The string quartet

The violinist David Martin led a string quartet which they imaginatively decided to call The Martin String Quartet. Once after a gig for a regional music society, he received a letter of thanks that opened

Dear Mr String,

Another music society story:

An up-and-coming young tenor was to give a recital for a music society. Time was short, so he phoned the club secretary to read out his programme for printing. It included the item Could I but express in song. Perusing the programme when he arrived, he found the title

Kodály, Buttocks pressing song.

which does indeed have a somewhat plausible folk cachet.

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