Instrument anagram quiz

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! ;-)
 
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!
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
ANSWERS

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
 

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:

PJH
 

Dave Payn

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

PJH

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!)
 

PeterBale

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

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

Lothianh

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

PJH

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


:-D

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

-Lothian
 

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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