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Long Live the King

By PDQ Bach

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Mixed chorus SAB Choir, Tenors May Be Divided Between the Alto and Bass Parts. Using Solo Voices, the Piece May Be Performed STB.
Composed by PDQ Bach (1935-). Edited by Professor Peter Schickele. Choral. Performance score. With Standard notation. Composed NOVEMBER 13 2001. Duration 2 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #312-41856. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.312418560).

Item Number: PR.312418560

ISBN 1598062506. Key: E-flat major.

Theodore Presser Company announces the release of its first P.D.Q. Bach octavo in about ten years, 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 appropriate for high school choir in particular. The program notes have a fictitious story about how the composer found an old manuscript written by his departed uncle, with a note - "I have just composed a major choral work in honor of the recent revolution in France, called Long Live the King; the title, I hasten to assure you, is meant to be ironic - my sympathies are always with the people, especially the people who run taverns. The invention of the guillotine gives, I think you will agree, new meaning to the term "head of state." For intermediate choirs. Duration: 2'.

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