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Actual Answers From Students On Music Exams

Monday, January 28, 2013

- The principal singer of nineteenth century opera was called pre-Madonna.

- Gregorian chant has no music, just singers singing the same lines.

- Sherbet composed the Unfinished Symphony.

- All female parts were sung by castrati. We don't know exactly what they sounded like because there are no known descendants.

- Young scholars have expressed their rapture for the Bronze Lullaby, the Taco Bell Cannon, Beethoven's Erotica, Tchaikovsky Cracknutter Suite, and Gershwin's Rap City in Blue.

- Music sung by two people at the same time is called a duel; if they sing without music it is called Acapulco.

- A virtuoso is a musician with real high morals.

- Contralto is a low sort of music that only ladies sing.

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

- A harp is a nude piano.

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

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

- My favorite composer was Opus. Agnus Dei was a woman composer famous for her church music.

- Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a great many musical compositions and had a large number of children. In between he practiced on an old spinster which he kept up in his attic.

- Rock Monanoff was a famous post-romantic composer of piano concerti.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SARAALINE 1/30/2013 10:49AM

    "Beethoven's Erotica?" That was not covered in any of my music classes.

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CINDYSDAY 1/29/2013 11:44AM


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NAYPOOIE 1/29/2013 11:35AM


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MNLEONA 1/29/2013 8:30AM


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KJDINSC 1/29/2013 8:28AM

    Love it!

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TOMSGIRL9 1/29/2013 7:49AM

    emoticon emoticon LMAO

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/29/2013 4:09AM

    love it espacially the harp being a nude piano,lol.i will have to remember that if i decide to take up the harp again.

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DOVESEYES 1/29/2013 2:32AM

    hilarious thanks most welcome interlude.Pun intended.

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DALID414 1/28/2013 11:35PM

    emoticon Acapulco emoticon

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TIMOTHYNOHE 1/28/2013 11:07PM

    Yo yo yo Rap City in Blue. And Bach had an old spnster in the attic.

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