P.D.Q. Bach

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Birthday:7/17/2017
Hometown:Ames, Iowa, USA
P.D.Q. Bach is actually a fictional composer created by Peter Schickele. Schikele is a composer/performer/recording artist/radio host/performer. Schikele performed the works of P.D.Q. Bach for more than fifty years. P.D.Q. stands for pretty damn quick. The initials were used because parodies of the names of the fictitious Bach family are done with three letters, like C.P.E. which stands for Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach. Schikele combines classical music, slapstick comedy, and parodies of musicological scholarship in this act.

Albums

Oedipus Tex & Other Choral Calamities

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  1. 1Knock, Knock - Recitative and Chorus: 'So This Guy'
    5:49
  2. 2Oedipus Tex - I - Prologue: 'Tragedy'
    5:35
  3. 3Birthday Ode to 'Big Daddy' Bach - Introduction
    1:27
  4. 4Oedipus Tex - III - Recitative: 'But'
    0:56
  5. 5Oedipus Tex - V - Recitative: 'When Oedipus Rex Heard'
    1:02
  6. 6Birthday Ode to 'Big Daddy' Bach
    7:45
  7. 7Oedipus Tex - IV - Recitative: 'When Billie Jo Heard'
    0:31
  8. 8Classical Rap - Introduction
    1:25
  9. 9Knock, Knock - Recitative and Chorus: 'Knock, Knock'
    2:25
  10. 10Knock, Knock - Introduction
    1:08
  11. 11Oedipus Tex - I - Recitative: 'Well'
    0:45
  12. 12Oedipus Tex - II - Recitative: 'And It Wasn't Long'
    0:27
  13. 13Classical Rap
    8:23
  14. 14Oedipus Tex - III - Duet With Chorus: 'My Heart' (Oedipus Tex & Billie Jo Casta)
    4:05
  15. 15Oedipus Tex - II - Aria With Chorus: 'Howdy There' (Oedipus Tex)
    5:34
  16. 16Introduction
    2:04
  17. 17Oedipus Tex - IV - Aria: 'You Murdered Your Father' (Madame Peep)
    2:22
  18. 18Oedipus Tex - V - Aria With Chorus: 'Goodbye' (Billie Jo Casta)
    2:46
  19. 19Knock, Knock - Recitative and Chorale: 'What Is the Question?'
    4:27
  20. 20Oedipus Tex - VI - Chorale and Finale
    4:17
Oedipus Tex & Other Choral Calamities
September 1990

The Stoned Guest

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  1. 1Two Madrigals From The Triumph Of Thusnelda
    6:25
  2. 2Opera Whiz
    4:25
  3. 3Plot Synopsis
    4:00
  4. 4Introduction
    1:14
  5. 5The Stoned Guest (Part One)
    23:46
  6. 6The Stoned Guest (Completion)
    8:25
The Stoned Guest
January 1970

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

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  1. 1Bright And Early Show 1
    8:12
  2. 2Dull And Late Show 2
    7:24
  3. 3Dull And Late Show 1
    9:27
  4. 4Bright And Early Show 1
    8:12
  5. 5Bright And Early Show 3
    5:10
  6. 6Dull And Late Show 3
    7:53
  7. 7Bright And Early Show 2
    11:52
Report from Hoople - P.D.Q. Bach on the Air
January 1967