Have you ever been to a concert and read the programme notes? Have you ever been baffled by the exclusivity of the technical terminology used by those oh-so-clever musos? It’s meant to illuminate but often succeeds only in reminding the audience of how little they themselves know about music.

Here’s a little snippet from renowned musical and arranger, Mr Ned Bennett’s programme notes from last night’s school concert. You might need to read the passage a couple of times.