12 times Composers have used humour in their scores


By Ellie Palmer

08 June 2018

1.-clarinet-screaming-54559.jpg Even imagining what sound this would make hurts my ears.

Join us as we giggle at some of the most comedic score notations out there.

We dare you not to laugh at these...

As pianists, every now and then we'll come across a rather comedic phrase etched within a score we are learning that takes us by complete surprise. We have this image in our minds that all composers are these well mannered, infinitely-classy artists who perhaps only spare a giggle at a joke behind closed doors.

However, looking at these examples, it looks like many past and present composers whose music has graced our hears have a rather fabulous sense of humour.

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