Peter sets the latest quiz with a musical theme. Answers on Sunday.
All together now…
Q1a: “Green Grow The Rushes Oh” was widely sung by American troops in which war?
Q1b: What nickname did the Spanish/Mexican population give these troops?
Q2a: What TV series usually ends with a rendition of ‘Over The Hills & Far Away’?
Q2b: In which century was it first regularly sung by British troops?
Q3a: Many regiments in the 19th Century had a band. Apart from signalling & boosting morale, what other key function did they often perform in combat?
Q3b: How did the Romans employ musicians in actual combat with Carthage?
Q4a: For a full orchestral staging, what unusual instruments do you need for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture?
Q4b: What was the WW2 ‘Red Orchestra’?
Q5a: The song ‘Lili Marlene’ was already very popular among German troops before WW2. Where did the British army first start to take it up?
Q5b: “We’ll Meet Again” by Vera Lynn is sung during the closing credits of which famous Cold War film?
Q6a: Why did Beethoven’s 5th Symphony have such massed appeal in Britain during WW2?
Q6b: Which award-winning Sci-Fi film used five notes as its main theme/signature?
Q7a: A special version of ‘Men of Harlech’ is sung in a famous scene from which film?
Q7b: What is the full title of the British army unit primarily depicted in the film?
Q8a: Hollywood notwithstanding, the song ‘Garryowen’ was most famously adopted by which unit?
Q8b: ‘The British Grenadiers’ was introduced to the UK by William III, but actually first adopted by which British army unit in 1716?
Q9a: Hail The Conquering Hero’ was played in the film ‘Waterloo’ on what occasion?
Q9b: For which victorious British Commander was it originally devised/dedicated?
Q10a: General Grant famously said he could only remember two tunes. Which was his favourite?
Q10b: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ has been the national anthem of the USA since 1931. Which war was it written to commemorate?
Q11a: Music has often been used to intimidate the enemy. Which track was played by the 1st / 9th (Air Cavalry) in their Hollywood debut?
Q11b: Where was ‘rock music’ actually first used officially as a psyops weapon?
Q12a: Which BBC series was one of the first ever to use all-electronic theme music?
Q12b: Why was ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’ banned by the BBC in 1942?