excerpt from 'Recollections of an old musician' pp. 257 (210 words)

excerpt from 'Recollections of an old musician' pp. 257 (210 words)

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Recollections of an old musician

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Printers have played some funny tricks with our programmes at times. It is a dangerous thing not to see a “proof" before printing, but often the programme has to be “ rushed,” and there is no opportunity. One of our violinists was to play a solo on the old French air, “ Je suis le petit tambour." When the concert was over, my attention was called to this number on the programme, which read, to my horror, “ Jesus le petit tambour."

At another time, Mr. Schultze was playing nightly the old caprice by Miska Hauser, entitled, The Bird in the Tree. Writing the programme one day in the office of the printer, I incautiously wrote, “ Bird business, Mr. Schultze,” supposing that they would print the full title as usual. The programmes were printed without giving me a chance to read the proof. When we came to that special number, we noticed a peculiar buzz and fun- enjoying condition among our auditors. When the concert was over, we inquired the cause, and a friend replied, handing us a programme, “ We wanted to know when Mr. Schultze was to begin his ‘ bird business.’ ” It was a funny way to learn a useful lesson.

Printers have played some funny tricks with our programmes at times. It is a dangerous thing not to see a “proof" before printing, but often the programme has to be “ rushed,” and there is no opportunity. One of our violinists was to play a solo on the old French air, “ Je suis le petit tambour." When the concert was over, my attention was called to this number on the programme, which read, to my horror, “ Jesus le petit tambour."

At another time, Mr. Schultze was playing nightly the old caprice by Miska Hauser, entitled, The Bird in the Tree. Writing the programme one day in the office of the printer, I incautiously wrote, “ Bird business, Mr. Schultze,” supposing that they would print the full title as usual. The programmes were printed without giving me a chance to read the proof. When we came to that special number, we noticed a peculiar buzz and fun- enjoying condition among our auditors. When the concert was over, we inquired the cause, and a friend replied, handing us a programme, “ We wanted to know when Mr. Schultze was to begin his ‘ bird business.’ ” It was a funny way to learn a useful lesson.

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excerpt from 'Recollections of an old musician' pp. 257 (210 words)

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