- The opening moderato suggests a striving, menace-laden drama, with psychological overtones provided by marimba and xylophone in the percussion.
- Peter had borrowed a xylophone from a dying patient at the hospice and with Alice on the violin and Tom with his trumpet, they were attempting the foxtrot from a Shostakovich jazz band suite.
- A xylophone's nonsense heard from another form.
- Ribs like a xylophone, they said.
- He played the guests on and off and also accompanied the people who sang - Paul McCartney, Liza Minnelli and Tom Jones, and a few more unlikely names, too, such as Lenny Henry, George Segal on the banjo, and Patrick Moore on the xylophone.
- He tried to introduce Meredith, holding the broken doll and shouting above xylophone clamour and a relentless pop-pop from the toy tank.
- Forty-eight were used in one production and of these the Eight Extraordinary Dancers did their own specialities which were naturally very juvenile: the Pony Trot , the Bells and the Xylophone .
- But there are signs of haste in the recording or editing process - at 23'04" in the first movement (eight bars after fig. 69) the first piccolo appears to play G and A flat together, as though two takes have been momentarily overlaid; then there is a stray timpani stroke at 952 in the third movement, what sounds like a stray clonk on the xylophone at 354 in the finale, and, most unfortunate of all, a discrepancy of tuning between the timpani and the rest of the orchestra later in this movement (at 425, in the return of the introduction).
- Emma was experimenting with atonal motifs on a xylophone and Vicky had been given a doll but had pulled the arm off.
- Er I don't know if I can give xylophone cat, it's a good erm
- A cat that can play a xylophone .
- His most famous invention, however, was a stone xylophone, invented when Neddy noticed that a stone he had found in a beck gave out a clear note when struck.
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