Composer, musician, author, satirist—Peter Schickele is internationally recognized as one of the most versatile artists in the field of music. His works, now well in excess of 100 for symphony orchestras, choral groups, chamber ensembles, voice, movies and television, have given him “a leading role in the ever-more-prominent school of American composers who unselfconsciously blend all levels of American music” (John Rockwell, The New York Times).
His commissions are numerous and varied, ranging from works for the National Symphony and the Minnesota Opera to compositions for distinguished instrumentalists and singers. Mr. Schickele’s SYMPHONY NO. 1 “Songlines” was premiered by the National Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, and has since been played by the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras around the country. He is the recipient of five Grammies.
Peter Schickele has arranged one of the musical segments for the new Disney animated feature film, “Fantasia 2000.” He also created the musical score for the film version of Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” issued on videocassette along with another Sendak classic “In the Night Kitchen” (Weston Woods), which Mr. Schickele narrates.
Among his many, diverse projects is a weekly, syndicated radio program, Schickele Mix, which has been heard nationwide over Public Radio International since January 1992 and won ASCAP’s prestigious Deems Taylor Award.
In his well-known other role as perpetrator of the oeuvre of the now classic P.D.Q. Bach, Peter Schickele is acknowledged as one of the great satirists of the 20th century. In testimony, Vanguard has released 11 albums of the fabled genius’s works; six have been released by Telarc. Random House has published eleven editions of The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach (which has also been translated into German, and is available as an audio book from the HighBridge Company); Theodore Presser has printed innumerable scores; and VideoArts International has produced a cassette of P.D.Q. Bach’s only full-length opera, The Abduction of Figaro. He tours annually with three programs featuring his own music as well as that of his alter-ego, P.D.Q. Bach: Peter Schickele Meets P.D.Q. Bach, Son of P.D.Q. Bach and P.D.Q. Bach and Peter Schickele: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour.
In the course of his career Schickele has also created music for four feature films, among them the prize-winning “Silent Running,” as well as for documentaries, television commercials, several “Sesame Street” segments and an underground movie that he has never seen in its finished state. He was also one of the composer/lyricists for “Oh, Calcutta,” and has arranged for Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie and other folk singers.
Peter Schickele was born in Ames, Iowa, and brought up in Washington, D.C. and Fargo, North Dakota. Schickele and his wife, the poet Susan Sindall, reside in New York City and at an upstate hideaway where he concentrates on composing. His son and daughter are involved in various alternative rock groups, both as composers and performers.
Mr. Schickele’s personal appearances are booked by ICM Artists, 40 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019, (212) 556-6876.
For more information about Peter Schickele or P.D.Q. Bach, please visit www.schickele.com.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Solo 3 Folk Settings Piano Unaccompanied CanzonaFor Organ 4:00 Organ Unaccompanied Ceremonial MarchFor Piano and Organ 2:00 Piano with Instrument EpitaphsFor Piano 9:00 Piano Unaccompanied FantasyFor Organ 9:00 Organ Unaccompanied Four Pieces for Piano 2:00 Piano Unaccompanied A Garland Of RagsFor Piano 7:00 Piano Unaccompanied Hollers, Hymns and DirgesEight Folk Settings for Piano 12:00 Piano Unaccompanied The Household MooseSketches From The Summer Of 1956, for Piano Piano Unaccompanied In My Nine Lives Piano Unaccompanied Little Suite for JosieFor Piano 4:00 Piano Unaccompanied Little Suite for SusanFor Piano 7:30 Piano Unaccompanied Presents 1For Piano Piano Unaccompanied Presents II Piano Unaccompanied Razzle-Dazzle Triptych for Piano 3:00 Piano Unaccompanied Small SerenadeFor Piano 4:00 Piano Unaccompanied Three Piano Sonatinas Piano Unaccompanied Two MiniaturesFor Piano, Left Hand 3:00 Piano Unaccompanied Variations On A Medieval ThemeFor Organ 4:00 Organ Unaccompanied Vermillion SuiteFor Unaccompained Cello 12:00 Chamber Ensemble A Little Welcome SerenadeFor Flute and Violin 6:00 A Small WorldFor Two Flutes 4:30 Flute Duet A Year In The CatskillsFor Woodwind Quintet 21:30 Woodwind Quintet Autumn TrioFor Clarinet, Violoncello, and Piano 14:00 Piano Trio Blue Set No. 1For Jazz String Quartet 16:00 String Quartet Blue Set No. 2For Four Bassoons 12:00 Bassoon Ensemble Brass CalendarFor Brass Quintet 18:00 Brass Quintet Broadway Boogie 5:00 Fl. Cl. Pno. Hp. Str. Chapbook 8:00 Piano Ensemble Commedia Woodwind Trio Dances for ThreeFor 2 B-Flat Clarinets and Bassoon 14:00 Woodwind Trio Delta Jukebox Bassoon Duet DiversionsFor Oboe, B-Flat Clarinet and Bassoon 9:00 Woodwind Trio DivertimentoFor 2 B-Flat Clarinets and Bassoon 9:00 Woodwind Trio Dream DancesFor Flute, Oboe, and Cello 12:00 Chamber Ensemble Duo CapriceFor Two Violins 8:30 Violin Duet Eagle RockSonatina for Cello and Piano 4:30 ElegiesFor Clarinet and Piano 10:00 Clarinet with Piano Emperor’s New Clothes Narrator, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano Harvard Fair HornsmokeA Horse Opera for Brass Quintet and Narration (Score and Parts) 22:00 Brass Quintet Iphigenia In BrooklynCantata for Bargain-Counter-Tenor, Trumpet Mouthpiece, Double Reeds, Wine Bottle, Harpsichord, and String Quartet(arr.) Joy To The World, Especially Out Of Work MusiciansSuite for Six Gig-Impaired Musicians(arr.) 6:00 Chamber Ensemble Last Tango In BayreuthFor Four Bassoons 2:45 Bassoon Ensemble Little London TrioFor Two Violins and Viola 8:00 String Trio Little MushroomsSuite for Piano, Four Hands, Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of Schubert’s Birth 14:00 Piano 4 Hands Little Suite for AutumnFor Violin and Viola 7:30 String Duet Little Suite for SummerSeven Pieces for One Piano, Four Hands 6:30 Piano 4 Hands Little Suite for WinterFor B-Flat Clarinet and Tuba 11:00 Mixed Duet Monochrome IFor Eight Flutes Monochrome IIFor Seven Trombones Trombone Ensemble Monochrome IIIFor Nine B-Flat Clarinets 9:00 Monochrome IV Monochrome VFor Eight Flutes 8:30 Monochrome VIfor 10 Pianos 7:00 10Pno. Morning MusicFor Piano, Four Hands 11:00 2 Pianos 4 Hands Mountain Music IFor Cello and Piano 10:00 Music for An EveningFor String Quartet and Piano, Four Hands – Full Score and Parts 15:00 Mixed Ensemble Music for JudyFor Trumpet and String Quartet 17:00 String Quartet Music for MaryFor Flute and Piano Music for Orcas IslandFor Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano 13:00 Piano Quartet Nellermojo New Goldberg VariationsFor Cello and Piano 6:30 Octet 19:00 Cl. Bsn. Hn. 2Vln. Vla. Vcl. Cb. Passacaglia In C MinusQuodlibet for String Quartet 7:30 String Quartet Percussion Sonata No. 1“Aspen” 13:00 12 Percussion Percussion Sonata No. 2 “Woodstock”For Five Percussionists 13:00 Percussion Ensemble Percussion Sonata No. 3 “Maverick”For Percussion Quartet 13:00 Percussion Ensemble Piano Concerto No.2 In F MajorOle: for Piano and Brass Quintet 8:00 Piano with Instrument Piano Trio “Alaria”For Violin, Cello, and Piano 17:00 Piano Trio PolkaFrom Hornsmoke:for Brass Quintet 1:30 QuartetFor Clarinet (In A), Violin, Violoncello, and Piano 20:00 Chamber Ensemble Queen Anne’s LaceSuite for Four Cellos 10:00 Cello Quartet Quintet No. 1For Piano and String Quartet Piano Quintet Quintet No. 2For Piano and String Quartet – Score and Parts 26:00 Piano Quintet River MusicFor Viola and Cello String Duet River RunFor Contrabass and Harpsichord 6:00 Serenade for Six 15:00 Serenade for ThreeFor Bb Clarinet, Violin, and Piano 13:00 Mixed Ensemble Seven BagatellesFor Woodwind Quartet Woodwind Quartet Six StudiesFor Clarinet and Bassoon 9:00 Woodwind Duet Sonata for Viola Four Hands and Harpsichord(ed.) Viola with Piano Spring SerenadeFor Flute and Piano 20:00 Stepping OutFor Contrabass and Piano 11:00 Contrabass with Piano String Quartet No. 1American Dreams String Quartet String Quartet No. 2 String Quartet String Quartet No. 3 String Quartet String Quartet No. 4 String Quartet String Quintet No. 1 22:00 String Quintet String Sextet 26:00 2Vln. 2Vla. 2Vcl. Summer SerenadeFor Bassoon and Piano 13:00 Bassoon with Piano Summer TrioFor Flute, Cello and Piano 11:00 Chamber Ensemble Take Me Back To Funk, Nebraska The Boston WonderSuite for Narrator, Flute, and Piano Flute with Piano The Civilian BarberOverture for 1 Piano, Four Hands Piano 4 Hands The Flow Of MemoryFor Mezzo-Soprano, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Violin, and Piano 7:00 Chamber Ensemble The Lowest Trees Have TopsCantata for Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp On Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century English Poems 24:00 Chamber Ensemble The RivalsSongs and incidental music for the play by Sheridan. 46:00 Fl. Cl. Vln. Bsn. Cb. Hpscd. Three Scenes for Five Instruments Three Uncharacteristic PiecesFor B-Flat Trumpet and Piano 10:00 Trumpet with Piano Tombeau De P.D.Q. BachSonata for Violin and Piano Violin with Piano Top O’ The MillenniumFor Two Violas 10:00 String Duet Trio SerenadeFor Two Flutes and Piano 13:00 Flute Duet with Piano Two Pleasant SongsFor Flute( Or Soprano Vocalise) and Piano 3:00 Two Songs On Elizabethan LyricsFor Voice and Piano 5:00 Valentines Flute, Piano Viola DreamsQuodlibet for String Quartet 4:15 String Quartet What Did You Do Today At Jeffey’s House?Three Pieces for French Horn and Piano 5:00 Horn with Piano WindowsFor Viola (Or Flute Or Clarinet) and Guitar 5:00 Viola and Guitar Choral / Vocal 1. Richard At Vezelay (From “Two Meditations”)For TTB, A Cappella 2:00 TTB 1. Who Is This Child?(From “Diptych”) for S.A.B., With Piano and Optional Percussion (Finger Cymbals, Vibraphone) 4:00 Soprano, Alto, Baritone, Piano, Finger Cymbals, Vibraphone 2. Gloria From “Diptych” (A Set Of Two Sacred Choral Works for Christmas)For SAB, With Piano and Optional Percussion (Xylophone, Bells, Timpani) 4:00 SAB 2. Take A Strain, Boys(From “”Three Pirate Songs””) 3:30 Men’s Chorus After Spring SunsetFor S.A.T.B. Chorus, A Cappella On Japanese Poems 11:00 Mixed Chorus Amazing GraceS.A.T.B. Chorus, A Cappella(arr.) 5:00 Mixed Chorus The Birth Of ChristMixed Chorus and Piano SATB Captain Fate1. Captain Fate 3:00 Men’s Chorus Concerto for Piano and Chorus “The Twelve Months”I. Prologue (August) 3:00 SATB with Piano Concerto for Piano and Chorus “The Twelve Months”II. Fall (September, October, November) 6:30 SATB with Piano Concerto for Piano and Chorus “The Twelve Months”III. Winter (December, January, February) 5:00 SATB with Piano Concerto for Piano and Chorus “The Twelve Months”IV. Spring (March, April, May) 28:00 SATB with Piano Concerto for Piano and Chorus “The Twelve Months”V. Summer (June, July) 28:00 SATB with Piano Go for BrokeA Comedy for Chorus, Ssatb, A Cappella 21:00 Mixed Chorus Good King Kong Looked OutFrom A Consort Of Choral Christmas Carols(arr.) 2:30 Mixed Chorus Guide My SoulSa.T.B and Organ 4:30 Happy Birthday, BethFor Two-Part Chorus (Male Or Female), A Cappella 1:30 Mixed Chorus If You Will Try It 1:15 Jonah’s Song(T.T.B.B.) 2:00 Men’s Chorus The Last SupperFor Women’s Chorus (S.S.A.) Women’s Chorus Mass for Men’s VoicesB.B.B., A Cappella 10:00 Men’s Chorus My Soul Doth Magnify the Lordfor Mixed Chorus, Piano and Strings 4:30 SATB Chorus; Pno. Str. My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord 4:30 SATB RoundupTwo-, Three- and Four-Part Rounds From Twenty Years Of Catching Vocal Ensemble Name SongsS.A.B. Chorus Or Solo Voices 6:00 Mixed Chorus Roundup At The Raunch2-, 3-, & 4-Part Rounds They Wouldn’T Publish Vocal Ensemble Silently, Invisibly Songs From ShakespeareFor Voice and Piano 5:00 Voice with Piano II. Songs On Old French Poems, From “Summer Music”For SAB Chorus Or Solo Voices, and Soprano Recorder Or Piccolo Or Flute 5:00 Mixed Chorus Things To Try On A Summer Day Three Choruses From E.E. Cummings Three MeditationsFor Women’s Chorus, A Cappella SSAA Three Songs for A WeddingFor Medium Voice and Piano 7:30 I. TriptychS.A.B. Chorus Or Solo Voices 6:00 Mixed Chorus Two Prayers(S.A.T.B.) 4:00 SATB We Have Crossed The Equator AgainT.T.B.B., With Piano 5:00 Men’s Chorus Band / Wind Ensemble A Little Mosey MusicRag for Brass Sextet Brass Ensemble Bachanale Little Suite for Summer Concert Band Metropolitan Wind Serenadefor Symphonic Band 12:30 Pavilion Piece The Tribe Of AhasuerusMarch and Prayer (Full Score and Parts) 7:00 Concert Band Variations On A JokeFor Brass Quintet 4:30 Brass Quintet Orchestra A Zoo Called Earthfor Pre-taped Narration and Orchestra 17:00 2 2 2 2 – 4 3 3 1; 4Perc. Cel. Str.; Tape American Birthday Cardfor Narrator and Orchestra 8:00 Narr.; 3(Picc.) 2 3(B.Cl.) 2 – 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str. Carnival of the AnimalsOriginal Poems/Narration for Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” 25:00 Narration Celebration With Bells 7:00 Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon 1, Bassoon 2, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Trumpet 3 in Bb, Horn 1 in F, Horn 2 in F, Horn 3 in F, Horn 4 in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (Triangle, Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Gong), Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass Concerto for Cello and OrchestraIn Memoriam F.D.R. 22:00 Solo Vcl.; 2(dbl. Picc.) 2 2(dbl.B.Cl.) 2 – 2 3 0 0; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Str. Double Diptych 9:00 Elegyfor String Orchestra 8:00 Str. Folk Song Setfor Chamber Orchestra 9:30 2(2 dbl. Picc.) 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0; 1Perc. Hp. Str. LegendInstrumental Version of “The Chenoo Who Stayed To Dinner” 22:00 2 2 2 2 – 3 2 2 1; 2Perc. Str. Little Fugue BWV 899(arr.) 1:00 Hns. Tpts. Tbns. Tba.; Str. One for the Money 4:30 3(Picc.) 3 3(B.Cl.) 3 – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str. Quodlibet 10:00 1(Picc.) 1 1 1 – 1 1 1 0; Str. Requiemfor String Orchestra 5:00 Str. Requiem for Strings Scenes from Breughelfor Renaissance Ensemble and Orchestra 20:00 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0; Timp. Perc. Str. Renaissance Ensemble (4 Players) Serenade 11:00 2 2 3 2 – 4 3 3 0; Perc. Str. Serenade for 11 Instruments 21:00 Fl. Ob. Cl. Hn. Bsn. 2Vln. Vcl. Cb. Pno. Sneaky Pete and the Wolf(Narration for Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”) 26:00 Songs from Shakespeare 6:00 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 1 0; Timp. Perc. Str. Symphony No. 1“Songlines” 27:00 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(E-fl Cl. B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3 1; Timp. 4Perc. Pno. Cel. Hp. Str. Symphony No. 2“The Sweet Season” 22:00 2(dbl. Picc.) 2 2(dbl.B.Cl.) 2 – 2 2 0 0; Timp./Perc. Pno. Hp. Str. (min: 22.214.171.124.2) The Chenoo Who Stayed to DinnerLegend for Narrator and Orchestra (See also Legend) 22:00 2 2 2 2 – 3 2 2 1; 2Perc. Str. The Civilian BarberOverture for Chamber Orchestra 2:45 Chamber Orchestra The View from the Rooffor 3 Orchestras 18:00 Orch. I: 2Fl. Str.(Vln.I, Vln.II, Vcl.)
Orch. II: 2 1 1 1 – 1 1 0 0; Perc. Str.
Orch. III: 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0; Timp. Perc. Str.
Three Girls, Three Women 22:00 2 2 2 2 – 3 2 1 1; Perc. Cel. Hp. Str. Three Strange Casesfor Narrator and Orchestra 6:00 1 1 1 1 – 0 0 0 0; 2Perc. Str. Thurber’s Dogs Thurber’s Dogs 20:00 2(Picc.) 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0; Timp. Perc. Hp. Str. Uptown Hoedown Uptown Hoedown 4:30 1(Picc.) 1 1 1 – 3(3 Optional) 1 1 0; Timp. Perc. Str.
May be performed with double winds.
Orchestra with Soloist(s) Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra 23:00 Solo Bassoon; 2(dbl. Picc.) 2 2 1 – 2 2 0 0; Perc. Pno. Str. Concerto for Chamber Orchestra 27:00 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0; 2Perc. Str. Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra Concerto for Flute and Orchestra 18:00 Solo Fl.; 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 1 0; Timp. Perc. Str. Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra 24:00 Solo Ob.; 2(Picc.) 2 2 2 – 2 2 1 0; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Str. The Fantastic Gardenfor Rock Group and Orchestra 25:00 Rock Group: El.Pno. Pno. El.Org. El.Hpsd., 3 Players/Singers
Orch.: 3 3 3 2 – 4 4 4 1; Timp. 4Perc. Cel. Hp. Str.
Far Away from HereMusic for Bluegrass Band and Orchestra 21:00 3(Picc.) 2 2 2 – 2 3 3(B.Tbn.) 0; 3Perc. Str.
Bluegrass Band (6 Players): Banjo/Vln./Mand./Gtr. Mand. 3Gtr. Cb.
Five of a KindConcerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra 25:00 Hn. 2Tpt. Tbn. Tu. Soli; 2 2 2 2 – 4 2 2 0; Timp. 3Perc. Str. If Love Is Realfor Two Voices and Small Orchestra 3:15 2 Vx.; 1 1 1 1 – 1 1 1 0; Perc.(Bells) Pno. Str. The Maiden on the Moorfor Counter-Tenor or Contralto and Chamber Orchestra 8:00 Ob. 2Hn. Finger Cym. Str. PentangleFive Songs for Horn and Orchestra 25:00 Solo Hn.; 3 2 3 2 – 4 2 2 1; Timp. Perc. Pno. Cel. Str. Requiem Mantrasfor Rock Group and Orchestra 15:00 Rock Group; 3 2 2 2 – 4 3 3 1; 3Perc. Pno. Cel. Str. What Did You Do Today at Jeffey’s House? 5:00 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 1 0; Timp. 2Perc. Pno. Str.
…[Schickele’s] music has wit and charm and above all a generosity of spirit that is rare these days.
–Michael Anthony, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Schickele the comedian pokes fun at classical music, its conventions and pretensions. Schickele the composer has fun with classical music, using its forms to frame a style that draws liberally from folk and popular idioms, and often to spring surprises and to concoct sophisticated musical jokes. He’s America’s Haydn.
–Clark Bustard, www.letterv.blogspot.com
A YEAR IN THE CATSKILLS
…expertly written… Too little music of this type is written: beautifully crafted, and witty without being superficial.
–BBC Music Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 2
AFTER SPRING SUNSET
…it’s a stunning work… This type of enlightened, inspired music stands a chance of surviving.
–Telegram (Worcester, MA
Mr. Schickele’s handling of his task was sensitive and agile… Miss Hiatt led her singers skillfully through the kaleidoscope of sound-colors, to the composer’s, performers’, and audience’s delight.
–The Christian Science Monitor
CONCERTO FOR BASSOON AND ORCHESTRA
The bassoon … here becomes the lead singer, with a surprisingly smooth and melodic, and perhaps even more surprisingly high-register, voice. … supported [by] animated, cheerful orchestration…
–Clark Bustard, www.letterv.blogspot.com
CONCERTO FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
…carves out a musical geography of America, much like Aaron Copland did… [the concerto] has immediate appeal and staying power… The writing is agile and beautifully proportioned with lots of solos for individuals as well as whole sections… It is familiar
–Chris Pasles, Los Angeles Times
CONCERTO FOR CLARINET AND ORCHESTRA
At his frequent best, Mr. Schickele can lay claim to a leading role in the ever-more-prominent school of composers who unselfconsciously blend all levels of American music, from folk to jazz to pop to various kinds of serious.
–The New York Times
…full of sly writing and sly humour…both witty and substantive at the same time.
–Barbara Zuck, The Columbus Dispatch
What was really impressive, however, was a composition called Elegies. It is in three gorgeous movements that are alternately rich and plaintive.
…a very attractive… song-march piece, beautifully scored.
–School Music News
PERCUSSION SONATA NO. 3, “MAVERICK”
It’s highly entertaining music, written with considerable variety, imagination, and, as usual with Schickele, intriguing development.
–Leslie Gerber, The Boston Music Intelligencer
They make a superb short recital group, and are a marvelous introduction to this style… of writing.
SONGS FROM SKAESPEARE
Schickele’s trademark humor was present throughout in works … in which famous Shakespearian texts are given hilarious contemporary settings.
–Maine Sunday Telegram
… a hilarious selection of famous Shakespeare soliloquies set to pop refrains, turning those profound words upside down.
–Cleveland Plain Dealer
STRING QUARTET NO. 1 “AMERICAN DREAMS”
…grafts popular styles from swing to fiddle hoedown onto the chamber music tradition. The hybrid felt unforced and convincing…
–Russell Johnston, Nashville Scene
…an extremely well-crafted work, in five movements of varied but consistently interesting natures. The central movement, with its unabashed jazz flavor, is full of humor and sparkle.
–The Washington Post
THE LOWEST TREES HAVE TOPS
Schickele drops his P.D.Q. Bach mask here and offers a melodically and harmonically simple, and hauntingly beautiful cantata.
–William Ratliff, Los Angeles Times
A thoroughly delightful work, lyrical, evocative, absolutely enchanting. Schickele has chosen to work within a fairly strict framework of melody and rhythm, giving us a chamber piece that is full of spark, life, warmth and gentle humor. Schickele’s writing, particularly for the flute, is rich but controlled, and his setting of the poems that make up the Cantata is a model of taste and invention.
–Jurgen Goethe, CHQM Radio (Vancouver, Canada)
THE TRIBE OF AHASUERUS
The music is cast in three clearly delineated sections, the outer ones imbued with a winning amalgam of Eastern melodic patterns seasoned with several well-placed funky jazz inflections. The oddness… of the three and five bar phrases served to further heighten the aura of a surging, tambourine-powered hora.
–The New Haven Register
MORNING MUSIC: PIANO WORKS BY PETER SCHICKELE AND P.D.Q. BACH
Musical Tapestries (41758); May 1, 2014
Performer(s): Laura Leon, piano; Blair McMillen, piano
Hollers, Hymns and Dirges
Little Suite for Susan
Morning Music for Piano, Four Hands
The Civilian Barber Overture for One Piano, Four Hands
SUE ANN KAHN PLAYS SCHICKELE, ROCHBERG, LUENING AND RIEGGER
CRI/New World Records (SD 531); July 1, 2011
Performer(s): Sue Ann Kahn, flute, Andrew Willis, piano
Work(s): Spring Serenade for Flute and Piano
Soundmark (LS-691); March 4, 2011
Performer(s): Louisville Orchestra, Jorge Mester, conductor
Work(s): The Fantastic Garden Inn for Rock Group and Orchestra
THE AMERICAN CHAMBER ENSEMBLE PLAYS PETER SCHICKELE
Elysium Recordings (GRK 725); March 29, 2005
Performer(s): The American Chamber Ensemble
Work(s): Monochrome III for Nine Clarinets
Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
Serenade for Three for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Summit Records (DCD1023); January 4, 2005
Performer(s): Robert Spring, Clarinet; ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Timothy Russell, conductor
Work(s): Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Nexus Records (10713); March 30, 2004
Performer(s): Nexus Percussion Ensemble
Work(s): Percussion Sonata No. 2 “Woodstock” for Four Wind Chimes and Assorted Percussion Instruments (5 players)
THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
Newport Classic (NPD85668); October 14, 2003
Performer(s): An die Musik, Peter Schickele narrating
Work(s): Emperor’s New Clothes
ON A LARK
Arabesque Records (Z6719); October 20, 1998
Performer(s): The Lark Quartet
Work(s): Quintet No. 2 for Piano and String Quartet
String Quartet No. 2 “In Memoriam”
CONCERTOS FOR BRASS QUINTET & ORCHESTRA
Koch International Classics (); June 19, 1997
Performer(s): Budapest Brass Quintet; Orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk
Work(s): Five of a Kind Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra
THE VERDEHR TRIO: MAKING OF A MEDIUM, VOL. 5
Crystal Records (CD 745); May 13, 1997
Performer(s): Verdehr Trio
Work(s): Serenade for Three for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
MD&G (3379); January 1, 1997
Performer(s): Gürzenich Fagottquintett
Work(s): Last Tango in Bayreuth for Bassoon Quartet
WORKS FOR OBOE
Carlton/Fanrare (CD-30366); January 1, 1997
Performer(s): Pamela Pecha, oboe; Czech National Symphony, Paul Freeman, conductor
Work(s): Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
D’note Records (DND 1010); July 16, 1996
Performer(s): ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Timothy Russell, conductor
Work(s): Thurber’s Dogs Suite for Orchestra
UNITED SOUNDS OF BASSOON
Koch International Classics (3-1374-2); November 28, 1994
Performer(s): United Sounds of Bassoon
Work(s): Last Tango in Bayreuth for Bassoon Quartet
Crystal Records (CD 734); July 5, 1994
Performer(s): Trio Indiana
Work(s): Dances for Three for Two Clarinets and Bassoon
SNEAKY PETE AND THE WOLF & CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
Telarc International (CD 80350); September 28, 1993
Performer(s): Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yoel Levi
Work(s): Sneaky Pete and the Wolf (Prokofiev)
AMERICAN ARCHIVES SERIES
Albany Records (TROY024); February 16, 1993
Performer(s): Louisville Orchestra, Jorge Mester, conductor, Kenneth Albrecht, French horn
Work(s): Pentangle Five Songs for Horn and Orchestra
MUSIC FOR AN AWFUL LOT OF WINDS AND PERCUSSION
Telarc International (CD 80307); September 1, 1992
Performer(s): Tennessee Bassoon Quartet
Work(s): Last Tango in Bayreuth for Bassoon Quartet
PETER AND THE WOLF, GERALD MCBOING BOING, A ZOO CALLED EARTH
MusicMasters (CS 67067-4); January 1, 1991
Performer(s): Little Orchestra Society, Dino Anagnost, conductor, Peter Schickele, narrator
Work(s): A Zoo Called Earth, for Pre-taped Narration and Orchestra
THE AUDUBON QUARTET
RCA Victor Records (CD 7719-2-RC); June 5, 1989
Performer(s): The Audubon Quartet
Work(s): String Quartet No. 1 “American Dreams”
MUSIC OF PETER SCHICKELE
Vanguard Records (VSD 71269)
Work(s): Elegies for Clarinet and Piano
Summer Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano
2000: Grammy Award (“Hornsmoke”)
1996: Aspen Percussion Ensemble commission
1996: Bassoon Brothers commission
1996: National Symphony commission
1995: Judith Goldberg commission (“New Goldberg Variations”)
1995: Metropolitan Wind Symphony commission
1995: Princeton Pro Musica commission
1994: Pamela Pecha commission (“Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra”)
1994: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus commission
1994: WNYC Radio commission
1993: ASCAP Deems Taylor Award
1993: Chestnut Brass Company commission
1993: Greene String Quartet commission
1993: Walt Disney Pictures commission
1992: Grammy (Best Comedy Album)
1992: Verdehr Trio commission
1991: Baltimore Choral Arts Society commission
1991: Canadian Brass commission
1991: Grammy (Best Comedy Album)
1991: Tennessee Bassoon Quartet commission
1990: American Guild of Organists commission
1990: Carol Wincenc commission (“Concerto for Flute and Orchestra”)
1990: Grammy (Best Comedy Album)
1989: Grammy (Best Comedy Album)
1989: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center commission
1989: Independent School Orchestras commission
1989: Minnesota Orchestral Society commission
1988: Plymouth Music Series commission
1988: Swarthmore College commission
1987: Lark Quartet commission
1985: Boston Pops commission
1984: Canadian Brass commission
1983: Spokane Falls Brass Band commission
1982: Calliope commission
1978: Canadian Brass commission
1977: CKOC TV, Hamilton, Ontario commission
1977: University of New Hampshire Wind Ensemble commission
1976: St. Louis Symphony commission
1975: Canadian Brass commission
1975: Harvard University Concert Band commission
1975: Yale University Concert Band commission
1974: Pilobolus Dance Theatre commission
1972: American Book Company commission
1972: Metamorphosis commission
1972: St. Louis Symphony commission
1970: St. Louis Symphony commission
1968: Louisville Symphony Orchestra commission
1966: Juilliard Repertory Project commission
1965: Philadelphia Art Alliance commission
1964: Elizabeth Tow Newman Contemporary Music Award
1964: Juilliard Dance Theatre commission
The Triumph of Honor
Comedy in Three ActsA Zoo Called Earth
for Pre-Taped Narration and OrchestraAmerican Birthday Card
for Narrator and OrchestraBachanale
for Two Tenor Saxophones, Two Trumpets, Piano, Bass, and DrumsFinish Line at the Rat Race
March for Small Brass BandJoy to the World, especially out-of-work musicians
Suite for Six Gig-Impaired MusiciansMonochrome III
for Nine ClarinetsMy Soul Doth Magnify the Lord
for Mixed Chorus, Piano and StringsNellermojo
for Three Saxophones, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, and DrumsPentangle
Five Songs for Horn and OrchestraRequiem
for String OrchestraTake Me Back to Funk, Nebraska
for Jazz EnsembleUptown Hoedown
for Chamber Orchestra