Superlative Surprise...

... in every sense. We went for a peal with Mike and Ian on Wednesday, and found it surprisingly tricky; so much so that we didn't score. It emphasised the fact that the familiar Cambridge work above the treble is a huge advantage in Cambridge, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland. We weren't a million miles away from being able to ring Superlative, but we need to take a step up in the level of accuracy. I expect we'll do better another time.

We've never rung much Superlative with our usual band. We rang a quarter in 2009, and since then it has only come up in spliced. To be honest, when we rang our peal of 8-spliced, the leads of Superlative were among the sections that we had to concentrate hard on. We haven't had the concentrated practice of ringing it as a single method, that leads to knowing all the good landmarks.

As for compositions, in the end I called Pitstow's, which we have rung for Yorkshire in the past but is actually advertised as a composition of Superlative. It's not particularly oriented towards handbells, but the calling is straightforward.

5,088 Superlative Surprise Major
Nathan J Pitstow

23456    B  W  H
52436       -  3  
35426       -  3  
23564    -     2
3 part.  

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