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Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:04 am

Is the composer Carl Maria von Weber?

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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:11 am

I'm off to work, I haven't much time,
to put this answer into rhyme.
Carl Maria von Weber? is the question you proffer,
'No' is the very best answer I can offer.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:17 am

Shapley wrote:I'm off to work, I haven't much time,
to put this answer into rhyme.
Carl Maria von Weber? is the question you proffer,
'No' is the very best answer I can offer.



Back to the drawing board......... :dunce:
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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:04 am

'Ere someone says to me, "Shap,
would you kindly provide us with a recap."
I'll answer here that query prophetic
In my very best manner poetic.

In 1700 the twelfth Innocent,
departed this world, his mortal life spent.
Fifty years later Salieri was born,
whom the film Amadeus caused many to scorn.
The musical world, though, knew not what they missed,
because this masterpiece did not exist!

In 1830 The Belgian Revolution
was a major factor in Europe's evolution.
A new Catholic nation was then proposed,
and this musical work was already composed.

And for those who do not like to fiddle
around trying to solve this poetic riddle,
I'll try to make it concise and nifty,
composed before 1830, after 1750.

Not von Weber nor Bach, both composers fine.
The composer dwelt on the East of the Rhine.
(This question almost made me cry,
when the riddle is solved you will see why.)

The composer was born to Germans ancestral.
The work in question is entirely orchestral.
Not an opera nor a chamber quartet,
but no one has offered a guess as of yet.

My rhymes are imperfect, by rhythm impure
yet a few more questions we must endure.
I fear poetry lovers are preparing a noose,
to stretch round the neck of me, Omar Seuss!
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby bignaf » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:15 pm

darn, I asked a series of unnecesarry question because I thought this was composed before 1750! didn't you wonder why I was asking about 1700 and Bach if we already established it was after 1750?
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Postby bignaf » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:20 pm

was it composed before University of North Carolina opened for students?
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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:20 pm

To be honest regarding the composition time,
I was so wrapped up in composing rhyme,
on the nature of the questions I was not concerned,
while composing the recap, the redundancy I discerned.
Last edited by Shapley on Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:26 pm

In 1789, in North Carolina state,
the first university opened to educate,
young American students, and in that year
this particular work had yet to appear.
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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:49 pm

Oh, Navneeth and Cat Man, why do you dally?
I thought these thirty questions would be right up your alley!
A chance to strike back and force me to go seeking,
answers to questions about Bombay and Peking.

Ask about ships and shoes, and sealing waxes,
and obscure things like Swedish payroll taxes.
And dates that can be found after tedious search,
such as wars in Japan or the Anglican Church.

About composers obscure and those well-known,
and about the towns in which they were grown.
About rivers and mountains, and seas Red and Black.
Ask me the questions, why do you hold back?
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Postby bignaf » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:51 pm

was the composer born before the death of Tsar Peter II?
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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:11 pm

Peter II, dead at the age of fifteen,
on the eve he was to have taken a queen.
It was 1730, When smallpox took his life,
leaving behind no will, no heir, and no wife.

Heir to the throne of Peter the Great,
Young Peter's life was cut short by fate.
To short was his reign to become 'Peter the Greater'.
The composer in question was born sometime later.
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Postby dai bread » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:33 pm

The graceful notes flow yet unknown;
The violin's trill; the trumpet's tone.
But when the puzzle's piece was writ
Did Washington in triumph sit?

Or was the Declaration fine
Still a gleam in Tom J's eye'n! (Ouch!)
The composer's name is yet to come.
Is he well known? A Big Bass Drum?
We have no money; we must use our brains. -Ernest Rutherford.
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Postby bignaf » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:57 pm

Shapley wrote:Peter II, dead at the age of fifteen,
on the eve he was to have taken a queen.
It was 1730, When smallpox took his life,
leaving behind no will, no heir, and no wife.

Heir to the throne of Peter the Great,
Young Peter's life was cut short by fate.
To short was his reign to become 'Peter the Greater'.
The composer in question was born sometime later.


I knew you could do something interesting with a tsar who died at age 15...
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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:54 pm

In 1776, on a summers day,
America signed her colonialism away,
but it took a war of several year,
for her to win her freedom dear.

When war was ended and the dust did settle,
the new nation looked for men of mettle.
In '89 General Washington went,
to New York to become the President.

The Declaration was signed, and the Contitution,
Washington had charge of the new institution.
A revolutionary war and then peace with Britain,
all transpired before this piece was written.
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Postby bignaf » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:40 pm

so what is the range for this pieces composition? I'm confused...
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Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:25 am

Washington's tenure ended in seventeen ninety seven.
(Two years later he departed for heaven.)
In 1830 the Belgians thought
'twas time for freedom, so they fought.

That would put our compositions composing,
based on my reckoning and supposing,
before 1830, when the revolution started,
after 1797, when President Washington departed.

As for the composer, who penned these notes,
Who dwelt to the east of the valley where the Rhine River floats,
he was born after the death of Peter the child Tsar
in 1730, but no one has identified him thus far.

Question fourteen, posed by Dai Bread,
I overlooked when his post I first read.
He asked if the composer was known far and wide,
the answer 'yes' is how I should have replied.

The next question you ask, from my count I glean,
will bear the number of question fifteen.
We are halfway through this interrogative game,
And no one has correctly guessed the composers name!
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Postby barfle » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:07 am

There once was a girl from Nantucket
Who wondered "who would have thunk it?"
Although some might think me a louse
Does the composer's last name rhyme with "mouse?"

And barfle now retires from writing poetry.
--I know what I like--
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Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:41 am

Barfle, your question left me in a lurch,
I had Google and to search,
The only name that rhymes with 'mouse'
that came to mind was Karl Haus.

I'm sure there's another name around
that in my searching was not found.
'tis puzzling to me, but even so,
the simple answer to your query is 'no'.
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Postby navneeth » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:43 am

Beethoven?
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Postby Catmando » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:44 am

Shapley wrote:Barfle, your question left me in a lurch,
I had Google and to search,
The only name that rhymes with 'mouse'
that came to mind was Karl Haus.

I'm sure there's another name around
that in my searching was not found.
'tis puzzling to me, but even so,
the simple answer to your query is 'no'.


How about Strauss? That also rhymes with Strauss. Perhaps Johann I?
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