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Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:14 am

The Christmas Holiday's just round the bend,
The Beethoven's Day Fair has wound to an end.
The parade was quite lovely, the fair well attended.
The musical finale was very, very splendid.

There were quartets and trios and solos galore.
And Beethoven's day sales in every store.
You could buy sweatshirts and hats bearing Ludwiggy's image.
While in the stadium they had the Beethoven's Day scrimmage.

The Beethoven's feast was the best we've had yet!
With exotic foods whose names I forget.
There were sweetmeats and custards and vegatable dishes,
and a wonderous assortment of freshwater fishes.

There were sweetbreads and puddings and even ice cream
More kinds of food than in my wildest dream!
There was more than enough food to go all aroun'
And plenty of beer there to wash it all down.

The symphonies played, all nine in their turn,
as a massive bonfire in the park square did burn,
And the Missa Solemnis was really a treat,
Putting this together was somewhat of a feat.

But now it is ended, and time to prepare,
lest the next holiday catch us unaware.
So, while the holiday spirit has me feeling so fine,
let us begin 30 Q number sixty-nine!
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby navneeth » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:04 am

Choral work?

Composed before 1830? If so, after 1700?

[Sorry about not giving you any topics for the poetry, I'm not in a mood to hunt down events from Wiki at the moment, but I'm sure you'll make a wonderful eight or twelve-liner even eithout them.:D Glad you enjoyed the B-Day. ]
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Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:53 am

1.) Do singers sing in a chorus bright,
with baritones bold, and tenors bright?
A chorus of alto, or perhaps soprano?
The answer, I'm afraid, is 'No'.

2. Prior to 1830, did the penning of this piece occur?
Yes, with that question I must concur.
3.) After 1700, was it layed out in pen?
Yes, the answer is affirmative again.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:21 am

Is this work for solo and orchestra?
:D
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Postby bignaf » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:30 am

European composer?
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Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:02 pm

4) Does a soloist this work execute,
whether piano, violin or flute,
with an orchestra to enhance
the beauty of the solo performance?

Perhaps a guitar, or even a cello,
playing notes both bold an mellow.
That type of work is trumpetmaster's guess.
The answer to his query is Yes!

5) Was a European land this composers birthplace?
Was he of a European race?
A European composer? Is Bignaf's guess,
to which the answer is also Yes!
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Postby navneeth » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:26 pm

Is it a concert with an O?
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:26 pm

*ig...

we're onto something here :D
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:29 pm

Is the composer French?
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:38 pm

A Concerto for Solo Instrument and Orchestra we have....

Written between 1700 and 1830.....

European composer it is....

Too bad I;m not good at rhyming.... :wink:
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Postby Catmando » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:42 pm

Would the solo instrument be a stringed one?
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Postby navneeth » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:44 pm

Was it composed after Mozart composed his first symphony?

If Y, after 1800; If N, before 1750
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Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:38 pm

6) Is this work some type of concerto,
for orchestra and instrument solo?
Could a work of that type this piece be?
Yes is the answer given by me.

7). From France does this composer hail?
the land of Pasteur and of Braille?
The land where the Loire and the Rhone River flow?
Alas, the answer to this question is No.

8 ) Does a stringed instrument the solo part play?
The highlighted instrument which carries the day?
Catgut strung tautly, to bow, strum, or pluck?
The answer is yes, you are in luck!

9) In 1764, Wolfgang composed,
his first symphony, or so 'tis supposed.
He was only a child! Oh! My word!
But this piece by then had already been heard.

10) 1750 was an interesting year
at least it seems from all I hear.
The 18th century was halfway to its end,
and this composition had already been penned.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:40 pm

Sounds like a violin concerto written between 1700 and 1750

Not a question.... :wink:

Here is my question :D

Is the composer German?
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Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:24 pm

11) German, is the composer, per chance?
Land of lederhosen (German short pants).
Is the composer from this land so fine?
The answer, I fear, is nein.
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Postby navneeth » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:34 pm

Hmm... as per Wiki and AllMusic WAM's Symphony #1 was composed in 1765. But as far as this 30Q is concerned, it doesn't matter. :)
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Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:44 pm

From ProArte.org:

Wolfgang Amadè Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, K.16
By Steven Ledbetter, a member of Pro Arte's Board of Advisors.
The symphony was still in its adolescence when Mozart was. It had as yet no fixed place in the musical hierarchy. It might be an opera overture heard in the theater, or played in church, or even heard as chamber music in the private home of a wealthy patron. The symphony might have three movements or four, arranged in many possible patterns. Only gradually did the genre assume a reasonably fixed shape, settling into the familiar pattern of four movements. Eventually the symphony came to be regarded as the highest level to which abstract music could aspire. That transition occurred gradually, and it was still going on during Mozart's brief lifetime.

We know from a recollection by Wolfgang's sister Nannerl that he wrote his first symphony in August 1764, on the outskirts of London, while their father Leopold was dangerously ill with a throat infection. To pass the time, young Wolfgang composed his "first symphony with all the instruments of the orchestra," while Nannerl helped him copy it, and he commented to her, "Remind me to give the horn something worthwhile to do!"

The symphony now known as "No. 1" was composed in London in 1764, but it seems to be a different work, probably written a few months later, after Leopold's recovery and the family's move into London. Though it is far shorter and simpler than the Jupiter Symphony, it is nonetheless an astonishing achievement for a first essay in the medium, even overlooking the fact that the composer was only eight years old! Already Mozart has learned from his contemporaries in England, Johann Christian Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel, how to write for the orchestra, to make the grand gesture, dynamic contrasts, different types of themes, and so on. The opening movement offers a compact sonata form of consider-able energy. The slow movement, in the relative minor, is short and direct. The finale is the first of many delicious dancing rondos that cap off the work with a smile.


But you are correct, my typing is poor.
I typed 'sixty-four' as 'eight-four'.
My post I'll edit, my error to hide,
This errant keyboard I'll most certainly chide.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:45 pm

Shapley wrote:11) German, is the composer, per chance?
Land of lederhosen (German short pants).
Is the composer from this land so fine?
The answer, I fear, is nien.



Darn :(
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Postby navneeth » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:50 pm

To pass the time, young Wolfgang composed his "first symphony with all the instruments of the orchestra," while Nannerl helped him copy it, and he commented to her, "Remind me to give the horn something worthwhile to do!"


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Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:13 pm

Is the composer from Spain
were it does not rain! :P
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