Monday, September 03, 2007

A Little Too Flexible?

Conductor to orchestra at the beginning of a rehearsal:

"Please get your pencils out . . . we have some marking to do on this score:
The first two bars are in 3/4, not 4/4 as written.
Next, in the 5th bar, change it to 7/8 and this remains to the end.
Now, in bar 7 we lower the pitch 1/2 step.
In bar 13, lower the pitch one whole step and this will remain to the end.
Thank you. Now, let us begin."

Soprano soloist: "Excuse me, Maestro. What would you like for me to change?"

Conductor: "Nothing, madam. Just sing it exactly as you did yesterday."


Brenda said...

I am seriously laughing hysterically right now!

Brenda said...

What's the difference between a soprano and a terrorist?

You can negotiate with a terrorist.

Shane Coffman said...

He, he. And coming from a soprano, no less!

Chris said...

I hate to admit this, but I read this post three times before "getting it."

But, now that I "get it" I am laughing with the rest of you!

Shane Coffman said...

Sorry, Chris. Musical snobbery rears its ugly head in my blog every now and then.

Down, boy! Down!

Owen B. said...

Too funny! LOL

BTW, will you be at Zoe in Oct? Lord willing, I'll be there this year.

Mike Morton said...

I plead the fifth... on grounds that my wife is a soprano. :-)

Shane Coffman said...

I'm there, Owen. It will be GREAT to see you!

Any others from your family coming?

Owen B. said...

Yes. Dorothy is coming with me for the first time in several years. I think Becca has a youth function to take our teens to, so she won't be coming.


Brenda's joke was so funny...