Report from Hoople: P. D. Q. Bach on the Air

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Report from Hoople:
P.D.Q. Bach on the Air
Report from Hoople.jpg
Studio album by P. D. Q. Bach
Released 1967
Genre Classical
Length 49:51
Label Vanguard Records
P. D. Q. Bach chronology
An Hysteric Return: P. D. Q. Bach at Carnegie Hall
(1966)An Hysteric Return: P. D. Q. Bach at Carnegie Hall1966
Report from Hoople:
P. D. Q. Bach
on the Air

The Stoned Guest
(1970)The Stoned Guest1970

Report from Hoople: P. D. Q. Bach on the Air was released on Vanguard Records in 1967. It is set up as a radio broadcast of the music of P. D. Q. Bach with Professor Peter Schickele as the DJ.

In addition to P. D. Q. Bach music, the record includes New Horizons in Music Appreciation, a piece in which Schickele and Robert Dennis do a play-by-play on a performance of the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony as if it were a football game.

On the back cover, Schickele thanks "members of his graduate seminar in Accidental Originality" including future famous composer Philip Glass.


  • Professor Peter Schickele, conductor, announcer, worm (that's an instrument)
  • I Virtuosi di Hoople
  • John Ferrante, bargain counter tenor
  • Robert Dennis, announcer

From the CD jacket[edit]

From Radio Station WOOF at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, PROFESSOR PETER SCHICKELE brings you the chamber music of P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)? with John Ferrante, countertenor and I VIRTUOSI DI HOOPLE (Peter Schickele, conductor) on this week's installment of REPORT FROM HOOPLE.

Radio Log[edit]

Bright and Early Show[edit]

Track 1 (8:12)

  • 00:00 Signature Theme (from Divers Ayres On Sundrie Notions)
  • 00:16 Intro
  • 01:34 Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments
  • 04:52 Tag
  • 05:00 Station Break
  • 05:18 Commercial: "Do You Suffer?"

Track 2 (11:53)

  • 08:10 New Horizons in Music Appreciation: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (with Robert Dennis)
  • 16:58 Time
  • 17:23 Weather
  • 18:17 News

Track 3 (5:04)

  • 20:00 Intro
  • 20:44 Traumarai for Unaccompanied Piano
  • 24:11 Station Break
  • 24:26 Tag
  • 24:44 Signature Theme

Dull and Late Show[edit]

Track 4 (9:27)

  • 00:00 Signature Theme
  • 00:40 Intro
  • 01:09 Schleptet in E flat Major
    • Larghissimo - Allegro Boffo
    • Menuetto con Brio ma senza Trio
    • Adagio Saccarino
    • Yehudi Menuetto
    • Presto Hey Nonny Nonnio
  • 08:55 Tag
  • 09:22 Station Break

Track 5 (7:22)

  • 09:26 What's My Melodic Line?
  • 14:30 Time
  • 15:03 News

Track 6 (7:53)

  • 16:45 Intro
  • 17:26 Fugue in C Minor (from the Toot Suite for calliope, four hands)
  • 20:11 Tag
  • 20:42 Station Break
  • 20:46 What's Happening in Home Economics (Beethoven's Revenge, containing a small selection from the middle of the first movement of Symphony No. 3 "Eroica")
  • 21:34 Commercial: "If You Have Never"
  • 22:40 Sign-off
  • 23:34 Signature Theme

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