Talk:Hymn to Wikipedia (Matthews, John-Luke Mark)

I still have left to upload:

  • Bassoons
  • Brass (the whole section)
  • Cell phone section
  • Cash register section
  • Pitched percussion
  • Keyboard section
  • Strings
  • Conductor's score

The last one of these will actually be the easiest. Picardy Third 16:16, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Only one orchestra and one chorus? I’m disappointed. Philip Legge @ © talk 03:27, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Feel free to write parts for a second orchestra or chorus, if you want. Picardy Third 03:03, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

I suppose "Bassoons" includes Contrabassoons also. And I think you forgot the Heckelphones and Contrabass Clarinets. M.J.E. 18:13, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I certainly forgot the Heckelphones. As for the contrabass clarinets, I'll write parts for them if they actually exist. No, scratch that, I'll write parts for them if there is a Wikipedia page that describes them, regardless of whether or not they actually exist. Picardy Third 06:41, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Do tromboons count as woodwind or brass instruments? Picardy Third 06:44, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Contrabass clarinets certainly do exist, and composers have written for them, although I don't know how common they are. See here for more about this instrument: .
If you are going to write parts for any instrument that has an article in Wikipedia, you are going to have your work cut out for you. Just within the clarinet family alone, there are at least a few more: such as the subcontrabass clarinet (also sometimes known as a octocontrabass clarinet) (see, and the octocontra-alto clarinet (covered on the same page), and the conta-alto clarient ( But maybe these are getting too remote: if you were to include these too, you'd also have to include ocarinas, the pan-pipes, and maybe even some Andean nose-flutes, and any other types of nose-flute that can be found.
In reply to the other comment: trombones are brass instruments. M.J.E. 07:58, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I think he meant tromboon, an instrument made up by PDQ Bach. Writing a part for every instrument with a Wikipedia article is indeed a rather forlorn task - there must be dozens (if not hundreds) of rare folk instruments, along with extinct and endangered members of the string family (e.g. violinophone), and many shadowy wind instruments (e.g. tenoroon). And how about contrabass saxophones and trumpets? Alto trombones? KGill talk email 14:12, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
...including some of the older, obsolete instruments like the Ophicleide, the Russian Bassoon or the Marine Trumpet! There's also the tubax, a type of subcontrabass saxophone. Carolus 04:40, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Joplin: The Entertainer, arranged by William McColl for a trio consisting of sopranino clarinet in G, heckelphone, and tubax
When I get bored with the concept, I'll just point people to the alternative replacement part which can be used for any instrument, which is more than Holst could do when he was informed of the discovery of Pluto. Though if he was psychic he could've just said "Oh, that'll be demoted to planetoid next century." Picardy Third 16:13, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

It's pretty safe to say he's set some sort of record here.Ironflange 01:10, 6 September 2010 (UTC)