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Postby Shapley » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:42 pm

Since 'thirty Que'
Rhymes with 'fifty-two'
I think I'll start this in verse.

So start 'Googling' your Ques
and start looking for clues
and the rhymes will only get worse.

I know you'll be busy
trying to make me quite dizzy
with questions to send me to look.

Whether it's the Achille Lauro
or the hometown of 'Zorro'
I'll seek the solution, online or in book.

The time of the composition
might relate to the Paris Exposition
or the date of a Peruvian battle.

The piece may be Baroque,
or by some poor modern bloke,
with an orchestra led by Sir Rattle.

It could be a solo piece,
written for the composer's niece,
for picollo, violin, or cello.

It could be sung by soprano
accompanied on piano,
or by that famous tenor fellow.

It could be a trio
or "O, Sole Mio!"
There is no clue hidden here.

To this verse look no deeper,
and start asking, Bridgekeeeper,
Of your questions I have no fear.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby navneeth » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:55 pm

So how long did it take to come up with that? :D You're certainly making the 30Q's more interesting.

Was it composed during the lifetime of Keats? If not, after?

Includes human vocals?
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Postby Hexameron » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:30 pm

Excellent poetry, Shapley :)

Was it composed before the premiere of Beethoven's Fidelio?
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Postby navneeth » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:45 pm

The piece may be Baroque,
or by some poor modern bloke,


My favourite lines... :rofl:
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Postby Shapley » Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:31 pm

For your compliments I am full of gratitude,
I try to approach this with a good attitude.
Is the piece sung is Navneeth's guess,
concerning human vocals I have to say 'yes'.

The Poet Keats lived a very short life
twenty-six years of turmoil and strife
'til 1821 he penned his lore,
but this was written after, or before.

Beethoven's opera premiered in 1805
(during the time that Keats was alive)
Napoleon's advance caused an empty theater,
this piece, alas, was composed sometime later.

V/R
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Postby bignaf » Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:13 pm

4. written after Puccini's Tosca?
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Postby Shapley » Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:48 pm

Tosca was written at the century's renewal,
but my composer had already written this jewel.
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Postby Hexameron » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:08 pm

Once again, exquisite and witty poetry there, Shap :wink:

5. Was the composer born before the 1848 European revolutions?

6. Did the composer ever live in Vienna?
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Postby bignaf » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:32 pm

is it an opera?
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Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:31 am

The Spring of Nations was the title givien
to the 1848 Revolutions, and this composer was livin'.

Neither the composer nor myself (and it's a pity)
Ever lived in Vienna, that wonderful city.

Bignaf now asks "Is it opera?"
The only answer I offer, 'Ya'.
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Postby navneeth » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:38 am

For your poetry, I could give a medallion
Was the composer Italian?
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Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:55 am

I think this '30Q' is really a hoot,
but, No, this composer was not from 'the Boot'.
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Postby Catmando » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:44 am

I will take a chance,

to ask if the composer born in France,

that land of romance?
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Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:55 am

This may well be your finest hour.
The composer was born in the land of the Eiffel Tower.
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Postby bignaf » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:59 am

please tell me quick,
is the opera set in a location exotic?
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Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:06 am

Exotic and foreign, full of beauty and grace,
the tale told by this opera takes place.
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Postby bignaf » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:47 am

to find out, am I hell-bent,
whether it portrays the African continent?

we should count the questions...
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Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:00 am

You're right, 'tis proper a number we assign
to the queries numbers 7, 8, and 9.
Ten have been answered thus far, by my computation
number eleven inquires if an African nation
is the locale in which this composition is set
and 'yes' is the best answer I've found yet.

Oops! My mistake! An African nation,
is not the setting for this compilation!
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Postby bignaf » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:23 am

is this compilation
set in an asian nation?
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Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:28 am

The setting of this operatic fantasia
is indeed within the confines of Asia.
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