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"A Waltz Dream" (1908)
Music by Oscar Straus (1870 - 1954)
Arranged by A. Carroll Ely
English Libretto by Joseph Herbert
ACT I - Festival Hall in Prince Joachim's Castle at Flausenthurn.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Our hearts are filled with glee and festive loyalty, our Princess weds today! ..."
- No. 2 - Song - Friedericke, Sigismund and Chorus
- "A maiden whom Cupid had not cajoled, of icy mold, distrait and cold..."
- No. 3 - Entrance March and Hymn
- "The trumpets blare! Let's welcome the happy pair! ..."
- No. 4 - Song - Niki
- "Some men are born to rule the land, and purple robes they don them..."
- No. 4a - Exit March
- No. 5 - Duet - Helene and Friedericke
- "Our vows exchanged we're plighted, forever linked by Fate..."
- No. 6 - Terzette - Friedericke, Niki and Joachim
- "What a misfortune, woeful disgrace! It is too late our steps to retrace..."
- No. 7 - Duet - Niki and Montschi
- "The soft summer twilight was fading, I sat in the garden alone..."
- No. 8 - Duet and Finale Act I
- "My dearest love, why leave me all alone! For you I wait with anxious heart and true..."
ACT II - Garden Salon.
- No. 9 - March and Girls' Chorus
- "Come, love, don't be shy, kissing time is nigh..."
- No. 10 - Song - Franzi and Girls
- "You may search the world around, nowhere will you find melody and beauty both..."
- No. 11 - Duet - Niki and Franzi
- "I beg you believe, sweetest maiden, that the love your charms inspire..."
- No. 12 - Terzett - Helene, Franzi and Friedericke
- "I am seeking for information that you, I'm sure, can quickly supply..."
- No. 13 - Buffo-Duet - Lothar and Franzi
- "Sweet music, so the poets say, maintains a universal sway..." (4 verses)
- No. 14 - Finale Act II
- "It is shameful! Sad mishap! Your father, caught in a trap..."
ACT III - Drawing Room in the Castle at Flausenthurn.
You could also download a ZIP file containing the above items in Midi Karaoke format? This will allow you to follow the lyrics, provided you install the necessary vanBasco's Karaoke Player which you may obtain free of charge from their website.
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