Portrait of P.D.Q. Bach
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Portrait of P.D.Q. Bach (Vanguard CD-79399, LP-79399):  An audio portrait consisting of three works of P.D.Q. Bach, each one representing a different milieu in which the composer spent some time, plus Prof. Schickele's own quotation piece Eine Kleine Nichtmusik.

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Performers

bulletThe New York Pick-Up Ensemble, Professor Peter Schickele, conductor
bulletJohn Ferrante, bargain counter tenor
bulletHarris Poor, basso blotto
bulletRansom Wilson and Diva Goodfriend-Koven, tape recorders, hand flutes, corrugahorn, nose flutes
bulletEarly Anderson, trombonus interruptus
bulletDuh Brooklyn Boys Chorus, James McCarthy, director
bulletJohn Solum, flute
bulletLeonard Arner, oboe
bulletLorin Glickman, bassoon
bulletTheodore Weis, trumpet
bulletWilliam G. Brown, French horn
bulletNeal Di Biase, trombone
 

Track Listing

[1]  Introduction

Missa Hilarious, S. N2O (P.D.Q. Bach)

[2]  Yriekay

[3]  Gloria

[4]  Credo

[5]  Sanctus

[6]  Angus Dei

[7]  Introduction

[8]  Eine Kleine Nichtmusik (Prof. Schickele)
          Allegro
          Romanze
          Menuetto
          Rondo (Allegro)

[9]  Introduction

[10]  Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments, S. 9999999999 (P.D.Q. Bach)

[11]  Introduction

[12]  A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols, S. 359 (P.D.Q. Bach)
          Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John
          O Little Town of Hackensack
          Good King Kong Looked Out

 

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Audio Samples

Listen to Portrait of P.D.Q. Bach:  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.”

Portrait of P.D.Q. Bach:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version

This Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version is made of excerpts from the following:  Introduction—Yriekay, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Angus Dei from Missa Hilarious—Introduction—Allegro from Eine Kleine Nichtmusik—Introduction—Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments—Introduction—Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John from A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols—Introduction.

Audio Samples can be played using the free RealAudio player. 

 

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Lyrics

The lyrics for A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols featured on this album are printed in their entirety on a separate lyrics page to enable listeners to follow along and better understand what is being sung, even when everybody’s singing different things at the same time.

Cover image, audio clips and track listings are copyright © 1977 Vanguard Records and are used with the permission of Vanguard Records.  Any other copying by other parties for other uses is not authorized.

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