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Synthesized MIDI Light Operas
"The Sleeping Queen" (1865)
Written by Henry Farnie
Composed by Michael W. Balfe (1808 - 1870)
- No. 1 - Aria - Regent
- "I'm the Regent, I'm the King! People know it - how they cringe, how they kiss my mantle fringe. Power! 'tis a glorious thing..."
- No. 2 - Duet - Agnes and Regent
- "I crave a boon which is in sooth your favor for a humble youth I know ... Before you have begun, rest satisfied - it will be done!"
- No. 3 - Trio - Queen, Agnes and Philippe
- "She is heartless! ... No, no! ... No, no! ... She's ungrateful! ... No, no! ... No, no! ... My very life is getting hateful ..."
- No. 4 - Ballad - Agnes
- "'Twas not her face, tho' it was fair; 'twas not her form, tho' it was slender; 'twas not the jewels she might wear, that drew all hearts..."
- No. 5 - Duet - Queen and Regent
- "Proceed, my lord; the Queen will now confer in council with her sagest minister. Your majesty, the scheme I would advance..."
- No. 6 - Song - Philippe
- "She sleeps! though not a star tells of the waning day. Upon her fair young face the happy sunbeams play. Dream lady thou art loved..."
- No. 7 - Trio - Queen, Agnes and Regent
- "Most awful sight for Regent's eyes, this very night the traitor dies, he dies ... I see, I must, I must affect surprise..."
- No. 8 - Bolero - Queen
- "On bended knee men sue to me, homage they offer of wealth and fame. In festal scene I move a Queen, and ever the music repeats..."
- No. 9 - Quartett - Philippe, Queen, Agnes and Regent
- "Fondly I dream'd my Queen, my love, in the days that are gone by, of maidens' love and soldiers' fame..."
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