Saturday, 31 July 2010

Anyone Found A Missing French Horn?

This post is inspired straight from Mimi's Sunday Roast, just published. Mimi plays the French Horn and when I was putting the roast together I immediately thought of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, two British comedians and popular performers.

The British duo Flanders and Swann were the actor and singer Michael Flanders (1922–1975) and the composer, pianist and linguist Donald Swann (1923–1994), who collaborated in writing and performing comic songs.

Between 1956 and 1967 they performed some of their songs in their long-running two-man revues At the Drop of a Hat and At the Drop of Another Hat. Both revues were recorded in concert along with several studio-based tracks.

My favourite sketch is a skit on Mozart's Horn Concerto No 3 where Michael, accompanied by Donald on the piano, sings a woeful tale of his missing French Horn, no doubt much to the relief of the neigbours.

Michael contracted polio in 1943 and was confined to his wheelchair and so both men were seated during their many performances. Sadly both men are no longer with us.

So here it is - I think it is very funny.


  1. A funny one, Eddie....and if he takes up the tuba instead, the neigbor (neighbour :)) ) will indeed notice. I hope that your leg begins to heal better. You know that I worry......

  2. Margurite said:
    I tried to leave a comment on your Plato post, last night, but the comment publish button wouldn't work. Good old Blogger, I'm sure. Anyway, I loved the post and laughed myself silly! Love your sense of humor!


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