On Wed, 6 Feb 2008 16:40:13 -0500, Helen Cripe
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>Yes, coming from fly-over Indiana I've heard lots about harp-is-chords.
>Several of my favorites are from a former church secretary who had a lot
>of trouble with putting anything musical in the Sunday bulletins
> You don't even want to know what she did with "fugue".
like the famous "Tomato, Avocado and Fudge" (BWV 564)
or " ...fig"
Back, to the topic of "musical victims" in radio broadcasts.
The following was announced in Radio Bremen in the late 80ies, mid 90ies:
Lutenist "Steffen Stupps" (German pronunciation) participating in a concert.
That was when Stephen Stubbs was still teaching there.
Of course one of the lute instruments he plays, the "Chitarrone", lent
itself also to wonderful versions as "Cheetah-rone".
Monteverdi's Vesper 1610 contains a kind of Über-Sonate according to Radio
Bremen, announcing a "Sonata sopra" with no further info.