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#22470 - 07/27/01 04:08 PM Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
Rhapsody Offline
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As a fun little exercise, I've come up with variations of familiar phrases, song titles or lyric lines using composer names. Some I think are clever and some are just groaners. Please add others as you think of them. I need to start this thread now so that the first two will be timely. \:\)


  • Orff to Camp
  • Bach to School
  • Heller, How Are You?
  • Hildegard's Alive With the Sound of Music (as in Hildegard von Bingen \:D )
  • Offenbach at the Ranch
  • Samson and Delius
  • Schumann, Don't Bother Me!
  • Sondheim Over the Rainbow
  • Chopin Liszt (this of course is not original, but MUST be included \:D )
  • Ives Been Workin' on the Railroad


The last one's for John and the third one's for Eric and Vivace. \:\) \:\) \:\) Jason's been practicing the first one and more than a few of us may be invoking Schumann's name in that way when we aren't exactly pleased with all the posting members of this board. \:D
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#22471 - 07/27/01 04:20 PM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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Here's a "classic":

When Mozart got Bach from meeting Beethoven, he couldn't Handel the competition, so he went into Haydn.

[ July 27, 2001: Message edited by: Eric ]

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#22472 - 07/27/01 04:42 PM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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\:D Great, keep it up!
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#22473 - 07/27/01 04:52 PM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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Since our own dear Eric is also a composer, albeit less well known to some:

Rockwell my soul with Busoni and Addinsell. Oh! Rockwell my soul! \:D
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#22474 - 07/27/01 08:01 PM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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I'm having a really hard time coming up with something that doesn't involve Fux.



I'll put my thinking cap back on when I get in a less, um, impish mood. \:D
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#22475 - 07/27/01 10:03 PM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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On his LISZT of things to do was to clean the bird CAGE, which was filled with SCHYTTE. "IVES seen cleaner BYRDS" he thought, but went ahead with his WORK. After a visit to the BARBER, he decided to buy a new set of boots, so he visited the SCHUMANN who lived on the other side of the BLOCH. He went to the mall, but there were long LYNES everywhere. When he arrived BACH home, he tried to unRAVEL the days events. After doing this, he felt much more composed!

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#22476 - 07/28/01 12:30 AM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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She was so attractive and Shapey that he went up to her and asked, "Kodaly have a kiss, sweetie?". She slapped him and thought to herself, "What a Buttstedt!".

Anyone wanna be naughty and try Babbitt, Tippett, or Cocteau?

[ July 28, 2001: Message edited by: JB ]

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#22477 - 07/28/01 05:24 AM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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Great! More, More \:D
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#22478 - 07/28/01 07:09 AM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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Use your best Arnold Schwartzenagger voice: I'll be Bach!

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#22479 - 07/28/01 07:58 AM Re: Fun Phrases Using Composer Names
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Definitions from the "Composer's Dictionary"

Mozart castle architecture
Chopin demonstrate cookware
Haydn on the lam
Handel Thang ya turn
Gurlitt petite female
Tcherepnin making butter
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