Handbell roundup for December

Here is our handbell roundup for December 2014.  The Christmas period offers a good time for groups of friends to get together and do a lot of handbell ringing (this is what the holidays are for, right?), and quite a few people did just that. 

Notable firsts:

Milestones

Also noted

Featured performance

For our featured performance this month we had a clear choice, having watched this band's efforts over the last couple of years.  I for one have a very personal appreciation of how tough it is to get this composition in hand.  Well done!

Oxford Society
Oxford
32 Chilswell Road
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 in 1h58 (11 in G#)
5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (41m)
41m: Allendale, Alnwick, Annable's London, Bacup, Bamborough, Berwick, Beverley, Bourne, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Coldstream, Cunecastre, Durham, Hexham, Hull, Ipswich, Kelso, Lightfoot, Lincoln, London, Morpeth, Munden, Netherseale, Newcastle, Norfolk, Northumberland, Norwich, Primrose, Rossendale, Sandiacre, Stamford, Surfleet, Warkworth, Wearmouth, Wells, Westminster, Whitley, Wooler, York
Composed by J S Warboys (SU0309 & SU0403)
1–2 Simon A Bond
3–4 Robin O Hall
5–6 Mark A Bell (C)
Nearly two years in the making (after much practice, perseverance, beer, wine and cheese, major surgery, and the hosting of the 12-bell final).
First in hand not of Plain Bob Minor: 1-2.
First of spliced surprise, spliced minor and most methods in hand: 3-4.
First in hand in more than one method: 5-6.
First in hand as conductor not of Plain Bob Minor.
With thanks to Claire, Dorothy and Helen for their support and encouragement, and compliments to the composer for this tour de force and his selection of compositions of spliced surprise minor.

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