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Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities

Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities was released in 1990 by Telarc Records.[1] The album contains works by Peter Schickele under his alter-ego of P. D. Q. Bach and won a 1990 Grammy Award for 'Best Comedy Performance'.

Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities
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Studio album by
Released1990
LabelTelarc
P. D. Q. Bach (Peter Schickele) chronology
1712 Overture and Other Musical Assaults
(1989)
Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities
(1990)
WTWP Classical Talkity-Talk Radio
(1991)

PerformersEdit

[2]

  • Professor Peter Schickele, conductor, bass
  • The Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic, Newton Weyland, conductor
  • The Okay Chorale
  • Grandmaster Flab and the Hoople Funkharmonic
  • Pamela South, soprano (Billie Jo Casta)
  • Dana Krueger, mezzo-soprano (Madame Peep)
  • Frank Kelley (tenor)
  • Brice Andrus, horn

Track listingEdit

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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leonard, James. "P.D.Q. Bach: Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities - P.D.Q. Bach". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  2. ^ "P.D.Q. Bach: Oedipus Tex and other Choral Calamities". www.schickele.com. Retrieved 28 September 2016.