DSO VIOLA OPENING

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  1. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Entry Exam For The Detroit Symphony Orchestra--Viola Players
    The pass mark is 10% but be careful--over 45% and you are overqualified.


    1. Who wrote the following:
    a) Beethoven's Symphony No. 6
    b) Fauré's Requiem
    c) Wagner's Ring Cycle
    [5 pts.]


    2. Tschaikovsky wrote 6 symphonies including Symphony no. 4.
    Name the other five.
    [5 pts.]


    3. Explain "counterpoint" or write your name on the reverse side of the paper.
    [10 pts.]



    4. Which of the following would you tuck under you chin?
    a) a timpani
    b) an organ
    c) a 'cello
    d) a viola
    [1 pt.]


    5. Can you explain "sonata form"? (Answer yes or no.)
    [5 pts.]



    6. Which of the following literary works was made the subject of a Verdi opera?
    a) First among Equals -- Jeffrey Archer
    b) Macbeth -- William Shakespeare
    c) Noddy and Big Ears -- Enid Blyton
    [5 pts.]


    7. Domenico Scarlatti wrote 555 harpsichord sonatas for which instrument?
    [5 pts.]



    8. Arrange the following movements in order of speed, starting with the slowest first.
    a) Quickly
    b) Slowly
    c) Very Quickly
    d) At a Moderate Pace
    [4 pts.]


    9. Where would you normally expect to find the conductor during a performance?
    [5 pts.]

    10. Which of the following wrote incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream?
    a) Des O'Connor
    b) Mickey Mouse
    c) Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
    d) Terry Wogan
    [5 pts.]

    11. Which of the following is the odd one out?
    a) Naami Jarvi
    b) Antol Dorati
    c) Kenny G
    d) Paul Paray
    [5 pts.]

    12. Arrange the following words into the name of a well known Puccini opera.
    Bohème, La
    [5 pts.]

    13. Within five minutes, how long is Chopin's Minute Waltz?
    [5 pts.]

    14. From which of the following countries did Richard Strauss come?
    a) Venezuela
    b) Sri Lanka
    c) Germany
    d) Japan
    [5 pts.]

    15. For what town were Haydn's "Paris" Symphonies written?
    [5 pts.]

    16. Which is the odd one out?
    a) Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet -- Tchaikovsky
    b) Romeo and Juliet -- Berlioz
    c) Romeo and Juliet Ballet -- Prokofiev
    d) Ten Green Bottles -- anon.
    [5 pts.]

    17. From which song do the following lines come?
    "Oh say can you see...."
    [5 pts.]

    18. Spell the following musical terms.
    allegro
    rallentando
    piano
    pizzicato
    intermezzo
    [5 pts.]

    19. Tosca is a character found in which Puccini opera?
    [5 pts.]

    20. Arrange the following letters to form the abbreviation for a well known American broadcasting corporation.
    A, B, C.
    [5 pts.]


    As far as I know, the position has not yet been filled.

    -cw-
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Well, of course not... that sucker is hard!

    My favorite opera is Bohéme La, too.

    ML
     
  3. mikemcgowan

    mikemcgowan New Friend

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    I understand that this post is a joke, but it is in poor taste to label a particular orchestra.

    If this is meant as some kind of joke intelligence test, perhaps the spelling of the test administrator should be examined.

    Mike
     
  4. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Mike, Chuck is from Detroit... lighten up. Next time, he can use Minnesota, okay?

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  5. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Mike,

    I used the St. Paul Paid Community Orchestra and Volunteer Fire Department/Dog Catcher Band one time and I'm still getting nasty letters and emails.

    -cw-
     
  6. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Whacha doing? Is Halloween a day off in Detroit?
     
  7. mikemcgowan

    mikemcgowan New Friend

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    Hi Chuck,

    As a Detroit trumpet player myself, I'll allow you this one time to use the Flat Rock Philharmonic or Belle Isle Benevolent Band. Or, my personal favorite, the Zug Island Symphony. (It's all the same personnel, they just have to share the instruments)

    Mike
     
  8. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Mike do I know you???

    Mike wrote:
    That's why we never criticize spelling over here!

    Hey!, I played the Bob-Lo Boats, I know those places well!


    Lets have a mini TM convention!

    -cw-
     
  9. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Chuck... at least you did not pick on the Ancient & Honorable Clam Lake Dock & Dredge Marching & Chowder Society Silver Cornet Band! They surely would have let out a contract on you... maybe invited you to attend one of their Clam Bakes or sumpin'.

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  10. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Toots wrote:
    Now that's an idea! The "or sumpin'" sounds good!


    -cw-
     

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