Frank Zappa

Musics by Frank Zappa: Orchestra En Regalia


Perhaps Zappa is best described in his own words, from The Real Frank Zappa Book:

"One day I happened across an article about Sam Goody's record store in Look magazine which raved about what a wonderful merchandizer he was. The writer said that Mr. Goody could sell anything-and as an example he mentioned that he had even managed to sell an album called Ionisation.

The article went on to say something like: "This album is nothing but drums-it's dissonant and terrible; the worst music in the world' Ahh! Yes! That's for me!"

Source, more information and videos:



  • Dupree's Paradise
  • While You Were Art II
  • Bogus Pomp
  • G-Spot Tornado
  • The Black Page (drum solo, Joe Travers — drums)
  • The Black Page #1
  • Little House Ι Used To live In (piano solo, Ian Underwood — piano)
  • Marque-son's Chicken
  • The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat
  • Mõggio
  • Strictly Genteel
  • Peaches En Regalia

Selections are in no particular order. Additional selections may become available depending on status of scores and parts, which continue to be in development for the purpose of Grand Rights performances. All selections available under Grand Rights through Columbia Artists Management LLC.