Colin M. Johnson's Music and MIDI files
Computer Generated MIDI Operas
Music by Edward Jakobowski (1858 - 1927)
Libretto by Claxson Bellamy and Harry Paulton
ACT I - The Village Fête in Pontvert, France.
- No. 1 - Introduction, Chorus & Ensemble
- "Around in a whirl we skip, dance and twirl; let each boy and girl make merry..."
- No. 1a - Exit (Reprise)
- "Around in a whirl we skip..."
- No. 2 - Chorus & Ensemble
- "Vive le Marquis! vive le Marquis! Welcome, welcome to the fête..."
- No. 2a - Exit (Reprise)
- "At village feast here meeting you..."
- No. 3 - Song - Erminie & Chorus
- "Ah, when love is young, all the world seems gay! Tra la la la la la la la la..."
- No. 4 - Duett - Erminie & Eugène
- "There is a sweet remembrance of the past, a treasur'd dream, a dream I fondly store..."
- No. 5 - Entrance of Soldiers & Chorus
- "All for glory the soldier's life; from the conflict scorning e'er to flee..."
- No. 6 - Song - Marquis & Chorus
- "Dull is the life of the soldier in peace, with hateful routine until war brings release..."
- No. 6a - Exit (Reprise)
- "All for glory the soldier's life..."
- Nos. 7 & 7a - Entrance & Duett - Ravannes & Cadeaux
- "We're a philanthropic couple, be it known..."
- No. 8 - Dream Song - Erminie
- "At midnight on my pillow lying, by daily toil oppress'd..."
- No. 9 - Concerted Piece
- "The blissful pleasure I profess of such a meeting overjoys me..."
- No. 10 - Finale Act I
- "Away to the chateau, away from the throng, where bridegroom and bride will be plighted ere long..."
ACT II - The Ballroom in the Marquis de Pontvert's Chateau.
- No. 10a - Entr'acte
- No. 11 - Introduction, Chorus, Ensemble & Song - Marie
- "Here on lord and lady waiting, court gallants and nobles all..."
- No. 11a - Exit (Reprise)
- "Here on lord and lady waiting..."
- No. 12 - Song - Eugène
- "Darkest the hour ere light of dawn beameth; deepest the gloom ere the storm clouds divide..."
- No. 13 - Chorus & Song - Erminie
- "Joy attend our Erminie, hers be ev'ry earthly bliss..."
- No. 14 - Song - Erminie
- "A lover in his mirror gaz'd, with visage wan, and glare half-craz'd, to see if thinner he had grown..."
- No. 15 - Song - Cadeaux & Whistling Chorus
- "I'm not a free agent, like any of you, there's them as looks arter my fate..."
- No. 16 - Vocal Gavotte
- "Join in pleasure, dance a measure, fondly treasure hours so bright..."
- No. 17 - Lullaby - Erminie & Chorus
- "Dear mother, in dreams I see her, with lov'd face sweet and calm..."
- Nos. 18 & 19 - Supper Chorus & Scene Change
- "Come to supper, let's repair..."
- No. 20 - Concerted Piece (unaccompanied)
- "'Tis growing late, yes, 'tis growing late, and time to end the fête..."
- No. 21 - Finale Act II
- "Should we gain your favours, ev'ry heart is gay..."
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