QUOTE(schraeubchen @ Apr 13 2012, 05:27 PM)
practise or is it practice?
In British English - it's "-ise" for the verb and "-ice" for the noun. There are legitimate cases where is could be "-ize" in lieu of "-ise" but not in this case. The easiest way to remember is with advise and advice where the two are pronounced differently, unlike practice/practise or license/licence which aren't.
Anyway, that was a sideline - off to physio shortly for my regular back twisting session. When I get back I'll have a look at the Gershwin before tomorrow's rehearsal. That's the one that needs C#, D and E the octave above middle C. I'll need a map to get there!