Colin M. Johnson's Music and MIDI files
Computer Generated MIDI Operas
Music by Napoleon Lambelet (1864 - 1932)
Lyrics by Arthur Davenport
ACT I - Scene 1 - The Market Place - Yesterday afternoon.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Though simple souls and city folk but very rarely meet, today both plain and pretty folk are out to have a treat..."
- No. 2 - Duet - Carressa and Pertino, with Chorus
- "When an English girl gets wed, she's up in the early morning, with ribbons and lace all over the place..."
- Nos. 3 & 4 - Chorus, and Song - Valentine
- "Let us cheer, let us shout! For although we don't know what we're shouting about, let us cheer, let us shout! ..."
- No. 5 - Waltz-Song - Gaston and Chorus
- "The moon has the tide to attend her, the sun draws the mist from the sea; the dew seeks the rose in her splendour..."
- No. 6 - Trio - Valentine, Carressa and Gaston
- "When a nice girls wants caressing, it's a chance no man should miss ... Well, I know it sounds distressing..."
- No. 7 - Song - Pertino
- "When there's trouble about, there is very little doubt what's the brainy sort of thing to do: Vanish softly away with the minimum delay..."
- No. 8 - Song - Diana and Amazons
- "There's a country that we hail from ... Flada-rada-rad tzing bom! ... That we've banished ev'ry male from ..."
- No. 9 - Song - Duke
- "Of all the known specifics that appease in tribulation, the chemist's shop comes out on top in any situation. No matter what the obstacles..."
ACT I - Scene 2 - The Amber Ante-room - Yesterday evening.
- No. 10 - Finale Act I
- "The ancient Greeks in days of yore assembled round the bridal door, to sing of wedded bliss to come in sweet Epithalamium..."
ACT II - Scene 1 - Broquello's Hut in the Mountains - Last night.
- No. 10a - Intermezzo - "Storm"
- No. 11 - Mountaineers' Glee
- "Old Farmer Gregory had a billy goat, and a giddy, giddy goat was he, was he! With a long, strong beard, and a very shaggy coat..."
- No. 12 - Song - Valentine
- "When the big June moon is shining, where the turf lies crisp and sweet, all the Little Folk combining tread a dance on tiny feet..."
- No. 13 - Ballad - Gaston
- "A knight there was of Arthur's days who rode afield thro' barren ways - Derry down! His helmet bore a lady's glove to show the world..."
- No. 14 - Song - Duke
- "There are lots of queer spots where it's not safe to go - down Vesuvius or up the North Pole; but fellows by scores that we all of us know..."
ACT II - Scene 2 - The Royal Rose Garden of Lonestone Castle - Today.
- No. 15 - Opening Chorus
- "It's up to us and ev'ry one beneath the bright and festive sun to hail the Coronation Day with beaming smiles and dresses gay..."
- No. 16 - Butterfly Ballet
- No. 17 - Song - Carressa
- "When I was just as high as that, I had a Persian pussy cat; a little thing just like a muff, all fluff! And oh, I used to love it so..."
- No. 18 - Song - Duke and Chorus
- (spoken:) "Little forms I've always found help to make the world go round..." etc., then: "It's the form of the thing that matters..."
- No. 19 - Song - Diana
- "Love wooed me when the world was young, pleading with tear-bright lashes; coldly I turned with heart unwrung, no need for love had I..."
- No. 20 - Solo and Duet - Valentine and Gaston
- "Long was the night 'neath the stars' cold light; dark was the sky ere the night was done; now doubts are ended..."
- No. 21 - Finale Act II
- "Somewhere now she is dainty and sweet ... she's dainty and sweet ... somewhere the sun shines on each pretty curl..."
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