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Jerry Friedman Musical Puns? (59* d) RE: Musical Puns? 01 Dec 98


Andreas, the English word for "Fuge" is "fugue". What's a tact?

People who are wondering how Bach spelled his name in notes might want to know that in German, B means the note we call B-flat, and H means the note we call B. (At least that was true in Bach's time. Is it still?) Bach used numerology elsewhere--at least there's supposed to be a reason the word "crucifixus" is sung 42 times in the Mass in B Minor (Messe in h-moll).

I once wrote a pun-filled song about Analog-to-Digital Converters (don't ask why). You can probably guess what were the last three notes in the line "learn your ADC's". (Speaking of which, what are the first three notes of the Jackson Five's song "ABC"?)

As my friend Prof. Dan Falvey used to say, "Use a pun--go to jail."


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