Gesang der Jünglinge

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Composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen mentioned in "My Favorite Records", an FZ penned article in Hit Parader (1967).

It was the 1956 "plick-plop" piece "Gesang der Jünglinge" (a boy's voice construed and converted with a panoply of electronic sounds), that inspired Paul McCartney to utilize his Brennell tape recorders for less conventional purposes, as Stockhausen himself had done. McCartney, an advocate of all things melodious, had undergone a reformation of thought, no longer subscribing to the ingrained belief that rhythm, time signatures and even melody were essential. The cover art of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band depicts Stockhausen, top row, fifth person from left. The Beatles recycled his "Hymnen" ("Anthems") in the track "Revolution Number 9" of "The White Album".