Peter Fereday: High Norsepower Vehicle
Is the only Norwegian in the Composers’ Premier League
His piano concerto deserves a prize
(As performed by Andre Previn with Morecambe and Wise)
L.A. Mereoie; Not A Barrel Of Laughs
Living before communication with digital ease
Could provoke a bitter wit-storm
But not a Twitter shit-storm.
Rob Stuart: Hat Clerihew One
‘I have an enduring respect for Ottoman tradition’
Or ‘I’m a stage magician.’
Daniel Galef: Maths Clerihew One
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
Said, “Woe is me!
I might as well be a scrap of wood or a lump of stone,
For, despite inventing algebra, I’m still an unknown!”
Peter Fereday: Sibelius
Didn't go under an alias
His fame in Finland will never diminish
And (unlike Schubert) you couldn't call any of his symphonies un-Finnish.
L.A. Mereoie: Parson’s Pleasure
Was a rather roguish rhyming cleric.
A wardrobe malfunction in a gown
Would lift his mood, and more, when down.
Rob Stuart: Hat Clerihew Two
Isn’t a good choice for those who work in call centres and have to have headsets on,
But it’s perfect for a quick-draw battle
Or herding cattle.
Daniel Galef: Maths Clerihew Two
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Was quiet as a mouse,
So summation by sigma
Is still an enigma.