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Boxing Day quiz

See if you can work out this series of little brain teasers to come up with the right answer?

Boxing Day quiz
  Boxing Day quiz

Our little Boxing Day quiz is much along the same lines as our one on Christmas Eve — so see if you can work this one out?

Get them all right (and please show your workings out), and then use the first letter of each answer to come up with the name of a record breaking conductor.

A brace of CDs for the winner...

Questions:

1. A side drum technique involving the use of alternative hands?

2. Composer of 106 Symphonies and the subject matter of a much neglected top section Area test piece from 1986 arranged by trombonist Harold Nash?

3. The deathly colour of the last variation of Gilbert Vinter's iconic 'Spectrum'?

4. Italian musical term that literally means 'bound'?

5. The first part of the first ever European Championship test piece?

6. Major who has won more top section Area titles than anyone else?

7. The one and only 'Wee Professor'?

8. 4th century Greek playwright who inspired a test piece about amphibians?

9. The name of Meyerbeer's operatic Devil and test piece of the 1868 British Open?

10. A test piece about a man punished for his ungodly deeds by being chained to a rock and having his liver pecked out by an eagle?

11. The name of the battery band that will make a return in 2017?

12. 19th century Field Marshall with Christian names Johann Josef Wenzel Anton Franz Karl, who inspired a march traditionally played every New Year's Day in Vienna?

Answers:

E-mail us the answer before 12.00pm tonight (26th December) with your name, workings out and contact telephone details using the e-mail icon below using:

Please remember to tick the I'm not a robot box!



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