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P.D.Q. Bach:  Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities (Telarc CD-80239):  The dramatic oratorio that demonstrates that the only two sure things in life are death and Texas, plus two more choral works and Classical Rap.

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Performers

bullet Professor Peter Schickele, conductor, bass
bulletThe Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic, Newton Wayland, conductor
bulletThe Okay Chorale
bulletGrandmaster Flab and the Hoople Funkharmonic
bulletPamela South, soprano (Billie Jo Casta)
bulletDana Krueger, mezzo-soprano (Madame Peep)
bulletFrank Kelley, tenor
bulletBrice Andrus, horn
 

Track Listing

[1]  Introduction

Oedipus Tex, dramatic oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra, S. 150 (P.D.Q. Bach)  

[2]  I.  Prologue:  “Tragedy”

[3]        Recitative:  “Well”

[4]  II.  Aria with chorus:  “Howdy there”

[5]        Recitative:  “And it wasn’t long”

[6]  III. Duet with chorus:  “My heart”

[7]        Recitative:  “But”

[8]  IV. Aria:  “You murdered your father”

[9]         Recitative:  “When Billie Jo heard”

[10]  V.  Aria with chorus:  “Goodbye”

[11]        Recitative:  “When Oedipus heard”

[12]  VI. Chorus and Finale

[13]  Introduction

[14]  Classical Rap, S. 1-2-3 (P.D.Q. Bach) 

[15]  Introduction

Knock, Knock,  choral cantata, S. 4/1 (P.D.Q. Bach)

[16]  I.  Recitative and chorus:  “Knock, knock”

[17]  II.  Recitative and chorus:  “How many psychiatrists”

[18]  III.  Recitative and chorale:  “What is the question?”

[19]  IV.  Recitative and chorus:  “So this guy”

[20]  Introduction

[21]  Birthday Ode to “Big Daddy” Bach for soloists, chorus and orchestra, S. 100 (P.D.Q. Bach)

 

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Audio Samples

Listen to P.D.Q. Bach:  Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities:  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:  Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version

This Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version is made of excerpts from the following:  “How many psychiatrists” from Knock, KnockClassical RapBirthday Ode to “Big Daddy” Bach—“Howdy there”, “Tragedy”, “My heart”, “You murdered your father”, “When Billie Jo heard”, “Goodbye”, and Finale from Oedipus Tex.

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