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Thread #17997   Message #176121
Posted By: jeffp
10-Feb-00 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth (P Schickele)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Bonnie She Smelleth
P.D.Q. Bach is the last, and oddest, of J.S. Bach's 20-odd children. "Discovered" by Peter Schickele of the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. A very prolific composer, as others have noted. I am a great fan of P.D.Q. Bach. If you are into classical music at all, try to find some of his stuff. Live performances are even better, especially the Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments. Another one that is quite impressive is the Pervertimento for Bagpipes, Bicycle, and Balloons, which includes a bicycle with baseball cards in the spokes (remember that?). At the end, three balloons are released with reeds inserted to play the final chord. All in all, a fine performance piece.

jeffp