'Accidental' misprints!

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? :)
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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'!
 

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
 

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....
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Brian Bowen said:
Dave Payn said:
Balay/Wright: Diadem of Golf
Shouldn't that be Bailey, or is Balay part of the game?
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!

Regards
 

Brian Bowen

Active Member
Dave Payn said:
Brian Bowen said:
Dave Payn said:
Balay/Wright: Diadem of Golf
Shouldn't that be Bailey, or is Balay part of the game?
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!

Regards
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
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Brian

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.
 
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