Instrument anagram quiz

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, May 18, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    All the below are instruments of one sort or another; brass wind or percussion, some modern, some ancient. Number of letters in each word will be given but that's it. Once all solved, the initial letters will, when shuffled, produce another instrument! PM answers only, please.

    Mud rides (4,4)
    Help no mole (10)
    I’m inapt (7)
    Credo err (8 )
    I’m upon hue (9)
    Lesbian’s cart (4, 8 )
    Police hide (10)
    Hard nob (7)
    Autumn prattler (7, 7)
    Con aria (7)
    Oh no! Postal axe (4, 9)
    Present (7)

    And don't forget, if you're a Philip Jones Brass Ensemble fan, there's a quiz about them on these boards too! Even if you don't know all the answers, go on, have a go! ;-)
  2. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    ok so far manged to get one
  3. Nuke

    Nuke Active Member

    Havnt even got one
  4. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

  5. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Well done that man!

    love things that keep me away from work! :wink:

    Paul Drury
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Nice one Dave - pm sent :wink:
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Thank you ;-)

    You did, however, forget the second part of the quiz (the 'initial letters') 8) :lol: :p
  8. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Silly me - I only sent the second half of the quiz and forgot to send the first bit. I'll need to spend some time tomorrow doing it again. I really will get the sack!
  9. bcbeuph

    bcbeuph Member

    I've just PM'd my entry
  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member


    Lots of you entered so thank you to Lothianh, bcbeuph, Peter Bale, Gorgie Boy, Accidental, Dinie and BBCBariUSA.

    Most of you got it all right, some got most of it right, but BBCBariUSA was first with all the correct answers and so he wins first prize, a copy of my latest composition, Where Has All The Music Gone, for silent ocarina and tacet virginal. ;-)

    Mud rides (4,4) SIDE DRUM
    Help no mole (10) MELLOPHONE
    I’m inapt (7) TIMPANI
    Credo err (8 ) RECORDER
    I’m upon hue (9) EUPHONIUM
    Lesbian’s cart (4, 8 ) BASS CLARINET
    Police hide (10) OPHOCLEIDE
    Hard nob (7) BODHRAN (that flummoxed one or two of you!)
    Autumn prattler (7, 7) NATURAL TRUMPET
    Con aria (7) OCARINA
    Oh no! Postal axe (4, 9) ALTO SAXOPHONE
    Present (7) SERPENT

    and the initial letters when unjumbled reveal... BASS TROMBONE
  11. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

  12. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Is there a solo and second serpent part or just one serpent part? Two serpents may be hard to come by :wink:

  13. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Just the one serpent part which can replace the ocarina, but alternate parts available for treble and bass clef, alto clef, soprano clef, diva clef, parts for Eb, Bb, D# and A# serpent/ocarina and directions on how to transpose the part up a minor third, down a diminished seventh, up an augmented fourth and then leave it out altogether.

    However, for maximum effect, 8 virginals should be used with four hands each (oo-er!)
  14. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    If you haven't got two, you'll just have to adder the parts together :oops:
  15. Lothianh

    Lothianh Member

    As P.D.Q. Bach put it, in his four-part madrigal O Serpent:

    Players can rarely be found,
    And they don't know their asp
    from a hole in the ground


    By the way, this was my 100th post! Woohoo.

  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    On the subject of serpents, for those who are curious to hear what they actually do sound like, try Douglas Yeo's recent recording "Le Monde du Serpent" (available from Warwick Music in the UK). Mixture of old and new music including instruments of various sizes and well worth exploring :wink:

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