Octoot (score & parts)-2FL/2OB/2CL/2BSN
Composer: Bach, PDQ
for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, and two bassoons
by PDQ Bach (1807-1742)?
Edite tout a fair par Professor Peter Schickele
One of the most peripherally important people in PDQ Bach's life was a nobleman from Normandy named Count Pointercount. It was he who introduced the inert composer to the music of Purcell and the English madrigals, as well as to the delightful world of French folk songs, which are as numerous as they are delightful and French. The song used by PDQ in the fourth movement of this work is a typical example of the Gallic popular muse's output, dealing as it does with a man who is in love with a woman who is in love with another man who is in love with another woman who is love with a large Afghan rug.