In 2002 the Thames Valley Early Music
Forum held a limerick competition but it was a runaway victory for Geoff and
If I say I·m soprano, you'll
They·ll make me sing up to a G.
But if I put 'alto'
me sing so low
The tenors sound higher than me!
Why is it the tutors all
When they tell us the meaning of 'die'?
If it·s all about sex
we·d be nervous wrecks
Though we·d end every course on a high!
There once was a buxom young
Who attempted to trill like Ganassi.
O'erstrained her foundation
Revealing a rather fine
I cannot get on with these bricks-
really need barlines to fix.
When I see a square rest
What to do for the
To read it as two, four or six?
There was a sweet lady from Kent
said sorry wherever she went.
She never perceived
What her friends all
That her playing was quite heaven-sent!
There was a conductor from
Who introduced Israel to Eccles.
He said 'You know me!
take it in three!'
And thus earned himself three
The winning three need to be taken
you will see!
A German composer named
Found himself in a corner queidt teidt.
Refusing some wein
his old friend Joe Schein,
He ended up picking a
A German composer named Schein
offered Sam Scheidt a fein wein.
On refusal by Scheidt,
Schein cried 'Out
of my seidt!
How dare you my fein wein declein!'
An old judge in majesty
Had to sit on the case Schein v Scheidt.
He sent down Joe
With a rather large fein,
And gave Samuel Scheidt a