Long Live The King


  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Bass
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'
SKU: 312-41856
Ensemble: Three-part Mixed Chorus
Duration: 2:00
Key: E major
Tempo: Moderato (h = 116)
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Delivery Method: Print
Accompanied: Accompanied Chorus
Page count: 8
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-58454-3
ISBN: 978-1-59806-250-2
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