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Dove Mansfield Park Chamber Opera Libretto by Alasdair Middleton Vocal Score

No. 72027a


Jonathan Dove

MANSFIELD PARK Opera in two acts Libretto by Alasdair Middleton Based on the novel by Jane Austen

Characters Fanny Price..................................................................................... Mezzo-soprano Lady Bertram.................................................................................. Contralto Sir Thomas Bertram........................................................................ Baritone Maria Bertram................................................................................ Soprano Julia Bertram.................................................................................. Mezzo-soprano Edmund Bertram............................................................................ Baritone Aunt Norris.................................................................................... Soprano Mary Crawford................................................................................ Coloratura soprano Henry Crawford.............................................................................. Tenor Mr Rushworth................................................................................ Tenor

Instrumentation: Piano, 4 hands * Duration: Act One: 60 minutes Act Two: 45 minutes

Commissioned by Heritage Opera

* This vocal score is for REHEARSAL ONLY. The Full Score is available for sale: EP 72027 / ISMN 979-0-57700-053-4

Performance of the work is exclusively reserved for Heritage Opera until 1 August 2012 and recording exclusively reserved until 1 August 2013. The purchase, loan or hire of this vocal score does not convey the right to perform the opera, permission for which must be obtained from the publishers or their authorized agents.

This score reflects the state of editorial work and correction as of January 2011


MANSFIELD PARK ACT ONE

Libretto by Alasdair Middleton

Music by Jonathan Dove

Scene One



Grand q = 60

Mary Crawford

 

Park.

Maria Bertram

  

  Mans - field

Aunt Norris

  

Julia Bertram

 

Fanny Price

 

Lady Bertram

 

Henry Crawford

Mr Rushworth

Edmund

Sir Thomas

         

 Park.

 Park.



f

 

Mans - field

   

Park.

f

Mans - field

  



f

Mans - field

  

Park.

f

Mans - field

  



f



Park.

  f

 



Mans - field

Park.

Mans - field

Park.

f

f 



Mans - field

Park.

f 



Mans - field

Park.

   

Grand q = 60

 

 

   

  

   

f

   

ff   

             

     

              

            

            

            

            

             

mf

Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams Ob - served.

mf

Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams

Ob - served.

mf

Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams Ob - served.

mf

Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams

Ob - served.

mf

Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams

Ob - served.

mf

Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams

Ob - served.

mf

Chap - ter One.

These,bro - ther, are the

The Ber - trams Ob-served.

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            

              

Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams Ob-served.

mf

Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams Ob-served.

              Chap - ter One.

The Ber - trams Ob -served.

                             mf

             

Edition Peters No. 72067 Music © Copyright 2010 by Hinrichsen Edition, Peters Edition Limited, London Libretto © Copyright 2010 by Alasdair Middleton

sfz


2

5

M.C.

Steady q = 112

 

1

Ber - trams

Lady B.

                 

                             f sfz p sim.

Niece! Fan - ny! Niece! Fan - ny!

   

        

9

Aunt N.

Pull the bell for some coal.

    

    

  

   

Fan - ny Price!

F.

Lady B.

 

 

Yes,

  

is

 

    

  

La - dy Ber - tram.

shi - ver - ing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

  

 

   

  

   

mf

            

11

Aunt N.

Poor

Fan - ny Price!

   

Pug

  

 

    

  

A more grate -ful girl would have spot - ted Pug was cold.

F.

                   

Yes,Aunt Nor - ris.

    

 

         

  

 

         

mp

          


3

                 

14

 

               

                           2   

17

Lady B.

    Ah

   

 

Pug!

I love thy lam - bent

li - quid eyes;

  

Thy

som - no - lent



 

snorts

and

                                                 

p

         

21

Lady B.

        

     

soft asth - ma - tic sighs.

   

         

   

No hus - band, daugh - ter, niece or

 son

 

shall tease

 thee.

                                                                    26

Lady B.

        My on - ly ef - fort:

  



stu - dy - ing how

   to please

thee.

                                                                      

30

                   

mf

            

                   

3                    

                                  

f mp

 


4

  

34

F.

Sir T.

    

Niece!

  Fan - ny!

     

 

          sf

  

36

Aunt N.

  

Niece!

Fan - ny!

 

           

   sf

 

  

Fan - ny Price!

  



   

mf

 

   

  

 

Your un -cle’s let - ters!

 

   

 

  



 

Your un -cle’s let - ters! A

  

 

            

F.

 

less com- pla - cent child would not need

to

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

4              

40

Sir T.

 

An - ti - gua.

 

 

Bris - tol.

 

 

 

 

    

No,

          p

 

  

         Plan - ta - tion.



Pro - fit.

  

  

      

  

     

 

Freight.

 



 

Aunt Nor - ris.





 



 





 



     f

Su - gar.

 

  

be told.

 

 

   



38

Aunt N.



            

  

 

Sir Tho - mas.

Has the post come?

  

sf

Fan - ny Price!

 

 

sf

    

Yes,

 

  

            

 

       

Pro - fit. Pride. Po

 

 

 

 


5

     

Sir T.

  



45

si - tion.

Pos - te - ri - ty.

          f

          

   

49

Aunt N.

       

                   

Cou - sin!

    

    

 

 

sf p

   

        

 

Fan - ny!

 

 

Con - si - der

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

her fu - ture po - si - tion

 

 

  

Yes,Aunt Nor - ris.

            

 

     

         

  

 

57

        

 

   

        

p

Pass me the fa - shion plates.

55

F.

       

        

       

 

                       5 52                  

       

Aunt N.

mf

                 

f

mf

E - state.

   

         

M.B.

 

 

  6     f

 

 



           

Fan - ny Price!

 

 

 

 

Fan - ny Price!

 

 

                mf            

 

 

and an - ti - ci - pate your cou - sin’s wi - shes.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 3            3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

        

 

  

 3             3

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 


6

  

  

60

M.B.



3

3

Twelve thou - sand a year!

 

 

mf

    

 

 

 

Twelve thou - sand a year!

       

 

 

   

 

7           

64

M.B.

     

  

     

     

  

p

  

  

  

  

  

     

 

 

 

 

     

cresc.

I’m

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

sim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

     

 

 

    

   

         

  

 

 

 

  

Wim -pole Street.

         

 

   

to stand be - hind my chair.

           

 

mf

 

 

 

       

   

        

3

 

 

       

      

Twelve thou - sand a year!

 

 

  

   



going to mar - ry

 

six gar - de -ners four but - lers and a page

   

 

I’mgoing to mar - ry num - ber thir - ty - five

               

 

   

  

  

72

M.B.

     

 

         

                           

 

          

I’mgoing to mar - ry eight foot - men,

Twelve thou - sand a year!

       

68

M.B.

   3

I’m going to mar - ry

       

I’mgoing to mar - ry a coun - try seat.

 



And

 

 

 

3

3

I have got no - thing to wear.



 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

    


7

8  

75

Lady B.

     

   

Niece! Fan - ny!

Sir T.

 

  

                       3 3 mf 3

3          3     3

3

 

    

78

M.B.

Aunt N.

Lady B.

Sir T.

 

Cou - sin!

   

 

   

Niece!

 

Niece!

    

  

 

   

    

 

    

   

     

       

    



 



   

Fan - ny Price!

  

  

Niece!

Fan - ny!



    

   

    

3

your old hi - sto - ry

     

 





         

book...

                 



    sim.



   



     

               







   

 

 

  

Fan - ny!

what I found in the school - room...

            

 

Fan - ny!

 

Fan - ny!

Niece!

Look,Fan- ny,look...

mp

   

 



 

     

9      

      

 

 

     

Fan - ny Price!

    

  

Cou - sin!

   

 

  

Fan - ny!

80

E.



 

  

     

    

  

Niece! Fan - ny!

 

Fan - ny!

  

 

   

Niece! Fan - ny!

Niece! Fan - ny!

3

     


8

   

       

85

E.

Mc Cart -ney’s Chi - na...

         

       

 





3

left be - hind.

 

Do you re - mem - ber?

           





  



  

               

                

  





    

  

10 3 3 3 3 3                                

89

J.

3

 

 

 

 

 

J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

when you first came?

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

3                               3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3

3

 

 

 

 

  

96

J.

 

You could -n’t put to - ge - ther a map of

 

3

how re - mar - ka - bly ig - no - rant you were,Fan - ny,

p

 

93

3

3

Do you re - mem- ber,Fan - ny,

 

Eu - rope, or tell a - ny of the prin - ci - pal ri - vers of Rus - sia by name.

 

 

 

 

 

        

Or re - peat the chro - no - lo - gi - cal

        

 

    

  

  

 



    



or - der of the Kings

  

 

       

 



     

       of Eng - land

       

  

with the sig -




9 3 3 3                     

         

98

J.

3

  

       

  

  

ni - fi - cant e - vents of their reigns

   



      

101

Aunt N.

J.

Aunt N.

11  

 

3

3

  

 

 

  

  

3

    

 

 

    

 

 

  





 

  



but

 

 

  

105

Aunt N.

 

  

  

  

bet - ter that it was

 

  

 

 

 

  

  

  

for a

   

deed

and showed a

when one con - si - ders

       

 

 

 

  

  

 

   

    

  

not

  

 

is

 

Ve - ry stu - pid in -

             know whe -ther it

 

    

              

 

3

     



great want of ge - ni - us and e - mu - la - tion,

  

girl to have nei - ther looks nor brains.

     103

  

  

        

 

3

3

And how Aunt Nor - ris said how un - for - tu -nate it was

  

the si - tu - a - tion,

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

I do not

 

 

 

 

          

so...

it would not do for her to be

as ac -

 

     

 

   

     

 

 

 

 

   

  

    

 

  

  


10

     

107

Aunt N.

 

com - plished as Ma - ri - a and you.

                           mf                              12       

   

 

 

110

Lady B.

Sir T.

 

 



             

 f  

  

114

J.

Sir T.

 

13  

proved.

                   

  3        3

 

 

and you star - ted to cry

      sf

mp

  

 

 

 

3          3

3

Do you re - mem- ber,Fan - ny,

    

3

3      

when you first came, Fan - ny,

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

p

sf

117

J.



 

                       

     

Much im -



 

mp

     

im - proved.



     

is



     

Fan - ny

                                

 

 

            3

      

 

3

and Ed - mund had

3

 

 

to try

 

 

 

 

3

3

to dry your tears

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

with a goose - ber - ry pie.

 

 

 

 


11

  

120

Aunt N.

 

Such shock - ing

man - ners, such

an

un - re - fined



mind.

                                



  



14   

  

122

E.

    

  

Look, Fan - ny, look,

the notes

I made for you,

  

 

 

I can hard - ly

read them now.

                                            mp

  



    

con ped.

126

E.

  

  

sim.



           

                                           I

hoped they’d

     

130

F.

E.

  

  

help.

Look,

  

  

   

re - mem - ber,

Re

Ed - mund,

                           mem -

un - der - lined.

  

   I

the pas - sa - ges I

ber?

 

 

 

pp

        


12

 

133

F.

you

  

 

 

 

15    

Lady B.

   

Fan - ny

kind.

 

 

is

im - proved.

 

  

  

       3



Fan - ny is





     

     

3

du - ti - ful.

                 



        mo - ther mar - ries

      



  

3

Du - ti - ful?

I’msure she is du - ti - ful.

When the

                         

     

142





3 3 3                     

          

 

Where can that coal have got to?

Aunt N.

 

139

Lady B.

were

                                    mp

     

Aunt N.

135

  

 

 

      

              

   

to dis - o - blige her fa - mi - ly The

be du - ti - ful

 

 

 

daugh-ter must needs



  



  

 

 

 

 




13

J.

 

Oh

look!

        f

  

3

3

146

J.

 

 

   

3

3

    

  

3

3

 

    

chas -ing him.

  

I am not sure,

Ma - ri

         

6

p

6

6

6

6

J.

   



Mr R.

  

         

6



    3

 to mar - ry

6

a

6

6

17

17

6

f

 

     

My Love...

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

3

3

3



 

6

is

that I should care

151

a,

3

 

to chase.

          

3

 

6

cow

 

Cows are for - e - ver chas - ing him.

man cows choose

Mr R.

3

6

       

A

     

  

-



          

6

      

148

Aunt N.

6

6

 

Here comes Mis - ter Rush - worth.

3

gliss.

16   

144

 

 

 

 

Ah...

              3

3

3

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

3

  

  

Short cut...

 

3

  

Chased me...

 

 

3

3

 


14 153

Mr R.

    

   

3

3

 

 

3

3

3

     Sir Tho - mas...

 

3

3

E.

Sir T.

 

  

 

3

  

   

 

My love,

3

 

3

 

3

  

 

3

  

3

 

3

 

   

Ju - lia...

3

 

 

 



My death...

  

Some - how...

3

        3

 

 

3

18

3

 

3

        

         

sotto voce

If this man had not twelve thou - sand a sotto voce

18 

3

 

3

3

 

Out of breath.

 

   

you look...

 

 





     



Ed - mund... Horns...

 

 

 

E - nor - mous...

 

3

3

   



  

Out - ran it...

La - dy Ber - tram...

3

3

 

 

   

 

 

     

Miss Price...

3

 

 

           3 3 3 3          160

 

 

       



  

3

 

157

3

 

 

3

Mr R.

Cow...

Mr R.

              

155

Mr R.

If this man had not twelve thou - sand a





pp








15 163

M.B.

Tell me no - one has seen you like that.

Mr R.

E.

 



                 

     

        

In that shock - ing hat.



Like what?





year he would be a ve - ry stu - pid fel - low.

Sir T.

          

  

year he would be a ve - ry stu - pid fel - low.

  









 

166

M.B.

 

If you can’t think



p

  

 

168

M.B.

19

 

 

 

  

of your - self

think

of

 

 

  

  



 

     

3

me.

 

3

You are my hus - band to



  

be.

Mr R.

   

      

   f

  

 

    3

 

3

 

3

 

I’myour hus - band to

be.

    

  

       3

 

3

 

3

Sir,

  



 

 

3

3

may I

 


16

    beg...

170

Mr R.

my fu- ture hap - pi - ness...

 

  3

    

Sir T.

Slower

  

172

          

    

3

 

  3

  

the date...

  

 

3

            

our wed - ding...

  

3

Slower

 

    

You may mar - ry

then.

   





            A tempo q = 112

Oh Ma - ri - a,

 

   

 



Aunt N.

3

    

20

174

 

   

 

mf

when?

 

 

In No - vem - ber my busi - ness in An - ti - gua is com - plete.

 





I wish you joy

     

    

and hope you will re - mem - ber when you are in -stalled

     

     

 

   

 

 

     

 

   

     

    

 

   

 

 

    

 

   

at

mp

                  

176

Aunt N.

So - ther - ton

that this match was of my

con - triv ing.

      

Ju - li - a, you will be next,

   

  

 

           

     

   

    

  

                

  

        

  


17

                        

179

Aunt N.

trust your good Aunt Nor- ris

Mr R.

      

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

  

   

F.

Lady B.

Mr R.

      

   

       vem - ber.          

21     

185

Pug:

No -

 

       



 

   



  

   Ed - mund.

     

 Ah,

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

                             pp

 

   

a hus -band’s,daugh -ter’s, fa -mi-ly’s

              p

             

   

 

I re - mem - ber,



   

  

3

           

Lady B.

 

Twelve thou - sand a year.

No - vem - ber.

181

M.B.

to find you a hus - band. No - vem - ber, Ma - ri - a,



 



ab - sence will not grieve

 me

                                                      sim.                      

  

  For

I

               


18

      

190

Lady B.

know,

 dear

   

Pug, you’ll ne - ver

 leave

me.

                

                                    

          

      

194

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Photo © Andrew Palmer

Mansfield Park

Jonathan Dove studied composition with Robin Holloway at Cambridge and worked as a freelance repetiteur, animateur and arranger. His first major projects came via Glyndebourne, including his breakthrough commission, the opera Flight, for Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Other operatic works include The Adventures of Pinocchio, Swanhunter, children’s opera The Hackney Chronicles, When She Died – examining the response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales – and Man on the Moon. Works for orchestra include the trombone concerto Stargazer, and Moonlight Revels for trumpet and saxophone. Dove was presented with the Ivor Novello Award for Classical Music in 2008, and in 2010 A Song of Joys opened the Last Night of the Proms.

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Jonathan Dove

Jonathan Dove studierte bei Robin Holloway an der Universität Cambridge Komposition und arbeitete als freischaffender Korrepetitor und Arrangeur. Erste größere Werke entstanden in Zusammenarbeit mit dem englischen Glyndebourne Festival, darunter die Oper Flight – ein Auftragswerk der Glyndebourne Touring Opera, das ihm zum Durchbruch verhalf. Sein Opernschaffen umfasst außerdem The Adventures of Pinocchio, Swanhunter, die Kinderoper The Hackney Chronicles, When She Died – das die Reaktionen auf den Tod von Prinzessin Diana beleuchtet – sowie Man on the Moon. Zu seinen Orchesterwerken zählen das Posaunenkonzert Stargazer sowie Moonlight Revels für Trompete und Saxofon. 2008 erhielt Dove den Ivor Novello Award für klassische Musik, und 2010 bildete A Song of Joys den Auftakt zur „Last Night of the Proms“.

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Mansfield Park (Act One, Scene One)  

Opening scene of Jonathan Dove's chamber opera setting of Jane Austen's novel. Full performance material available from Edition Peters. Emai...

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