A touch of real wit to please singers and audience. The song tells us how the choir didn’t know what to sing, so they found a broom, lined the walls with manuscript and inked a broom. The results were “One wall was all covered with Strauss, and another with Manuel de Falla, though fragments of Spohr covered most of the door, on the handle were bits of Messiah. The ink had shot all round the house and made Chopin etudes in the curtain. And where it had missed it was probably Liszt. But we haven’t had time to make certain”.