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Maritime Music Quiz

A musical quiz with a nautical flavour. 12 Questions.

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"The lass that loved a sailor" is an alternative name to which "Gilbert and Sullivan" operetta?

  • The Gondoliers
  • H.M.S.Pinafore
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • Trial by Jury


The song "Sailing" was a number 1 hit in 1975 for which singer?

  • David Essex
  • Cliff Richard
  • David Bowie
  • Rod Stewart


Which piece of music composed by Ronald Binge is played nightly before the shipping forecast on BBC Radio 4?

  • Sailing By
  • The Sleepy Lagoon
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Red Sails In The Sunset


Who composed the film score for the oscar winning movie "Titanic"?

  • James Horner
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Harold Shore
  • John Williams


The song "Beyond the Sea" has been recorded by many singers but the 1957 version by which artist has been the most popular?

  • Sammy Davis Jr
  • Bobby Darin
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Perry Como


"La Mer" is an orchestral piece by which French composer?

  • Gabriel Faure
  • Claude Debussy
  • Maurice Ravel
  • Hector Berlioz


Which TV programme uses as its theme tune a piece of music called "Barnacle Bill"?

  • Countryfile
  • Captain Pugwash
  • Coast
  • Blue Peter


Which Englishman's first symphony is also called "A Sea Symphony"?

  • Edward Elgar
  • Benjanin Britten
  • Ralph Vaughn Williams
  • William Walton


"The Beautiful Briny" is a song sung underwater by Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson in which Disney film?

  • Mary Poppins
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Aladdin
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea


What is the regimental march of the Royal Marines called?

  • The Middy
  • On the Quarter Deck
  • H.M.S.Jollies
  • A Life On The Ocean Wave


The theme tune to the BBC series the "Onedin Line" was taken from the ballet music to "Spartacus". Who was the composer?

  • Aram Khachaturian
  • Alexander Borodin
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Sergei Prokofiev


Finally, who was the composer of "Rule Britannia"?

  • Hubert Parry
  • Thomas Arne
  • Henry Purcell
  • Henry Wood