Colin M. Johnson's Music and MIDI files
Computer Generated MIDI Operas
Music by Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924)
Book and Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
ACT I - Garden of Van Tympel's House near Antwerp.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Swing the arm, and toss the sphere swiftly o'er the verdant moss; little reck' we care or fear, naught we care for gain or loss..."
- No. 2 - Song - Mondragon and Chorus
- "Let others waste their time pursuing the fleeting phantoms, wealth and fame. Such bubbles are not worth the wooing..."
- No. 3 - Duet - Mondragon and Vinetta
- "Here is a song to you, fair maid, on the other side of the wall, though I know well you're a fickle jade..."
- No. 4 - Entrance of Babette
- "Here's Babette ... Here's Babette, the letter writer, come and set your mind at ease ... Here's Babette; welcome, Babette..."
- No. 5 - Song - Babette
- "In pursuit of my profession many letters strange I write; sometimes 'tis a love confession, sometimes challenges to fight..."
- No. 6 - Song - Tympel and Chorus
- "Oh, the clockmaker's trade is a right good trade and a thrifty trade as well, for the good old clocks that for you are made..."
- No. 7 - Duet - Marcel and Babette
- "My subject is so fair a creature, no artist could her charm portray, nor realize her grace of feature on canvass..."
- No. 8 - Finale Act I - Babette, Marcel, Mondragon and Chorus
- "My friends, to arms! Come, all, to arms, 'tis the Nation calls! Defend our native land..."
ACT II - A Roadside Inn near Brussels.
- No. 9 - Opening Chorus
- "Kermess day of all the year is the merriest of all, and so now that Kermess day let us all obey the call..."
- Nos. 10 & 11 - Chorus, Trio and Dance - Baltazar, Vinetta and Van Dyk
- "Hey! hey! the coach ... Hey! hey! the coach ... the coach approaches, hurrah! ..."
- No. 12 - Song - Mondragon and Chorus
- "What would you buy, merry gentlemen all? For bargains each man of us strives, I've frippery furbelows, trinkets..."
- No. 13 - Romanza - Marcel
- "If I could look into your eyes and see the love-light there, there were no knight in armor bright but might of me beware..."
- No. 14 - Entrance of Babette, Van Tympel and Eva
- "To the sound of the pipe and the roll of the drum, the strolling comedians hitherward come..."
- No. 15 - Song - Babette
- "Once young Pierrot the gay the free, fell deep in love as deep could be, with Columbine so fair to see, and sighed so sadly: woe is me..."
- No. 16 - Sextette - Marcel, Van Tympel, Eva, Mondragon, Katrina and Theresa
- "There once was an owl, an intelligent fowl, so they tell me..."
- No. 17 - Entrance of Guzman and Musketeers
- "When troopers ride into a town with chargers urged by the spur, there's never a girl but her head's in a whirl..."
- No. 18 - Finale Act II
- "Hail! Duchess young and fair, of aristocratic air, never may your beauty fail! Here's hail, Duchess, hail! ..."
ACT III - Versailles.
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