cool slang names for pieces

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #108681

    Now that we have some cool slang names for harps, how about pieces? When I played in the National Ballet Orchestra, we referred to “Swan Lake” as “Hog Pond” presumably because it went from “Swan” to “Swine” and thence to “Hog”. Other gems: “Medication from “Thais””, “Invitation to the Prance”, “Ariadne auf Nachos”.

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    unknown-user on #108682

    The Lazy Hen suite (L’Arlessienne)

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    fay-marie-reinhardt on #108683

    Fur Elise = Furry Leaves

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    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #108684

    He Brides…….

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    Holly Gloff on #108685

    Well, there’s always Battered Bride for Bartered Bride, “Rinse the coffee cups” for Rimsky-Korsakov, and Sweeney Todd became Swiney Toad after a few too many nights in the pit…(nope, not playing harp).

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    c-k on #108686

    You say ‘Carmeena’ I say ‘Carmahna’, let’s Carl the whole thing Orff!

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    kay-lister on #108687

    How about Air on a G-String.

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #108688

    I LOVE it!! And then there’s “The Swines of Rome” by Roast Piggy (Respighi?). And let us not forget Taco Bell’s Canon!

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    Harper Cait on #108689

    I can’t believe no one’s mentioned Tacobell’s Canon in D. Gives me acid reflux every time- just like the restaurant.

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    rod-anderson on #108690

    How about Mozart’s “I’m inclined to knock music”?

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #108691

    Or PDQ Bach’s Eine Kleine Nicht Musik?

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    David Ice on #108692

    My fave has always been Mozart’s Hoot and Flarp Concerto.

    Dave Ice

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    Evangeline Williams on #108693

    Ave Verum Corpus-man bit by snake.

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    rod-anderson on #108694

    If David’s going all Spooner on us, how about the Dark Bubble for the violinists?

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #108695

    Another good one, not for a piece but a type of playing: “obligato” = “obble-gobble”.

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