J:10087731:C:Long Live the King
Long Live the King
P. D. Q. Bach & Peter Schickele
- Theodore Presser Co
The first P. D. Q. Bach octavo to be released in ten years, this is a hilarious and satirical ode to the King of France, who was beheaded during the French Revolution, complete with sound effects! The historical tie-in makes Long Live the King
especially appropriate for high school choirs. According to the composer's late uncle, whose words are quoted in the program notes, "The invention of the guillotine gives, I think you will agree, new meaning to the term 'head of state.'" Edited by Professor Peter Schickele, "without regard to consequences," this promises to have rip-roaring consequences for a cappella choirs whenever it is performed!