Test piece anagram quiz

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 )
 

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.
 

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?

Dave
 

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!

Dave
 

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.

Huzzah!
 

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
 

James Yelland

Active Member
MoominDave said:
Horny loud organ (6, 3, 5) - Honour and Glory

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

Huzzah!

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.
 

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:
 

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!
 

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.
 

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!

Dave
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
MoominDave said:
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!
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:
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
MoominDave said:
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?


Dave

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!'
 

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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