The Short-Tempered Clavier
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P.D.Q. Bach:  The Short-Tempered Clavier and other dysfunctional words for keyboard (Telarc CD-80390):  Works for various types of keyboards, including theatre organ, calliope, the ever popular piano, and the organ of the King Congregational Church of Fayray, North Dakota.

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Performers

bullet Professor Peter Schickele, steam calliope, organ
bulletChristopher O’Riley, famous concert pianist
bulletDennis James, famous theater organist
bulletDavid Robinson, whoever he is
 

Track Listing

[1]  Opening & Introduction

The Short-Tempered Clavier Preludes and Fugues in all the Major and Minor Keys Except for the Really Hard Ones, S. easy as 3.14159265 (P.D.Q. Bach)  

[2]  I.  C major

[3]  II.  C minor

[4]  III.  C-sharp minor

[5]  IV.  D major

[6]  V.  D minor

[7]  VI.  E-flat major

[8]  VII.  F major

[9]  VIII.  G minor

[10]  IX.  G major

[11]  X.  A major

[12]  XI.  A minor

[13]  XII.  B-flat major

[14]  Introduction

Little Pickle Book for theater organ and dill piccolos, S. 6 (P.D.Q. Bach) 

[15]  I.  Toccata et Fuga

[16]  II.  Chorale Prelude (Ave Maria et Agnus Dei)

[17]  III.  Fantasia sopra “Fräulein Maria Mack”

[18]  IV.  Lullaby and Goodnight

[19]  Introduction

Sonata Da Circo (Circus Sonata) for steam calliope,  S. 3 ring (P.D.Q. Bach)

[20]  I.  Spiel Vorspiel

[21]  II.  Entrada Grande

[22]  III.  Smokski the Russian Bear

[23]  IV.  Toccata Ecdysiastica

[24]  Calliope Frustration

[25]  Introduction

Three Chorale-Based Piecelets for Organ, S. III (P.D.Q. Bach)

[26]  I.  Chorale:  “Orally”

[27]  II.  Chorale Prelude on an American Hymn for the Last Sunday Before the Fourth Day of the Seventh Month After New Year’s Eve

[28]  III.  Chorale Variations on “In der Nacht so Hell, der Petrus ist mein Freund”

[29]  Epilogue

 

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Audio Samples

Listen to P.D.Q. Bach:  The Short-Tempered Clavier and other dysfunctional works for keyboard:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version.  This Condensed Version gives you the intangible essence of the original recording in one small, easy-to-swallow capsule summary. The hyper folks at Hearer’s Digest have created this sample by slicing, dicing, and splicing, until it somewhat resembles excerpts of the original recording that are “severely truncated, but shorter.”

P.D.Q. Bach:  The Short-Tempered Clavier and other dysfunctional works for keyboard:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version

This Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version is made of excerpts from the following:  Opening & Introduction—Prelude in D major, Prelude in A minor, Fugue in C minor, and Fugue in D minor from The Short-Tempered Clavier—Introduction—Toccata et Fuga and Fantasia sopra “Fräulein Maria Mack” from Little Pickle Book—Introduction—Entrada Grande from Sonata Da Circo—Introduction—Chorale Variations on “In der Nacht so Hell, der Petrus ist mein Freund” from Three Chorale-Based Piecelets—Epilogue.

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