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Quarter callings of Cornwall Surprise Major

by Don Morrison

Recently several towers in North America have been ringing Cornwall Surprise Major, and it's become popular when surprise major ringers from different towers get together at various events. Over the past two years there have been at least seven quarters of Cornwall rung in North America:

This is a development well to be encouraged. Cornwall is in many ways a good method, better by most measures than some more commonly rung methods. It's no harder than things like Cambridge and Yorkshire, as folks will discover if they approach it with an open mind.

To further encourage this good turn of events, here are some simple quarter peal callings suitable for Cornwall, that should satisfy a variety of needs and tastes.

1,344 Cornwall Surprise Major

23456  O
23456  6

6 = s - - s - -.
Sixth place calls.
Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s, 12 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, 8 7468s, and no 82s or 83s.
True to all CEFGHIKLMNOPRSTabcdefXYZ.

1,344 Cornwall Surprise Major

23456  O  I
35426     -  
42356  -  -

Repeat twice.
Sixth place bobs.
Contains 12 each 56s and 65s, 8 7468s, 6 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, and no 82s or 83s.
True to all BCEGHIKLMNORSabcdefXYZ.

1,280 Cornwall Surprise Major

23456  W  H
43526  2  -  
25346  2  2  
23456  -  2

Fourth place bobs.
Contains 10 each 56s, 65s, 7568s and 7468s, 4 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front, and no 82s or 83s.
True to all BCEGHIKLMNORSabcdefXYZ.

1,280 Cornwall Surprise Major

23456  O  H  I  V
32654  2        2  
54632  -  3        
23456        -  -

Sixth place bobs.
Contains 12 each 56s and 65s, and 8 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front.
True to all CSabcdefXYZ.

1,280 Cornwall Surprise Major

23456  M  B  H
43652  -        
43526     -  -  
32465     -  3

Repeat.
Fourth place bobs.
Contains all 24 each 56s and 65s.
True to all HIKOPabcdefXYZ.

1,344 Cornwall Surprise Major

23456  M  W  H
42356        -  
35426     -  -  
62453  -  -  -  
32456  s      

Repeat.
Fourth place calls.
Contains 16 each 56s and 65s, and 8 each 5678s off the front and 8765s off the front.
True to all GHLMOSefXYZ.

Posted Jul 28, 2010

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