Surprise Major Methods and Compositions (A–C)

Actinium Surprise Major, Actinon Surprise Major and Actinouranium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Addington Surprise Major

PN: &-38-1458-12.58.16-12-58.36.12-18 le 12 16482735 (e)
FG: BDK

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5152 Addington Surprise Major
see 5152 Niccolite Surprise Major

Music: 68 crus inc 15 56s & 9 65s, 15 8765s, 7685s & 5867s, 9 8756s, 7 2468s inc Queens, 3 7468s, tittums, 40 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 8765s, 6578s & 8756s, 40 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 1 September 1995

Adelaide Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14-56-36-14-58.36-36.18 le 12 17856342 (c)
FG: BE c

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5152 Adelaide Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 M 5 3 W H (42536)
          -  54236
        - -  23546
      S     (473526)
  - S        36254
  2     S S  53642
          -  65342
        -    46352
  - S        372546
  -          274536
S         -  53426
  S          63425
  S       2  34526
  -       -  65423
          S  64523
  S   S     (274536)
  -          473526
S         2  35246
        - 3  43256
        - 2  42536
            (42536)

Snap start and finish (gives more little bell runs)

Music: 53 crus inc 18 56s & 6 65s, 18 8765s, 6 8756s & 7568s, 5 2468s, 52 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 6 6578s & 8756s, 67 LB4

Rung at Backwell, 28 January 2017

Also true with similar features to Emerald S Major

5152 Adelaide Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 M 5 3 W H (42536)
          -  54236
        - -  23546
      S     (473526)
  - S     -  23654
        2    35624
  2       3  45326
  -     - 2  36254
  3 S        372546
  2          473526
S         2  35246
        - 3  43256
        - 2  42536
            (42536)

Snap start and finish (gives more little bell runs)

Music: 60 crus inc 18 56s & 6 65s, 18 8765s, 6 8756s & 7568s, 44 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 6 6578s & 8756s, 54 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 26 August 2005

Also true with similar features to Emerald S Major

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BE abcdf XY and -58- start

5152 Adelaide Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 M 5 3 W H  23456
        - 2  24536
        - 3  32546
        -    43526
      S     (273546)
  3 S     -  32654
        3 2  26354
  3 S        273546
S       - -  52436
        2 2  34256
  3       -  23456

Music: 66 crus inc 18 56s & 6 65s, 18 8765s, 6 8756s & 7568s, 40 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 6 6578s & 8756s, 28 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 15 February 1983

Also true with similar features to Emerald S Major

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BE abcdf XY

Alexandrite Surprise Major

PN: &38-58.14-12-1238-12-38-14-38 le 12 14263857 (f)
FG: BN c

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5152 Alexandrite Surprise Major
Simon Humphrey, arr Roger Baldwin

M W H  23456
-   S  46352 A
  - S  53462
  A    63425
-   S  45326
  -    24356
  - SS 52346
  - S  43526 B
-   SS 53624
-   S  64325
  B    54362
  -    65342
  - S  43652
-   SS 63254
-      23456

Music: 66 crus inc 11 56s & 65s, 5 8765s, 6 8756s, 45 LB4, tittums
Off front: 10 8765s & 8756s, 4 5678s & 6578s, 32 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 20 July 1994

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BILNOPRS abce XYZ

Alloa Surprise Major

PN: &-38-14-56-16-34-1238-16-58 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: B a

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5056 Alloa Surprise Major
A J Cox

V  B M W 4 I H  23456
             S  24356
       -     SS 52346
       -     S  43526
     -       S  56324
       -     S  23564
   x         S  32645
           x SS 243756
   x            472536
SS   3   x   S  36245
       -     SS 43265
     -       S  25364
       -     SS 62354
       -     S  53624
     2       S  45326
       -     S  23456

Music: 90 crus inc 16 56s & 65s, 18 8765s, 14 7568s, 6 8756s, 39 LB4, tittums
Off front: 16 5678s, 12 8765s, 10 8756s, 4 6578s, 47 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Leiston, 22 August 1983

True to all methods with lead end b and falseness groups B a Z

5152 Alloa Surprise Major
see composition of 5152 Xmastide Surprise Major
Music: 80 crus inc 16 56s & 65s, 18 8765s, 14 7568s, 6 8756s & 2468s inc Queens, 55 LB4
Off front: 17 5678s, 13 8765s & 8756s, 5 6578s, 56 LB4, backrounds

Aluminium Surprise Major and Aluminum Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Amber Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14.58-58.1236-12-58-14-78 le 12 13527486 (a)
FG: B c

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5056 Amber Surprise Major
A J Cox

W 5  4 M H 23456
- S  S -   34256
  S  S   - 56234 A
  S  S     42356
  S  S - - 25346
         - 32546
3        - 53246
       -   23645
    A      24365
         2 43265
       -   23564
    A      26354
  SS   3 2 63254
       -   23456

Music: 104 crus inc 24 56s & 16 65s, 16 8765s, 4 8756s, 28 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 12 6578s, 14 8765s, 8 8756s, 50 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 10 February 2000

Also true to Onyx S Major

5056 Amber Surprise Major
A J Cox

W 5  4 M H 23456
- S  S -   34256
  S  S   - 56234 A
  S  S     42356
  S  S - - 25346
         - 32546
-  S3rds   273546
  S    2   46253
  SS   -   26354
  S  S     43526
2        - 53246
       -   23645
     A     24365
         2 43265
       -   23564
- S  S -   35264
  S  S   - 64235
  S  S     52364
  S  S -   63254
       -   23456

Music: 97 crus inc 24 56s & 16 65s, 20 8765s, 4 8756s, 30 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 12 6578s, 16 8765s, 8 8756s, 52 LB4

Also true to Onyx S Major

5056 Amber Surprise Major
see composition of 5056 Tellurium Surprise Major
Music: 102 crus inc 22 56s & 16 65s, 18 8765s, 4 8756s, 28 LB4
Off front: 8 5678s, 10 6578s, 14 8765s, 6 8756s, 48 LB4, backrounds

5088 Amber Surprise Major
see composition of 5088 Wanborough Delight Major
Music: 88 crus inc 24 56s & 19 65s, 24 8765s, 5 8756s, 40 LB4, tittums
Off front: 12 5678s, 12 6578s, 18 8765s, 10 8756s, 58 LB4, backrounds

Ambleside Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14.58-58.36.14-14.58.14.36-18 le 12 18674523 (d)
FG: GO c

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5152 Ambleside Surprise Major
A J Cox

1 6 7   2345678
-   SS  2345867
2   BBS 3245678
-   BSB 3425867
  - 6   3427856
-   5   3247685
  - BBS 2345678

6 = BBSBBS or BSBBSB or SBBSBB, 5 = BBSBB

Music: 65 crus inc 24 56s & 20 65s, 24 8765s, 20 8756s, 49 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 15 6578s & 8756s, 55 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 5 February 1992

True to all methods with le d and falseness CGIKOR abcdef XYZ (and leads end b and f with calling positions 2 5 7 and 3 4 7, respectively)

Americium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Amethyst Surprise Major

PN: &-56-16-56-38.14-14.58-1236-78 le 18 15738264 (h)
FG: ad

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5120 Amethyst Surprise Major
see composition of 5120 Frodsham Surprise Major
Music: 100 crus inc 18 56s & 65s, 7 7468s & 7568s, 39 LB4
Off front: 12 8765s & 8756s, 6 5678s & 6578s, 48 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 3 February 1993

Antimony Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Aquamarine Surprise Major

PN: &38-38.14-12-38-14-58-56.14.38 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: BD de

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5056 Aquamarine Surprise Major
A J Cox

B M W 4 I H  23456
    -        52436
  - -        34625
  - -        26543
  - -        45362
  - 3        35264
  2 2        56342
  2 2        64523
  2 2   x    234756
x            372546
  3*  x   3' 42635
x         3  23456

Omit either 3* or 3' (one of these must be omitted for composition to be true to Aquamarine)

Music (omitting 3'): 49 crus inc 9 56s & 5 65s, 9 8765s, 3 7568s, 40 LB4
Off front: 15 8765s, 13 5678s, 1 6578s & 8756s, 43 LB4
Music (omitting 3*): 55 crus inc 9 56s & 8 65s, 3 8765s & 7568s, 36 LB4
Off front: 15 8765s, 13 5678s, 1 6578s & 8756s, 42 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 17 March 1993 (omitting 3')

Omitting 3', true to all methods with le b and falseness BCDK acdef YZ
Omitting 3* true to all methods with le b and falseness BCDK abcdef YZ

Argentum Surprise Major, Argon Surprise Major and Arsenic Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Ashtead Surprise Major

PN: &-58-16-56-36-34-38-14-78 le 12 18674523 (d)
FG: ac

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5376 (5152) Ashtead Surprise Major
see composition of Thorium Surprise Major
Music (5152): 82 crus inc 18 56s & 10 65s, 4 8756s, 32 LB4, tittums, no 82s
Off front: 18 8765s, 10 8756s, 4 6578s, 32 LB4, backrounds

5120 Ashtead Surprise Major
see composition of Monarch's Way Surprise Major
Music: 69 crus inc 16 56s & 15 65s, 7 7468s, 6 8765s, 3 7568s, 8756s & 2468s, 42 LB4
Off front: 11 8765s, 10 8756s, 6 5678s, 3 6578s, 44 LB4, backrounds

Astatine Surprise Major and Aurum Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Backwell Surprise Major

PN: &38-38.14-12-38.14-14.58.34-14.58 le 12 17856342 (c)
FG: BDK d

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5152 Backwell Surprise Major
see composition of Zirconium Surprise Major
Same music at the back, off front music: 4 5678s, 8765s, 3 8756s, 1 6578s, 33 LB4

Rung at Backwell, 22 November 1980

Barium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Battersea Surprise Major

PN: &-56-14-56-38-34-38-16-58 le 18 15738264 (h)
FG: ab

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5088 Battersea Surprise Major
A J Cox

V I    H O 23456
-        2 26354
       x   32465
         2 43265
       x   24536
  - S6     273546
    S7     43526
  -      3 32546
-        - 23645
  3      - 36245
       x   23564
         - 35264
3        - 52364
       x   35426
  2      3 23456

Music: 136 crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s, 64s, 8 7468s, 7568s, 4 8765s, 8756s, 12 7685s, 5867s, 26 LB4
Off front: 14 8765s, 8756s, 2 5678s, 6578s, 40 LB4

True to le h with falseness groups abcf YZ

5120 Battersea Surprise Major
see composition of 5120 Actinon Surprise Major

Barrow Court Surprise Major

PN: &38-38.16-56-16.34-14.58-14-18 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: B ac

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5056 Barrow Court Surprise Major
A J Cox

B M  W 4 3 H 23456
     -     - 45236
  -  -     2 26354
  3        - 32654
     2       25634
x          3 53246
     -     2 52436
     -     - 43526
         S   273546
  3    S   - 54326
  SS       - 35426
     -     3 23456

Music: 64 crus inc 18 56s, 46s, 6 65s, 18 8765s, 6 7568s, 8756s, 46 LB4, tittums
Off front: 21 8765s, 5678s, 3 6578s, 8756s, 38 LB4

True to le b with falseness groups BE ac XY

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 17 June 1992

5056 Barrow Court Surprise Major
A J Cox

5  B M W 4 I H  23456
             -  42356
       -     2  43526
       3   S    273546
SS   2          472536
SS   -   S   -  54326
     2   x      357624
           x   (56342)
     -          36245
   x            64352
       -        56342
   x            64523
     - 2     -  34256
       2   S    375246
         S      45236
       -     -  23456

S at I = S 3rds
Music: 59 crus inc 18 56s, 16 46s, 7 65s, 15 8765s, 6 7568s, 2468s, 8756s, 53 LB4, tittums
Off front: 20 8765s, 19 5678s, 5 8756s, 4 6578s, 48 LB4

True to le b with falseness groups B ace Z

5056 Barrow Court Surprise Major
A J Cox

5 B M W 4 I H  23456
            -  42356
      -     2  43526
      3   S    273546
S   -       2  64352
      -        56342
  x            64523
        x      357624
          x   (56342)
    -          36245
  x         -  36452
    2          26354
S   3   S   -  54326
      2     -  34256
      3     -  23456

S at I = S 3rds
Music: 58 crus inc 18 56s, 16 46s, 7 65s, 15 8765s, 6 7568s, 8756s, 56 LB4, tittums
Off front: 21 8765s, 5678s, 3 8756s, 6578s, 52 LB4

True to le b with falseness groups B ace Z

Rung at Butleigh, 15 April 2009, conducted by Peter J Sanderson

5152 Barrow Court Surprise Major
A J Cox

M W 4 3 H 23456
  -     2 24536
  -     3 32546
  -   S   273546
3   S     43526
  -     - 52436
- 2     3 23645
  -     3 42635
- -     - 53624
  -     - 62534
- 2     3 23456

Music: 66 crus inc 18 56s, 16 46s, 8 65s, 15 8765s, 6 7568s, 8756s, 42 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 8765s, 15 5678s, 9 8756s, 6 6578s, 34 LB4

True to le b with falseness groups B ac

Rung at Chiddingstone, 17 April 1993

Barrow Gurney Surprise Major

PN: &-56-1456-58-36-34-38.14-14.58 le 18 16482735 (l)
FG: ac

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5088 Barrow Gurney Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 O H I V 23456
  - x     23645
      3 - 53246
  -   3   32546
  2   -   34256
  2     - 63254
      -   35264
  -   - 3 26354
S       3 273546
S   x     32465
  3     - 52364
  2 x     23456

Music: 106 crus inc 24 56s, 22 65s, 19 46s & 64s, 17 8765s, 8 8756s, 6 7568s, 28 LB4
Off front: 14 8765s, 12 5678s, 9 8756s, 7 6578s, 37 LB4

True to le l with falseness groups acf Z

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 6 July 1983

Bath & NorthEast Somerset Surprise Major

PN: &-38-14-1256-16-12-58.36-16.58 le 12 17856342 (c)
FG: BNS

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5152 Bath & NorthEast Somerset Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 M 5 3 W H  23456
          S  24356
        - SS 52346
        - S  43526 A
  -       S  56324
        - S  23564
     A       23645
          S  26345
        - SS 42365
        - S  63425
  -   S     (273546)
  S S   3    46352
    S        473526
  S          273546
S         S  45326
        - S  23456

Music: 96 crus inc 16 56s & 65s, 12 8765s, 4 8756s, 30 LB4, tittums
Off front: 12 8765s & 8756s, 8 5678s, 6 6578s, 37 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 27 March 1996

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BNS a YZ

Bath and Wells Surprise Major

PN: &-56-14-56-1238-14-1458-12-58 le 18 16482735 (l)
FG: K a

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5056 Bath and Wells Surprise Major
see composition of Nottinghamshire Delight Major
Music: 104 crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s, 12 8765s, 8756s, 7568s, 7468s & 5867s, 56 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s, 13 6578s & 8756s, 12 8765s, 56 LB4

Rung at Chewton Mendip, 9 June 1990

5184 Bath and Wells Surprise Major
see composition of Malachite Surprise Major
Music: 144 crus; 12 8765s & 8756s, 6 7568s, 32 LB4
Off front: 18 6578s, 12 5678s, 8765s & 8756s, 38 LB4

Bectone Surprise Major

PN: &38-56.14-56-38-12-1238-14-78 le 12 14263857 (f)
FG: B ac

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5024 Bectone Surprise Major
see composition of 5024 Polonium Surprise Major
Music: 104 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s; 15 8765s, 7586s & 6857s, 9 8756s & 7568s, 42 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 8765s & 5678s, 6 6578s & 8756s, 46 LB4, backrounds

5120 Bectone Surprise Major
see composition of 5120 Astatine Surprise Major
Music: 144 crus, 15 8765s & 7586s, 9 8756s & 7568s, 32 LB4, tittums
Off front: 16 5678s & 8765s, 6 6578s & 8756s, 37 LB4
Rung at Barrow Gurney, 5 September 2002

5120 Bectone Surprise Major
see composition of 5120 Iceland Spar Surprise Major

Beddington Surprise Major

PN: &38-58.14-12-36.14-14.58-14-18 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: B c

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5152 Beddington Surprise Major
A J Cox

V M  W 4 3 H (43256)
     2     -  23546
  2  S     -  24365
  SS       2  43265
     S        63245
  -  2        34526
  S        SS 64523
  S  -   S    473526
S 3           46352
S 3    S   2  35246
     -     3  43256

Start and finish at treble snap

Music: 62 crus inc 24 56s, 9 65s & 12 46s, 24 8765s, 71 LB4
Off front: 24 8765s & 5678s, 12 8756s, 64 LB4

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups B c YZ, but are particularly suitable for methods with 38-58.14-12- or -58-14- starts.

Rung at Willesden, 17 May 2010, conducted by Stephen A Wheeler

Belfast Surprise Major

PN: &34-58.14-12-38.12-14.38.16-12.38 le 18 14263857 (m)
FG: BDE c

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5024 (5088) Belfast Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I B V W H 23456
        2   35426
2 -   1 1   25634
  - - 2     34562
1 -   1 2   26543
2         1 23645

Repeat twice, calling 4,I,4,I,4,I instead of I,B,V,V in last part

Music: 93 crus inc 16 56s & 15 65s, 10 8765s, 15 8756s, 40 LB4
Off front: 5 5678s, 8756s, 4 8765s, 6578s, 32 LB4

Rung at Blandford Forum, 1 January 2008

For 5088 with 3 extra 56s (but less music off front), call last course as MM,I,V,HH

5024 (5248) Belfast Surprise Major
A J Cox

M I/V 4/I  W 23456
1      x   1 36245
2  x       2 34562
2 a    x b 2 24536
2  x       2 23645

Repeat twice, adding S7,S7 at `b' in 1st part or S5,S4 at `a' in 2nd part
Single = 123458
Using both additions gives 5248
(Addition at `a' gives 8 extra 468s, that at `b' gives 12348765, both give 3 8765s and 2 5678s & 6578s off front)

Music (5024): 108 crus inc 21 56s & 15 65s, 18 8765s, 15 8756s, 40 (38) LB4
Off front: 7 8765s, 5 8756s, 2 5678 & 6578, 38 (36) LB4

5152 Belfast Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 4 I B V W 23456
1 x -     1 36245
2   -   1 2 34562 A
2 x -     2 24536
2   -   1 2 23645
1 x -     1 35264
2 I,4 -     452736
      - 2 2 36452
2 x -     2 26435
2   -   1 2 23564
     A      23456

Music: 108 crus inc 21 56s & 15 65s, 15 8765s & 8756s, 3 5876s, 2 7568s, 53 LB4
Off front: 9 8765s, 5 8756s, 1 5678 & 6578, 39 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 4 July 2014

Benedict Surprise Major

PN: &-38-14-1258-16-34-1238-14-58 le 12 18674523 (d)
FG: BD c

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5152 Benedict Surprise Major
A J Cox

B W I M 4 H  23456
  -   -      42635
  2       2  36245
      3   -  23645
  - x        234756
x            372546
      3 x   (42635)
      -      62534
  2       2  35264
      3   -  23564
  -   -      52436
  2       3  23456

Music: 70 crus inc 18 56s & 6 65s, 18 8765s, 6 8756s & 7568s, 34 LB4, tittums
Off front: 9 8765s & 8756s, 6 5678s & 6578s, 39 LB4, backrounds

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BDK acd YZ

Rung at Beckington, 22 August 1992

Berkelium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Berkshire Surprise Major

PN: &-58-16-12-36-12-58-14-78 le 12 18674523 (d)
FG: B c

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5152 Berkshire Surprise Major
A J Cox

W 3 M 4 H 23456
        2 34256
-   S   S 62345
S       2 23465
    2   - 25364
    3   2 53264
    -   - 42365
S       S 63245
    S   2 32546
- S       273546
    3 S   43526
2       - 53246
2       - 23456

Music: 64 crus inc 13 56s & 65s, 9 8765s, 3 8756s, 40 LB4, tittums
Off front: 15 5678s, 8765s & 8756s, 9 6578s, 45 LB4, backrounds

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups B c YZ

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 27 September 1991

Beryllium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Birnbeck Surprise Major

PN: &-56-14.56-56.38.14-14.58-36-78 le 18 15738264 (h)
FG: E ac

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5056 Birnbeck Surprise Major
A J Cox

V I H O 23456
      x 35264
3     2 23564
      x 36245
      2 23645
  -     34625
-   x   35426
    x   43526
  - x   53246
    x   25346
    -   32654
    x   63254
    x   26354
3   -   32465
    x   43265
    x   24365
    -   32546
  2 x   54326
-   -   56342
      x 64523
- 2   x 34256
      2 23456

x = 14, all other calls 16

Music: 144 crus, 12 7685s, 5867s, 44 LB4
Off front: 24 8765s, 18 8756s, 12 5678s, 6578s, 28 LB4

Rung at Weston super Mare, 16 April 2009

Bismuth Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Bloodstone Surprise Major

PN: &-56-14.56-56.38.14-14.38.14-14.38 le 18 17856342 (j)
FG: ace

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5152 Bloodstone Surprise Major
A J Cox

B H M 4/I W 23456
          2 35426
-   1  x  2 32546
  2         25346
    2  x  1 52364
-   2*      36245
  1         23645

Repeat twice, calling B,W instead of 2* in last part

Music: 144 crus, 14 7468s, 7685s & 5867s, 10 7568s, 7586 & 6857s, 34 LB4
Off front: 13 8765s & 8756s, 8 6578s, 7 5678s, 35 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 16 March 1994

Also true to Chelmsford S, Hopwood D, Juror S, Radon S, Todmorden S, Windmill Hill S and Zyyi S

Blue John Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14.58-12.38-12-58-14.36.78 le 18 17856342 (j)
FG: BE c

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5184 Blue John Surprise Major
BYROC

B H M W 23456
  1     42356
- 2     54263
    1   24365
  1     32465
      2 26435
2 1     63542
- 2     46325
    1   36524
- 2     23645

Repeat twice

Music: 120 crus inc 23 56s & 17 65s, 7 8765s, 49 LB4
Off front: 10 8765s, 13 8756s, 3 5678s, 2 6578s, 49 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 9 March 2000

Bohrium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Bolonium Surprise Major

PN: &-38-14-12.58.16-34-58-16-58 le 18 17856342 (j)
FG: BD a

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5152 Bolonium Surprise Major
A J Cox

O H 5 6 I W  23456
3 x          42635
      x     (372546)
    3        372546
  x          234756
          x (42635)
        2    34625
    2   2    26543
  x          52364
2   3        35264
-         x  357246
      x -    64523
  x          56342
          x  357624
      x     (64523)
    -   - x  647253
      x      23456

6th place bobs

Music: 54 crus, inc 21 56s & 64s, 21 8765s, 7685s, 5867s, 8 2468s inc Queens, 7 7568s, 75 LB4 inc 21 3456s, tittums
Off front: 18 8765s, 5678s, 6 6578s, 8756s, 70 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 9 May 2008

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BDK ac Z; the calling can be reversed to give a composition for lead end d (e.g. Jovium) (O → H; H → B; 5 → M; 6 → 4; I → W; W → I)

Bolton Surprise Major

PN: &58-58.14.58-58.36-14-58-14-78 le 12 14263857 (f)
FG: c

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5600 (5152) Bolton Surprise Major
A J Cox

B 4/2 W H  23456
x       3* 35264
  SS       42635
x       -  42356
x          25463
  SS       34625 A
x       -  34256
x          45362
  SS    3* 23645
x     - 2  32546
x       -  32465
    2A     24365
x          46253
  SS    -  53246
      2 -  23456

Omit either 3* for 5152

Music (5152): 64 crus, inc 18 56s & 65s, 18 8765s, 8756s, 7586s, 7685s, 5867s & 6857s, Queens, 44 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s, 8765s, 6578s & 8756s, 44 LB4

Rung at Swaffham, 23 August 1974

True to all le f with falseness groups abcdef XYZ

5152 Bolton Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/2 V W H 23456
    x       - - 26354
-     SS        24536
  S       S     36452
-     SS        32546
    x         3 24365
    x           46253
-           - - 35264
3     SS    - - 63425
-             - 54326
-           2   42635
    x         - 42356
    S S4  3     735462
S S           - 34256
            3 - 23456

Music: 60 crus, inc 24 56s & 18 65s, 24 8765s, 7586s & 6857s, 18 8756s, 7685s & 5867s, Queens, 48 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s & 8765s, 18 6578s & 8756s, 48 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 27 November 1981

Also true to Babraham S, Intercalary S, Neasden S, Peterborough S and Rothampsted S

5376 (5344, 5152, 5120) Bolton Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 3 B 4/2 V W H 23456
    x       - - 26354
            - - 35264
      SS    2   23645
  S       S - - 36452
      SS    -   32546
    x         - 32465
    S S4  3     746352
S S           2 24365

Repeat.

Reduce to 5152 by omitting WHWH at start of 2nd part (loses 2 6578s & 8756s front and back)
Reduce to 5344 by adding MBW in final course (adds Queens, loses 2 5678s & 8765s off front)
For 5120 use both reductions above

Music (5376): 64 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 8756s, 7586s, 6857s, 7685s & 5867s, 48 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s, 8765s, 6578s & 8756s, 48 LB4

Composed 1982

Also true (all versions) to Peterborough S and Rothampsted S. 5376 & 5152 (but NOT 5120 or 5344) true to Babraham S & Neasden S.

Boron Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Brereton Surprise Major

PN: &-56-14-56-38-14-58-36-78 le 18 17856342 (j)
FG: E ac

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5088 Brereton Surprise Major
A J Cox

O   H 5 I (23465)
SB    S S  63254
BS    -    46352
SS* x      34265
2   x      42536
SS'     -  23546

Repeat twice with SS* only in parts 1 & 2 and SS' only in part 1.
Snap start and finish

Music: 144 crus, 8 7568s, 42 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 10 8756s, 8 8765s, 56 LB4

Rung at Weston super Mare, 11 December 2015

Bright Surprise Major

PN: &-56-14-56-1238-34-58.16-12.78 le 18 17856342 (j)
FG: B a

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5024 Bright Surprise Major
A J Cox

O H 5 4  6 I  23456
           -  35426
-   S      S  24365 A
    2         34562
  x           53246
2   S      S  45362
  x           34256
      A       42563
- x           42356
      A       23564
  x           52436
-        S   (374526)
    - SS      273546
  S7          43526
         S   (273546)
    2         374526
  S7          24536
-   S      S  35264
  x           23456

Music: 104 crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s, 20 36s & 26s, 12 8765s, 8756s, 7568s & 7586s, 44 LB4
Off front: 18 8765s, 15 5678s, 8756s, 13 2345s, 10 4321s, 9 6578s, 8 1234s

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 27 July 2007

5088 Bright Surprise Major
A J Cox

O H 5 4  6 I  23456
           -  35426
-   S      S  24365
    -         54263
- x           54326
-        S   (273546)
      SS      273546
  S7          43526
-   S      S  25463
  x           42356

Repeat twice

Music: 96 crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 20 46s & 20 64s, 12 8765s, 8756s, 7568s, 7586s, 6857s, 48 LB4
Off front: 18 8765s, 15 5678s, 8756s, 13 2345s, 10 4321s, 9 6578s, 10 1234s

Rung at Milton, 19 September 2009, conducted by Bernard F L Groves

5056 Bright Surprise Major
see composition of Technetium Surprise Major
Music: 144 crus, 8 7568s & 7468s, 32 LB4
Off front: 15 8765s, 11 8756s, 42 LB4, backrounds

Bristol Surprise Major

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Broadclyst Surprise Major

PN: &36-56.14.58-58.36.12-34.58.16-16.58 le 18 14263857 (mx)
FG: BES c

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5088 Broadclyst Surprise Major
A J Cox and BYROC

M I B V H 23456
  S   S   56342
  - - 2 2 26435
1 S   S 2 26354
1   2     52643
1       2 23645

Repeat twice. S at I is S3rds

Music: 81 crus inc 14 56s & 13 65s, 5 8765s, 6 8756s, 31 LB4
Off front: 4 5678s, 3 6578s, 2 8765s, 8756s, 38 LB4

Rung at Broadclyst, 24 April 1999, conducted by John R Martin

Broadway Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14-1256-16-14-58-14-58 le 12 13624857

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5088 Broadway Surprise Major
BYROC, arr A J Cox

M  I W H (35246)
       S  32546
   2 - SS 24365
   x   S  42536
   x   -  42653
SS   S S  56243
-    -   (25436)

Repeat twice. Start and finish at snap. NB SH is at end of first lead and part ends (42356, 34256, 23456) are two blows after final call of the part

Music: 77 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 12 8756s, 54 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 12 6578s & 8756s, 56 LB4

Rung at Broad Blunsdon, 20 May 2010

Bromine Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Burford Surprise Major

PN: &-38-14-1258-1236-34-38-16-78 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: BD a Y

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5056 Burford Surprise Major
A J Cox

B M W 4 I H  23456
  -          43652
x            35426
    - x      647253
        x   (42635)
    -        34625
  -   x      357624
        x   (56342)
    -        45362
  -       3  35264
  2 2        56342
x            64523
  2 2   x    234756
x            372546
  3   x      42635
x         3  23456

Music: 54 crus inc 18 56s & 64s, 6 65s, 18 8765s, 7685s & 5867s, 6 8756s & 7568s, 67 LB4, tittums
Off front: 2 5678s, 6578s & 8756s, 32 LB4

Rung at Burford, 21 December 2013

True to le b with falseness groups BDK acd YZ

Butleigh Surprise Major

PN: &-58-16-12-36.14-14.58-12-18 le 12 17856342 (c)
FG: B cd

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5152 Butleigh Surprise Major
A J Cox

M W H (42536)
       42536
  - SS 34526
  - -  52346
- - SS 43625
  2 2  26345
    S  26354
3   -  32654
    S  32645
2   -  35246
    S  35264
-   SS 25463
-   SS 45362
-   -  23564
    S  23546
  -   (42536)

Start and finish at snap. S = 1256

Music: 72 crus inc 16 56s & 12 65s, 6 8765s & 8756s, 36 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s, 6578s, 8765s & 8756s, 48 LB4

Rung at Butleigh, 14 February 2013

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BMS cd XYZ and this version is suitable for -58 starts

Cadmium Surprise Major, Caesium Surprise Major, Calcium Surprise Major and Californium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Cambridge Surprise Major

PN: &-38-14-1258-36-14-58-16-78 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: BDE e

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5056 (5504) Cambridge Surprise Major
A J Cox and C Middleton

V B M W 4 I H  23456
  x         3  35264
-           -  237546
          x   (35264)
    2 2     3  56342
    2 2     3  64523
    2 2     3  42635
    -       -  56234
      - x      427365
          x 3  23456

Omit 3H on 56342 or 64523 for 5056

Music: 60 or 59 crus inc 18 56s & 4 65s; 6 7568s, 4 8765s, 14 468s, 54 LB4, inc 18 5432s, 12 3456s & 2345s, tittums
Off front: 8 5678s, 36 LB4

Rung at Backwell, 22 October 1994

5120 Cambridge Surprise Major
T B Worsley

B M W 4 I H 23456
x         3 35264
x           56342
x           64523
  -         54326
x           42563  A
    - x     357624
        x  (56342)
     3A    (42635)
  -         62534
x           23645
    -     3 42635
x         3 23456

Music: 57 crus inc 18 56s & 4 65s; 6 7568s, 74 LB4, inc 18 5432s & 3456s, 10 2345s & 6543s
Off front: 8 5678s, 4 6578s, 33 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 18 September 2004

Note. This is a transposition, to maximise the number of little bell runs, of a composition by T B Worsley which was first published in the RW in 1961 (p 628) as a reducible 6016 and was first rung in the early 1930s. (The composition has also been credited to Stephen Ivin, for example in A Collection of Compositions in Popular Major Methods, 2001.)

Camdon Surprise Major

PN: &38-58.14-12-38-14-58-16-58 le 12 16482735 (e)
FG: B c X

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5152 Camdon Surprise Major
A J Cox

3 4 W M V H  23456
    3     2  34256
    -     2  32546
S            472536
  S - 2      63425
    S     3  23465
    S -      43526
S       S 3  26354
      3 S    273546
  S 2     -  53246
    2     -  23456

Music: 78 crus inc 24 56s, 18 46s & 9 65s, 21 8765s, 32 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 5678s, 14 8765s, 12 6578s, 42 LB4

Rung at Winkleigh, 5 April 1994

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups B c XYZ

5152 Camdon Surprise Major
A J Cox

3 4 W  M  V H 23456
            2 34256
    -  SS   2 32546
    -  2      63425
    S       2 34265
       SS   - 23465
    S  -      43526
S         S 2 63254
    SS      - 26354
       3  S   273546
  S 2       - 53246
    2       - 23456

Music: 80 crus inc 24 56s, 12 46s & 9 65s, 18 8765s, 34 LB4, tittums
Off front: 18 5678s, 10 8765s, 12 6578s, 39 LB4

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 20 November 1981

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups B c XYZ

Canon's Marsh Surprise Major

PN: &36-56.14.58-58.16-12-38.14-12.58 le 18 18674523 (k)
FG: BE c

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5152 Canon's Marsh Surprise Major
A J Cox

I 6 4 V 7 O 23456
          - 34256
-     2     25634
3     -     45236
-         - 32546
2 S         273546
    S 2   3 36452
      -     26354
    S 3 S 3 43526
-         2 53246
-         2 23456

Music: 60 crus inc 18 56s & 6 65s, 18 8765s, 53 LB4, Queens
Off front: 15 5678s & 8765s, 9 6578s & 8756s, 52 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 12 March 2011

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BE abcdf XY

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Cassiobury Surprise Major

PN: &-58-16-12-36-12-58-14-18 le 12 17856342 (c)
FG: B c

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5056 Cassiobury Surprise Major
A J Cox

M W B H  23456
-   -   (35426)
- - -   (45236) A
- - -   (25346)
-     x  63254 
-     x  42635 
      -  64235
-   2   (36452) B
  -   -  45362
      x  34256
      x  23645
   B     42356
      x  34625
      -  63425
-   -   (32465)
   A     52364
-   -   (26354)
  -   -  35264
      x  23456

x = 16, all other calls 14

Music: 86 crus inc 24 56s & 18 65s, 6 8765s & 8756s, 34 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s, 6578s, 8756s, 12 8765s, 48 LB4, backrounds

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 18 November 2010

Also true to Clent S, Cobalt S Major and Plutonium S Major.

5056 Cassiobury Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 M 5 3 W B H  23456
  -       x   (35426)
  -     - x   (45236)
  -     - x   (25346) A
  -       x   (54326)
  -     -   3  23645
      A        23564
  -       x   (36524)
  -     - x   (56234)
  -     - x   (26354)
  - S          374526
  - SS         472536
  -            273546
S              43526
      S       (273546)
  - S     x   (65324)
  -     -   3  23456

Music: 92 crus inc 22 56s & 10 65s, 10 8765s, 26 LB4
Off front: 16 5678s, 10 8765s, 8 6578s, 6 8756s, 37 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 6 November 2003

Also true to Clent S and Plutonium S Major.

5120 Cassiobury Surprise Major
A J Cox

M 5  W B H  23456
-      x -  43526
       2   (26354)
  SS -   -  35264 A
     -      63254
-        -  42356
-      x -  32546
       x   (24365)
-      x   (46325)
-    - x   (36245)
-    -   -  54263
-      x   (46253)
  SS -   -  25463
     -      62453
-        -  34256
    A*      23456

A* = A omitting SS at 5ths

Music: 74 crus inc 24 56s & 13 65s, 10 8765s, 3 8756s, 34 LB4
Off front: 19 5678s, 12 8765s & 6578s, 9 8756s, 53 LB4

Rung at Ampthill, 11 April 2012

Also true to Clent S and Plutonium S Major.

5184 Cassiobury Surprise Major
A J Cox

 W  B H (42536)
    x   (23465)
    x   (36254)
 -  x   (36542)
 -  x -  43625 
(-)     (24635)

Repeat 5 times, calling (-) in alternate parts only. Start and finish at treble snap

Music: 80 crus inc 18 56s & 65s
Off front: 18 5678s, 6578s, 15 8765s, 8756s

Rung at Bristol Cathedral, 8 June 2007

Also true to Clent S, Cobalt S Major and Plutonium S Major.

5184 Cassiobury Surprise Major
see 5184 Pettaugh Surprise Major
Music: 64 crus, inc 24 56s & 6 65s, 12 8765s, 46 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 6 6578s, 12 8756s, 38 LB4, backrounds

5024 Cassiobury Surprise Major
see 5024 Plutonium Surprise Major
Music: 73 crus, inc 16 56s & 65s, 6 8765s & 8756s, 34 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s, 8765s, 6578s & 8756s, 47 LB4

5152 Cassiobury Surprise Major
see 5152 Butleigh Surprise Major
Music: 72 crus, inc 16 56s & 12 65s, 6 8765s & 8756s, 36 LB4
Off front: 18 5678s, 8765s, 6578s & 8756s, 44 LB4

Cassiopium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Cat's Eye Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14.58-12.38-12-58.14-14.58 le 18 16482735 (l)
FG: B c

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5056 Cat's Eye Surprise Major
see compositions of Erythrite Surprise Major and Iodine Surprise Major

5152 Cat's Eye Surprise Major
see composition of Strontium Surprise Major

Music: 72 crus, inc 24 56s, 15 65s & 17 46s, 24 8765s, 57 LB4
Off front: 24 8765s, 18 5678s, 15 8756s, 9 6578s, 54 LB4

5024 Cat's Eye Surprise Major
see composition of 5024 Xavier Delight Major

Music: 88 crus, inc 24 56s, 24 65s & 17 46s, 19 5867s, 17 6857s, 15 7685s, 12 7586s, 6 8756s, 3 8765s, 59 LB4
Off front: 18 8765s & 5678s, 12 8756s & 6578s, 57 LB4

Centenary Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14-56-16-34-58-14-58 le 12 13624857
FG: B c

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5024 (5472) Centenary Surprise Major
A J Cox

M W H 23456
3   - 42356
S S   34625
S S   63542
S S   56234
S S   25463
S S - 34256
  2   54326
- - - 23564

Repeat twice, S = 1256 (SM,SW is a 3 lead course where the tenor makes 5ths at the first call)
For 5024 omit the three bobs at middle in the first part

Music (5024): 102 crus inc 20 56s & 16 65s, 12 8756s, 6 8765s, 34 LB4, tittums
Off front: 4 8756s, 62 LB4

Rung at Wotton under Edge, 4 December 1994, conducted by Francis M Byrne

Cerium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Champion Surprise Major

PN: &-58-58-58-14.58-58-58-58.36.14-14-14-14.58-14-14-14-18 le 18 14263857 (mx)
FG: P c

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5376 Champion Surprise Major
A J Cox

3  7 2345678
S    2435678
2  - 3245786
   - 3245867
SS - 3245678

Repeat. 6ths place calls

Music: 64 crus, inc 24 56s & 16 65s, 24 8765s, 16 8756s, 8 7568s, 7468s, 80 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 5678s & 8765s, 16 6578s & 8756s, 80 LB4, backrounds

Cherwell Surprise Major

PN: &-36-14-1258-16-14-58-16-78 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: E d

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5184 Cherwell Surprise Major
A J Cox

B M  W  H (25364)
  4* S  S  62534
x          23645
     5*    43625
  -     S  65324
     -     26354
  4† S  S  53624
x          32546
     3*    42536
  -     S  56234
     -     35264
  2*       25364

Snap start and finish. 4* = BSBB, 5* = BBSBB, 4† = SBSB, 3* = BSB, 2* = SB

Music: 60 crus inc 24 56s & 16 65s, 24 8765s, 16 8756s, 74 LB4
Off front: 11 8765s & 5678s, 7 8756 & 6578s, 62 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 8 November 1995

True to le b with falseness groups EGIM bde XYZ and -36- starts

Chew Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14.58.12-38.14-14.58.14-14.58 le 12 14263857 (f)
FG: BKT c

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5184 Chew Surprise Major
A J Cox

2 3 2345678
S S 2357486
- S 2378456 A
S S 2385764
S S 2356847
S S 2364578
 A  2345867

Repeat twice. S = 1278, - = 1478

Music: 46 crus inc 10 56s & 6 65s, 10 8765s & 7568s, 6 8756s & 7468s, 5 2468s, 44 LB4
Off front: 4 8765s, 5678s, 8756 & 6578s, 30 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 23 January 1980

Chiltern Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14-12-36-12-38-14-78 le 12 18674523 (d)
FG: B c

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5152 Chiltern Surprise Major
A J Cox

W 3 5 M  4 H  (42536)
           -   54236
2          3   43256
-          2   42536
-     S    SS  64523
      S        34526
- S            473526
    S 3        46352
    S 3  S    (23546)
      2        63245
S          -   24365
      SS   2   43265
S     -        23546
-             (42536)

Snap start and finish

Music: 59 crus inc 24 56s & 6 65s, 24 8765s, 6 2468s, 70 LB4
Off front: 14 8765s, 12 5678s, 8 8756, 49 LB4

Rung at Wincanton, 12 November 2015

Chlorine Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Chomolungma Surprise Major

PN: &38-38.16-12.56.38.12-14.38.12-16.38 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: BDEK d

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5056 Chomolungma Surprise Major
A J Pitman

B M W H 23456
    -   52436
x       23564 A
  -   2 34562
    -   63542
x       34625
  -     64523
2     - 42356 B
   3B   36245
2       45623
   3A   23456

Music: 66 crus inc 19 56s & 5 65s, 9 8765s, 3 8756s & 7568s, 60 LB4
Off front: 6 8765s & 8756s, 2 5678s, 36 LB4

Rung at St Ambrose, Whitehall, Bristol, 29 May 1993

Chromium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Clanfield Surprise Major

PN: &38-58.14-58-38.14-14.38.14.36-78 le 12 14263857 (f)
FG: BFGK c

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5088 Clanfield Surprise Major
BYROC

M 3/5 B W H 23456
  SS        56342
      x     64523 *
      x     42635
  SS        35264
-       - - 46253
- SS    - - 63542
-       - - 24536
- SS    - - 46325
-       -   23564

Repeat twice

Music: 60 crus inc 6 56s & 14 65s, 6 8756s, 3 8765s, 2 2468s, 32 LB4
Off front: 5 8756s, 1 8765 & 5678s, 38 LB4

Starting from * (so part ends are 34256, 42356 & 23456) gives 58 crus inc 15 56s & 12 65s, 9 8765s & 8756s, 29 LB4
Off front: 9 8756s, 3 6578s, 36 LB4

5152 Clanfield Surprise Major
A J Cox

I B 4 W H 23456
  -   - x 26435
      3 x 42563
      2   26543
    -     357246
-         52364
  -   - x 54326
      2   42356  A
    -     637452
-         34625
    2A    23456

x = 16, all other calls 14. This is a reduction of a 5 part 5600

Music: 50 crus inc 10 56s & 8 65s, 5 7568s & 2468s inc Queens, 44 LB4
Off front: 6 8765s, 5 8756s, 4 6578s, 3 5678s, 32 LB4, backrounds

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BCDFGK abcde XZ

Rung at Hungerford (to Zante S), 15 March 1997, conducted by Anthony R Peake

Claybrooke Surprise Major

PN: &38-58.14-58-38.14-14.58-36.14.78 le 12 14263857 (f)
FG: BK bce

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5024 Claybrooke Surprise Major
see composition of 5024 Gadolinium Surprise Major

Music: 78 crus inc 18 56s & 9 65s, 3 8765s, 6 8756s, 41 LB4
Off front: 9 6578s, 3 8756s, 30 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 1 May 1991

5024 Claybrooke Surprise Major
A J Cox

M B W H 23456
  -     35264
  x     52364 A
  x     23564
  -     36245
- x     65243 B
- x     53246
  x - - 54326
  x 2   32546
   A    32465
  -     26354
- x   - 36452
- x   - 46253
- x     63254
  x     32654
   B    64235
  x - - 63425
  x -   23645
   A    23456

x = 16, all other calls 14

Music: 120 crus inc 24 56s & 22 65s, 4 8765s, 32 LB4, tittums
Off front: 9 5678s & 6578s, 3 8765s & 8756s, 38 LB4

5184 Claybrooke Surprise Major
BYROC

M I/V B H 23456
-     - - 43526
      2   26354
   x      63254
-     2 - 35642
      - - 35426
      -   52364
   x      23564

Repeat twice

Music: 102 crus inc 18 56s & 16 65s, 4 8765s, 6 8756s, 37 LB4
Off front: 5 5678s, 6 6578s, 1 8765s, 2 8756s, 34 LB4

5088 Claybrooke Surprise Major
BYROC

M I/V B W H 23456
-     -   - 43526
-     -   - 53246
  SS    -   24365
- SS      - 46253
      -     65432
-     -     53462
-       -   64235
      -   - 64352
- x         42356

Repeat twice

Music: 78 crus inc 24 56s & 15 65s, 3 8765s, 44 LB4
Off front: 9 5678s, 3 8765s, 37 LB4

Clevedon Surprise Major

PN: &58-58.14-58-38.14-14.58-14-58 le 12 13527486 (a)
FG: c

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5184 Clevedon Surprise Major
A J Cox

W V 4   B   M H 23456
              - 42356
    S       S   735462
  3   S3,SB   - 34256
  S S       - - 45236
  S S       -   32546
2     SB,S3 3   36452
  S S           24536
-       -     - 32465

Repeat. Omit one block of 3 in 2nd part

Music. Omitting 3 V: 54 crus inc 24 56s & 18 65s, 24 8765s, 22 8756s, Queens, 44 LB4
Off front: 23 5678s, 21 8765s & 8756s, 15 6578s, backrounds, 48 LB4
Omitting 3 M: 55 crus inc 24 56s & 20 65s, 24 8765s, 20 8756s, Queens, 40 LB4
Off front: 23 5678s, 21 8765s, 19 8756s, 17 6578s, backrounds, 44 LB4

Rung at Clevedon (omitting 3 V), 2 April 1997

Also true with similar musical features to Ashford S, Baldock S, Lancashire S, Manchester S and Peak District S

5152 Clevedon Surprise Major
see composition of 5152 Lancashire Surprise Major

Cobalt Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Colnbrook Surprise Major

PN: &38-58.16-12-38.14-14.38.16-16.38 le 12 13527486 (a)
FG: BE c X

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5376 (5152) Colnbrook Surprise Major
A J Cox

W  M H  23456
   S SS 63452
   S -  42356
SS   -  34256
S    S  52436
   - S  46235
S    -  23645

Repeat twice, omit any SS for 5152

Music (omitting SS H in 2nd part): 88 crus inc 13 56s & 17 65s, 18 LB4
Off front: 3 5678s & 8765s, 2 8756s, 1 6578s, 26 LB4

Rung at Checkendon, 5 June 1991

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups BE c XYZ

Columbium Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Congresbury Surprise Major

PN: &-38-14-1256-36.14-14.38.14-14.38 le 12 15738264 (b)
FG: BO d

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5152 (5376) Congresbury Surprise Major
A J Cox

W H 23456
2 S 35462
  S 35426
- S 23465
  2 34265
  S 34256
- - 25346

Repeat twice. S = 1256. For 5152 omit SS H in one part

Music (5152, omit in last part): 96 crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s, 18 7586s & 5867s, 6 7468s, 7568s, 48 LB4, tittums
Off front: 6 5678s & 8756s, 3 8765s & 6578s, 45 LB4

Rung at Congresbury, 23 October 1976

These courses are true to falseness groups BGHILMORS bcdf XYZ

5152 Congresbury Surprise Major
see 5152 Molybdenum Surprise Major

Music: 104 crus inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s, 18 7586s & 5867s, 6 7468s, 7568s, 7685s & 6857s, 42 LB4, tittums
Off front: 7 5678s & 8756s, 4 6578s & 8765s, 49 LB4

Copernicium Surprise Major and Copper Surprise Major on `Elements' page

Cornelian Surprise Major

PN: &-58-14.58-58.36.14-14.38-12-58 le 12 17856342 (c)
FG: B c

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5152 Cornelian Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 M V 3 W H  23456
          2  34256
        - 2  32546
        2    24536
      S     (374526)
  2 2     3  25364
  3 -        273546
  -          374526
S       - -  53246
  S       S  62345
        S 3  42365
        S S  63245
  S     2 -  23456

Music: 80 crus inc 21 56s, 15 65 & 46s, 15 8765s, 9 8756s; 50 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 8765s, 18 8756s, 12 5678s & 6578s; 46 LB4

Rung at Barrow Gurney, 14 February 1996

These courses are true to all methods with falseness groups B c YZ

Note. Six additional little bell runs (2 at back, 4 off front) may be obtained by calling the block between S3 and S4 as M VV 45263, M HHH 25364, MM V 472536, MM 374526, this gives 4627358 (with 4567 runs at the back and 7654 runs off the front) instead of 2637458 but otherwise contains the same courses and is true to the same falseness groups

Cornwall Surprise Major

PN: &-56-14-56-36-14-58-14-58 le 18 16482735 (l)
FG: ac

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5024 Cornwall Surprise Major
A J Cox

O H I 23456
-   2 53246
- x   53624
    - 32654
3 x   63425 A
    - 32465
  A   32546
2   - 34256
2 x   42635
    - 23645
  2A  23456

6ths place calls

Music: 144 crus, 6 7568s & 7468s; 30 LB4
Off front: 12 5678s, 8765s, 6578s & 8756s; 44 LB4

Rung at Bourn, 25 August 1976

True to le l with falseness groups abcdef XYZ

5056 Cornwall Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 O 6 H I V W 23456
  -   x       23645
          -   53246
  - S     -   374526
S         3   36452
S         2   472536
   S7th 3   x 537264
    x         24365
  3   x       32546
  2     -     34256
  2         x 427365
    x     3   35264
      x       23456

6ths place calls

Music: 96 crus inc 24 56s & 24 65s, 16 7568s, 12 8765s & 8756s, 8 7468s, 48 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s & 8765s, 14 6578s & 8756s, 52 LB4

Rung at St Lawrence, Jewry, 12 November 2005 and (in slightly rearranged form) at Sidbury, 7 December 1991

True to le l with falseness groups I abcf XYZ

5056 Cornwall Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 O 6 H I V W 23456
  2   x       34625
          -   54326
  - S     -   472536
S         3   46253
S         2   273546
   S7th -   x 537264
    x         24365
  3   x       32546
        2     43526
  2     -     42356
  -         x 427365
    x     3   35264
      x       23456

6ths place calls

Music: 72 crus inc 24 56s & 24 65s, 16 7568s, 12 8765s, 8756s & 7468s, 58 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s & 8765s, 14 6578s & 8756s, 60 LB4

Rung at Butleigh, 13 August 2015 (the previous composition rearranged to increase LB4s at expense of crus)

True to le l with falseness groups I abcf XYZ

5152 (5056) Cornwall Surprise Major
A J Cox

 4  O 6 H I  V  8 23456 
    -     S  S    64235
          -       43265
    2   x         32546
          3*    S 325476
      S      3'   46253
(S           3    472536
 S)     x         24365 

Repeat, omitting calls in brackets. 6ths place calls. No backstroke 87s.
For 5056 either (i) in 2nd part, call 3* as H (64523), V (34625), I
or (ii) in 2nd part, call 3' as V (45362), I (56342), H.

Music (5152): 88 crus, inc 24 56s & 24 65s, 12 8765s & 8756s, 12 7568s, 4 7468s, 46 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s & 8765s, 18 6578s & 8756s, 44 LB4
5056 (i) 80 crus, 50 LB4, off front: 16 6578s & 8756s, 46 LB4
5056 (ii) 88 crus, 46 LB4, off front: 16 6578s & 8756s, 48 LB4

Rung as 5056 (ii) at Winford, 2 December 2011 and 5056 (i) at Marston Bigot, 8 October 2014

5088 Cornwall Surprise Major
A J Cox

4 O H I  V  23456
  - x       23645
      3* -  53246
  -   3  -  62345
      -     24365
  2      -  52364
  2      3* 35264
  -   -  3  26354
S        3  273546
S   x       32465
  - x       32546
  2   -     34256
  2         23456

6ths place calls. Omit either 3* for 5088

Music: 120 crus, inc 24 56s, 65s, 46s & 64s; 12 8765s & 8756s, 10 7568s; 40 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s, 8765s; 14 6578s, 8756s; 36 LB4

Rung (omitting 3 V on 35264) to Cornwall at Bristol Cathedral, 27 January 1984 and (omitting 3 I on 23645) to Diopside S Major at Barrow Gurney, 26 April 1998

True to le l with falseness groups acf Z

5152 Cornwall Surprise Major
A J Cox

4  O 6 H I  V  W  23456
   -   x          23645
         3*       43625
     x      S     473526
-           5*    25364
       x          32456
   -     SS       24356
   2           x (437265)
         S     x  725364
5*          -     647352
S    x            34256
   2              23456

3* = BSB, 5* = BBSBB. 6ths place calls

Music 5152: 72 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 8 7468s, 4 7568s, 52 LB4, tittums
Off front: 24 5678s & 8765s, 20 6578s & 8756s, 60 LB4

Rung at Romsey Abbey, 2 March 2013

5376 (5152) Cornwall Surprise Major
A J Cox

4  O 6 H I V W  23456
   -         x (237465)
         S   x  745362
S*         -    627354
S*   x          32456
       x        43625
         S      23645
     x     S    273546
-          S    45362
       x        34256

Repeat twice, omit both S* (but not the bob V inbetween them) in 1st part for 5152.
To retain 24 5678s & 8765s off front in 5152, start at snap. 6ths place calls

Music (5376): 72 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s & 8756s, 12 7568s, 8 7468s, 50 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s, 8765s, 6578s & 8756s, 60 LB4
(5152, starting at snap): 72 crus, inc 24 56s & 65s, 20 8765s & 8756s, 12 7568s, 56 LB4
Off front: 24 5678s & 8765s, 22 6578s & 8756s, 62 LB4

Rung as 5152 starting at snap at Apsley, Nottingham, 16 August 2012, conducted by George H Campling

Creber Surprise Major

PN: &-58-1456-12-16-12-1258-14-58 le 12 14263857 (f)
FG: B c

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5088 Creber Surprise Major
A J Cox

3 4 B 5 W H 23456
S     S     56342
S     S     42635
S     S - - 26354
  S S       43526
S           273546
  S x     - 43265
    x   - - 45362
S     S     62534
S     S     34256

Repeat twice

Music: 74 crus inc 24 56s & 65s, 24 8765s, 18 8756s, 12 7568s, 44 LB4, tittums, 336 combinations of 5678 in 5678
Off front: 18 5678s & 8765s, 12 8756s, 6 6578s, 58 LB4, backrounds, 240 combinations of 5678 in 1234

Rung at Mark, 20 October 2015

Also true to Arklow S, Blunsdon Abbey S, Deane S, Dorcan S, Edinburgh S, Greenford S, GWR Steam S, Hallaton S, Hatherley S, Houston S, Kirby Muxloe S, Landford S, Montpellier S, Nomansland S, Penhill S, Selborne S, Serebro S, Stoughton S and Velindre S

Cuprum Surprise Major and Curium Surprise Major on `Elements' page


Surprise Major: D–K, L–R, S–Z


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