Music by Letter - P

Identify these musical things that start with the letter P.
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz O)
Quiz by kiwirage
Last updated: August 30, 2018
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Singer of "Purple Rain"
Instrument made by Steinway & Sons
One of the Three Tenors
Michael Jackson was king of this genre
Bon Jovi song: "Livin' on a ______"
Triangle, bells, timpani, etc...
What "fermata" means in English
Very fast tempo (Italian)
Small, high-pitched flute
What the P stands for in LP record
Gilbert and Sullivan opera:
"The _______ of Penzance"
Gershwin opera: "_____ and Bess"
"Every Breath You Take" band
Police, The
Simon or McCartney, e.g.
Tool used to pluck or strum a guitar
1950 musical "South _______"
Take me down to the ________ city, where
the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Country where fado music comes from
Cole, of "Anything Goes" fame
French singer Edith
"Every Rose Has its Thorn" band
"Gangnam Style" singer
Level 76
Aug 31, 2018
Pronto! No? Dang...
Level 69
Aug 31, 2018
I kept wanting poor Edith's last name to be "Pilaf".
Level 73
Sep 2, 2018
Especially with the grainy quality of many of her recordings...
Level 65
Sep 22, 2018
Nice job including plectrum for pick.
Level 77
Feb 9, 2019
I only knew it as "plectron".
Level 70
Aug 21, 2019
I only know it as plectrum, not pick. Then again you shouldn't really call it a pick over here anyway, that would make it sound you were playing it with something else haha.. And I don't thinkyou would be very accurate with that....
Level 83
Oct 8, 2018
Accept Placido for 3 tenors?
Level 74
Jan 10, 2019
Great quiz, thanks!
Level 60
Feb 8, 2019
I'm not the slightest bit embarrassed that the only one I couldn't get was the Gangnam Style 'singer'!
Level 91
Feb 8, 2019
You mean it's not Porky and Bess? I thought she was the girlfriend before petunia.
Level 89
Feb 8, 2019
If you like music themed quizzes, click on my name and give one of mine a try!
Level 75
Feb 8, 2019
My high school band teacher always called the fermata a "pig's eye" and it took me a bit before I could push that image out of the way to get to the correct one. (I looked it up to see if he was just being funny, and apparently it's not unheard of to call it a pig's eye or bird eye.)
Level 95
May 23, 2020
I guess "pause" for fermata isn't technically wrong, but it isn't the best definition in my opinion. To me I think "hold" is a better answer. Pause implies that one should stop playing but you are supposed to hold the note under a fermata (unless it is a rest of course in which case pause is a better definition).
Level 68
Jun 11, 2020
I was thinking that too. But it's looking for a translation of the Italian word. Although, seeing as this is a music quiz, perhaps the question is a little misleading.
Level 63
Jun 11, 2020
It's looking for an appropriate musical answer that begins with the letter 'P'. That's the 'P'oint of this quiz.
Level 81
Feb 12, 2021
I'm sure you could think of another (better) clue and answer kiwi...
Level 63
Feb 12, 2021
Fermata (noun) In music:

1. A pause or break; especially, in a concerto, a pause in the accompaniment to give room for an extended cadenza by the soloist.

2. A hold or pause upon a tone or chord, the length being discretionary with the performer or conductor.

3. The sign placed over or under a note or even a bar to indicate such a hold or pause.

I'm sure I don't need to think of another clue and answer, Ecce...