1. Jeanine Tesori, who didn't wait past the overture of Thoroughly Modern Millie to humiliate you in front of your entire high school.
2. John Williams, who mistakenly didn't leave rests for you to facepalm after these annotations in the Star Wars suite.
3. Laurence O'Keefe, who made you insanely uncomfortable in the pit orchestra of Bat Boy: The Musical.
4. Ron Nelson, who may as well have instructed you to mime the third movement of "Courtly Airs and Dances."
5. Julius Fucik, who seemed to think fortissimo was 12 times too quiet for his needs in "Florentiner Marsch, Op. 214."
6. Carlos Gonzalo Guzmán Muñoz, who apparently thought this impossible request in "Pajarillo...Cuñao!" was reasonable.
7. Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys, who is still laughing as you try to figure out his meaningless annotations.
8. Peter Schickele (a.k.a. "P. D. Q. Bach"), who destroyed every last shred of your dignity in "The Musical Sacrifice."
9. The clueless buffoons at First Division Publishing, who subjected you to the pain of hearing your alto sax teacher utter these words.
10. This anonymous pervert, whose parallel fifths, tritones, and hidden sharks sent your ears and eyes into simultaneous states of shock.
11. John Corigliano, who heartlessly punted your entire orchestra into the abyss at this part of The Ghosts of Versailles.
12. Koji Kondo, composer of the everlasting soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
13. This unidentified composer, who sadistically delivered every violinist's hell.
14. Aaaaand John Stump.
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