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- Peter is his middle name; his first is Johann!
- He was born on 17
July 1935 to Elizabeth (source) and Rainer Schickele.
Grandfather Rene Schickele (1883-1940) was a regarded Alsatian writer (source).
He has a brother David (source), is married to poet Susan
Sindall, and has two children Karla and Matthew (source).
The show opens with your local announcer:
- Are you ready Peter?
[insert Peter's smart-alec response, followed by]
Here's the theme:
- Opening Theme: Slow movement from Mozart's 24th symphony
Peter closes each show with:
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that certain je ne sais quoi.
You're looking good, see you next week.
- Usual Closing Theme: Slow movement from Mozart's 24th symphony
Program Numbers and Titles:
Quotes of Peter Schickele (including his opening smart-alec remark) are in an
emphasized font. The brief Summary lines are my own.
- 1: Schickele Mix
- Summary: Piano suites and octave leaps.
- The music selected for this program will not be determined by
- 4: Surprise
- Ready like Teddy
- Summary: Music with surprising turns, e.g., volume, style,
- That arrangement of the Haydn Surprise Symphony by Donald Swan
is my favorite thing off all the Hoffnung Festival
records. I think I
heard that thing in my senior year of college, and there's no doubt in my
mind that it was a big influence on P.D.Q. Bach.
- 5: French Horns
- 6: Religious Music (Music for the Masses)
- Ready and Waiting
- Summary: Multicultural religious music (many but not all
with western Christian influence) and secular inspirational music.
- Composite Mass #1 suite
- joke: A visitor is being shown around Hell by the devil...
- There are a lot of singers in big cities who make their living
singing in all sorts of different kinds of churches: synagogues,
churchs of different denominations, and it has been said of these singers
that they're pantheists; pantheists being people who believe in all
gods whose churches hire singers.
- 7: A Cappella part I
- Summary: A cappella music featuring one, two, and three
voices from several times and cultures.
- TIDBIT: Mozart Symphony
- 8: Songs without Words
- The Is It Speaking or Is It Singing suite
- The Stop Making Sense suite
-- Now is the Month of Maying -- Kings Singers
-- Ma na ma na -- David Pell Group
-- Hawaiian War Chant -- Spike Jones
- 9: A Cappella part II
- Impossible to be readier
- Summary: An incredibly captivating program of multi-voice a cappella pieces
from different cultures and genres.
- Multi-line A Cappella suite I
- Increasingly Incredible Vocal suite
- TIDBIT: The Original Heebee Geebees
- Get yourself up off your Heinrich Heine and go out and join a
chorus; do it! Hallelujah; hallelujah! There is nothing like it...
- Multi-line A Cappella suite II
- 10: Trio Sonatas
- I am more than ready. I'm willing.
- Summary: Evolution of the trio sonata and three part
TIDBITS -- 3 Little Maids from School (Ella, Dinah, Joan) / Serpent
- 11: Speaking with Music
- Summary: Speech over music, to dramatic and humorous effect.
- 12: Harp
- Summary: Beautiful examples of harp pieces from several
cultures and centuries, with a bonus suite of scale-based music.
- Now I don't want to malign the French, but everybody knows that
they're a decadent race. I mean, the French openly enjoy wine, and sex, and
- (Best when read slowly)
A Harpist must have lots of pluck,
A long silk gown,
And a truck.
- 13: Singing in the Cracks
- Summary: Singing notes between the pitches on piano keys; both
intentionally and not.
- 14: Patter Songs
- Sort-of Patter Song cycle
- Katy Cruel (Peggy Seeger) /
Arithmetic (Ravel) /
Die Winterreise (Schubert) /
Hard Lovin' Loser (Richard Freener)
- TIDBIT Right, said Fred, Bernard Cribbins
- Molto Melismatic Song Cycle
- Gregorian Chant / All I've gotta do (Beatles) / Hark (Purcell) /
Kavali / Linda on my Mind (Twitty)
- Russell Oberlin's influence on the first P.D.Q. Bach performance at
Juilliard; the Bargain Counter Tenor wore a red wig to look more
- Cloudburst (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
- Hey, you're looking good, see you next week
- 15: Lexicon of Musical Invective
- Readier than you'll ever know
- Summary: An episode of famous classical
pieces with Peter reading scathing reviews by the composers' contemporary
-- Second Symphony -- Beethoven
-- Love for 3 Oranges -- Prokofiev
-- Rite of Spring -- Stravinsky
-- Classical Symphony -- Prokofiev
- Beethoven always sounds to me like the upsetting of bags of
nails, with here and there an also dropped hammer. John Ruskin, 1881
Slonimsky quotes Maxim Gorky, to whom American Jazz music was a capitalist
perversion, describing a jazz concert:
Now I can imagine Charlie Mingus saying `Yeah, man, right on!'
- Who wrote this fiendish Rite of Spring,
What right had he to write the thing,
Against our helpless ears to fling
Its crash, clash, cling, clang, bing, bang, bing?
And then to call it Rite of Spring,
The season when on joyous wing
The birds melodious carols sing
And harmony's in everything!
He who could write the Rite of Spring,
If I be right, by right should swing!
(Boston Herald, 1924)
- Order the book now! The Lexicon of Musical Invective, by
Nicolas Slonimsky, 1953. Available in paperback from U Washington Press
for $14.95 (in the US you can order direct at 800 441 4115 and pay shipping,
or ask your local bookstore to order it).
- 16: Songs about Animals
- Does it snow in North Dakota?
-- The Song of the Flea -- Moussorgsky
-- Boris the Spider -- The Who
-- The Alsatian and the Pekingese -- Flotsam and Jetsom
-- Cottontail -- Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
- 17: Parallelism in Vocal Music
- If I were any readier it would be unseemly
- variation on the closer: You're looking awfully good, I will see
you next week
- 18: Originals and non-traditional arrangements
- You have no idea how ready I am
- Summary: Famous classical works and their jazzy cousins.
- El Amor Brujo by De Falla and Miles Davis
- Pilgrim's Chorus by Tannhauser and Stan Kenton
- The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky and Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas
- 19: Parallelism in Instrumental Music
- They don't make 'em any readier
- By far the most common interval for parallelambulation - nice
word, huh? remember you heard it here first - these days is the
- Thirds: Vivaldi, Les Misérables Brass Band, Debussy
- Fourths: The Sheik of Palamazoo (Schickele): David
Schickele on violin, George Tharelson on tom tom, Peter Schickele on clarinet
- Various: Ravel, earliest keyboard music, Bartok
- When it came to three notes moving parallelly - another
etymological first - in other words parallel triads, you didn't
hear them in root position.
- Parallel First Inversion Triads Suite: Beethoven, Miles Davis,
- 20: Classical from popular music
- Okay, just keep your pantaloons on, here's the theme
- Summary: Popular pieces and their use in
contemporary now-classical works, especially the Baroque Beatles Songbook.
-- L'homme arme -- anon
-- Missa L'homme arme Agnus Dei -- Dufay
-- Baroque Beatles Songbook
-- Welcome to the Jungle -- Guns and Roses
- 21: Putting Words to Classical Music
- Who could be readier? Not me. Here's the theme...
- Original lyrics by Sigmund Spaeth, Great Symphonies: How to
Recognize and Remember Them, 1936, Garden City Publishing Co.
- Preview of a ``forthcoming film'' on the life of Beethoven by Jeff
Davidson and P.S. circa 1960 (sung to the tune of the Ninth Symphony):
- What's the matter with Rachmaninoff? -- Flotsam and Jetsam
- Mozart's Fourth Horn Concerto (Rondo Allegro Vivace) -- Flanders and
- The Up a Third, Down a Third suite
- 22: Classical Rearrangements
- 23: Concerti Grossi
- Hey, no problem! Here's the theme...
- 24: Parents
- Who wants to know? Okay, here's the theme...
- 25: Birthdays
- Ever ready, ever willing!
- Hey! What's the point of having your own radio program if you
can't indulge in a little nepotism, right?
- Mother Elizabeth Schickele was born August 8, 1908.
Snapshots from the Family Album
-- Carla Barley -- David Schickele
-- Luton d'... -- Peter Schickele
-- 8/8/88 -- David Schickele
-- Happy Birthday Beth -- Peter Schickele
TIDBIT Valham: Gateway to the South -- Peter Sellers
- 26: Lullabies
- Nag, nag, nag, Yes I am ready.
- Summary: Lots of lullabies from western classical
composers and American folk singers.
- Winnie the Pooh review: And it was at this point, friends,
that Constant Reader fwohed up.
- When PDQ Bach started doing public concerts in 1965, I got
together with Russell Oberlin but he was just starting a year off that
turned out to be his retirement. I'm sorry that I never got to work with him,
but on the other hand it led to my finding John Ferrante, another
countertenor with a woderful robust sound, with whom I worked for a couple
of decades and more. (John Ferrante sang the Don Octave character in
P.D.Q. Bach's The Stoned Guest, and many more of P.D.Q.'s works for Bargain
- 27: Death
- .......am! [garbled]
- 28: Basses are Loaded
- Hey, if you're ready I'm ready
- Summary: Illustrations of the bass line as the defining
characteristic of western music.
Canon on the ground
-- Sumer is ecumen in -- anon
-- Canon -- Pachelbel
-- Nellie is Nice Girl -- PDQ Bach
-- Sonata in E Major (II Allegro) -- Bach
- 29: Heaven
- Ready is my middle name
- Summary: Musical impressions of heaven
- joke: Our greatest violinist dies, and when he reaches the
Visions of Heaven
-- Heaven -- Duke Ellington
-- Hillbilly Heaven -- Tex Ritter
-- Heaven -- Talking Heads
- 30: Christmas Presence
- 31: What Happens Between the Notes (The "rest" of the story)
- Ready is an understatement!
Great Pauses in Western Music
-- Surprise Symphony -- Schubert
-- The Lady is a Tramp -- Gerry Mulligan
-- Beethoven's Fifth (excerpt)
-- He's Crazy Over Me -- the Judds
Hooked on Pauses
- Hello? ... Yes, I did say that every one of those pieces is (by the
way, it's "is," not "are," you said "are"); not one of them is over 35
seconds long, and I suppose maybe the Digital Underground number might clock
in at 37 seconds, but... What are you anyway, a librarian? Yeah, well,
same difference. How did you get this number? He hung up. I don't know
- 32: Belly up to the Bar
- You bet! C'mon in and take a load off!
- 33: A musical Aviary
- Oh, of course I'm ready
- Unique closer: That's M-I-X
- 34: The Bach of Gibralter
- Ready is as ready does. Just a second...
- 35: And I Quote
- As ready as a procrastinator has any right to be
- 36: Ma & Pa Kettle Drum
- As ready as rain is right
- Summary: Use of the tympani and tuned drums throughout the
- The Brief but important Tympani solo suite: Everly Brothers, Jimmy
- Joke: Why do drummers have an IQ one more than horses?
- 37: The Big Chill Out
- Hey, like, what's the hurry? Don't have a cow man
- On Karl Heinz Stockhausen's Piano Piece Number 8: Music for men
who are loved by women who love mathematicians who think they're
- 38: About Bells
- Ready is exactly what I am
- 39: The Devil to Pay
- mmmmuuuuwahhh hahhhh... I'm always ready!
- He Might just be the fellow sitting next to you now song cycle
- Jack -- David Schickele
- joke: So this guy ends up in Hell
- Heartbreak Hotel -- Elvis Presley
- Taking on the Devil - the devil wins in Europe, but not in the US
- 40: Varieties of Organic Experience
- Anybody who says I'm not is a liar
- Summary: Use of several types of organ in classical and
- Boy, organists are... well, they're a breed apart.
Now I studied composition at Julliard with Vincent Persechetti, who
is an organist as well as a composer, and he said to me once, ``You
know Peter, organists and librarians don't sweat.'' There is
something a bit alien about organists...
- 41: Growing Up Binary
- Does the sun come up every morning?
- Summary: Illustrations of the AABA form using Bach, Mozart, the Beatles and
the Ink Spots
- joke: Jazz Player who couldn't remember the bridge
- 42: Dominant Characteristics
- I'm ready, you're ready
- TIDBIT: Twist and Shout
- 43: Humor Me
- I am the epitome of readiness
- Viola jokes
- Aren't there any violin jokes? Well I do know two. How many
second violinists does it take to change a light bulb? The answer is none,
they can't get up that high. The other I'll tell you when you get a little
- Ina Suez sings two arias: Così Fan Tutte (Mozart) and Ill
- Analysis of the 1712 Overture
- Musician's joke; Emmy, Pulitzer, etc
- 44: Leave the Meter Running
- Ready describes my state exactly
- 45: There's a Composer in All of Us
- I guess you could call it that.
- 46: Woe is Me
- Have I ever let you down?
- History teacher Phillip Wrongly
- The Nobody knows the very specific kinds of trouble I've seen song
- college friend linguist David Robinson wrote a reverse Lithuanian
dictionary; but no irrelevancy alarm this time?
- 47: You are (and you sing about) what you eat
- If Helen Reddy sang, "I am Woman," Helen Woman would sing, "I am ready."
- Summary: Songs about food, specific types of food, and
- 48: Tracks of Blood
- Readier than I'm ever likely to be again
- Summary: Western classical and folk songs about blood, in
a dark vein.
- 49: Imitation is the Sincerest Form
- Summary: Canons in the music of several centuries
- 50: A Pair of Chords That Will
- The day I'm not ready, there will be icicles in Satan's
- Summary: Use of the tonic and dominant (I and V) chords as
the foundation of centuries of Western music.
- 51: Splitting the Octave
- What you don't know won't hurt you
- 52: The Fugal Gourmet
- Just let me out of the gate
- Sumer is ecumin in
- 53: Fugues: Can't Live with 'em, Can't
Live without 'em
- You bet your booties I am
- Summary: Evolution of the fugue in the centuries after
- 54: Quodlibet (What Do You Please)
- As ready as a guy has any right to be
- Peter recalls the composition process of his piece from the first PDQ Bach album
- 55: Is there a Fugue in your
- Well, ready is a relative term, but ...
- 56: Varieties of Variation
- Ready, willing, what more do you want?
The Great Pretender -- Stan Freberg
- That's one thing that Beethoven did a lot of, was big endings
that are completely non-thematic. Don't have anything to do with anything,
really, they're just a lot of bluster to make you realize what an important
piece you've just heard.
- The piece by Rick Applegate has a little sidebar.
- 57: Hold That Melody
- Ready or not, here I am, and ...
- 58: Hold That Harmony
- If I were any readier, I would be overeager
- Inter-era Paganini Variations
- TIDBIT: Variations on Yankee-Doodle
- 59: Bass-based Variations
- Some things never change, and my readiness is one of them.
- Summary: Music that repeats using the same or slightly
changed bass line.
- 60: Weathering the Storm
- I'm here, isn't that enough?
- 61: H2O, Above and Below
- How can you even ask?
The Hope For Springs is Eternal song cycle
- 62: True or Falsetto
- That's exactly what I am
- 63: Pipes and All
- About as ready as one man can be
- 64: Taking the Fifth
- Um, yes, uh, yeah!
- 65: License or Larceny
- You bet your sweet bippy
- Tomorrow Never Comes - Beatles // 4am June: The sky was green -
- He's So Fine - Chiffons // My Sweet Lord - Beatles
- 66: Say It and Sing It
- Well, let's take a chance
- Summary: Songs that use both plain speech and sung
- You might have to hypnotize me to find out my first name,
but my second and third are Peter and Schickele
- Peter recommends renting A Bucket of
Blood by Roger Corman.
- Excerpts from Peter's introductory
poems to Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals
- 67: Instrumental Exotica
- Refrain from bovine birthing, man...
- Summary: Musical examples of several instruments: jaw's
harp, saw, slide whistle, theramin, cowbells.
- 68: What *is* that instrument?
- I thought you'd never ask
- 69: For He Heard the Loud Bassoon
- I have seen the future, and it's here. And...
- Summary: The singing stovepipe throughout the centuries in jazz, classical
and other musics.
- 70: Au contraire, mon frère
- Mais oui, mon ami
- ... I'm provided with this really charming studio space.
You know, the walls are covered with art done by kids from all
over the state. Yes, it's an art of the state studio all right ...
- 71: Back to Basics
- Is a bluebird blue?
- 72: Hold that Note!
- [spoken in a monotone] I am working on it - to hear the theme
place press the pound sign; now ...
- 73: Mutes and Mutability
- Ready is my middle name
- Summary: Many uses of mutes in the twentieth century.
- 74: A Many Splendored String
- You could say that.
- Summary: Illustrations of violin techniques: mutes,
plucking, bowing, and harmonics.
- This episode introduces the new irrelevancy alarm with printout.
- 75: Schickele Mix: The Movie
- Do I look ready? Nevertheless, here's the theme
- Summary: Movie soundtrack music from throughout the
century, including some that was eventually changed or never used.
- Includes the I don't usually do this, but... suite (music
by composers not generally associated with movies) and a bit of the history
behind the music in 2001,
Citizen Kane, and
- 76: Do I hear a waltz? Well, do I?
- Waltzing Matilda... Oh, Yes...
- Summary: An exploration of the distinguishing
features of waltzes using classical and folk music.
- 77: Beyond the Blue Danube
- That's easy for you to say
- 78: Let's get this thing over with
- Can't wrap it up if you don't get it started
- 79: Great Endings I Have Known
- I'm not just a ready teddy, I'm an eager beaver!
- 80: A Fargo Christmas
- It's funny, I could get into this Santa Claus suit last year.
Well, anyway, uh, ...
- Summary: Songs about the winter season, tales of rural
life in Fargo, North Dakota, and modern arrangements of Christmas carols.
- 81: Why are conductors paid (and so
- Do conductors own mirrors?
- 82: Words Fail Me
- If you're ready, I'm ready
- Summary: A show about Vocalese, singing pure syllables without words.
- 83: Clarinet Marmalade
- I am one ready guy.
- Summary: Peter discusses and illustrates the evolution of
the clarinet, focusing on its tone and range.
- Clarinet means ``little trumpet.''
- Around the beginning of the 18th Century, a family of instrument
makers in Nuremburg started experimenting with the idea of putting a single
reed mouthpiece on the body of a recorder. This led to the Chalumeau, ... an
instrument with severe technical limitations but a distinctive sound ...
in a range corresponding to bottom of a modern clarinet's range (the lower
range of the clarinet is still called the chalumeau range).
- 84: Clarinet Plus
- I am readier than thou.
- Summary: Pieces that feature the Clarinet in accompanied
- 85: What it Takes Two To
- Buh dump buh, dudu duh. Olé! Yeah, I'm ready
- 86: Pendulum in White Tie and Tails
- Does a conductor perspire?
- 87: First Things First
- Hey, it's one foot in front of the other
- Summary: Composers, young and old (Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schickele)
- Original recording of The Sheik of Palamazoo (Schickele)
- August, 1953: Original recording of the very first P.D.Q. Bach
work, the Sanka Cantata
- Brother David wrote the liner notes for the first P.D.Q. Bach album,
and defined the three creative periods of P.D.Q.'s life
- 88: Ah, Youth
- You better believe it
- 89: Masculine / Feminine
- No, I'm not. Why don't you do the show today? Heh, heh, just kidding.
Use of these terms in musical analysis, and readings from the work of
feminist musicologist Susan McClary.
- 90: Cherchez la Femme
- Just keep your knickers on
- 91: You Can't Pin That on Me!
- I cannot tell a lie. Yes.
- 92: Climactic Conditions
- I'm ready for takeoff.
- 93: Transitory Pleasures
- Unlike Ethelred the unready, I am as ready as ready can be.
- 94: There's Nothing Between Us - We're Just Good Friends
- Am I ready? I'm overripe.
- 95: Prodigious Talents
- Have I ever not been?
- Summary: Young singers and violinists.
- Singers are often kidded about having more temperament than
- 96: He Hasn't Been the Same Since
- Uh, well, uhh, well, yeah! Uh, w-uhuh, uh, uh, hrmph, well, yeah!
- Summary: The influence of western folk and Balinese
Gamelan music on western classical composers.
- 97: Under the Influence
- Guess what? I am
- Summary: Some of Peter's music and the works that directly
influenced those pieces
- 98: I've Got a Right to be Influenced by the
- [singing and snapping fingers] Blues, those Nashville
Blues... oh yeah, I'm ready.
- Summary: Influence of the blues' chord structure on
multinational classical and pop music.
- Composers say ``I've gotta sing to write the blues.''
- In the tidbit, Peter Sellers
sings the blues.
- 99: All that Jazz: The Early Years
- I'm ready to roll
- 100: Good Enough for Jazz
- Hey man, I'm hip, I'm hep, I'm ready to step.
- 101: Green Dolphin is a Two-way Street, but It has a Median Strip
- Hey man, I'm readier than Eddie's brother Freddie
- 102: Things Fall Apart
- Yes. The answer is Yes.
- 103: Background Information
- As ready as I'm likely to be in my lifetime.
- Blackbird (McCartney), Prelude #1 (Bach)
- 104: And How Would You Like That Prepared Sir? Harmonically, Please.
- As James Joyce wrote in his now classic book Ulysses, "yes".
- 105: Boom, Chick and Beyond
- Need you ask?
- 106: And How Would You Like That Prepared Sir? Rhythmically, Please.
- I'm about as ready as they come.
- 107: Folk Music, Schmolk Music!
- I'm the very definition of ready.
- Summary: Different interpretations of several popular pieces
of folk music.
- 108: The Whole Picture Includes the Frame
- Have I ever not been ready?
- 109: If it's a Folk Song, It Isn't Stealing
- If I were any readier, I'd have to take a downer.
- 110: Exoticism Begins at Home
- Oh, oh, yeah, hold on. Just a second. Uh, here we go
- Summary: Influence of "exotic" cultures' music (e.g.,
American Indian, Chinese) on traditional western music
- Peter sings a Navajo Indian song that inspired part of his first
- So here's Pete's Law Number 3 (someday I'll get around to
making up numbers 1 and 2): If you get two traditions close enough
together, no amount of prejudice will keep them from eventually rubbing off
on each other.
- 111: Leave the Playing to Us
- I'm all wound up, and I'm ready
- Summary: Self-playing musical machines that mimic human
performers throughout the centuries.
- 112: Revenge of the Nerdy Instruments
- Just wind me up and point me toward the console.
- Summary: Self-playing musical machines that need not mimic
- Peter is a member of the unofficial Beat the
Devil fan club.
- 113: We Never Make Misteaks
- Wait a minute! Wait a minute! I've got the wrong fader up,
here. Okay, here we go.
- 114: If It's Worth Doing, It's Worth
- Yes, uh huh, that's right, I am. Yup.
- Summary: The use of repetition in classical and folk
music (the use of repetition in classical and folk music).
- 115: And Now For Something Not Really So
Very Different at All
- Yes I'm ready, or, to put it another, I am not unprepared.
- 116: Five Finger Exercises
- Okay, let's do a countdown: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, wait a
minute, I have to use the other hand; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
- Summary: Melodies that employ five-note (pentatonic)
scales in many cultures, including Tuvan throat singing.
- 117: Gin and Pentatonic
- Unlike Ethelred the unready, and Ethelwill the unwilling, I am both
ready and willing.
- Summary: How composers accompany pentatonic melodies.
- Oh, Yeah! ... I wonder where my old bong is?
- 118: Vox Omnia
- What difference does it make?
- Summary: Using the voice to musically imitate animals,
instruments, and more (unfortunately without any scat solos by Jon
Hendricks or arrangements by Take 6 or The Bobs).
- 119: I Sing the Body Eclectic
- You better believe it.
- Summary: Unusual techniques for making (mostly vocal)
musical sounds with various parts of the body.
- I need all the help I can get, because I am Mr. Low-Tech
himself. To me, a Mac is a truck; and a web site is a glimpse of Sgt. Joe
- 120: The Ties That Bind
- No rest for the weary
- Summary: Uses of syncopation.
- 121: That Weird and Intoxicating
- They don't make 'em any readier
- Summary: Evolution and use of ragtime music and its
- 122: The Count is Three and Two
- Two for the show, three to get ready, and ...
- Summary: Uses of hemiola, breaking up same-length measures
into two or three beats.
- 123: Keeping Christmas
- Ho, Ho, Ho, am I ever ready.
- Summary: New arrangements of Christmas songs and some
exhortations to ``keep Christmas.''
- 124: Quintessential Music
- Oh ye of little faith. Of course I'm ready.
- Summary: Music in 5/4 time.
- 125: My, That's an Odd Meter!
- Funny you should ask that - because I am.
- Summary: Music in 7/8, 9/8, and 11/8 times.
- 126: Loud and Portable
- Who wants to know?
- Summary: Band music and instrumentation from across the
- 127: The Harmonie Ensemble: Life of the
Party or Music Molester?
- Readier they don't make 'em any.
- Summary: History and examples of "harmonie ensembles",
small groups of wind instruments that often play musak (arrangements
of well-known works).
- 128: Sonic Boomerangs
- Don't worry; I say, don't worry.
- Summary: Works that mimic the sound of a natural echo.
- First appearance of the Sloppy Thinking Alarm.
- 129: Opposition is True
- Part of me says Yes, and the other part says No. But it's time,
- Summary: Many types of antiphonal music, illustrating the
- 130: The Reverbing of America
- I would be lying if I said I weren't.
- 131: First Among Equals
- I'm surprised you even ask.
- 132: If You've Got It, Baby, Flaunt
- Have I ever not been ready?
- Summary: Cadences.
- 133: SFX-1138
- If it sounds ready, it is ready, whatever that means.
- 134: No Animals were Harmed in the Making
of This Program
- Does a rabbit have ears?
- 135: Clothes Encounters
- The answer to that inquiry is, yes.
- Summary: This show was tailor-made for songs about
articles of clothing.
- 136: All or Nothing
- Hold onto your hat.
- Summary: More clothes harmony, this time about the wearing
of hats and the wearing of nothing.
- 137: Marcia Exotica
- I'm off and running.
- We are ready.
- Well, why wouldn't I be?
- 140: Bang the Drum Slowly
- Better now than never.
- Summary: Slow marches.
- 141: Marches Are Your Friends
- Hey, no prob.
- Summary: Marches that quote familiar pieces, or use
- Let me put it this way. I'm ready.
- Is that a trick question?
- 144: When Mr. Wrong is Mr. Right (part I)
- Do you want the right answer, or the true answer?
- 145: When Mr. Wrong is Mr. Right (part II)
- I cannot tell a lie, so I won't answer that.
- 146: Mondo Glissando
- God willin' and the creek don't rise.
- 157: The Gospel Accordion to Pete
- What can I say, except...
Schickele Mix Fund Raisers
Listener Support Specials:
- 1: A Program about Programmatic Music
- Okay, just a second... [sound of money being taken out of
wallet]... here you go. Man I don't know about this. During
listener support drive periods, I have to pay to get on the air.
Doesn't seem fair. Oh well, anyway...
- 2: A Program which Toys with the Relationship between
Music and Money
- 3: Old Wine in New Aluminum Cans
- 4: A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou
- You can count on me
- 5: My Night at the Karaoke Bar
- Well I was up pretty late last night, but ...
- Summary: Singers without Karaoke (a cappella), with old
Karaoke (early 20th century singists), and encouraging lyrics by Peter.
- In 1980, I got a letter from the president of Swarthmore College, saying that they
would like to confer an honorary degree on me,
and would I be willing to accept that. ... I wrote back and I said Of
Course I would be willing to accept it, it was a great honor, and I
certainly thought it was a much better idea than working for it.
- 6: The Schickele Mix Home Delivery Service
- How much is it worth to you? Heh, heh, just kidding.
- 7: You Heard Me!
- How did I know you were going to say that? Yes, I'm ready...
- I've sent in my pledge and I'm ready to roll.
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