Thursday, May 21, 2015

Great Moments In Musical History

I love music. So do most children, even if they have trouble expressing their knowledge about the subject. What follows is a collection of quotes supposedly drawn from essays about music written by grade school children ...

J.S. Bach died from 1750 to the present.

Agnus Dei was a woman composer famous for her church music.

Refrain means don't do it. A refrain in music is the part you better not try to sing.

Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was rather large.

Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling him. I guess he could not hear so good. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died from this.

Henry Purcell is a well-known composer few people have ever heard of.

An opera is a song of bigly size.

A harp is a nude piano

Aaron Copland is one of our most famous contemporary composers. It is unusual to be contemporary. Most composers do not live until they are dead.

A virtuoso is a musician with real high morals.

Music sung by two people at the same time is called a duel.

I know what a sextet is but I'd rather not say.

Most authorities agree that music of antiquity was written long ago.

My favorite composer is opus.

Probably the most marvelous fugue was between the Hatfields and the McCoys.

My very best liked piece is the bronze lullaby.

Have a good day. Enjoy the music. And come back tomorrow, when we'll announce our Left Cheek Ass Clown of the Month ... along with other news.

More thoughts then.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are great gaffes! Handel had a weight issue and Beethoven's mind wandered too.

Duckbutt said...

I didn't know that Opus the Penguin composed music.

Linda Kay said...

The Hatfields and McCoys was definitely a big Fugue. I really would like to know what the kid thought a sextet was! Lots of fun.

Mike said...

Linda beat to the sextet comment. But I think I want to join a sextet.

allenwoodhaven said...

Very enjoyable. Good luck picking the newest ass clown; there are, unfortunately, many many choices!