P.D.Q. Bach: The “What’s Your Sign?” Tour
||What’s your sign? Well, based on your
personality, I am quite sure it is one of the signs featured in P.D.Q.
Bach’s Twelve Quite Heavenly
Songs, a dangerously ambitious song-cycle based on the signs of the
zodiac, and the imposing centerpiece of The “What’s Your Sign?” Tour.
And appropriately enough for a touring production, the program also
includes a piece written for an itinerant keyboarder, playing an
itinerant keyboard, as she accompanies a solo
plumber: the Allegro Gabinetto. Even two hundred
years after P.D.Q. Bach wrote the piece, plumbers still make house
calls, so Prof. Schickele will be playing a whole host of instruments
that sound as good in a concert hall as they do in a bathroom.
The show will be
rounded off by rounds, as well as songs, by both P.D.Q. Bach and his
altered ego Peter
For this program, the intrepid singers (soprano)
Michčle Eaton and (tenor) Brian Dougherty
by keyboarder Margaret “Peggy” Kampmeier. To get in on
to the tour, go to the concert
schedule page to find out where and when the stars are in alignment for
The “What’s Your Sign” Tour.
||Twelve Quite Heavenly Songs (excerpts)
||Listen to a sample of one of the pieces on the program, from a live
performance featuring featured performers Michčle Eaton, David Düsing,
and Prof. Schickele. This sample includes excerpts from
Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus, Cancer, and Libra, in that order.
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