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30Q No. 77

Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:49 am

Quiet. So Quiet, The bulletin board has become!
No flame wars to behold, the posters all struck dumb!
So little noise, so few words, so very little ado.
What then is there but to begin another 30Q?

'tis been awhile since we've played this game,
we'll keep the rules and play it the same.
I've selected a work, chosen a piece, picked a composition.
Now begin the questions, take your guess, submit a supposition.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Re: 30Q No. 77

Postby navneeth » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:31 am

Shapley wrote:No flame wars to behold, the posters all struck dumb!

:lol:

An actual rise in music topics. Is it the Hal-effect? :rofl:

How do we actually start this?...hmm... er...wow, it seems ages since we've had a 30Q...

Oh, okay...Written after the end of the 19th century?
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Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:38 am

In the twentieth century was the work composed?
That is what Navneeth supposed.
That's a good way to start this little show,
unfortantely, however, the answer is No.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:43 am

It includes the twenty-first century also, but, anyway, I don't think you'd have thought of any of 'naf's works. :mrgreen:


Orchestral?

composed in the 19th century?

European composer? [Sorry, make that western-European]
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Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:02 am

Is the work an orchestral composition?
I have to say "No, it izzen."

Was it composed in century number nineteen?
Yes, composed in 1801, or 1900, or somewhere between.

Was the composer born in Europe-West?
No is the answer to the region you guessed.
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Postby bignaf » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:10 pm

after 1875?
Slavic composer?
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Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:39 pm

Is it composed after the year Eighteen Seventy-Five?
Is it by a Slavic composer? Towards the answer you strive.
(These questions, by the way, are number five and six I guess)
Regarding the composition the answer is 'No; regarding the composer it is 'Yes'.
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Postby bignaf » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:19 pm

composed after 1850?
is the composer Russian?

(I tried verse, didn't work)
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Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:54 pm

Was the work composed after 1850?
The answer is Yes (now ain't that nifty?)
Is it a Russian Composer? A pretty good bet,
Unfortunately, however, the answer is Nyet!
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:12 pm

At each one of your verses, I have smiled.
Yet the mystery of this composition has me still beguiled.
Many paths for questions, which one do I trek?
Alas, I have chosen: "Was the composer a Czech?"
Gentleman! You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
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Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:41 pm

I've tried 'til my mind is a total wreck,
to find a rhyme for the last part of Czech.
Perhaps I'll find a rhyme tommorow morn
for that country in which the composer was born.
Composing these rhymes makes me quite merry.
Oh! and Yes is the answer to your query.
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:31 pm

A daunting task indeed, Sir! I'll not knock ya!
To rhyme (much less spell!) Czechoslovakia.
Nay less daunting is my next task,
I've pondered my next question that I must ask.
A guess it will be, and one I hope will endure!
Is it Dvorak's Tragic Overture?
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Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:14 pm

To your rhyming skills I must doff my hat.
"knock ya", I would never think of that.
Of course, t'would be difficult for me, uh.
since I pronounce it Czech-oh-slav-ak-ee-uh.
But, alas, It seems I digress,
I must address the matter of your guess.
'tis true that Dvorak is a Czech ancestral,
but the Tragic Overture is a work orchestral!
Eliminated we have musical works of such scale,
so we'll not count your guess, you may still pass or fail.
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Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:21 pm

Indeed, t'would be nice if the bulletin board
were equipt with a spell checker to correct every word.
For my spelling is not what it was, if ever 'twas 't all,
and my eyes grow weary and the font is quite small.
And, alas, even when the correct spelling I know,
My fingers don't follow where my brain wants them to go!
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Postby bignaf » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:27 pm

for no price you may add
a Google toolbar to your browser
If your spelling is bad
it'll correct it. wowser!

(I should stick to composing music...)

and now may I venture to guess
whether it is for 4 instruments or less?
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Postby dai bread » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:37 pm

If we do not listen to orchestral sounds
Then maybe we should do the rounds
Of solos- piano, violin, cello.
Do any of these make music mellow?

If none of these, we should go higher-
No-one's asked yet about a choir.
Or multiple instruments- 3, 4, 5
Or even eight! Gosh! Snakes alive!
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Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:38 pm

Alas, while an orchestra this pieces requires not,
more than four musicians will each find a slot!
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:45 pm

My thanks for thy mercy thou hast deemed to give
A'for the Tragic oversight I sha'nt myself forgive.
Might I tempt you with a devil's bargain to allay this vex,
Your song to me in secret in return for my Opus X?

Nay, pay no heed, for that was only in jest,
Answers given freely spoil the contest.
So to the questions I must go back,
Was the composer Antonin Dvorak?
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Postby Catmando » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:04 am

hal 9000 wrote:My thanks for thy mercy thou hast deemed to give
A'for the Tragic oversight I sha'nt myself forgive.
Might I tempt you with a devil's bargain to allay this vex,
Your song to me in secret in return for my Opus X?

Nay, pay no heed, for that was only in jest,
Answers given freely spoil the contest.
So to the questions I must go back,
Was the composer Antonin Dvorak?


As the ole' man Shap said in a few posts back
You'll find that 'twas indeed, the composer Dvorak.
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:26 am

As the ole' man Shap said in a few posts back
You'll find that 'twas indeed, the composer Dvorak.


After reading all that Shap has replied,
I found this fact was neither confirmed nor denied.
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