'Accidental' misprints!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Encouraged by a thread on the Gramophone magazine website, I wondered whether we could start a thread of 'misprunts' involving well known brass band works or arrangements. I suggest the rules are: (a) by removing one existing letter from the title (as in Richard Rodgers' 'Laughter on Tenth Avenue'), or by changing one existing letter in the title (as in Vivaldi's Four Reasons - or Steve Sykes reference to Judith Bingham's Plague)

    Just a bit of fun!

    Peter Graham: The Essence of Lime
    Wagner arr. Snell: Procession to the Munster
    William Walton: The First Hoot
    William Walton: Brown Imperial
    Michael Tippett: Festal Bras With Blues
    Philip Sparke: Between the Moan and Mexico
    Thomas Arne: Mule Britannia
    Davies/Dyson: RAT March Past
    Fletcher: Labour and Lobe
    Horovitz: Bullet for Band
    Arthur Butterworth: Din
    Verdi arr. Wright: The Farce of Destiny
    John Williams arr. Bryce: Star Bars
    John Ireland: A Comely Overture

    Any more? :)
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    March of the Gobblers

    Siberian Light... put the S and L and other way round, and add an H after the S... to get new title ;-) Liberian Sh.....

    Pingin' in the Rain

    I Will Swallow Him
  3. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Fanfare in a silly key?

    Slightly different. I went to a solo contest once where the adjudicator was announced as Roy Dalek
  4. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Puttin on the Splitz ... (ok I cheated and added one and changed one)
  5. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Remember, only one letter changed or removed! ;-)

    George Lloyd: Diversions on a Bats Theme
    Peter Graham: Harrison's Dram
    Robert Farnon: Un Lie de Matelot
    Lalo/Wright: Le Rot D'ys
    Berlioz/Wright: Les Francs Huges
    Howells: Tree Figures
    Rubbra: Variations on the Shining Liver
    Vinter: Salute to Mouth
    Vinter: James Conk; Circumnavigator
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    5 brooms in a Welsh garden - Gareth Wood
    Trellis Variations - Philip Sparke
    Harrison's Cream - Peter Graham
    Whitsun Cakes - Michael Ball
    Done descending - Philip Wilby
    The Fogs of Aristophanes - Granville Bantock
    Heck, mate! - Bliss/Ball
    Were you three? - Keneth Downie
    Mortimer's Bream - Elgar Howarth
    Severn Suit - Edward Elgar
    The Bikings - Philip Sparke
    Year of the drag on - Philip Sparke
    The Bacon - Ray Steadman Allen
    Funfare and soliloquy - Trevor Sharpe
    The Holy Wart - Ray Steadman Allen
    Dover Conch - Gilbert Vinter
    Mattheson's hair - Gilbert Vinter
    Salute to Mouth - Gilbert Vinter
    The Crumpets - Gilbert Vinter
    Drawn Fight - Philip Wilby
    Turban - Philip Wilby

    and two for these days of gender-swapping:
    John of Arc - Dennis Wright
    Olive Cromwell - Henry Geehl
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Holst/Roberts: The Plants
    Moss/Broadbent: Flora Dance

    I should add that this was originally brought about by a couple of genuine experiences I had at PRS many years ago. We used to receive all our performance detail on computer card print out, which was often 'transcribed' from handwritten material. One such 'performance' we received was Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, but someone had misread the 'u' of 'Suite' for an 'h'.....

    Also, the title field on these printed out cards had a limited character capacity. Very obvious when we received notification of a performance of a song entitled 'I Saw My Mother Weeping'. The title field could only fit 'I Saw My Mother Wee'!
  8. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Journey into Treedom- Eric Ball

    Labour and Glove- Percy Fletcher
  9. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Shouldn't that be Marc Bolan? :twisted: :)
  10. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    There is a perfect example in this month's Brass Herald. The editorial refers to the importance of 'eduction' in music.

    Not quite following the example, we used to transpose letters in pieces, so

    Strike up the Band = Bike up the Strand and

    Melody in F = F'in' Melody
  11. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Gregson: Dunces and Arias
    Bourgeois: Blipz
    Ball: High Leak
    Balay/Wright: Diadem of Golf
    Bantock: Prometheus Unfound
    Vaughan Williams: English Fork Song Suite
    Sousa: The Stars and Strips Forever
    Marcangelo: Log Dance
    Handel: Wafer Music
    Coates: Knightsbridge Match

    I shan't be tempted by The Maunsell Forts....
  12. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Thought that was 'wrap a yellow mini round the old oak tree' :twisted: :twisted:
  13. Dan

    Dan Member

    Wife Divine

  14. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Shouldn't that be Bailey, or is Balay part of the game?
  15. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    As I understand it, G. Bailey was a 'nom-de-plume' for Guillaume Balay who I think, was one time bandmaster of the Garde Republicaine band for which I believe Diadem of Gold was written for. I should have put Bailey, all the same!

  16. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    I swear to you that I have seen this in a program:

    Arces High (Luftwaffe March) : Goodwin
  17. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Now you mention it, I believe I heard something like that from a former colleague at Josef Weinberger - Douglas Foss, who was responsible for some publications (and recordings) at Paxton's[?] - were they the copyright holder, Dave?

    Arne: Thomas and Silly
    Suppé: Poet and Pheasant
  18. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member


    Indeed, Paxton's are the copyright holders for the UK. It was originally published by Margueritat Editions Sarl and the piece in its original wind band format was called Ouverture Caracteristique (at least, that's what it says on the PRS-MCPS database!) I'd love to hear the original version!

    I seem to remember reading about Balay/Bailey in a music encyclopaedia a few years ago.
  19. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    On with the Mutley
    Crumpet Blues and Cantabile
    High on a Pill
    Shepherds Pong
  20. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Funfare for the Common Man

    and my old favourite:

    Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in Eb (Erotica)


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