Test piece anagram quiz

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Christmas comes early! (Unless you loathe anagrams....)

    Here's the test piece anagram quiz I promised for tomorrow, today! All 22 have been used at the National Championships of Great Britain since original pieces first made their appearance... except one! One of these original works has not been used at the National Championships. So once you've solved all the test pieces, you then have to get the odd one out!

    A few pointers. Definite and indefinite articles like 'a' and 'the' that appear at the start of some pieces have been omitted for consistency. So for instance, if 'The Severn Suite' was one of the pieces (which it isn't) the anagram would be made from 'Severn Suite' Similarly, subtitles and 'descriptive extras' are not included like 'Symphonic Poem' However, titles such as 'for band' (i.e. 'Ballet for Band' would be included (but there again there might not be any pieces that qualify under that criterion anyway!)

    There are one or two pieces amongst this little lot which aren't exactly well known nowadays, so any books or Internet articles detailing the list of test pieces used for the National Championships might well come in handy! (Did for this quiz....)

    As stated before, none of these works (even the odd one out) are arrangements. All are original works for brass band

    Good luck! Whoever gets it all right wins the 25% of my total earnings from the National Lottery...... (ahem!)

    I have checked these out but apologies for any misprits, mistayks and any other errers that mite appeer. Thanx.

    As the bored electrical engineer said 'I'm off ohm now' so I'll check in again tomorrow.

    Valuable Donor (6, 3, 4)

    I'm a horny scum (7, 5)

    Honoured, bumps tune (10, 7)

    Callers could fetch (12, 5)

    Riotous demise (8, 5)

    Soppy chimney (4, 8 )

    Vomiting, accuse Major Croak (5, 4, 15)

    Sad marquee (10)

    Gay parent (8 )

    Shady armpit up north (10, 8 )

    Re-use fighter (5, 7)

    Cosmetic nuts (7, 5)

    Oh no! O dear me! Pittance! (5,3, 2-9)

    Oil ban (6)

    Coo! Urinals! (10)

    Farce Period (5, 2, 4)

    Hot wrinkle (10)

    Carefree provcation cousin (8, 3, 2, 4, 8 )

    Level-headed, bed petunias (5, 3, 3, 4, 4, 3)

    Hot rat in an invasion (10, 2, 1, 5)

    Horny loud organ (6, 3, 5)

    Elegant high-rise (7, 8 )
  2. wewizrobbed

    wewizrobbed Member

    Valuable Donor (6, 3, 4) - Labour and Love

    Callers could fetch (12, 5) - Cloudcatcher Fells

    Riotous demise (8, 5) - moorside suite

    Sad marquee (10) - masquerade

    Gay parent (8 ) - pageantry

    Shady armpit up north (10, 8 ) - triumphant rhapsody

    Re-use fighter (5, 7) - three figures

    Cosmetic nuts (7, 5) - contest music

    Oil ban (6) - Albion

    Level-headed, bed petunias (5, 3, 3, 4, 4, 3) - Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Hot rat in an invasion (10, 2, 1, 5) - Variations on a ninth

    Elegant high-rise (7, 8 ) - english heritage

    god im bored.
  3. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    :shock: :D
    im impressed :!: somethin luce is good at :roll: :wink:
  4. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Filling in a bit:

    Shady Armpit up North - Triumphant Rhapsody
    Oh no! O dear me! Pittance! - Theme and Co-operation
    Coo! Urinals! - Coriolanus
    Farce Period - Pride of Race

    which leaves just

    Hot wrinkle (10)
    Carefree provocation cousin (8, 3, 2, 4, 8 )
    Horny loud organ (6, 3, 5)

    Dave, these are brilliant! What's your method for generating them?

  5. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Oh, and I missed

    Honoured, bumps tune (10, 7) - Prometheus Unbound
  6. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Not to mention

    Vomiting, accuse Major Croak (5, 4, 15) - James Cook, Circumnavigator
    I'm a horny scum (7, 5) - Harmony Music

    I blame it on the feeling that my head is about to explode - damn this flu!

  7. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Carefree provocation cousin - Overture for an epic occasion
    Hot Wrinkle- Kenilworth
  8. wewizrobbed

    wewizrobbed Member

    yey. ive always wanted to be good at testpiece anagrams.
  9. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Horny loud organ (6, 3, 5) - Honour and Glory

    which, I would hazard, is the odd one out, as it's a simple March.

  10. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Hey, no fair doing this on my band night :cry:
    you'll have to do another set tomorrow like you promised, Dave :lol:

    If I counted right the only one left is....
    Soppy Chimney - Epic Symphony
  11. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Either that, or he/she has one of those anagram software programs which work them all out for you :wink:
  12. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Sure about that? Hubert Bath - Honour and Glory I think was a major work. Death and Glory, on the other hand, was a march made popular recently by Grimethorpe.
  13. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    So which one is the odd one out?

    I'm thinking Coriolanus - wasn't it a tone poem? (I'm sure someone here will be able to tell me I'm wrong, and why!!!) :wink:
  14. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Oh right. I think I was thinking of 'Fame and Glory' not 'Death or Glory' though.

    Coriolanus was the 1920 or 1921 piece (the other one of those was Life Divine).

    What else?
    Epic Symphony (another one my addled brain worked out and failed to write down!) was the 1926 piece.
    Pride of race was 1935 or so
    Albion - 2001
    Labour and Love - 1913
    Moorside Suite - 1928
    Masquerade - 2003? Or was it 2002?
    Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - 1993?
    Theme and Co-operation - 1995?
    Prometheus Unbound - late 40s? Not confident about that one at all actually.
    Harmony Music - 1987?
    Cloudcatcher Fells - 1982ish?

    Will have to find a list of these!
  15. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    May not be the right answer, but I believe Albion is the only one not written by a British composer, and is also the only one to use aleotoric (sp)techniques.
  16. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Trust you to know Peter :lol:
    How sad are we? Come on Dave, more please!!!
  17. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Albion isn't the answer to the question asked - it was used in 2001; I should know - that was the only time I've ever played at the top section finals!

  18. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry Dave :oops:

    My fault for not reading the question properly as I thought he was just looking for a reason for one to be the odd one out :shock:
  19. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    It ain't me put it that way. It's one of those anagram generating software programs. (he stuff I had to leave out for reasons of decency.... sheesh!)

    Anyway, well done on the anagram solving front thus far. No one has got the odd one out yet. It's one of those that when you discover the answer, you'll think 'Nah, it MUST have been used at the Nationals!'
  20. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    With the assistance of http://www.harrogate.co.uk/harrogate-band/champ01.htm, the puzzle is solved -

    Labour and Love - 1913
    Harmony Music - 1987
    Prometheus Unbound - 1933
    Cloudcatcher Fells - 1985
    Moorside Suite - 1928
    Epic Symphony - 1926
    James Cook, Circumnavigator - odd one out
    Masquerade - 2002
    Pageantry - 1937
    Triumphant Rhapsody - 1965
    Three Figures - 1960
    Contest Music - 1982
    Theme and Co-operation - 1994
    Albion - 2001
    Coriolanus - 1920
    Pride of Race - 1935
    Kenilworth - 1936
    Overture for an Epic Occasion - 1945
    Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - 1993
    Variations on a Ninth - 1964
    Honour and Glory - 1931
    English Heritage - 1990

    This surely deserves some sort of award for boccage!

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