Group name - Hull Handbell Change Ringers

  Yorkshire Surprise Major

Yorkshire Surprise Major

Overview

Place Notation:
-38-14-58-16-12-38-14-78, 12, Bob 14, Single 1234

Yorkshire Surprise Major numbers and grid

Diagram: 203.01 Yorkshire Surprise Major, Plain Lead, change-rows and grid.

Yorkshire is a justly popular right place surprise method. Notionally it quite similar to Cambridge Surprise, in that Yorkshire Surprise Major can be described as Cambridge Surprise Major above the treble and Cambridge Surprise Minor below the treble, with 2nds place bell and its reflection, 5ths place bell, together with the treble itself forming a sort of "thick treble". Thus the structure is more complex than that of Cambridge Surprise Major.

The great advantage of Yorkshire Surprise is that it better preserves the natural coursing order below the treble. This feature makes Yorkshire significantly popular with both conductors and less experienced ringers.

Yorkshire Surprise Major Double line for 1-2

Diagram: 203.02 Yorkshire Surprise Major, Double line for 1-2.

Yorkshire Surprise Major Double line for 3-4

Diagram: 203.03 Yorkshire Surprise Major, Double line for 3-4.

Yorkshire Surprise Major Double line for 5-6

Diagram: 203.04 Yorkshire Surprise Major, Double line for 5-6.

Yorkshire Surprise Major Double line for 7-8

Diagram: 203.05 Yorkshire Surprise Major, Double line for 7-8.

Double blue lines for each pair may be downloaded, viz:


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