Several years ago, for the 200th birthday of the city of Bremerton WA, the Bremerton Symphony commissioned a short musical tribute to the city. It started with an American Indian - type of sound, went through a couple Scandanavian folk tunes and such, and then Navy-type themes (large Naval Shipyard here in B'ton).
To underscore things, he wrote a solo for the oboe which, although the principal oboist played it perfectly as written, was a total mystery. The composer, who knew I'm a ham, saw the curious look on my face and asked what was wrong. I told him that it sounded like Morse code but the timing was all wrong. It was supposed to say "BREMERTON 200", but there's no way you can write that in any time signature or signatures and make it work. We finally determined that we'd use our keyboard synthesizer and I'd send it by hand. There were several retired Radiomen in the audience (and other hams), and they appreciated the piece more than most of the rest.www.symphonic.org