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Oedipus Rex

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From the Bible to the popular song
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'A few years ago, a motion picture version appeared of Sophocles’ immortal tragedy Oedipus Rex. This picture played only in the so-called “art theaters” and it was not a financial success. And I maintain that the reason it was not a financial success […] was that it did not have a title tune which the people could hum, and which would make them actually eager to attend this particular flick. So, I’ve attempted to supply this, and here, then, is the prospective title song from Oedipus Rex.'

from notes by Tom Lehrer ©

Recordings

Lehrer: The Queen's Six murder the songs of Tom Lehrer
SIGCD689Download only Available Friday 6 August 2021

Details

Track 2 on SIGCD689 [3'12] Download only Available Friday 6 August 2021

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD689 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-21-68902
Duration
3'12
Recording date
6 February 2021
Recording venue
Ascot Priory, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell & Katie Earl
Hyperion usage
  1. Lehrer: The Queen's Six murder the songs of Tom Lehrer (SIGCD689)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: 6 August 2021
    Download only Available Friday 6 August 2021
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