Oedipus Tex, S. 150

Dramatic Oratorio for Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra

P.D.Q. Bach

Arranged by Peter Schickele
Text by Peter Schickele
Full Score - Large
Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Item Number: 416-41263L
Number of Pages: 125
Duration: 0:30:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


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Oedipus Tex, S. 150

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One of the more ambitious works by P.D.Q. Bach, a dramatic oratorio loosely based on the story of Oedipus the King. Edited from a manuscript discovered at the Alamo in Texas.

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Arranger Schickele, Peter
Commission The discovery of this work was commissioned by the Betty Devnie Singers of Houston.
Orchestration 1, 1, 1, 1; 1, 2, 2, 1; Timp./Perc., Perc., Mel./Hrm., Sop., Mzo-sop., Ten., Bar., SATB, Str.


1. Prologue
2. Aria with Chorus: "Howdy There" (Oedipus Tex)
3. Duet with Chorus: "My Heart" (Oedipus Tex and Billie Jo Casta)
4. Aria: "You Murdered your Father" (Madame Peep)
5. Aria with Chorus: "Goodbye" (Billie Jo Casta)
6. Chorale and Finale