Nicknames for pieces

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ju33les, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    We all know that Concerto d'Aranjeuz(spelling??) is lovingly known throughout the banding world as "orange juice", but are there any other pieces that have nicknames?

    I can think of one other at the moment which is "Torment for Brass" instead of Tornament for Brass.:biggrin:
    That may have been because of the enjoyment rehearsing it!;)
  2. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    When we were practicing the 2nd section Butlins test piece Verona Lights it became known as Veronica's Tights.
    Anything cheesey by Frank Bernaerts is known as Chip Shop stuff. (i.e. paper only suitable for wrapping chips in) - I think this is unfair as I think he has done some brilliant arrangements.
  3. Just Crazy

    Just Crazy Member

    The hymn 'hyfradol' (sorry my spelling is shocking) everyband i have played with have called it 'hydrofoil' Dont think theres a reason behind it.
  4. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    Not sure if this is a bit too rude for on here but.......

    Beneath the Willows She Wept for Me
    was re-named
    Beneath the Willows . . . . . .

    Edit: Yes it was too rude! :eek: (RT)
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  5. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    Here's another:

    Gabriel's Oboe..............Gabriel's Hobo!
  6. Fergus

    Fergus Member

    Variations on an Enigma got changed to Variations on an Enema.

    There were many uncomfortable moments when rehersing this !!!!!!
  7. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

  8. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    We've No Business in Show Business

    The Four Right Notes (last year's Nationals Piece)

    Is This the Way to Amardillo (This will happen soon......)

    James Cook Circum (and a word that sounds a bit like "scissors")

    I'll get my coat...

    TIMBONE Active Member

    Well, where do I start? I know that the composer of "Prince Igor" has been called Boringdin. Then of course there is "Flight of the Beedlebum" by RipyourCorsetsoff. Ah, not forgetting the wonderful piece by Edward Elgar, Pomp & Circumcise. And many arrangements by Frank Burnfart, (sorry Frank, I'm sure there are nicknames for me too).

  10. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    ..............Nah, I can't do it!!!:biggrin:
  11. jonford

    jonford Member

    Death or Glory, obviously DOG! Bit confusing tho at first!
  12. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I've heard 'Festival Music' being called Testical Music before! :rolleyes:

    TIMBONE Active Member

    "Celestial Prospects" - Terestial Problems
  14. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Poet and Peasant became Pullet and Pheasant

    Celestial Prospect became God Watch

    Gabriel's Oboe became Gabby's Tramp

    Hydrofoil seems to be universal.

    LLoyd is know round here as the Wigan National Anthem, mostly because at one time it was on the concert programmes of every band in the area!

    Flight of the Bumble Bee became Bum of the Flightle Bee

    I'll have to think about the others
  15. mr b

    mr b Member

    The rough rabbit............................The Corsair
  16. sterlingsop

    sterlingsop Member

    L'Arlesienne is known as The Dozy Chicken
  17. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "La fille aux cheveux de lain" - "fillet of lean horses"

    At Christmastime: "As with Gladys"
  18. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    With a quintet "Ave Verum Corpus" became "Auntie Vera's Corpse"...
  19. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    We always reffered to Tristan Encounters as Close Encounters
  20. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    I remember the classic Panis Angelicus becoming P***S and Jellyfish, and my own arrangement of A Gaelic Blessing becoming Garlic Dressing which even I annouced it as on a concert :clap:

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