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Christmas Eve Quiz: The answers and the winner

Our Christmas Eve Quiz certainly took a bit of working out — but quite a few got it right in the end.

Thierry Deleruyelle
  This was the composer behind the answer to our 4BR Christmas Eve quiz

Our little Christmas Eve quiz got plenty of you thinking and scratching your heads — there were not that many correct answers!

You should have come up with the test piece 'Fraternity' by Thierry Deleruyelle — made up from the first letters of the following answers…

Our winner was Martin Swann who plays with Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. Clever chap.

Questions and Answers:

1. Blooms in a Welsh Garden?
Answer: Five

2. Test pieces of an Oriental, Northern and Triumphant inspiration?
Answer: Rhapsody

3. The Christian name of a Major of diminutive stature but of huge musical achievement — including a memorable hat-trick?
Answer: Arthur (Kenney)

4. Orchestral work by Harrison Birtwistle and also a brass band test-piece by Peter Graham?
Answer: Triumph of Time

5. The name of a former British Open winning band, a traditional Lancashire cake and a character from the famous BBC radio show 'The Goons' played by Spike Milligan?
Answer: Eccles

6. French composer heard in a bit of a twist during 2016?
Answer: Ravel

7. An opera by John Adams inspired by a diplomatic trip taken by a former 'tricky' US President?
Answer: Nixon in China

8. The subject matter of an opera farca of 1786 by Domenico Cimarosa — much loved and performed by brass bands?
Answer: Impresario

9. The 2016 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature's 'jingle-jangle' song man?
Answer: Tambourine

10. The name of a legendary city half sunk below the waves by a baddie called Karnac?
Answer; Ys (Le Roi d'Ys)



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Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)