I don't know if your conductor uses somewhat 'flowery' words to try and convey the mood of a piece, but I certainly do! Unbeknownst to me my band has been compiling a list of 'Mattisms' which our webmaster has now posted onto our site. Some of them even I can't believe I used! It made me chuckle, see what you guys think! www.littleboroughband.co.uk and click on Conductor's page, then click on my lovely picture! Let me know if these are the worst you've heard an MD use. Slightly embarrased, Matt!