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Long Live The King
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Sheet Music
Voicing/Format SAB
Composer Bach, P D Q
Publisher Theodore Presser Co
Arranger Schickele, Peter

Price: $1.80

Unavailable for Digital Delivery

Catalog #312-41856

UPC code: 680160584543

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.

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