432s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s, 14 8756s, 8 6578s, 58 LB4
Music (v2): 96 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 21 46, 6 64s, 24 8765s, 108 LB4 inc 24 3456s and 20 6543s & 5432s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s, 13 8756s, 7 6578s, 60 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 5 June 2013 and with alternative ending at Dursley, 14 February 2017

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I V W   H  23456
                2  34256
            1   2  32546
  S       S        46253
       2    1      43526
1      x    1      36452
       2           24536
  S                374526
2         S        26354
       x        2  24365
1   -           1  34625
1      x    1      45362
2      2    2      42635
  S       1 BS BSB 523746
  B,S4 x           43652
2                  23456

Music: 73 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 16 7468s, 9 2468s inc Queens, 86 LB4 inc 24 3456s & 20 6543s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s, 15 8756s, 7 6578s, 56 LB4

Rung at Broadclyst, 11 September 2015

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I V W H 23456
      a     2 1 43526
  S         1 1 352746
            1 1 273546
2         S 1   54263
2   -       2 2 23645
            2   34625
  S       S 1 1 46253
2      x      2 32465
            2 1 42635
      b     2   64352
1           1 2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2      x      2 23456

a = B,S4 B,4,S3
b = S4 B,4,S3,4,I

Music: 95 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 8 7468s, 6 2468s inc Queens, 78 LB4 inc 24 3456s, Whittingtons
Off front: 21 8765s & 8756s, 19 5678s, 11 6578s, 58 LB4

Rung at Wincanton, 27 September 2012

5056 (5120, 5184) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I V W H 23456
              1 42356  A
       x    2   42635
       a      1 56423
1      b      2 32546
    -           24365
    -     S     472536 B
2         S     36452
2      x        32465
       A        43526
  S       S 1 2 23564
1      c      2 23645
       B        23456

a = S4 B,S4,I,B,
b = 4,S3,4 SB (b1) or 4,I,SB,B,4 SB (b2)
c = S4,I,SB S4 SB (c1) or S4,I,B,S4,I S4 SB (c2)

Music (5056 a/b1/c1): 92 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 15 46s, 13 64s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 106 LB4
Off front: 21 8765s & 8756s, 19 5678s, 15 6578s, 54 LB4

Either choice of b or c may be made giving lengths of 5056, 5120 or 5184 (each 2 option adds 2 leads). b2 adds 8 6543s and c2 adds 8 2345s but each gives 5 consecutive calls

Rung as 5056 at Weston super Mare, 31 March 2012

5056–5184 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W  H   23456
             2   34256
          1  2   32546
          2      24536
  S     S        36452
2         1      52364
1            2   24365
          1  1   36245
2    a    BS BBS 357246
     b       1   43526
  S              273546
2       S 1  1   25463
1       S        473625
2       S 1      62453
1    c    2      42635
  S     S        35264
    x -          23456

a = B,S4,I,S4,B (a1) or B,4,S3,4,I,S4,B (a2),
b = I,S4,SB,B (b1) or I,S4,B,4,S3 (b2) or I,S4,B,S4,I,B (b3),
c = S4,I,SB

Music (5088 a1/b2): 90 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 21 46s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 9 7468s, 84 LB4
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 18 6578s, 16 8756s, 52 LB4

Any choice of a or b may be made giving lengths between 5056 and 5184. a2 gives 24 3456s but adds 2 leads and has 5 consecutive calls, the choice of `b' varies number of 6543s (between 12 and 20)

Rung as 5088 at Dowlish Wake, 13 February 2011

5056 (5024, 5088) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W H 23456
            2 34256
          1 2 32546
          2   24536
  S     S     36452
2   x -     2 24365
          1 2 23645
          2   34625
1     a       56342
1   x      b  357246
      c     1 43526
  S           273546
2       S 1 1 25463
1         1   64352
      d       52436
1 S     S     35264
    x -       23456

a = S4,I,B,S4,I or 4,S3,4,I,SB, b = SW,W,H,H,SH,
c = I,S4,SB,B (c1), I,S4,B,4,S3 (c2) or I,S4,B,S4,I,B (c3), d = S3,S5 (d1) or I,SB,B,S5 (d2)
available options are c1/d2 (5024), c2/d2 (5056), c3/d2 (5088) or c3/d1 (5024)

Music: 93 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 23 46s, 24 8765s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 9 7468s, 106 (5024), 110 (5056) or 114 (5088) LB4 inc 24 3456s & 20 5432s
Off front: 17 5678s, 8765s, 15 8756s, 11 6578s, 56 LB4

Rung as 5056 at Easthampstead, 23 December 2009 and as 5024 (c3/d1) at Stratton, 4 June 2012 and Northleach, 5 June 2012

5056–5376 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W H 23456
            2 34256
          1 2 32546
          2   24536
  S     S     36452
2   x -     2 24365
          1 2 23645
          1   42635
      -     a 342756
    SB,B      473625
2   S         34625
1    b        56342
1   x     c d 357246
  I,S4 e    1 43526
  S           273546
2       S 1 1 25463
2   x -       23456

a = H,H (a1), SH,H,SH (a2) (adds 32 changes, 4 7568s, 5 LB4F) or SH,H,H,SH,H (a3) (adds 96 changes, 12 7568s, 5 LB4F)
b = 4,I (b1), S4,I,SB (b2) (adds 32 changes & 4 3456s) or S4,I,B,S4,I (b2) (adds 96 changes & 12 3456s)
c = SW,W (c1) or W,W,SW (c2) (adds 32 changes & 3 7468s) or W,SW,W,W (c3) (adds 64 changes & 6 7468s)
d = H,H,SH (NOT SH,H or H,SH,H,H as both make the composition false!)
e = SB,B (e1), B,4,S3 (e2) (adds 32 changes & 4 6543s) or B,S4,I,B (d3) (adds 64 changes & 8 6543s)

Music (5056, a1/b1/c1/e1): 85 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 20 46s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 12 7568s, 10 7468s, 82 LB4
Off front: 17 5678s, 8765s, 16 8756s, 10 6578s, 62 LB4

Any combination of the options for a, b, c and e can be used giving lengths up to 5376.

Rung as 5152 (a2/b2/c1/e2) at Weston super Mare, 4 October 2008, as 5056 (a1/b1/c1/e1) at Bristol Cathedral, 6 December 2008, as 5088 (a1/b2/c1/e1) at Mells, 18 April 2009 and 5120 (a2/b2/c1/e1) at Backwell (25 April 2009)

5056–5184 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W H 23456
            2 34256
          1 2 32546
          2   24536
  S     S     36452
2         1 2 23564
2           2 32465
          2 1 42635
     a        56342
  S     S 2 2 36245
    -     b c 357246
 In - -     1 43526
  S           273546
2       S 1   54263
1         2 1 34625
  S     S     25463
2   - -       23456

a = S4,B,S4,I (a1) or S4,B,4,S3,4,I (a2)
b = SW,W (b1), W,W,SW (b2) or W,SW,W,W (b3)
c = H,H,SH (NOT SH,H or H,SH,H,H as both make the composition false!)

Music: (all versions) 104 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 20 46s, 24 8765s, 16 2468s inc Queens
Off front: 18 5678s, 8765s, 8756s, 8 6578s, 56 LB4

Available options for a and b

Length 3456s LB4 7468s
a1/b1 50561666 9
a1/b25088166612
a1/b35120166615
a2/b151202474 9
a2/b25152247412
a2/b35184247415

Rung as 5056 (a1/b1) at Tiverton, 26 May 2007

5056–5280 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W H 23456 
            2 34256
    x -   2   34625
1    a        56342
1   x     b c 357246
      -     2 23564
    x -   1 1 43526
  S           273546
2       S     46253
2   x -     2 32465
          2 1 42635
  S           372645
2       S     45362
2   x -   2 1 32546
          2   24536
  S     S   1 43652
2             23456

a = 4,I (a1, 12 3456s), S4,I,SB (a2, 16 3456s) or S4,I,B,S4,I (a3, 24 3456s)
b = SW,W (b1, 9 7468s), W,W,SW (b2, 12 7468s) or W,SW,W,W (b3, 15 7468s)
c = SH,H (c1, 12 2468s), H,H,SH (c2, 16 2468s) or H,SH,H,H (c3, 20 2468s)

a1,b1,c1 gives 5056. a2,b2,c2 each add 1 lead; b3,c3 each add 2 leads; a3 adds 3 leads. Any combination of a,b,c can be used, giving maximum length of 5280

Other music (a1/b1/c1): 89 crus, 24 8765s, 8756s, 48 LB4
Off front: 21 8765s, 17 5678s, 12 6578s, 8756s, 58 LB4

Rung as 5088 (a1,b1,c2) at Bridgwater, 25 November 2006

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W H 23456 
      A     2   35426
    -         2 23564
    -         1 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S         1 S 532746
            S 1 273546
2         S     46253
2      x      2 32465
      A     2   26435
    -         2 32654
            2   25634
2           2 2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2      x      2 23456

A = B,S4,SB,B

Music: 119 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s, 64s, 24 8765s, 8 7468s, 6 2468s inc Queens, Whittingtons, 44 LB4
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 16 8756s, 6 6578s, 50 LB4

Rung at Norton sub Hamdon, 2 October 1999

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5  W H 23456 
             2   35426
    -          2 23564 A
             2   36524
    -          2 23645
             2 1 63425
1 S          1 S 532746
             S 1 273546
2         3*     46253
2      x       2 32465
      A          32546
             2   24536
  S       S  1 1 45362
2      x       2 23456

3* = BSB

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s, 64s, 24 8765s, 8 7468s, 6 2468s inc Queens, Whittingtons, 28 LB4
Off front: 17 8765s & 5678s, 11 8756s, 3 6578s, 52 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 30 August 1995

5056 (5088) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I B 4/I 5 W H 23456 
            2   35426
    -         2 23564 
            2   36524 A
    -         2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2      x      2 32465
      A         52436
1 -           a .4.756
b         1 1   45362
2      x      2 23456

S at I = S3rds.
For 5056 a = H,SH,H (243756) and b = SM; 5088 a = SH,H,SH (3427568) and b = M,M

Music (5088): 132 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s, 64s, 24 8765s, 16 7568s, 3 7468s (2 in 5056), 36 LB4
Off front: 14 8765s, 13 8756s, 12 5678s, 3 6578s, 62 LB4 (60 in 5056)

Rung as 5056 at Bloxham, 10 February 1990 and as 5088 at Barrow Gurney, 4 January 1994

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I V W H 23456
            2   35426
    -         2 23564
            2   36524 A
    -         2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2      x      2 32465
    a,A         52436
1     b     1   45362
2      x      2 23456

a = B,S4, SB,B, b = S4, B,4,S3,4,I

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 54 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 19 8765s, 15 5678s, 14 8756s, 4 6578s, 48 LB4

Rung at Marshfield, Glos, 29 April 2011

5056 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B 4/I V W H 23456
            1 42356
     x    2 2 26435
  -         2 32654
          2   25634
  -         2 32546
  -           24365
  -     S     472536
2       S     36452
2    x        32465

Repeat

Music: 122 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 48 LB4
Off front: 18 8765s & 8756s, 14 5678s & 6578s, 54 LB4

Published in Composition 501, 1984, rung at St Philip, Sydney, 10 August 1992, conducted by Robert C Kippin

5056 (5120) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 4 I B V W H 23456
          2 1 43526
          2 2 25346 A
2 x -     1 2 23564
      A       23645
          2   34625
1     *     1 56423
1   -   1 2 2 24365
2           1 25463
2    a    b c 352746
2    d  2     735462
     e      2 23456

a = 4,S3, b = BS (b1) or BBSB (b2), c = BSBB, d = S4, B,4, e = SM, S3 (e1) or MM, I,B (e2).
For 5056 call b1 and e2 or b2 and e1, for 5120 call b2 and e2. b1 and e1 give 4992 but adding B,S4, SB,B at * gives 5120.

Music (all versions): 138 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 20 7468s, Queens
b2/e2: 15 2468s, 58 LB4; off front: 11 8756s, 10 5678s & 8765s, 5 6578s, 68 LB4
b1/e1 + calls at *: 9 2468s, 66 LB4; off front: 13 5678s, 11 8765s, 9 8756s, 3 6578s, 68 LB4

Rung (b2/e1) at Barrow Gurney, 17 September 1986, (b1/e2) at Bristol Cathedral, 26 July 1991

5058 (5090) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4/I 5 W H  23456
          2    35426
     x         43652
1           1  26354
     2         43526
  S            273546
1       S      36452
     2      1  52436
  S     S 1 2  32465
1         1    64523
     x*        56342
  S     S 2    23645
  S     S      45362
2    x      1  34256
          1 2  32546
  S     S      46253
     2    S   (42536)

Rounds at snap two blows after final call. For 5090 call x* as S4,I,SB

Music (5090): 83 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 22 46s, 20 8765s, 12 8756s, 76 LB4
Off front: 23 5678s, 21 8765s, 15 8756s, 7 6578s, 57 LB4

Rung as 5090 at Timberscombe, Somerset, 23 April 2016

5088 (5024) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4 I 5 W H 23456
      A     2   35426
    -         2 23564
            2   36524
    -*        2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2     x -     2 32465
      A     2 1 42635
  S       S 1 2 32654
            2   25634
2           2 2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2     x -     2 23456

A = B,S4,SB,B. For 5024 call H,S3,S5,W instead of -* and bob before instead of 2M,2W in 25634.

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s, 64s, 45s, 54s; 24 8765s, 48 LB4 (44 in 5024)
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 19 8756s, 11 6578s, 50 LB4 (52 in 5024)

Rung as 5088 at Pilton, Somerset, 21 February 2004 and as 5024 at Shepton Mallet, 28 February 2013

5088 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4 I 5 W H 23456
            2   35426
    -         2 23564
            2   36524
    -         2 23645  c
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2     x -     2 32465
      a     2 1 42635
      b     1 2 32654
            2   25634
   -          2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2     x -     2 23456

a = B,S4,SB,B, b = S4,SB,B,S4,SB

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s, 64s, 45s, 54s; 24 8765s, 52 LB4 inc 16 3456s
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 15 8756s, 7 6578s, 48 LB4

Rung as a 5000 2-spliced Major at Winford, 27 February 2013 by calling course c as BL'BBBB'B' where L' is one bobbed lead of Little Bob and as 5088 Bristol S Major at Longcot, 16 March 2013.
This is a slight variant of the previous peal

5088–5152 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4/I 5 W H 23456
     A    2 2 54326
2   (x)       56342
1           1 23645
          2 1 63425
1 S           273546
2       S     46253
2    x      2 32465
     A    2 1 42635
  S     S 1 2 32654
  In    1 1 2 23564
1   (x)   2 2 32546
          2   24536
  S     S 1 1 45362
2    x      2 23456

A = B,S4,SB,B. Either or both (x) can be called S4,I,SB (adds 1 lead each time)

Music: 112 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 23 46s; 24 8765s, 70–78 LB4 inc 16 5432s, 4321s, 14 1234s, 12–16 2345s, 3456s
Off front: 23 8765s, 21 5678s, 19 8756s, 11 6578s, 58 LB4

5088 (5024) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I B 4/I V  W  H  23456
             S  S  54326
1 - -              274536
S         2     BS 45362
S      x        S  34256
             S  S  52436
1           BSB    32645
  -             S  234756
    -              372546
S         2     BS 25463
S      x        S  42356
             S  S  53246
1            S     43625
  -            BSB 342756
    -              473526
S         2     BS 35264
S      x        S  23456

Music: 82 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 17 46s, 12 64s; 24 8765s, 8756s, 7568s, 60 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 5678s, 8765s, 20 8657s, 15 8756s, 11 6578s, 80 LB4

Reduce to 5024 by calling SH instead of H,SH,H (16 7568s).

Rung at Chard, 27 June 2009 and as 5024 at Sherborne, 29 May 2010

Also true to Drogheda S Major and Dublin S Major

5088–5280 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B 4 I 5 W H   23456
            2   34256
          1 2   32546
          2     24536
      S S       36452
2   x -     2   24365
          1 2   23645
          2     34625
1   x -         56342
1   x     a BBS 357246
  I,S4,b1   1   43526
      S         273546
2       S 1 1   25463
2           1   23564
1 - S b2  1     65432
  -       2 1   63254
1               23456

S at I = S 3rds
a = SW,W or W,W,SW or W,SW,W,W (each extra lead adds 32 changes and 3 7468s)
b1 and b2 = SB,B or B,4,S3 or B,S4,I,B (each extra lead adds 32 changes and 4 6543s for b1 or 2345s for b2)

Music (for 5088): 110 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 20 46s, 18 64s; 24 8765s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 9 7468s, 86 LB4 inc 20 3456s, 16 5432s, 14 1234s, 12 4321s, 2345s, 6543s
Off front: 17 8765s, 5678s, 12 8756s, 4 6578s, 60 LB4

Rung as 5088 at Charlton Horethorne, 24 October 2009

5088 (5024–5216) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W H 23456
            2   35426
    -         2 23564
1      a      2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2      x      2 32465
       b    2 1 42635
       c    1 2 32654
            2   25634
    -         2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2      x      2 23456

a = S4,I,SB S4 SB, b = B,S4 SB,B, c = S4 SB,B,S4 SB. Note the instances of SBS in a and c can be called as BB or SBBSB (or BSBBS). BB reduces the length by one lead (4 less 2345s or 3456s), SBBSB adds two leads (8 more 2345s or 3456s).

Music (for 5088): 123 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 21 46s & 64s, 24 8765s, 68 LB4 inc 16 3456s & 2345s
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 15 8756s, 7 6578s, 50 LB4

Rung as 5088 at Dunster, 24 September 2011

5088 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I    5 W  H  23456
         1  2  24536
         2     43526
  S            273546
2      S    1  24653
2        1  2  32546
   S4,SB 1     36452
2        1     52364
1           2  24365
         1  2  23645
         2     34625
1 4,S3,4,SB 1  23564
2        1  2  42635
  -        SBS 342756
 SB,B  S       45362
2   4,I     2  23456

S at I = S3rds

Music: 97 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 16 7568s, 76 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 22 8765s, 19 8756s, 14 5678s, 11 6578s, 64 LB4
5678 work together on the front in every course

Rung at Fordington, 22 September 2012

5088 (5056–5216) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W H 23456
            2 34256
          1 2 32546
          2   24536
  S     S     36452
2         1   52364
1           2 24365
          1 2 23645
          2   34625
1     a       56342
1   x      b  357246
      c     1 43526
  S           273546
2       S 1 1 25463
1         1   64352
  S     S     52436
1 S     S     35264
    x -       23456

a = 4,I (a1), S4,I,SB (a2) or S4,I,B,S4,I or 4,S3,4,I,SB (a3),
b = SW,W, H,H,SH,
c = I,S4,SB,B (c1), I,S4,B,4,S3 (c2) or I,S4,B,S4,I,B (c3)
a1/c1 gives 5056, a2 and c2 each add 32 changes, c3 adds 64 and a3 adds 96; a3/c3 gives 5216.

Music: 97 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 23 46s, 24 8765s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 9 7468s, 84 (5056) to 104 (5216) LB4 (each additional lead adds 4 LB4s)
Off front: 18 5678s, 8765s, 15 8756s, 11 6578s, 56 LB4

Rung as 5088 (a2/c1) at Broadclyst, 17 August 2013 and as 5120 (a2/c2) at Marston Bigot, 15 September 2013.
Note this is a variant of an older 5056 but which, when using options a1 or a2 and c1 or c2, has no more than 3 consecutive calls.

5088 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I 5 W  H  23456
               2  34256
            1  2  32546
  S       S       46253
       2    1     43526
1      x    1     36452
    S4,SB         24536
  S               374526
2         S       26354
       x       2  24365
1   -          1  34625
  S       S       25463
    S4,SB   2     42635
  S       1 BS BS 235746
1    4,S3      1  45362
1 S       S       64523
       3          23456

Music: 73 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 15 46s, 24 8765s, 12 8756s & 7468s, 9 2468s inc Queens & Kings, 98 LB4 inc 24 3456s & 5432s
Off front: 22 5678s, 20 8765s, 18 8756s, 14 6578s, 56 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 4 August 2017

5088 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I 4 W H  23456
      2 1  43526
      2 2  25346
2       1  26543
2   x 1    357246
  -     2  23564

Repeat twice

Music: 144 crus, 12 8765s & 8756s, 8 7568s, 7 7468s, 4 2468s inc Queens, 40 LB4
Off front: 16 8765s, 4 5678s, 3 8756s & 6578s, 58 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 16 March 1984

5120 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4 I 5 W H  23456
      A     2    35426
    -         2  23564
    - x     1 SB 537246
  S       1 1 2  23645
            2 1  63425
1 S              273546
2         S      46253
2     x -     2  32465
      A     2 1  42635
  S       S 1 2  32654
            2    25634
    -         2  32546
            2    24536
  S       S 1 1  45362
2     x -     2  23456

A = B,S4,SB,B

Music: 123 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s, 64s, 45s; 24 8765s, 12 2468s, inc Queens; 6 7468s, 44 LB4
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 19 8756s, 11 6578s, 48 LB4

Rung at Lydeard St Lawrence, 19 February 2005

5120, 5152 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4 I 5 W H 23456
            2   35426
    -         2 23564
            2 1 53624
       a    1 2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S         1 S 532746
            S 1 273546
2         S     46253
2     x -     2 32465
       b    2   26435
    -       1 1 25634
    -         2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2     x -     2 23456

a = 4,I,S4,SB (a1, 5120, 12 3456s) or S4,I,SB,S4,SB (a2, 5152, 16 3456s); b = B,S4,SB,B

Music: 111 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s; 24 8765s, 6 2468s, inc Queens; 8 7468s, Whittingtons, Tittums, 46(50) LB4
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 16 8756s, 4 6578s, 52 LB4

5120 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 5 W H 23456
      2 1 43526
  S       273546
2   S 1 1 25463
2     1 2 32654
      2 1 62534 A
  S S 1 2 32546
    A     32465

Repeat

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 21 46s, 64s; 24 8765s, 8756s, 40 LB4
Off front: 13 5678s, 6578s, 11 8765s, 8756s, 70 87xxs, 50 xx78s (x = 4,5 or 6), 56 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 25 September 2003

5120, 5152 (5056, 5088) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4/I 5 W  H  23456
             2  34256
          1  2  32546
          2     24536
  S     S       36452
2         1  2  23564
          2  1  53624
     3       2  43265
     a    2  1  23645
          2     34625
1    x          56342
1   4ths SB BBS 357246
     b       1  43526
  S             273546
2       S 1  1  25463
2    x          23456

a = B,S4,SB,B, b = I,S4,SB,B (5120) or I,S4,B,4,S3 (5152)

Music: 98 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 20 46s, 12 64s; 24 8765s, 16 2468s inc Queens, 9 7468s, 80 (84 in 5152) LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 23 5678s, 8765s, 11 8756s, 3 6578s, 56 LB4

Reduce to 5056 or 5088 by calling 4/I,S4,SB instead of 3 4/I in course 53624, gives 21 5678s, 12 8756s and 4 6578s off front other music unchanged.

Rung as 5120 at Holbeach, 10 July 2009

5120–5248 (5024) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B 4  I V W  H  23456
           2  1  43526
           2  2  25346
2             1  26543
2   x      a  b  357246
       -      2  23564
           2  1  53624
           2  2  26354
2   x  -   1  2  23645
           2  2  46325
       - 1 2  2  24365
2             1  25463
2 - SS   2       725364
       -   2     347265
       -      2  23456

a = SB (9 7468s), BBS (12) or BSBB (15); b = SB (12 2468s), BBS (16) or BSBB (20) any combination of these can be used; length is 5120 with both shortest forms. For 5024 call a as B and b as a plain lead (6 7468s, 4 2468s)

Music: 141 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s, 64s, 45s; 24 8765s, 12 7568s, 7468s & 2468s as above, Queens, 34 LB4
Off front: 14 8765s, 10 5678s, 7 8756s, 1 6578s, 64 LB4

Rung as 5024 at Henbury, Bristol, 18 April 1987 and 5120 at SS Philip & Jacob, Bristol, 24 June 1994

5120 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I V W H 23456
            2   35426
    -         2 23564
            2   36524
    -         2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S         1 S 532746
            S 1 273546
2         S     46253
2      x      2 32465
       a    2   26435
    -         2 32654
            2   25634
    -         2 32546
            2   24536
  S       S 1 1 45362
2      x      2 23456

a = B,S4,SB,B

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 21 46s & 64s; 24 8765s, 8 7468s, 6 2468s inc Queens, Whittingtons, 28 LB4
Off front: 22 8765s, 20 5678s, 11 8756s, 3 6578s, 48 LB4

Rung at Curdridge, 6 May 1995

5120 (5152, 5184, 5216) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 4 I 5 W  H  23456
             2  34256
          1  2  32546
          2     24536
  S     S       36452
2   x -      2  24365
          1  2  23645
          2     34625
1    a          56342
1   x     2* 3* 357246
      b      1  43526
  S             273546
2       S 1  1  25463
        S       274635
2   S -      c  342756
      d         45362
1    x -        23456

2* = SB, 3* = BBS, a = 4,I (a1) or S4,I,SB (a2, adds 4 3456s), b =I,S4,SB,B (b1) or I,S4,B,4,S3 (b2, adds 4 6543s), c = H,H (c1) or SH,H,SH (c2, adds 4 7568s & 6 little bell runs off front), d = SB,B,S5

Using a1,b1,c1 gives 5120, each `2' version of the optional calls adds one lead

Music (5184 as rung): 85 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 20 46s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 16 7568s & 2468s inc Queens, 10 7468s, 90 LB4
Off front: 17 5678s & 8765s, 15 8756s & 6578s, 68 LB4

Rung as 5184 (a2/b1/c2) at Debenham, 10 April 2010

5184 (5056) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/I V W H 23456
     a      2   35426
    -         2 23564
            2   36524
    -         2 23645
            2 1 63425
1 S             273546
2         S     46253
2      x      2 32465

Repeat. a = B,S4,SB,B, omit one `a' for 5056

Music: 132 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 48 LB4
Off front: 19 8765s & 8756s, 15 5678s & 6578s, 50 LB4

Rung (as 5184) at Caversham, 5 September 1981

5216 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B 4  I V W  H  23456
           2  1  43526
           2  2  25346
2             1  26543
2   x      1     357246
       -      2  23564
           2  1  53624
           2  2  26354
2   x  -   1  2  23645
           2     34625
       -      2  234756
         1 1  2  24365
2             1  25463
2 - SS   2       725364
       -   2     347265
       -      2  23456

Music: 138 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s, 64s; 24 8765s, 24 7568s, 6 7468s, 4 2468s inc Queens, 40 LB4
Off front: 14 8765s, 10 5678s, 9 8756s, 1 6578s, 68 LB4

Rung at West Monkton, 6 December 1986

5025 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I B 4/I 5 W H 325476
    S         2 25346
2 - -     2 1 1 52436
            1 1 43526
  S             273546
2         S 1 1 25463
2             1 23564
            2 1 53624
            2 2 26354
2      x    1 2 23645
            2   34625
1      x        56342
2      x        52364
1      A      2 24365
2      x    1 2 23456

Start at backstroke with the treble leading full. A = B,S4,SB,B

Music: 132 crus inc 21 56s & 24 65s, 24 8765s, 16 3456s

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 1 September 2006

5025 (5089) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3/5 B 4/I W H 325476 
      S       2 25346
2 SS        1 1 52436
            1 1 43526
  SS        1   52364  
      -         26543 A 
2             1 23645  
            2 1 63425
            2 2 24365 B
2        x  1   42356
       A        23564  
       B        23456  

Start at backstroke with the treble leading full.
For 5089 call penultimate course M,S3,S5,H instead of Before

Music: 141 crus inc 21 56s & 24 65s, 12 8765s, 44 LB4 (40 in 5025)
Off front (5025): 14 8765s, 8 5678s, 9 8756s, 7 6578s, 43 LB4
(5089): 17 8765s, 13 5678s, 9 8756s, 7 6578s, 43 LB4

Rung as 5025 at St Matthew, Kingsdown, 30 October 2005 and as 5089 at Barrow Gurney, 31 August 2012

5070 (5006, 5038) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

 M  3 B 4/I 5  W H (613245)
                 3* 123645
               2     34625
      -              42356
      -     S        274635
 2 S4th  3           35264
 2               1   34562
 2               2   43265
 1  S       S        64352
 1             1 2   32546
         2           65432
SBS            1 1   63254
 1             2 1   43526
    S                273546
 1         BSB       36452
 2       2    BBS   (42536)

Start with rounds as 21st row of lead (6th in hunt), 3* = V,B,B. V is a variable hunt single (34 at lead end).
For 5006 replace BSB at 5ths with S.
For 5038 replace SBS at M with BB.

Music: 102 crus, 20 8765s, 24 8756s, 68 LB4 inc 24 3456s
Off front: 13 5678s, 16 6578s, 19 8765s, 20 8756s

Rung as 5070 at Broadclyst, 7 June 2014

5036, 5100 Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B 4/I 5 W H (613245)
            3* 123645
          2     34625
  -             42356
  -     S       274635
2      BSB      35264
2           1   34562
2           2   43265
1         2 1   53624
          2 2   26354
2       S       472536
2       S   2   64352
1         1 2   32546
          2 1   52436
          1 2   54326
  -       1     64523
     3          23456

Start with rounds as 21st row of lead (6th in hunt), 3* = V,B,B. V is a variable-hunt single (34 at lead end).
For 5036 replace BSB at 5ths with S.

Music: 118 crus, 24 8765s, 8756s, 16 3456s, 20 5432s, 16 4321s
Off front: 11 5678s, 17 6578s, 8765s, 13 8756s

Rung as 5100 at Backwell, 28 October 2006

5100 (5132, 5004) Bristol Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B 4  I 5 W H (613245)
             2* 136245
2 -              64523
1          2     42356
  -              25463
1 - SS   2       735462
S   I,SB   2 1   64235
1 -          2   32465
  -        1 2   23564
1 -          1   53624 *
           2 2   26354
2            1   24653
2          1 2   32546
           2 1   52436
           1     35426
    x  -         43652
2     A          23456

Start with rounds as 21st row of lead (6th in hunt), 2* = V,B. V is a variable-hunt single (34 at lead end).
A = B,S4,SB,B.
For 5132 call course marked * as WW H; 5004 as 5132 but omitting A.

Music: 116 crus, 24 8765s, 64 LB4 inc, 12 3456s, 6543s, 16 5432s
Off front: 16 5678s, 7 6578s, 22 8765s, 13 8756s, 55 LB4

Rung as 5100 at Bristol Cathedral, 22 March 2001


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