Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities

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Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities
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Studio album by P. D. Q. Bach (Peter Schickele)
Released 1990
Label Telarc
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)

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'.

Performers[edit]

[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 listing[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  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.