February 8, 2009 at 9:27 AM
Conductor: Wait, what just happened there?
Clarinet: Do you have a fermata here, because we have a fermata.
Conductor: Oh, is that why you stopped?
Trumpet: Well, I have a railroad track.
Conductor: I don't have anything there in my score. Does anyone else have something?
Oboe: I got a fermata.
Flute: My part says G.P.
Cello: My part has railroad tracks.
Conductor: What about yours?
Violin: My part says "Coffee break."
typically only tyhe violnist can talk sense...
A violinist (probably Emily) showing the sort of leadership skills that we typically exhibit.
Once in an orchestra rehearsal, we were playing a score Marked G.P. at letter L. Everyone stopped except for the bass player. The conductor asked him, "Don't you have a general pause marked at letter L?" and the bassist replied, "Yes, but I haven't gotten there yet."
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