Long length ringing: the story of 100 Spliced Surprise Major

Presentation delivered by Simon Linford on Wednesday 16 December 2020. Simon recounts the story of the record peal of Spliced Surprise Major: 100 methods all the work. He discusses the development of the composition and methods, how the peal shaped the ringers’ techniques for learning methods, what techniques were used to assimilate so much information, and how they can be used by others. He talks about the agony and ecstasy of extreme performances, and the challenges involved in organising them and ringing them.