... 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.