This week we are doing something just for fun, taking the idea from the TV panel show ‘Would I Lie To You’? You will see videos from ten people from the choir, each person will tell three short stories about themselves, two of them will be true, and one a lie.
Your job is to deduce which of the peoples stories is a lie, put your answers on the form provided, and send them to Guy.
Richard Joyner’s guest this week is composer, diva, Assistant MD of St. Barnabas Cathedral Nottingham, Head of Singing at Repton School, recent star of Facebook, and Musical Director of Mansfield Choral Society, Ellie Martin.
Recorded on 14th May 2020, observing the Governments lockdown, with Ellie Martin (Guest) in an undisclosed location in Nottingham, Richard Joyner (Presenter) in Radcliffe on Trent, and Brad Poulson (Producer) in Southwell. Using a variety of technology designed for conducting remote meetings, Richard was able to interview Ellie about her musical career.
Unlike the programmes produced by the alternative ‘BBC’, you can choose to listen to the complete recording of Ellie’s chosen discs, which would give you a total running time of 31 minutes. Ellie’s complete and preferred choices are listed here.
Now please sit back, relax, and enjoy Ellie Martin’s Desert Island Discs (select each interview and disc in order).
All answers in the first four rounds are either the composer of, or the name of a piece we have performed in a main concert since I took over. Carols concerts and Summer concerts are not included. The same piece my come up more than once in the quiz – but not more than once in the same round. You are allowed to look at the BDCS website to remind yourself what pieces we have sung – but no other research allowed!
ROUND 1 – Name the composer from the picture
And a bonus one – picture taken on the day I wrote the quiz, to illustrate social isolating
ROUND 2 – Name the title of the piece from the picture clue
ROUND 3 – Name that page
Each of the next ten pages (see links below) is a page from a piece we have done together.
Name the composer and the piece for half a mark each.
You do not have to say which movement of the piece each comes from.
Listen to the Round 4 audio clips and name each composer and piece. Again you do not have to say which movement. Watch out – the accompaniment may not be how we performed it (e.g: it may be orchestra instead of piano or organ instead of orchestra, or a different orchestration…..etc)
ROUND 5 – NAME THAT (Disguised) TUNE
Listen to the audio clips below and name each tune (no composer needed). Each tune has been distorted in some way (major/minor, speed etc). These are all very well known tunes, mostly not classical, and this time none of them are to do with BDCS repertoire. Apologies for the rough and ready piano playing!