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"King of Cadonia" (1908)
Music by Sidney Jones (1861 - 1946) and Frederick Rosse (1867 - 1940)
Lyrics by Adrian Ross and Arthur Wimperis
I include this rare but delightful score by Sidney Jones on the understanding that, as the show was performed in New York in January 1910, it is now in the American public domain. If this assumption should prove to be incorrect, then please let me know and I shall immediately withdraw this music, offering my sincere apologies to all concerned.
ACT I - The Gardens of the Duke of Alasia.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "It's the birthday of Princess Marie, only child of the Duke of Alasia..."
- No. 2 - Song - Laski & Chorus
- "A King's a man who has to do whatever his Ministers tell him to..."
- No. 3 - Song - Militza
- "The man I really ought to have lov'd is a high-bred hall-marked hero..."
- No. 4 - Barcarolle - Chorus & Marie
- "See the sunbeams over the river quiver, weaving a way of gold! ..."
- No. 5 - Song - Marie & Girls
- "Oh, the man that I wed must be nice and well-bred, thirty, say, or a day or two older..."
- No. 6 - Quartette - Marie, Duchess, Duke, & Panix
- "If I have to be the queen of a king I've never seen..."
- No. 7 - Chorus of Girls, Gardeners, & Guards
- "Hark to the blast of the trumpet, hark to the beat of the drum..."
- No. 8 - Song - Alexis
- "A king am I in royal state, I do just what I'm told to..."
- No. 9 - Solo - Laski & Chorus of Guards
- "Barber, you are shaving now our gracious king..."
- No. 10 - Chorus, Scene and Duet - Laski & General
- "It is the time for the King to behold the fair Princess..."
- No. 11 - Duet - Marie & Alexis
- "When I build my splendid castle in the air..."
- No. 12 - Song - Duke & Guards
- "In these days of deadly danger any monarch has to fear..."
- No. 13 - Concerted Number - Marie, Alexis & Girls
- "I have met a man... You have met a man..."
- No. 14 - Finale Act I
- "Slave! Knave! Do you dare to brave our power thus, and not to cower? ..."
ACT II - The Palace of the King of Cadonia.
- No. 15 - Opening Chorus
- "We are here, we believe, as the Court to receive His Maj-- no, we'll call him High Highness..."
- No. 16 - Song - Militza & Chorus
- "I'm full of a passion for setting the fashion in dinner and dance and dress..."
- No. 17 - Song - Marie
- "Like a shallop in an eddy, like a leaf the breezes whirl is the shaken heart unsteady of a girl..."
- No. 18 - Song - Alexis & Chorus
- "You may talk of laws and the public cause, and the party cry and call..."
- No. 19 - Song - Militza
- "Lots of mistresses I've had, some were good and some were bad..."
- No. 20 - Song - Duke & Chorus
- "There are people who think they would like to be King! ..."
- No. 21 - Duet - Marie & Alexis
- "Lay down, lay down your golden crown, the girdle of jewels that bound you..."
- No. 22 - Duet - Stephanie & Laski, with Chorus
- "If we marry ever as I trust ... You're so very clever that we must..."
- No. 23 - Duet - Militza & Duke
- "We've got to adopt a disguise, to effect our escape from the town..."
- No. 24 - Finale
Nos. 16, 20 & 23 were composed by Frederick Rosse.
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