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

  • Introduction
  • Oedipus Tex, opera/dramatic oratorio, S. 150
  • Prologue: "Tragedy"
  • Recitative: "Well"
  • Aria with chorus: "Howdy there"
  • Recitative: "And it wasn't long"
  • Duet with chorus: "My heart"
  • Recitative: "But"
  • Aria: "You murdered your father"
  • Recitative: "When Billie Jo heard"
  • Aria with chorus: "Goodbye"
  • Recitative: "When Oedipus heard"
  • Chorus and Finale
  • Introduction
  • Classical Rap, S. 1-2-3
  • Introduction
  • Knock, Knock, choral cantata, S. 4/1
  • Recitative and chorus: "Knock, knock"
  • Recitative and chorus: "How many psychiatrists"
  • Recitative and chorale: "What is the question?"
  • Recitative and chorus: "So this guy"
  • Introduction
  • Birthday Ode to "Big Daddy" Bach, S. 100

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.