P.D.Q. Bach ‎– The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach

Vanguard ‎– VSD • 79335, Vanguard ‎– VSD-79335
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Hansel And Gretel And Ted And Alice (S. 2n-1): An Opera In One Unnatural Act 24:35
A1 Hansel And Gretel And Ted And Alice (An Opera In One Unnatural Act)
Countertenor Vocals [Bargain Counter-tenor], Harpsichord, Percussion [Razzer], Performer [Gretel Riding Hood, Village Idiot, Teddy Nice] – John FerranteCrew [Stage Hand] – William WaltersPiano, Whistle [Police] – David Oei (2)Vocals [Berberitone], Organ [Calliope], Siren, Performer [Quaint Old Innkeeper, Hansel Hunter, Monk, Doctor] – Prof. Schickele*
A1a Overture
A1b Aria: "I Am A Quaint Old Innkeeeper" (Quaint Old Innkeeper)
A1c Aria: "Like A Lonely Pilgrim (Gretel)
A1d Aria: "My Name Is Hansel Hunter" (Hansel Hunter)
A1e Aria: "I'm The Village Idiot" (Village Idiot)
A1f Aria: "Et Expecto" (Monk)
A1g Aria: "There's Something About A Monk" (Gretel)
A1h Duet: "Do You Love Me?" (Gretel & Monk)
A1i Interlude: Medical Examination (Gretel, Monk & Doctor)
A1j Aria: "I Hope You'll Take This Friendly Advice" (Doctor)
A1k Aria: "Teddy Nice Is My Name" (Ted)
A1l Duet: "Jump Not To Conclusions" (Alice & Gretel)
A1m Finale: "Just Tell Me What Your Name Is" (Ted, Alice, Gretel, Hansel, Quaint Old Innkeeper, Village Idiot)
B1 The O.K. Chorale From The Toot Suite For Calliope Four Hands (S. 212º)
Organ [Callioper] – David Oei (2), Prof. Schickele*
B2 Spoken Introduction 4:50
"Erotica" Variations (S. 36EE) For Banned Instruments And Piano 5:50
B3 "Erotica" Variations (S. 36EE) For Banned Instruments And Piano
Instruments [Banned] – Prof. Schickele*Piano – David Oei (2)
B3a Theme: Windbreaker
B3b Variation I: Balloons
B3c Variation II: Slide Whistle
B3d Variation III: Slide Windbreaker
B3e Variation IV: Lasso D'Amore
B3f Variation V: Foghorn, Bell, Kazoo, Gargle
B4 Spoken Introduction 0:57
The Art Of The Ground Round (S. 1.19/lb) For Three Baritones And Discontinuo 10:16
B5 The Art Of The Ground Round For Three Baritones And Discontinuo
Bassoon [Bassooner] – Arthur WeisbergCello [Celloist] – Peter RosenfeldVocals [Singist] – John Ferrante, John Nelson (5), Prof. Schickele*
B5a 1. Loving Is As Easy
B5b 2. Please, Kind Sir
B5c 3. Jane, My Jane
B5d 4. Golly Golly Oh
B5e 5. Nelly Is A Nice Girl

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Released in a gatefold jacket with a generic Vanguard inner sleeve.

Title on back cover is: The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?

Cat# on covers and spine: VSD • 79335
Cat# on labels: VSD-79335

Recorded before a live audience at Vanguard's 23rd St. Theater and Funny Pen Warehouse.

Due to a colossal misunderstanding, much of P.D.Q. Bach's music is being made available to the public in printed form by Theodore Presser Co.

© Copyright 1973 Vanguard Recording Society, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.

A Dolby System Recording.

℗ 1973 Vanguard Recording Society, Inc., N.Y. Recorded in Europe.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side One label): VSD-79335-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two label): VSD-79335-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One runouts): VSD79335A-1A C V:
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two runouts): VSD79335B-2A 1 V C V
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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VSD • 79335, VSD-79335 P.D.Q. Bach The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach(LP, Gat) Vanguard, Vanguard VSD • 79335, VSD-79335 US 1973 Sell This Version
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