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KIRKE MECHEM

The Rivals Comic Opera in Two Acts Freely based on Sheridan’s play

piano / vocal score

G. SCHIRMER / New York


presents

The Rivals World Premiere, September 16 – October 2, 2011 Made possible, in part, through generous support from Mary Ann & Lloyd Gerlach Music and libretto by Kirke Mechem

Bill Theisen Artistic Director

Lydia Larkspur Alicia Berneche

Stage Director Dorothy Danner

Mrs. Malaprop Diane Lane

Music Director Richard Carsey

Jack Absolute Christopher Burchett

Assistant Music Director Jamie Johns

Nicholas Astor Zach Borichevsky

Set Designer Lisa Schlenker

Julia Katherine M. Pracht

Costume Designer Brian Hemesath

Sir Anthony Absolute Robert Orth

Lighting Designer Kurt Schnabel

Lucy Christine Robertson

Production Stage Manager Kimberly Ann McCann

Jasper Vanderbilt Matthew DiBattista

Assistant Stage Manager Lillian Tillson

Baron von Hackenbock Andrew Wilkowske

Ensemble: Susan Wiedmeyer, Jill Anna Ponasik Nathan Wesselowski, David Flores


Kirke Mechem

THE RIVALS Comic Opera in Two Acts Freely based on Sheridan’s play

Characters Lydia Larkspur Mrs. Malaprop, her aunt and legal guardian Jack Absolute, in love with Lydia Nicholas Astor, Jack’s friend Julia, Lydia’s cousin, engaged to Nicholas Sir Anthony Absolute, Jack’s father Lucy, Mrs. Malaprop’s maid Jasper Vanderbilt, Lydia’s suitor Baron von Hakenbock, a Prussian fortune hunter

Soprano Mezzo-soprano Baritone Tenor Mezzo-Soprano Bass Soprano Tenor Bass-baritone

Optional Chorus: Servants, Townspeople The action takes place during one day in Newport, Rhode Island, about 1900.

Scene 1 Scene 2 Scene 3

ACT I Mrs. Malaprop’s mansion The Newport Casino Mrs. Malaprop’s mansion

Scene 1 Scene 2 Scene 3 Scene 4 Scene 5

ACT II The Newport Casino Mrs. Malaprop’s mansion The Newport Casino Mrs. Malaprop’s mansion A lawn tennis court behind the Casino

Orchestration: 2121 2110 1 Perc. (no timp.) Harp, Strings Duration: ca. 1 hour, 50 minutes

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SYNOPSIS

Rich and dashing British Naval Captain Jack Absolute has fallen in love with American heiress Lydia Larkspur. But Lydia is in love with a romantic fantasy: she wants to elope with some penniless artist and live in “charming poverty.” Jack masquerades as a poor English composer named Waverley and wins her heart; Lydia’s aunt and guardian, the famously verbose Mrs. Malaprop, will not hear of it. She and Jack’s father, both unaware that “Waverley” is Jack, decide that Lydia should marry the real Jack. Jack — now his own rival — has a big problem: how to reveal his true identity to Lydia without losing her. He ties himself into knots to indulge her rebellious fantasies, but eventually Lydia learns the truth and rejects him. Jack’s friend Nicholas Astor loves Lydia’s cousin Julia, but his gloomy fear of being loved only for his vast fortune drives him to put her love to such ridiculous tests that she finally breaks off their engagement. Baron von Hakenbock, a bellicose Prussian fortune hunter, has been carrying on a secret correspondence with “Celia,” whom he believes to be Lydia but who is really Mrs. Malaprop. He and one of Lydia’s rejected suitors, Jasper Vanderbilt, prepare to fight simultaneous duels: Jasper with his rival, the non-existent Waverley, and the Baron with Jack. Jasper is the bumpkin son of the Kentucky branch of the wealthy Vanderbilts; he also does not know that “Waverley” is his friend Jack. It all comes to a head on the dueling field. True love averts the duels, clears up the misunderstandings, and unites the proper pairs.

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CONTENTS ACT I, Scene 1 Opening scene (Lydia, Mrs. Malaprop) 1 Welcome, Julia (Lydia, Julia) 10 My love’s a song (Lydia, Julia) 16 I’ll elope! (Lydia) 21 He’s so handsome (Julia, Lydia) 31 Sir Anthony Absolute! (Mrs. Malaprop, Sir Anthony) Here are my rules (Mrs. Malaprop) 42 I taught my son (Sir Anthony) 51 Oh, but my letter! (Mrs. Malaprop, Lucy) 58 Simplicity, indeed! (Lucy, optional chorus) 60

37

Scene 2 Nicholas! Why so gloomy? (Jack, Nicholas) 69 Do you know what I’ve gone through for her? (Jack) 73 When she’s gone (Nicholas) 80 Ragtime trio: O you’re as lucky man, indeed! (Jasper, Nicholas, Jack) Jack, I’ve been looking for you. (Sir Anthony, Jack) 97 Captain Absolute! (Lucy, Jack) 103 Here comes another one. Oh Baron! (Lucy, Baron von Hakenbock) Please, Father, I implore you. (Jack, Sir Anthony) 112

83

Scene 3 Nicholas! It’s been so long! (Julia, Nicholas) 118 I’ve never met your little niece (Jack, Mrs. Malaprop) 129 There’s the silly snob! (Lydia, Jack) 139 Well, what a pleasant surprise! (Mrs. Malaprop, Lydia, Jack) 144 Finale: Easy, Ma’am. Give her some hope. (Jack, Mrs. Malaprop, Lydia) Lucy and optional chorus join the above: Go, Lydia, go! 152

108

146

ACT II, Scene 1 162 Jasper, old friend! (Baron, Jasper) 163 A beautiful wife (Baron) 165 Jack! Just the man I need. (Jasper, Jack) 177 Scene 2 Now, Lydia, you must behave (Mrs. Malaprop, Lydia) 181 Jack! Here we are at last. (Sir Anthony, Jack, Mrs. Malaprop, Lydia) 183 Quartet: Then you’re the cad (Mrs. Malaprop, Lydia, Jack, Sir Anthony) 194 Ah youth is a time of joy, fa la la. (Mrs. Malaprop, Sir Anthony) 200 Lydia, why so sad? (Jack, Lydia) 202 Scene 3 Captain, I beg to differ (Baron, Jack) 211 What’s that all about? (Nicholas, Jack) 216 Scene 4 Nick, are you going someplace? (Julia, Nicholas) 222 What is it, Julia? (Lydia, Julia) 229 Goodbye to the garret in Paris. (Lydia, Julia) 232 Murder! Slaughter! (Mrs. Malaprop, Lydia, Julia, Sir Anthony, Lucy)

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Scene 5 I’ll run this Waverley through (Jasper, Baron; then Jack, Nicholas) 241 Duel (Baron, Jack, Nicholas, Jasper; then Mrs. M., Sir., A., Lucy, Lydia, Julia, chorus) Finale: We’ll dance and we will all tipple (Soloists and optional chorus) 259

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THE RIVALS ACT I

Kirke Mechem

Scene 1

Op. 67 (Mrs. Malaprop’s ornate salon. As the curtain rises Mrs. Malaprop is giving orders to Lucy and other servants, who try to carry out her directions for rearranging the room for a ball. She supervises the piano movers and at the same time carries on a violent argument with Lydia. It is a few moments before we hear their words.)

Vivace

= 132

sub.

cresc. poco a poco

cresc.

rall. poco a poco

LYDIA

No!

dim. poco a poco

❉ 1

Allegro moderato

= 96

L. I’ll run

MRS. MALAPROP

Lyd i a,

Allegro moderato

corrected Dec. 7, 2011

stop

this

child

ish dis

play!

= 96

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a


2

L. way!

I’ll

mar ry the man I

2 L. please. MRS. MALAPROP

You’ll

con ju gate the man I

say:

M. Jas per Van

der

bilt!

(making the money sign with her fingers) M. He’s

ef

flu ent

as

a mar

quise.


3

M. He’s

New

port’s

3 L. I

hate

and

dumb!

M. choic

est

plum.

L. men!

They’re dull

cresc.

L. And I

hate

New

port!

rich


4

L. This

fake

re

sort!

Where

cresc.

4 L. girls

are

on

ly

chat-tel,

bought

and

sold

like

L. cat tle

to

a mi ser from Ma

drid

or

a

min er from Se

L. at tle.

Sold!

Sold!

Sold

to

the high est


5

5 L. bid! M. Stop it!

rall. poco a poco

Stop it,

rit.

a tempo

M. Lyd i a!

Stop

(handing her a pair of long white gloves)

this in tran

si tive

be hav

ior!

6

M. Now try these on.

You’ll wear

them at

the ball

to night.

(throwing down the gloves) L. I won’t wear white!

(trying to put a tiara on Lydia’s head)

M. And

this

will be your

crown

ing


6

=

(throwing the tiara down) L. Too

tight!

M. glor

y.

Now =

7

espressivo

M. Lyd i a,

calm

down,

dear.

It’s

your

dim. poco a poco

(con

)

M. own

com

ing

out

to

so

ci

e

poco cresc.

L. I will not be

a

par

a site!

M. ty;

It’s

a

mag

poco

i

cresc.

cal


7

rall.

(aside) L. trite!

How M. night,

it’s

a

young

girl’s

dear

est

rall.

rit.

a tempo (aside)

sarcastically

L. A night mare, you mean.

And

whom did you in vite?

M. dream.

rit.

a tempo

Meno L. The M. Jas per,

Meno

the As tors,

the creme de la

cream.


8

8

Allegro moderato ( = 100) (escaping from Mrs. Malaprop)

L. u

su

al

di

sas ters.

I will not

be

a

deb

L. tante! M. Lyd-i-a!

I

am your

Aunt (Ahnt)

and your

guard-i-an.

a tempo

a piacere

3

L. And if I mar ry a gainst your will

I lose

my

vast

in

her i tance.

Good!

col canto

Allegretto ( = 88) L. I’d

rath er mar ry

a kan ga roo

than an y man

who pleas es

u


9

9 Vivace (

= 132)

L. you. M.

Vivace ( = 132)

Oh!

Oh!

Oh!

The

a tempo a piacere

(The doorbell rings.)

3

M. in tri cate lit tle

hus sy!

Not

one word

more!

col canto

(Lucy enters.)

3

10 (Lucy goes to the front

M. Lu cy,

an-swer the door!

cresc. poco a poco

entrance to admit Julia, as Mrs. Malaprop flies around the room in a tizzy, finding fault with the arrangements for the party, ordering workmen to move furniture, throwing up her hands in despair, and finally rushing out at the side. Servants carry Julia’s luggage into another room.)


10

11

Vivo ( = 108) (With Mrs. Malaprop and the servants gone, Lydia does a little dance of relief and embraces Julia.)

poco rall.

12

Poco meno (

L. Wel-come,

Jul ia,

to the Mar-riage Mar ket

Ball.

= ca. 50)


11

rall. poco a poco

JULIA Jul. Dear

cous in,

how could I

miss

rit.

it?

13

Allegretto ( = 88) (with a broad country accent)

L. Jas per Van der bilt for Jul. Who’s com ing?

rit.

Allegretto ( = 88)

L. one.

The Ken

Jul. I’ve just spent a month with his fam ’ly.

tuck y Van der bilts

are


12

Meno mosso

= 76

=

L. friends of yours? (teasing) Jul. Jas

per’s a coun try boor.

But

Meno mosso

= 76

=

pesante

14

Poco meno

= 50

rall. poco a poco

Jul. you

are

still

his

grande

15

a

Moderato

mour!

= ca. 88

L. The smell of sta bles Jul.

Moderato

= ca. 88

I


13

Vivo ( = 108)

rit.

(They laugh.) L. can’t en dure. He

looks like a jock ey

and

16

smells of

ma nure.

rall.

Jul. And what a bout your se

cret love?

a tempo L. She in ter cept ed a Jul. Does your Aunt know a bout him?

a tempo

cresc.

17

Recit.

L. note

and

found out eve

ry

thing.

Jul. So she

Recit.

col canto


14 3

3

3

Jul. knows your Wav er ley

is a pen ni less op’ ra com pos er

with no

con nec tions

and

rall. L. Is n’t

it

ro

man tic?

Jul. ab

so lute ly

no

pros pects

in

view?

rall.

18

Moderato ( = 80)

poco rall.

Jul. Well, that’s just great! Your per fect mate:

Vivo

a starv ing art ist your aunt is sure

Moderato

to

= 88

Jul. hate.

And his

cresc.

op e ras?

Have you heard them?


15

string.

a tempo

L. Oh

no,

they’re much too long.

Jul. So you don’t know

string.

his mu sic?

a tempo

cresc.

19 (going to the piano, where she takes up a music manuscript)

Poco meno mosso 3

L. Oh

yes,

this lit tle

song.

The mu sic is old (indicating that Lydia should play)

Jul. That’s your

cue.

Poco meno mosso

(She gives a copy of the song to Julia.) L. but the words are new. 3

3

How

(with exaggerated sentiment)

Jul. I don’t need to be told:

he wrote them

just

for

you!


16

20

Andante grazioso

pochiss. rall.

a tempo dolce

L. true!

My love’s a

song that is played

dolce

L. on a flute

of

gold, dolce

Jul. a song as

rall.

true as my love,

21

L. My love’s a Jul. and as love

is

old.

My love’s a

rall.

senza cresc.


17

a tempo L. song that is sung

by a child

in

spring,

a song as

song that is sung

by a child

in

spring,

a song as

Jul.

a tempo

22 L. young as a child,

an y child

can

sing.

My

young as a child,

an y child

can

sing.

My

Jul.

L. love is the song

the

south

wind

blows,

the

love is the song

the

south

wind

blows,

the

Jul.

cresc. poco a poco


18

rall. poco a poco

23

L. love li est air

a

sky

lark

love li est air

a

sky lark knows.

knows.

My love’s the

Jul. My love’s the

rall. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco

a tempo L. song

that you

hear

in your heart one

day,

one

day,

Jul. song that you hear

in your heart

a tempo

espr.

dim. L. a

song

as

wild

as the

wind,

and as sweet as

dim. Jul. a

song

as

wild

as the wind,

dim.

and as sweet

as


19

rall. poco a poco

24 L. May.

My

love

is

the

Jul. May.

My

love is the

song,

the

rall. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco

a tempo poco cresc. L. song

the

south

wind

blows, poco cresc.

the

Jul. south

wind

blows,

the love

li est

a tempo

poco cresc.

rall. poco a poco L. love

li est air

a

sky

lark

knows.

love

li est air

a

sky

lark

knows.

Jul.

rall. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco

air,

the


20

quasi a tempo (poco meno)

25

dolcissimo

L. My love’s a dolcissimo

song that is played

on a flute

of

My love’s a

song that is played

on a flute

of

Jul.

quasi a tempo (poco meno)

dolcissimo

rit.

sempre

quasi a tempo

poco rall.

L. gold,

a song as

true as my love,

and as love

gold,

a song as

true as my love,

and as love

Jul.

rit.

L. is

old.

is

old.

Jul.

quasi a tempo

poco rall.


21

Allegretto

26

= ca. 88 3

Jul. That’s all ver y fine,

Lyd i a,

but

who’s going to

pay?

Jul. And how a bout your aunt?

27

Vivo

You’ll nev er get

a

way.

= 108

L. I’ll

e

lope!

Ha ha!

That’s

L. al ways been my fond est

hope.

In

dis

guise!


22

L. La la!

My

aunt will nev er rec og

nize

L. my paint ed

eyes,

my pad ded size.

28

I’ll

e

poco cresc.

L. lope!

Ha ha ha

ha!

La la

la

la!

I’ll shock

them all!

L. We’ll scale

the wall!

Ha ha ha,

la la

la la la la!

We’ll fly

a


23

L. way,

we’ll fly

a

way,

ha

ha,

rall.

and

out of sight.

rit.

L. What

29

tales

the

New York

Times

will

write!

a tempo

L. Sim

ply glo

ri

ous!

L. tell ro man tic

stories of us.

It’s so mar

They’ll


24

L. vel

ous!

They’ll soon be sing ing

op er at

ic

arias

of

L. us: Ha ha ha

ha ha ha,

La la la

la

la.

Our

8va

L. great

ro

mance!

Our life in

France!

It’s

30 L. “La

Bo

heme!”

Ha ha

ha


25

rit. L. ha!

La la

la

la!

Just like

“Bo heme!�

We’ll starve

like them!

a tempo L. Ha

ha

ha,

la

la

la

la la la!

Ha

ha

ha

ha!

rall. molto L. La

la

la

la,

la la la la la la

col canto

31

Lento

rit.

dolcissimo

L. la!

How po

et

ic

it will

be

to live in

per fect pov

er


26

32

Vivace

= 116

L. ty.

La

la

la!

L. I’ll e

lope!

cresc.

L. Ha

ha!


27

33

Recit.

= ca. 69

L. For

(long suffering)

give me, Jul ia.

I

have n’t e ven asked a bout your

Jul. Are you quite done?

Recit.

= ca. 69

rit.

a tempo

pesante 3

3

L. Nich o las.

Has he col lapsed

un der the bur den of all that As tor mon-ey?

Jul. Stop it, Lyd-i-a!

a tempo

rit.

(

)

L. Is he jeal ous,

ca

pri cious,

mood y,

sus pi cious as

ev er?

Jul. Lyd i a,


28

,

rall.

34 L. His per son

al

i ty’s so

ver y…

sun ny,

Jul. stop it!

rall.

,

a tempo L. are you sure he’s not

Rus sian?

Or am I think ing of the 3

3

Jul. As a mat ter of fact…

a tempo

poco rall. L. Prus sian

my aunt’s en

am ored

of?

Jul. Mrs.

poco rall.

Mal a prop?

In


29

a piacere

3

L. She’s writ ing sec ret notes, signed “Cel ia”,

to a

cer tain old Bar on von

Jul. love?

col canto

35

a tempo ( = 69) 3

L. Ha ken bock,

your

typ

i

cal New port

for tune hunt er.

Jul. She’ll

a tempo ( = 69)

L. But back to Nich o las. Jul. make her self a laugh ing stock.

dim.

What’s his


30

= L. prob lem?

And how

can you

be so be witched?

Jul. Poor

Nick!

It’s =

rall.

36

Moderato

= ca. 80

Jul. hard to be

so

rich,

with stocks and bonds in such a

poco rall.

rit.

mounts.

a tempo

Jul. When some one real ly cares

for him,

he’s

Jul. just

a way to

share his bank ac

counts.

scared it’s just a

snare

for him and


31

L. He’s

rall.

all wrapped up

in him self.

It

takes

two

dolce

L. to sing a du

et. a piacere

Jul. But when I’m

I know that, Lyd i a!

with him

I

for

rall.

col canto

37

Allegro moderato

= ca. 108

Jul. get.

5

5

5

5

dim.

senza pedale

Jul. He’s so hand some,

he’s so

dear,

5

5

5

dim. 5


32

Jul. just

a glance

can

make me

melt.

5

5

5

5

Jul. When he’s near,

my

love’s so

clear;

I can’t re

poco cresc.

5

5

5

5

38

cresc.

Jul. mem

ber

5

cresc.

how

5

I

felt

when he ne glect ed me,

cresc. poco a poco 5

5

5

5

dim. Jul. pect ed me,

sus

cor rect ed me,

re

ject

ed

me!

Why,

oh


33

cresc. poco a poco Jul. why,

when

his pres-ence is af fect ing me and all my heart can do is dance a

waltz,

❉ cresc. Jul. why

can’t

I

just

try for once pro

tect ing me,

pro

tect ing me

by

sub.

dim. L. His man y, man y, dim. poco a poco

man y, man y, man y, man y

Jul. rec ol lect ing all his man y

cresc.

faults?

dim. poco a poco

39 L. faults?

5

5

5

5

dim.


34

Jul. He’s so man ly,

he’s so

male,

5

dim.

5

5

5

Jul. when his hand’s

in

mine I

pant.

5

5

5

5

Jul. When my heart’s

be

yond the

pale

I can’t re

poco cresc.

5

5

5

40

5

cresc.

Jul. mem

ber,

5

cresc.

I

5

just

the way he tem po rized, and

can’t,

cresc. poco a poco 5

5

5

5


35

dim. Jul. tyr an nized,

and crit i cized,

an

tag

o

nized!

Why,

oh

cresc. poco a poco Jul. why,

his words are hyp no tiz ing me with wit you must ad mit’s like Ber nard

when

cresc. Jul. Shaw’s—

why

can’t

I

just

try

to be

a

wis er me?

Why

sub.

cresc. poco a poco

L. His man

y,

man

y,

Jul. can’t I

be,

by

rec og niz ing all his man y

cresc.

flaws,

his

cresc. poco a poco


36

= ( = 126)

L. man y, man y, cresc. poco a poco

man

y,

man

y

flaws?

man

man

y,

man

y

flaws?

Jul. y,

man

y,

41

LUCY

= ( = 126)

(softly, to Lydia)

Your Aunt’s com ing,

Miss.

cresc.

3

(Lydia and Julia hurry out through a

3

Lucy You’d bet ter go out on the ter race.

cresc.

side door while Mrs. Malaprop enters and Lucy ushers in Sir Anthony Absolute.)

rall. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco


37

42

Andante pomposo

= ca. 60

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

M. Sir

An tho ny Ab

so lute!

What 3

3

brings you out this 3

M. way? 3

SIR ANTHONY

My hors

es, Ma’am.

They’re rac ing to 3

3

3

A. day.

And as you know, 3 3

3

3

3 3

3


38

A. my son’s ca reer

has brought him here from

Bri tan nia

to

3

3

A. serve as Na val At ta

ché.

And how is your charm-ing 3

43 Giusto

3

3

= ca. 96 3

3

Sim ply ap

pall ing, Sir.

M.

A. niece?

Giusto

= ca. 96

Not

a mo ment’s peace with her.

3


39

M. Flight

y as

a flock of geese.

A. That comes from too much

M. I’ve

tried

my best to

stop her.

A. op era!

a piacere 3

3

3

3

3

M. Now the de lib er ate sim ple ton wants to mar ry a worth less pau per.

col canto


40

44 Andante con moto

= 66

A. Lay

down the law!

Tell

her that she must for get

the man.

Don’t

dim.

3

M. That’s ex act ly what I did.

Lyd i a,

I said,

you must il

A. be so kind. 3

3

M. lit

er ate this man

from your

mind.

A. That’s the way. 3

dim.


41

A. Girls to day

read too much 3

andthink too much. 3

3

3

3

cresc.

poco rit.

a tempo

rall.

3

3

M. Sure

ly now,

you speak la

con i c’lly, Sir.

Quasi a tempo

,

3

The right sort of learn ing

3

in

= ca. 84 3

3

3

M. due mod er

a tion

is

,

ver y ju di cial for girls of the fe male per

col canto

arpegg. lentamente

= M. sua sion.

= 3

3

3 3


42

45 L’istesso movimento (Moderato) =

= ca. 84 (Not too fast! The words must be clearly understood.)

M. Here are my rules, the

M. ver y foun da

tion

for the girl

of qual i ty’s ed

u ca

tion:

M. First,

no

med dling with Lat-in or Greek.

M. These are lin guis tics that dead peo ple speak:

for eign ers, Sir,

be

neath

our


43

46 M. sta tion.

Ge

cresc. molto

M. om e try’s one of my rec om men da tions:

a

girl must know the con

M. ta gious na tions.

Please,

no an a tom i cal his to ries,

M. Sir.

These

are di

a

bol i cal mys ter ies, Sir,

sure to

a


44

M. rouse

im

pure

sen

sa tions.

cresc. molto

47 M. An oth

er thing

per

fect

sub.

M. I

rec

om mend

is

M. nounc*

i

a tion:

* stet (she pronounces it incorrectly)

a

girl

must learn

pro


45

rit. M. to

48

rep

re hend

the sense of her own

a tempo

lo

rall.

M. ca tion.

cresc. molto

Tempo I M. I’ve

max ims for mar riage and how you can win it,

M. to be come

a wife

and not

a spin et.


46

M. In

short,

this

is

not an ex haust ing in

M. dex,

but a

sort

of su

per

cil

i ous guide for our sex,

and not a

M. su

per

a piacere

sti

tious

49 a tempo

word

in it.

a piacere

M. These are my

col canto

rules,

the ver

y foun

col canto


47

a tempo M. da

tion

rall.

rit.

cresc. poco a poco M. for

the

girl

of

qual

i

ty’s

cresc. poco a poco

❉ 50

a tempo accel. poco a poco

M. ed

cresc. poco a poco

Più mosso

u

ca tion.


48

51

Recit. (meno) 3

A. Mad am,

I ad mire the way you speak.

Your use of words

is tru ly u nique.

col canto

52

Andante pomposo ( = ca. 60)

3

M. Now a bout Lyd i a

and your son,

Cap tain Jack

Ab

so

lute.

A. No ob jec

tion to my

Andante pomposo ( = ca. 60)

3

3

3

M. Ab

so lute

ly

none.

A

bril

liant

match,

A. son?

So 3

3

3

3

3

3 3

3 3

3 3

3


49

M. al though I know him on ly by re fute.

As your le git i mate son,

the

A. you’ll en cour age the suit?

M. Earl

of Cum mer bun’,

a

na

val cap 3

3

3

53

3

3

tain 3

yet: 3

Poco meno mosso

= 54

M. splen

did

catch!

A. And your niece?

No pri or com-mit-ments?

Poco meno mosso 3

3 3

3 3

3 3

3

= 54

a


50 3

M. Jas per Van der bilt has had my back ing,

but Lyd i a hates the boy.

Well,

M. let her!

I’ll send him pack ing

and hope your son

poco rit. M. bet ter.

He won’t ob-ject, I trust? 3

A. Jack? Ob-ject?

poco rit.

Let him ob ject

if he dares!

fares


51

54 Allegro moderato

= 132 risoluto

A. I

taught my

son

as

a

wee

lit

tle

or

ders

laid

down

by

his

to

o

A. lad

to o

bey

all

the

marcato A. dad,

I

taught my

lad

bey

55 A. dad.

his


52

risoluto

dim.

A. And

so

he

learned how

to

watch for

my

frown;

A. if he paid

me

no

heed

I

frown

or

would knock him right

down,

marcato A. he’d heed

my

I’d

knock him

right

down.

rall. molto


53

56

Andante sostenuto ( = 80) dolce e legato

A. I’m

al ways calm,

a

man you can

rall. A. trust:

gen tle and

Poco meno mosso

fair,

mod ’rate and

poco rit.

just.

accel. molto

mezza voce, dolcissimo A. Kind ly,

doc

ile,

ten der and

mild.

But


54

57

Tempo I ( = 132) cresc. poco a poco risoluto

(with increasing anger)

A. there are some

things,

there are some

things,

there are some

A. things

that

drive

accel.

me

58

wild!

Poco piĂš mosso ( = ca. 152)

A. The worst

â?‰

is a

child

who

will

not o

bey,

the


55

rall. molto A. worst is a child who will not

o

bey.

dim. poco a poco

59

Andante

poco accel.

legato A. Let

him

pray,

let

him

pray,

let

him

pray

to

high

cresc. poco a poco

Giusto

= 112

Tempo I marc.

A. Heav’n,

but

mark

what

I

ben marcato

molto rall.

rit.

A. say,

mark what

I

say:

there will be

col canto

Hell


56

a tempo

accel.

A. to

60

pay.

Andante

= 80

A. Here

is

the

mor

al

you

must not

rit.

ne

glect:

a tempo

molto rit.

A. This

is

61

the

mor al:

Giusto

in

sist on re

= ca. 112

spect,

re

spect,

re

spect,

accel. cresc.

A. You can

bet your

bon net,

you

can

cresc.

bet

a

bil

lion

on it:


57

Tempo I

(senza rall.)

A. My

Jack

will

not

ob

cresc.

(Sir Anthony exits.) A. ject.

cresc.

❉ 62

Recit. (calling after him)

M. Ver y well, Sir An tho ny. We’ll ex pect a vis-it from Cap tain Jack.

col canto

I’ll ap praise Lyd-i-a.


58

Più mosso

= ca. 120

(Lucy enters.)

Lu. Yes,

(She goes to her bell and rings for Lucy.)

3

M. Oh, but my let ter!

Più mosso

63

Andante

= ca. 120

= 69

in strict tempo

Lu. Mum?

a piacere

3

3

Yes, Mum. He’s

wait ing down the block.

M. Lu cy, have you seen Bar on von Ha ken bock?

Andante

= 69

col canto

M. Well, take this

let ter to him.

Now

Lu cy, you’re a sim ple girl,

Lu. Oh yes, Mum.

(gives her the letter)

M. but you know what a se cret is?

Ver y well.


59

Lu. Thank you, Mum.

(giving her money) 3

3

M. Then this is for be ing dis creet.

64

But Lu cy:

no gos sip!

No

de

Misurato, preciso ( = 69) cresc. poco a poco

M. ceit!

If I

should be

be trayed

by your lo

quic i ty,

you’ll not be ex

dim.

cresc. poco a poco

65

accel. poco a poco

Lu. Yes,

Mum.

M. cused be cause of your sim plic

i ty!

(Mrs. Malaprop exits. If optional chorus is used, servants enter at Lucy’s beckoning as soon as Mrs. Malaprop is gone.)

accel. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco


60

= 132

cresc.

poco rall. Lu. Sim

cresc.

66

Allegretto

(addressing the servants) [ If there is no chorus, Lucy addresses the audience.]

= ca. 104

Lu. plic

i

ty,

in

deed!

You

ser vants,

Lu. don’t be

clev er!

They’ll sus pect you eve ry time.

They’ll


61

Lu. trust you hard ly

ev er

and you’ll nev er make a

dime.

❉ 67 Lu. Sim

Lu. plic

i ty,

I

guar an tee

will

make you rich

er

Lu. fast er.

cresc.

As

you can see,

“Oh

sil

ly me”


62

Lu. Will fool CHORUS (optional)

the cruel est mas ter.

Sim

S Sim A Sim T Sim

8

B Sim

cresc.

68 Lu. plic i ty!

Sim plic i ty!

plic i ty!

Sim plic i ty!

plic i ty!

Sim plic i ty!

plic i ty!

Sim plic i ty!

plic i ty!

Sim plic i ty!

A

S

A

T 8

B


63

Lu. stu

pid

stare

and bend

ed

knee.

Sim

plic i ty,

Sim

plic i ty,

Sim

plic i ty,

Sim

plic i ty,

Sim

plic i ty,

S

A

T 8

B

cresc.

â?‰ Lu. I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

aire

I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

aire

I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

aire

I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

aire

I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

aire

S

A

T 8

B

â?‰


64

69 Lu. of

me!

of

me!

of

me!

of

me!

of

me!

S

A

T 8

B

Lu. From the Bar on

I take notes to the old

la dy;

he’s

senza cresc.

a

shad y one and


65

Lu. ver

y hard

to fleece.

But

I know just how

to sell him, I

just

Lu. tell him

that his

sec ret lov er,

Ce lia, is the niece.

senza cresc.

❉ 70 Lu. As

Lu. con

fi dante

of

Lyd

ia’s aunt

I’m

paid to be tray

the


66

Lu. lov ers.

I

lie, you know,

but

take the dough.

cresc.

Lu. I’d

nev

er blow their cov er.

Sim

S Sim A Sim T Sim

8

B Sim

cresc.


67

71 Lu. plic

i ty!

Sim

plic

i ty!

plic

i ty!

Sim

plic

i ty!

plic

i ty!

Sim

plic

i ty!

plic

i ty!

Sim

plic

i ty!

plic

i ty!

Sim

plic

i ty!

S

A

T 8

B

Lu. Let Mad

am

think

you’re dumb

as

she.

Sim

S Sim A Sim T 8

Sim

B Sim

cresc.


rall.

68

Lu. plic

i ty,

I

guar an tee

will

make

plic

i ty,

I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

plic

i ty,

I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

plic

i ty,

I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

plic

i ty,

I

guar an tee

will

make

a mil lion

S

A

T 8

B

rall.

lunga

a tempo Lu. a

mil

lion

aire lunga of

me!

aire

lunga of

me!

aire

lunga of

me!

of

me!

of

me!

S

A

T 8

aire

lunga

B aire

a tempo lunga

lunga

â?‰

â?‰


69

Scene 2

(Later the same morning. The Newport Casino. CafĂŠ tables around the edge of a lawn tennis court. Nicholas Astor, in tennis flannels, carrying a racket, meets his friend Captain Jack Absolute, dressed in naval uniform. Nicholas, as usual, is in a gloomy mood.) 72

Allegro molto

= ca. 120

(like a tennis ball being struck first on the near side of the court, then on the far side.)

staccatissimo

JACK

Nich o las!

Why so

cresc.

lunga

NICHOLAS

8

I’ve

not

seen

Jul

ia

for

weeks

now.

lunga

Jack gloom y?

lunga

petulant N. 8

By

now she should be

back

with

Lyd

ia,

your

poco cresc.


70

rit. a piacere (meno)

N. 8

Lyd i a,

Or should I call

Jack.

you

“Wav er ley,”

her

starv ing, sec ret beau?

col canto

73 a tempo Jack Qui et,

Nick!

On ly

you and Lu cy

know.

dim.

N. 8

If your dou ble life’s so

hard,

then e

lope!

Just

cresc. poco a poco

74 Meno mosso

rall. N. 8

go!

Jack You know how Lyd ia

rall.

dim.

moons.

Meno mosso

She’s in love


71

rit.

a piacere

3

3

3

3

Jack with a fan

ta

sy.

If she finds out too soon that I’m rich,

and finds out I’m not an aes

col canto

a tempo ( = 120)

accel.

=

N. 8

3

A 3

Jack She’ll pitch me in to the street.

thete,

a tempo ( = 120) accel.

75

=

Tempo di valse (l’istesso tempo)

N. 8

mour!

A

mour!

A

mour!

If

on

ly


72

76 =

N. we

8

were

poor.

Jack That’s non sense, Nick!

But she

=

cresc.

N. Then

8

stop

play ing

Jack al

so does n’t

know

I’m an Earl.

N. 8

games,

or

find

an oth er

girl!

You al ways

do.

(annoyed) Jack Nick,

cresc.

you’re not

lis t’ning.

I’m

in

love!


77

Allegro con brio

73

= 108

Jack

sub.

Jack Do you know

what I’ve

gone

dim.

Jack through

for

her,

the

dim.

Jack show

I’ve had

to

do

for

her,

cresc.


74

rall.

rit.

78

Meno mosso

= ca. 100

Jack the woe that I’ve gone through for her?

dim. poco a poco

Jack Cow ’ring in

the flow er bed,

sneak ing

up

Jack stairs,

Crawl ing like

a

quad

ru ped,

cresc.

Allegro

= 108

cresc. Jack trapped

be hind

the chairs.

A

fraid the

aunt will

find me

out,

the


a tempo ( = 100)

Meno mosso

rall molto

cresc. poco a poco Jack climb

ing down

the

wa

ter

spout,

cresc. poco a poco

sub.

Jack hid ing

in

the gar d’ner’s shed.

cresc.

❉ 79

Allegro con brio ( = 108)

Jack I have tied

cresc.

my self

in

75


76

Jack knots

for

her,

cresc.

dim.

Jack I have tried

to

dance

ga

vottes

for

her,

cresc.

Meno mosso ( = 100) Jack I’ve tied my self

dim. poco a

in

knots

for her,

poco

80 Jack pos ing

as

a great

ar

tiste,

sing ing op

cresc.

’ra


77

mocking Jack scores,

la

la

la la

la la,

cresc. dim.

cresc. Jack know ing noth ing,

not

the least,

know ing noth ing,

not

the least of

how to be

cresc.

81

rall. poco a poco dim. poco a poco (

)

(

)

Jack trou

ba

dour.

My

ser

e

nades

have

all

been

dim. poco a poco

Moderato

= ca. 88

Jack played.

This trou

dim.

ba

dour

is

such

poco cresc.

a

a


78

accel. molto

82 Allegro (

= 108)

N. Then

8

Jack bore!

I

accel. molto

can’t keep up this

mas quer ade.

Allegro ( = 108)

rall. poco a poco

Meno mosso

N. 8

why go

on with

this cha

rade?

Jack I’m

in

love,

in

Meno mosso

rall. poco a poco

cresc.

accel. poco a poco

cresc.

Jack love,

in

love!

Fer vent ly, fran

cresc. poco a poco

ti c’lly,


string.

79

cresc. Jack fool

83 Vivace (

ish

ly,

fi

nal

ly

I’m

in

= 120)

(He grabs Nick by the lapels and forces him to listen.)

Jack love!

cresc. poco a poco

(exasperated)

lunga

Jack in

love, in love, in

love,

in

love.

lunga

lunga

84 Recit. N. 8

a piacere

Jack, I’m not like you.

Jack Do you get it, Nick?

Recit.

col canto

You could lose

and try a gain,

but to


80 3

N. 8

lose

my

Jul ia

would be the end.

But how do I know she

Jack She loves you, Nick.

poch. rall. dim.

3

3

N. 8

loves me for my self?

Più mosso

And is she real ly se ri ous?

All this smil ing and laugh ing and sing ing…

poco rall 3

Jack Oh what a crime!

85 Adagio

You should try it some time.

Why wor ry

if she’s hap py?

overly pathetic

N. 8

When she’s


81

N. 8

gone,

eve ry mo ment she’s not here

I fear

the worst:

Does her love al ways shine

rit.

cresc. N. 8

like mine, and does she keep it as a shrine, a fire di vine? And does her long ing heart

cresc.

,

a tempo

3

3

86

N. 8

suf fer too,

when we’re a part?

Pochiss. più mosso N. 8

But I fret,

I’m up set

that she miss es me too much.

poco cresc.

It’s such

dim.

a


82

accel. poco a poco cresc. poco a poco

N. 8

heav y bur den for my dear

that I

fear

eve ry

men ace you can men tion

cresc. poco a poco

(dim.)

rall. poco a poco

87 Tempo I

,

N. 8

fills my mind with mor bid ap pre hen sion. When she’s gone,

eve ry hour that she’s a way

, ,

N. 8

I say

a

prayer:

I

pray that this ex ile,

this trial,

has end ed all her flight y

rit.

, N. 8

ways,

her friv ’lous days, and that her long ing heart

poco cresc.

3

learns to play

3

a grav er part.


83

88 Recit.

slower

3

Jack Nick,

I guess I should tell you:

Jul ia’s here in

New port now,

and wants to

col canto

N. What?

8

parlando

7

Jack see you.

But first I want you to meet a friend

5

of mine

from

Ken

89 Moderato = ca. 92 (Jack signals to Jasper Vanderbilt, who comes over from another table. He is a ridiculous figure in riding britches, carrying a small whip. He speaks like a rustic.)

Jack tuck y.

Jul ia stayed with his

fam ’ly

3

cresc. poco a poco

JASPER

How dy, Jack!

8

dim. poco a poco

Is


84

Jas. 8

this

the fel ler I’m s’posed to meet?

Jack It

is,

in deed.

Nich o las

As

tor,

basso in rilievo sempre

(Nicholas and Jasper shake hands.) (to Nicholas) Jack Jas

per Van

der bilt.

Jas

per’s fal len for Lyd i

a

(louder, to Jasper) Jack Lark spur,

How are you do ing with Lyd i a?

but he’s shy.

90

(He brandishes his riding crop.)

Jas. 8

Aw ful.

It’s this damn

Wav er ley guy!


85

(calming Jasper down) Jack Now

dim.

rit. N. I

8

Jack tell

Nick a bout Jul

ia.

He’s

dy

ing

to

hear it.

rit.

Adagio

91 Ragtime

= 66 (not too fast)

N. 8

trust she’s been

in

tol ’ra ble spir its?

Jas. 8

O you’re a

Adagio

luck y

Ragtime

man, in

deed!

= 66 (not too fast)


86

rall. molto N. 8

I had

Jas. Why she was bloom in’

8

like

a

weed!

rall. molto

92 Adagio

Ragtime

N. 8

heard

she was

slight ly in dis posed.

Jas. 8

O not that

Adagio

Jul ia; she’ll fool ya. She’s

a

frisk y

Ragtime

N. 8

You see, Jack?

Jas. 8

one.

Life of

the par ty! She’s a

bar rel of fun!

It’s


87

93 Adagio

rall. poco a poco

Ragtime

N. 8

not

as I sup posed. This cuts

me to the quick.

Don’t get me

Jack So

nowyou’re sad

Jul ia’s not been sick?

Adagio

rall. poco a poco

Ragtime

a piacere N. 8

wrong,

that’s

not

it.

But you’d think she’d miss me just a

col canto

a tempo N. 8

bit!

3

Jas. 8

What’s wrong with this fel la?

Jack He’s just so

a tempo

hap py

Jul ia’s

so


88

Jas. 8

Well I can

tell you,

be lieve me, that girl was nev er sick!

Jack well.

Take it eas y, Nick.

poco rall. N. 8

You hear,

Jack?

Such fri

vol

i ty

in

them all!

Jas. 8

Belle of the ball!

poco rall.

dim. poco a poco

94

parlando 3

3

3

3

N. 8

Have I been the life of the par ty?

parlando 3

Jack You cer tain ly have not.

col canto

Have I been“bloom ing like a weed?�


89

N. 8

Full of hu mor

and wit?

Jack No in deed.

Not a

bit.

But I’m

95 a tempo Jas. 8

And what a

voice!

You should a

Jack glad that you re joice at Jul ia’s health.

a tempo

cresc. poco a poco

poco rall.

=

N. Oh

8

Jas. 8

heard that

Jul ia,

heard that

Jul ia

sing!

poco rall.

=


90

96 Poco meno mosso

= 120

N. 8

fool!

Oh

woe!

Eve

ry

school

boy should

N. 8

know

that

a

wom an’s

nev er

con stant,

nev

er

97 N. 8

true.

Oh

fool!

Jas. 8

I nev er

Jack Bra vo!

Bra vo!


91

N. 8

Oh

woe!

Turn

your

Jas. 8

saw such a show!

Why’s he

ag

i

tat ed so?

Jack Oh what a strange sort

of beau!

N. 8

back and off they go;

they

will

find some gig o lo,

Jack Should she stay at home and sew?

Should she

98 N. 8

and they will

cast you off

like some old

worn

out shoe.

Jack on ly sing Gou noud?

And what a


92

Jas. 8

Oh it’s a

sor

ry sight,

Jack sin

to sing!

That girl’s a

wick

ed shrew!

a ver y

cresc. poco a poco

Jas. 8

a

sor ry

sight

to see

what

jeal

ou

sy

can

a

sor ry

sight

to see

what

jeal

ou

sy

can

Jack sor

ry sight,

99 N. 8

Fool!

O

8

do!

I nev er

woe!

Eve

ry

school

boy

should

Jas. saw such

a show!

Why’s

he ag

i tat ed

Why’s

he ag

i tat ed

Jack do!

Bra vo!

Bra vo!


93

N. 8

know

that

a

wom an’s

nev er

con stant,

nev

er

Jas. 8

so? What a strange sort of

beau!

Jul ia

was sing ing!

How wick ed!

What

a

so? What a strange sort of

beau!

Jul ia

was sing ing!

How wick ed!

What

a

Jack

cresc. poco a poco

100 N. 8

true!

Fool!

Oh

Jas. 8

shrew!

When I praised his lit tle fil ly

off

he

flew!

I guess I

Jack shrew!

Bra vo!

Bra

vo!

N. 8

woe!

Off

8

bet ter just go;

they’ll

go

with some gig o

lo!

Fool!

Jas. I’d bet ter go;

What a show!

Jack O what a

shrew!

Bra vo!


94

N. 8

Oh

woe,

8

What

woe!

Jas. a

show!

His tem per’s gon

na

Jack Bra

vo!

Should she

stay

at home and sew?

Should she

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco N. And they will cresc. poco a poco

8

cast you

off like

some old

worn

out

Jas. blow! Should she stay at home and sew? cresc. poco a poco

8

She would

spoil the

par ty,

just

like

She would

spoil the

par ty,

just

like

Jack on ly sing Gou noud?

101

cresc.

N. 8

shoe!

Turn your back and off they go; cresc.

they will find some gig o lo, a

8

you!

Should she stay

at home and sew? Should she cresc.

on

ly sing Gou noud?

She’d

you!

Should she stay

at home and sew? Should she

on

ly sing Gou noud?

She’d

Jas.

Jack

cresc. poco a poco


95

N. 8

wom an’s nev

er

con

stant,

nev

er

true,

Jas. 8

on

ly spoil

the

par

ty

just

like

you,

on

ly spoil

the

par

ty

just

like

you,

Jack

rall.

102 rit.

, N. 8

nev er

true, and they will

cast

you

off,

will

cast

you

8

just like

you, oh it’s

a

sor

ry

sight,

a

sor

ry

just like

you, oh it’s

a

sor

ry

sight,

a

sor

ry

,

Jas.

,

Jack

rall.

rit.


96

accel.

a tempo

N. 8

off

like some old worn

out

shoe!

I’d

bet ter

sight,

what jeal ou sy

can

do!

I’d

bet ter

sight,

what jeal ou sy

can

do!

Jas. 8

Jack

accel.

a tempo

N. 8

go!

8

go!

Jas.

Jack go! (Nicholas and Jasper exit in opposite directions.)

cresc.

You’d bet ter


97

103 Andante pomposo SIR ANTHONY

(Sir Anthony enters.)

3

Jack,

I’ve been look ing for you. 3

Jack At your ser vice, Sir.

3

A. We have some bus i ness to do.

While I’m a live, I want to see my boy cut

3

A. a real fig ure in the world,

and I’ve re solved to give

you

a large

es

3

Jack parlando

You want me to quit the Na vy?

3

3

My wife?

A. tate.

3

3

That will be up to your wife.

col canto

Yes, a


98

dolce

3

Jack Not a word, Sir. (gruffly)

3

Not that I heard, Sir.

A. wife.

Did n’t I men tion her?

Are you sure? 3

3

A. Well, we can’t for get her.

Yes, Jack,

the great es tate of which I

3

rit.

104

a tempo

Jack Is this a joke?

3

A. spoke

is

sad dled with a wife.

Not on your

rit.

a tempo

Jack Ex cuse me,Sir. A. life!

What’s the mat ter? 3

3

Don’t stand there like a rock!


99

Jack This is quite a shock. 3

3

A. If you takethe es tate,

you take its live stock! 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Jack May I ask the la dy’s name?

3

3

A. What’s that to you?

All you have to do

3

is mar ry her at 3

3

3

3

Jack But, Sir, I’m al read y prom ised to an

oth er. 3

A. once!

Don’t be a dunce!

3

3 3

3

3

For

3

3

3


100

A. get her!

If worse comes to worst,

tell her

bus i ness comes first,

3 3

rall. poco a poco Jack I’m sor ry, Sir.

My

A. and that your bus i ness

is to o bey

me.

rall. poco a poco

cresc.

Andante grazioso

105

dim.

Allegro moderato = ca. 132 rall.

rit.

= Jack heart is not free. A. Jack,

be

ware!

Don’t

Allegro moderato = ca. 132 rall.

Andante grazioso

put me

rit.

=

8ba

in a

rage!


101

Recit.

a tempo

3

3

Jack But how can I be en-gaged to some ug-ly, o-ver-aged mon-stros-i-ty I’ve nev-er

A.

Recit.

a tempo

col canto

106 Andante

= ca. 69

poco rit. 3

Jack seen?

All right, Fa ther, what would you have me do? risoluto

A. She’ll be as ug ly as

Andante

= ca. 69

I choose!

poco rit.


102

107 Allegro moderato

= ca. 132 a piacere

3

A. Do eve

ry

thing ex act

ly

as

I

say!

I’ll giveyou till five o’ clock to

cresc.

col canto

Andante come prima A. day

to come a

108 Allegro

round.

If you don’t,

you’ll nev

er see an oth er

= 120 (Sir Anthony goes toward the exit.)

A. pound!

And

damn me

if

I

ev

er

cresc. poco a poco

(He storms out.) A. call

you

son

a

gain!


103

a piacere Jack Dear

Fa ther,

“mild est

of

men.”

col canto

109

Allegro scherzando

= ca. 112

LUCY

(signalling to him)

Cap tain

Ab

so lute!

8

(They hush each other up.) Lu. No let ter, Sir.

(confidentially) Jack Lu cy!

What news from Lyd i a?

No note for

8

(Approves after inspecting it.)

(It’s not enough.)

(holding out her palm) Lu. I don’t think so.

(giving her money)

(He gives her more.)

Jack “Wav er ley”?

I think you

know. 8va


104

110

(Jack quiets her down)

Lu. Well, you,

Sir…

I mean “Wav

er ley”,

Lu. “Wav er ley”

has a ver y

po tent ri val.

Oh

no, Sir.

Jack You can’t mean Jas per?

Lu. He’s a to tal flop.

He’s been dropped by Mal a prop.

111 a tempo (admiring Jack) Lu. a piacere

He’s ver y hand some.

a piacere

Jack Then who is “Wav er ley’s” po tent ri val?

col canto

a tempo

And does

col canto


105

a tempo Lu. Oh yes!

She’s quite swept off her

feet!

Jack Lyd i a think he’s hand some?

What?

a tempo 8

a tempo Lu. It sure ly will be

a piacere

se ri ous when the two of them fi n’lly meet.

Jack You mean this is se ri ous?

a tempo

col canto

112 Recit. senza misura (impatiently) 3

3

Jack Lu cy,

ex plain if you can

how she can think he’s hand some if she’s nev er met the man.

a tempo Lu. Yes, Sir,

that is rath er hard to ex plain.

Jack Well, try,

a tempo

Lu cy!


106

Recit.

113 a tempo

Lu. Well,

Sir,

you should know that your dad and Lyd i a’s aunt

have a greed

on

col canto

Lu. this

new

beau.

(The truth dawns on him.) a piacere

3

Jack No!

It’s

Lyd i a

my

fa ther wants me to

col canto

a tempo Lu. That’s right.

You are your own

ri val.

Jack mar ry.

a tempo

Oh


107

114 3

Jack Lord!

My

fa ther!

I

re fused him!

What have I

done?

I’ve got to

cresc.

(He runs off) Jack find him now

and

play

the

pen i tent

son.

cresc. poco a poco

3

Lu. Look at him run!

cresc.

(Baron von Hakenbock, in Prussian military uniform, enters.) = sempre

(counting her money) Lu. Ah,

lov ers!

A

nev er end ing source of

pro fit

and

fun. = sempre


108

115 L’istesso tempo (

= ca. 112)

(calling, as she waves an envelope)

Lu. Here comes an oth er one.

Oh Bar on!

Bar on von

Lu. Ha ken bock! BARON

From your dear

Lu cy!

You have a

let ter? 8va

(extending her palm)

(He ignores it.) (insisting)

Lu. Cel

ia.

8va

8va

(He reluctantly gives her a coin.)

dim.

116

(Lucy gives the Baron the envelope.)


109

(He opens it, studies it a moment, then reads it to Lucy.)

Senza misura parlando

3

3

3

3

B. “Sir,

fe male punc tu a tion for bids me to ful ly ex press

the in fal li ble joy

col canto

117 Andante 3

3

3

B. of your af flic tion for me.”

What love ly lan guage!Your mis tress is Queen of the dic tion ar y!

Tempo I ( = 112) Lu. She’s

senza cresc.

a

ver y

ex

pe ri enced

sempre

talk

er,


110

poco rit. Lu. Sir.

She

B. Ex

pe ri enced?

And on ly eigh teen years oldt?

poco rit.

col canto

118 a tempo Lu. reads,

Sir.

Eve ry

book that’s soldt.

(continuing to read) B. “As

to the time

and pro

pin

qui ty

of

a

ren

dez vous,

(to himself) B. please in form the bear er of this note.” Ach!

I


111

a tempo 119 (to Lucy, as he starts to leave)

a piacere B. did n’t want to meet her quite so soon.

Well,

to mor row af ter

noon

col canto

(He exits.) B. then I will

give

you

my

re

ply.

cresc.

(counting her money) Lu. Sim

plic

i ty,

I

guar an tee

will

❉ (Sir Anthony enters, (She runs off.)

=

Lu. make a mil lion aire

of me! =


112

120 L’istesso tempo = 112 followed by Jack, pleading with him.) Jack Please,

Fa

ther,

tent be

fore you.

I

im

Jack plore you.

You see

a

pen

i

a piacere

3

A. I

see an im pu dent

col canto

a tempo Jack I’ve made a

grave

mis take.

A. scoun drel!

a tempo

And


113

Jack Du ty, Sir.

I won’t for sake your good ad

A. why this sud den

change?

Jack vice.

And

I

will make

this

A. Ver

y

strange.

rit. (in 4)

rall. 3

=

3

Jack sac

ri

fice,

how

ev er im mense the ex pense.

A. Now you’re talk ing

rall.

rit.

=


114

121

= 112 (innocently)

a piacere

a tempo

Jack Thank you, Sir.

Now a bout that wife…

An y time,

Sir.

A. sense!

You’ll mar ry her?

a tempo

= 112

col canto

rit. Jack Just say the word. 3

A. That’s my boy!

All right, Jack,

now I’ll tell you the la dy’s

rit.

cresc.

122 a tempo (

= 112)

A. name.

What

do

you

think

of


115

a piacere

lunga

a tempo

3

Jack lunga

I’m quite in the dark,

angrily

Sir.

A. Lyd i a Lark

spur?

Well?

a tempo

lunga

col canto

Jack I

don’t

be lieve we’ve ev

er

met.

A. The

girl’s a rav ing beau

ty.

(precisely) Jack That’s all

the same

to me,

Sir.

I’ll

dim.

123 A. You nev er met Mrs. Mal a prop?

This

is her

niece.

do my fil ial du

ty.


116

Meno mosso

a tempo

Meno

a tempo

(thinking) Jack Mal a prop?

Lark spur?

Oh yes,

I

Jack think I do re mem ber,Sir.

Lit tle cross eyed girl?

Bright red curls?

A. Gor geous hair,

a piacere

vo

lup

tuous fig ure.

Eve ry thing a man could

)

Non sense!

124 a tempo

Jack And which is to be mine, Sir,

the niece or the aunt?

A. want.

What the dev il’s wrong with

a tempo

col canto


117

Piú mosso (exiting) A. you?

Now,

Mrs.

Mal a prop’s ex pect ing

rall.

you.

You

rit.

(alone, still posing) a piacere

Jack I’ll

Yes, Fa ther. (exits) A. be

there with in the hour!

rall.

a tempo

rit.

sac

ri fice my self.


118

Scene 3 (Noon. Mrs. Malaprop’s salon. Lucy ushers in Nicholas as Julia hurries in.) 125

Allegretto

= ca. 96

8

8

cresc. poco

a poco

(Julia embraces him.)

(Lucy exits.)

Ju. Nich o las!

It’s been

so long!

126 N. 8

Yes,

Ju lia.

I

hope you’ve

been well?


119

Ju. Won der ful!

So muchto

tell!

Ju. Nick,

what’s wrong?

N. 8

Days

of

play?

Nights

of

song?

Ju. You seem so

cold.

N. 8

I must

ad

mit,

my joy

was

And what

was

Ju.

N. 8

cooled

by some thing I

was

told.


120

poco rit. Ju. that? N. 8

Well,

I

heard from your Van der bilt

poco rit.

127

a tempo

Ju. Jas N. 8

friend,

you en

joyed my ab sence no

end.

a tempo

(laughing) Ju. per?

He’s

so

sap py!

N. 8

Well,

at


121

Ju. But love is

joy

ful,

N. 8

least you might pre tend to be un hap py.

128 Ju. Nick. N. 8

Jul ia,

when you sang with such

glee,

dim.

Ju. You N. 8

say it was

me

you were think

ing of.

will al

ways


122

rit.

a tempo

Ju. be

my

love.

I’m so

grate ful for you.

N. 8

Such a

rit.

plat i tude!

Your

a tempo

129 Ju. For what

qual i ty

N. 8

grat i tude

is

not what I need

to

hear!

Ju. should

I

love

you,

dear?

N. 8

No

qual i ty

at

all!


123

a piacere N. 8

That would be on ly

es

I wish I were

teem!

ug ly;

col canto

130

a tempo

N. 8

then

I’d

be

sure

your

love

for me

is

pure.

Ju. That’s

not

ver y ma

ture.

If

Ju. na

ture

made

you

hand some,

re

joice!


124

Ju. That’s not the

rea son

you were my

choice.

I have had

131

Ju. suit ors more hand some than you. N. 8

Jul ia,

Jul ia,

rall.

that

won’t

do!

a piacere (meno)

N. 8

If you loved me as you

de

clare,

you would think my looks be yond com

col canto

a tempo Ju. I N. 8

pare.

a tempo

see you’re de ter mined to

quar rel.


125

a piacere (meno) N. 8

Jul ia,

tell me the

truth:

are you

sor ry that you’re en

gaged?

col canto

132 a tempo (holding up her engagement ring) Ju. This

ring

is

not

a

N. 8

Are you still

at tract ed to me?

a tempo

Ju. mill

stone.

I’d

love you as much

if

I

were

Ju. free. N. 8

I

see!

So

ea

ger

to

be

free!


126

Ju. You are your own

worst

N. 8

133 PiĂš mosso (She leaves.) Ju. en e my.

I

will

not

hear

an y

more!

N. 8

Jul ia!

Wait!

cresc.

dim. poco a poco

134

Allegretto come sopra

N. 8

She locked the door.

I hear

her sob

bing.

I’m such

a


127

N. 8

brute!

No,

she’s com ing

back.

Just

like

N. 8

wom an,

so

ir

res

o lute!

No

stead i ness

at

all.

(listening again)

(listening) N. 8

No,

she’s not

com ing.

She’s not in the hall.

N. 8

This is not stead i ness,

this is

ob

sti nate!

It’s ap pall ing!

a


128

135 N. 8

Well, if she thinks

that

I’ll

come crawl

ing

back,

(spoken)

or knock ing at

(Exits)

N. 8

her win dow sill‌

Hm. Good idea. I think I will.

col canto

poco rall.

136

Andante

=

= ca. 84

(Mrs. Malaprop and Jack, still in uniform, enter from the terrace.)

dim.


129

M. Oh Cap tain,

ingratiatingly, legato Jack I’ve nev er met your lit tle niece but Fa ther prais es you

non stop.

M. flat u lence will get you

no where!

Jack And how my hon or does in crease to meet the fa mous Mrs.

cresc. poco a poco

M. Now, Cap tain, Jack Mal a prop.

you know my Lyd ia’s sit

u

a

tion:


130

137

Allegro moderato

= 104

M. She’s

fall en

for a

man be neath her

sta

tion.

Jack What

Allegro moderato

an ab er

= 104

M. I

pray that you can

stop her,

save her from this

Jack ra

tion!

138

precisely

M. pau per!

When I

Jack I’ll

make

it my vo

ca

tion.

af front ed


131

cresc. M. her

with your

fa ther’s prep o

si tion,

she

ab so lute ly would not

(holding up a letter) M. lis ten.

But

Jack Oh, the girl de serves much

bet ter!

cresc.

in strict tempo confidentially

139

M. I’ve in ter

ced ed an oth er

let ter from her

im pec

u

ni

ar

y

mu

(handing the letter to Jack) M. si

Read it,

cian. (startled)

Jack I’m

shocked, Mad am.

Real ly

shocked!

Sir.

It’s


132

poco rall. M. from that no good Wav

er

ley!

(reading)

Jack “My

poco rall.

140

Andante grazioso 3

Jack dear est

Lyd ia, my soul’s

on ly balm.”

Ver y

ten der, in

3

Allegro moderato ( = 104)

rall.

rit.

a tempo

M. Go on!

Read!

Jack deed.

Allegro moderato ( = 104)

“I’m

rall.

told I have a

rit.

ri val…”

a tempo


133

141 M. That’s

you,

Sir.

Jack “…As for the

old,

weath er beat en

cresc. poco a poco

(innocently) a piacere

3

Jack she

dra gon

who

guards

you…”

Who can he mean by that?

col canto

142 a tempo M. Me,

Sir,

me!

He means me! 3

Jack The

a tempo

im pu dent brat!


134

M. Pray con

tin ue, Sir.

Jack Let me

see.

“…old,

weath er beat en

3

M. You need n’t read it a gain! Jack she dra gon…”

143 (continuing to read)

I

beg your par don, Ma’am.

cresc. poco a poco

Jack “I’ll de vise a scene

in which the gram mar queen

cresc. poco a poco

will give me her con


135

Jack sent

and be our go be

tween.”

Does he mean

some

kind

of

M. Yes!

A plot to e lope!

As

if he could en ter this

door!

Ha ha!

And what’s

Jack plot?

M. more,

make

me

his ac

com plice!

Ha

ha!

We’ll

see

who plots


136

144 M. best.

cresc. poco a poco

(confidentially)

Jack Here’s what I sug gest:

let them think you’ve been de ceived,

but when they start to

cresc. poco a poco

Jack leave

we’ll in ter rupt their plot;

I’ll have the beg gar

caught,

then

a tempo M. Bril-liant, Cap-tain!

a piacere Jack I

will car ry Lyd ia

off!

a tempo

col canto

Yes, yes,

we’ll see

who plots


137

145

poco rall.

M. best!

a piacere

Jack Now please al

low me

May I see her now?

to put the girl to a test.

poco rall.

col canto

Andante ( = ca. 84) M. Oh,

I doubt that she is

read y yet at all.

Jack

Andante ( = ca. 84)

I

think

she’ll come.

M. What’s that? Jack Just

tell her that her dar ling “Wav er ley” has come to call.

Just a


138

M. Ha ha ha

ha!

A

trick she well de

serves!

I’ll

Jack trick

to

get the girl to

come.

(She goes toward the door, …

…and stops.) a piacere

M. go fetch

Lyd i a.

But I’ll not men tion this

col canto

Risoluto

= ca. 84

M. Wav er ley, Sir.

146

Allegretto

She must know it’s Cap tain Ab

= 104

on

rall. poco a poco (Jack walks around the room, pausing and gesturing as he silently debates his course of action.)

(She exits.) M. her.

cresc.

so lute who’s come to wait

dim. poco a poco


139

(Good idea.) (considering it)

(Bad idea.)

A tempo ( = 112) (He hears Lydia coming,

(He walks around again.)

cresc.

goes to the other side of the room and turns his back to her.) rall. poco a poco

(Lydia enters.

dim.

147 Moderato

= 100

Hands on hips, she glares defiantly at him.) (aside) Lyd. There’s the sil ly

poco rit.

dolce

snob

she’s

fob bing off on

me.

How

a tempo

Lyd. dif

f’rent from my Wav

er ley!

Oh

cresc.

my,

I


140

poco rall.

a tempo

(cough) (no response)

(holding up two fingers)

Lyd. guess he’s

shy.

I’ll cough.

Twice.

(Still no response)

poco rall.

rit.

Lyd. If

148 a tempo

he won’tbreak the ice,

I guess I should.

But I’m so

accel. poco a poco

Lyd. ner vous! cresc.

rit.

Moderato ( = 100)

(louder than she intended) Lyd. Cap tain Ab so lute! (Startled, Jack turns around.) Jack At your ser vice, Ma’am.

rit.

Moderato ( = 100)


rit.

141

a tempo

(Jack waves his arms to quiet her.) Lyd. Wav

er

ley!

cresc.

Lyd. Are you (spoken)

cra zy? (whispered)

Jack Hush,

hush.

Be

qui et.

dim.

149 Presto

= 160

Jack I

fooled your aunt with this

u ni form;

she thinks I’m Cap tain

Ab so lute.

Jack I

heard that he was com ing here,

so I

got

some

friends

to


142

Meno

150 Presto (

a piacere

= 160)

3

Lyd. And Aunt ie be lieved you? Jack keep him a way.

Lis ten!

Presto ( = 160)

Meno

col canto

Jack We’ve

got

to make a

plan

to get

a

way.

dim. molto

rall.

=

Jack Just

name

the

hour,

just

name

the =

cresc.


143

151 (

= ca. 120)

Lyd. Wav er ley, will you real ly for sake

my for

Jack day.

( = ca. 120)

rall. poco a poco Lyd. tune, real ly

for sake my dow ry,

eve

ry thing

for

me? (playing it to the hilt)

Jack Your

rall. poco a poco

3

152 Andante grazioso

poco rit.

3

3

3

a tempo

rall. Lyd. Your

love

is the

Jack love

will make me rich

Andante grazioso rall.

in

poco rit.

pov

er ty.

Your love is the song,

a tempo

dim. poco a poco

the


144

poco cresc. Lyd. song

the

south

wind

blows,

the

poco cresc. Jack south

wind

blows,

the love

li est

air,

the

poco cresc.

rall. poco a poco

(Just as they start to embrace, Mrs. Malaprop

Lyd. love

li est air

a

sky

lark

knows.

love

li est air

a

sky

lark

knows.

Jack

rall. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco

153 Vivo = 138 enters. Lydia saves the situation by slapping Jack’s face. Jack plays along, but gives Lydia a dirty look as he rubs his face.) (slap)

poco rall.

Lyd. Don’t touch M. Well, what a pleas ant sur

poco rall.

prise!

Vivo

= 138

me, Cap tain!

You’re


145

Lyd. all

that

I

de

spise!

dim.

M. Cap tain,

I

a

pol

o

gize.

glo

phile!

dim. poco a poco

M. That

girl’s

a

reg

u lar

An

rall. poco a poco Jack She’ll come a

round

af ter

while.

dim. poco a poco

154 Vivo

= 138

Lyd. Nev er!

You’re

dead wrong!

M. That

Vivo

= 138

girl

is

head strong

as an


146

155 Allegretto

= 116

(Jack tries to calm Mrs. Malaprop at one side; Lydia is at the other.)

M. al le go ry on the banks of the Nile!

sempre

(to Jack, so Lydia won’t hear) M. Yes,

(confidentially)

I know:

give her some rope.

Jack Eas

y,Ma’am.

Giveher some hope.

M. Let her be lieve they’ll real ly

e lope,

Jack Let her be lieve

they’ll real ly

e lope.

basso in relievo


147

M. let her be lieve

they’ll real ly

e lope!

let her be lieve

they’ll real ly

e lope!

Jack Let her be lieve

they’ll real ly

e lope,

156 (By herself) Lyd. We’ve

got

her

M. Give her some hope,

give her some rope!

Let her be

Give her some hope,

give her some rope!

Let her be

Jack

Lyd. fooled!

She’s

M. lieve

they’ll real ly

e

lope!

lieve

they’ll real ly

e

lope!

Jack

such an im pos si ble

dope!


148

Lyd. She

helps

us

out

and

makes it

a cinch to

e

157 Lyd. lope!

Ha ha ha ha ha

ha!

Ha ha ha

ha!

M. Ha ha!

Ha ha!

ha

Jack Ha

ha!

Ha

ha!

Ha ha ha ha!

A

dim. poco a poco

(still apart from the other two) Lyd. Ha ha ha!

Ha ha

Ha ha ha!

Ha ha

M.

Jack bril

liant

trick!

A mas

ter

coup!

Let her be lieve


149

Lyd. ha! M. ha! Jack she’s

fool

ing

you.

158 Lyd. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

M. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

A

go

be

tween

in their in

ter

view!

Jack Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

Lyd. Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

M. ver y i dea!

We’ll

show

those

two!

Jack Ha ha ha!

cresc. poco a poco

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

The


150

159

Lyd. A

bril liant trick!

A mas

ter coup!

M. A

go

be tween

in their in

ter view!

Jack A bril liant trick! A mas ter coup!

Let

her think she’s fool ing

dim. poco a poco

❉ Lyd. We’ve got

cresc.

her fooled,

We’ve got

her

M. We will show cresc.

those two!

Ha ha ha ha ha

ha!

Ha ha ha ha ha

ha!

We’ll show

those

Jack you.

A

mas

(Jack and Mrs. Malaprop split up; the three singers are now separated. Each takes a turn coming forward.) Lyd. fooled! M. two! Jack coup!

With

ter


151

160 Lyd. wile

and guile

I

get my own way.

M. I

use eve ry ruse

and

M. sub

ter fuge.

Jack I’ve led them a

stray,

Jack but what do I

say

when

Lyd i a finds I’m a

161 (Mrs. Malaprop goes somewhat upstage to one side to get Lyd. Ha ha ha ha! (forcing himself to laugh)

Ha ha ha

Jack fraud?

She’ll

bur y me un der the sod!

Ha

cresc.

ha!


152

Jack’s hat. Lydia goes to the opposite (Lucy and the other servants [optional chorus] enter.) side, still apart from Jack.) dim.

Lyd. ha

ha ha ha! dim.

Jack Ha

ha

ha

ha.

dim.

cresc. poco a poco

(shouted)

M. Go,

Lyd i a,

go!

Go!

Go!

162 Lu. Such

a show!

Such a play! (sweetly sarcastic)

Lyd. What ev er you say. M. Go! Go to your room! CHORUS (optional)

Stay there all day!

Don’t you talk

S. Such

a show!

Such

a play!

Such

a show!

Such

a play!

Such

a show!

Such

a play!

Such

a show!

Such

a play!

A.

T. 8

B.

cresc.


153

dim. Lu. I love

to

hear

her blow ing her stack!

Lyd. Me, talk ing back? M. back!

You dis o bey, dim.

S. to We love dim.

hear

her blow ing her stack!

We love

to

hear

her blow ing her stack!

to

hear

her blow ing her stack!

to

hear

her blow ing her stack!

A.

dim. T. 8

We love dim.

B. We love

dim.

and


154

Lu. Ha ha ha ha ha! Lyd. What ev er you say.

I

nev er talk back!

M. you’ll get a smack! S. Ha ha ha ha! A. Ha ha ha ha!

T. 8

Ha ha ha ha!

B. Ha ha ha ha!

poco cresc.

dim.


155

163 Jack I feel like a man laid out on the rack.

I can’t go a head, I

164 Lu. Ha ha ha ha!

What

a

scene it is!

Lyd. With M. I’m

a

ge ni us!

can not goback. S. Ha ha ha ha!

What

a

scene it is!

Ha ha ha ha!

What

a

scene it is!

Ha ha ha ha!

What

a

scene it is!

Ha ha ha ha!

What

a

scene it is!

A.

T. 8

B. 164


156

Lu. Ha ha ha!

Ha ha

ha!

Ha ha ha!

She’ll

get her own

(to Mrs. Malaprop) Lyd. wile and guile

I’ll get

my way

by

do ingwhat ev (to Lydia)

er you

M. I

use eve ry ruse,

and sub ter fuge, but you will do just what I

S. Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

She’ll get her own

Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

She’ll get her own

With wile and guile she’ll get her way, withwile and guile,

get her way.

She’ll get her own

With wile and guile she’ll get her way, withwile and guile,

get her way.

She’ll get her own

A.

T. 8

B.


157

165 Lu. say.

Ha ha ha ha ha

ha!

say.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

say.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Lyd.

M.

Jack Ha ha ha ha ha ha! S. way!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

way!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

way!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

way!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

A.

T. 8

B.

cresc.


158

166 M. I’m a gen i us! (downstage, by himself) Jack What a strat e gy, Jack!

What a mas ter ful

â?‰ 167

Lu. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Lyd. What a scene it

is!

Jack tack!

There was nev er so clev er a

coun ter feit!

But

S. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! A. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! T. 8

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

B. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!


159

Lyd. With wile and guile

I

get

my way.

(to Lydia)

M. Dis

o bey and you’ll

Jack how will I ev er get out

of it?

What can I do?

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. Lu. I

love

to hear

her blow her stack!

Ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha!

Lyd. What a scene it is! M. get

a smack!

I’m a gen i us!

Ha ha ha

ha!

Ha ha ha

Ha

ha

ha

Jack Where can I

go? cresc.

S. We love to hear cresc.

her blow her stack!

Ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha!

We love to hear cresc.

her blow her stack!

Ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha!

We love to hear cresc.

her blow her stack!

Ha ha ha

ha!

Ha ha ha

We love

her blow her stack!

Ha ha ha

ha!

Ha ha ha

A.

T. 8

B. to hear


160

168 Lu. Ha ha ha ha

ha ha

ha ha ha! What

a

show!

Ha ha ha ha

ha ha

ha ha ha! What

a

show!

Ha ha ha

ha ha ha! What

a

show!

Lyd.

M. ha!

Jack ha!

What can I

do?

Where can I

go?

S. Ha ha ha ha

ha ha

ha ha ha! What

a

show!

Ha ha ha ha

ha ha

ha ha ha! What

a

show!

ha!

Ha ha ha

ha ha ha! What

a

show!

ha!

Ha ha ha

ha ha ha! What

a

show!

A.

T. 8

B.


161

Lu. Ha

ha!

Lyd. Ha ha ha ha! M. Ha ha ha ha! Jack Ha

ha!

S. Ha ha ha ha! A. Ha ha ha ha! T. 8

Ha ha ha ha!

B. Ha ha ha ha!

4

cresc. 4

â?‰

4 4


162

ACT II Scene 1 (The Casino, the same afternoon. Baron von Hakenbock is seated at a cafe table, drinking a large stein of beer. He seems to be struggling with melancholy thoughts.)

Moderato

= 100 (slower than in Act I)

dim.

rall.

a tempo

dim. poco a poco

=

dim.

1

L’istesso tempo (

= 100)

(Jasper enters.)

(The Baron sees Jasper.)

dim. poco a poco


163

JASPER

8

Hor ses,

BARON

2

Jas per, old friend!

Bar on:

2

What are you do ing in New port?

rit.

a tempo

Jas. 8

the

rac ing sport.

And

un re quit ed love. 4

B. Ja!

rit.

rall.

2

Andante

You look a lit tle out of

a tempo

= ca. 60

=

Jas. 8

You? What’s the la dy’s (He pours Jasper a stein of beer.)

B. I got

sort.

rall.

Andante

dim.

la dy trou bles too.

= ca. 60

=


164

Jas. 8

name?

So what’s the

B. Cel ia.

She writes me love ly

let ters,

she’s young,

she’s rich.

3

rit.

Jas. 8

hitch?

That’s bad?

head tone

B. She’s

beau

ti

ful.

Ter ri fy ing!

You know me, Jas per,

rit.

a tempo

rit.

Jas. 8

Ja!

B. I’m

a tempo

a re spect ab le for tune hun ter,

ja?

Her

rit.

mon ey

for my


165

a piacere (lifting his stein)

a tempo Jas. 8

Ja!

Bar on ess

Cel

ia!

B. ti tle,

ja?

a tempo

col canto

rit.

3

Jas. 8

Here’s to beau ti ful wom en!

a piacere 3

3

3

B. Un less they’reyour wife!

Then they

ru

rit.

4

Allegro moderato

in your 3

= 108 =

B. life.

A

beau ti ful wife

needs

beau ti ful clothes

and


166

B. beau ti ful jew els to

go

with

those.

She gives beau ti ful balls

so

B. thou sands can come

to

flat ter your wife and to

drink up

your rum

in your

rall. poco a poco 5

dim. poco a poco

B. beau ti ful house

in

beau ti ful taste.

A

beau ti ful spouse,

she

dim. poco a poco

molto rit. espressivo

a piacere

B. knows how to waste

that

beau ti ful dow ry you thought you’d been dealt.

With a beau ti ful

col canto


167

a tempo B. wife,

good

bye

to

the

Geld!

dolce

6

insinuating

B. With

beau ti ful wives

come

cresc. B. beau ti ful men,

all

rall. poco a poco

chas ing your wife with a

rit.

hun

gry

yen

to be

Lento

B. more than her friend

(you

know what I mean!)

You need spies,

pri vate eyes

for your


168

7

a tempo

poco dim.

B. beau ti

ful

queen.

If you’re wise, I

ad

vise

you,

poco dim.

rall. poco a poco dim. poco a poco B. a

stu dy this well:

beau ti ful wife

is

a

sen tence to hell.

dim. poco a poco

8

rit.

a tempo

a piacere (lento)

cresc. B. ru in your sleep and they

nev er come cheap.

But what can I

do?

col canto

poco cresc.

Allegro molto B. I’m

in

it

too

deep.

They


169

9

Moderato

= 92

Jas. 8

Well, at least,

Bar on,

Jas. 8

your la dy loves

you.

I’m not so luck y.

10 Jas. 8

I ride all this way from Ken tuck y,

they ask me to come to her


170

Jas. 8

place,

8

face!

I

dress up

swell,

I

ring

the bell,

they slam

the door in my

Jas.

11

Moderato

I have been ver y

ill

= 104

Jas. 8

used!

B. Ha!

Such

in sult

must not

be ex

cused!

= Jas. 8

Ja!

Fel la named Wav er ley.

B. There’s an oth er

man,

ja? =


171

12 Jas. Ja!

8

B. Ha!

You must take

ac tion:

get sat is

fac tion

for a trai t’rous breach of

Jas. 8

Friend ship?

Quite the re verse!

I’ve nev er

e ven

met the man.

B. friend ship!

13 Jas. 8

By

gol ly that’s true.

B. That

makes

his

crime

e ven worse! 3

dim.

3

3

3


172 3

3

3

Jas. 8

Bar on,

my

an

ger ris 3

3

es

up!

3 3 3

3

cresc.

3

3

3

3 3

3

3

14 (brandishing his riding crop like a sword.)

3

Jas. 8

I’m catch ing

cour age

from you.

I will be

brave!

Jas. 8

I will be

cru el.

(offering him pen and paper)

B. Ja!

Chal lenge the man to a

duel!

dim.

rit. (Jasper hesitates.)

3

3

Jas. 8

Is that wise?

Could n’t he just

a

pol o gize?

B. Here.

rit.

3

3

3


173

15

a tempo

B. For heav en’s

sake,

your hon or

is at stake!

cresc. poco a poco

Jas. 8

Ja!

For my

hon or,

I

fight!

B. Meet

the man

to night! 3

dim. poco

rall. molto 3

Jas. 8

What shall I

write?

B. Start

rall. molto 3

3

a poco

16

Andante grazioso 3

= ca. 60 3

dolce

=

B. off with an el e gant sal u

ta tion:

“Sir,

3

3

con eleganza

I

crave

the hon or


174

rall. Jas. Lord,

8

take me for a

B. of your kind

par

tic

i

17 a piacere

pa tion…”

Molto moderato

rall.

= 80

5

Jas. 8

sin ner!

I ain’t in vit in’ the man to

din ner!

(starting to leave)

B. All right,

Molto moderato

do it your

= 80

dim.

col canto

accel. poco a poco B. way.

I have a

sim i lar

cresc. poco a poco

job

at

hand.

A

cer tain Cap tain


175

18

Pi첫 mosso

= 104 (He exits.)

B. has in

sult ed

my Va

ter land.

rall. =

=

(Jasper, alone, sits at the table with pen and paper,

cresc.

sub.

Poco meno mosso 19

trying to find the courage to write his challenge. But fear overtakes him, and he throws away his first attempt.)

3

3

Pi첫 mosso ( = 104) (A bold new attempt.)

rall. poco a poco 3

dim. poco a poco

3

(Throws it away.) 3

3

3

3


20

176

Andante grazioso (Remembering the “elegant salutation,� he tries again.)

rall. poco a poco

21

(Throws it away, too.)

accel. poco a poco (He gradually finds his own way, writes the letter with angry gestures.)

cresc. poco a poco

Allegro (

= 104)

(Signs the letter, puts it in an envelope, seals it, then holds it up to admire.)

(He lays it on the table, dusts his hands together with great satisfaction.)

rall.

dim. molto

rit.

(Jack enters.)


177

22

Recit.

Jas. 8

Jack!

Just the man I

need. (reading Jasper’s envelope)

J. What’s this?

“To Wav er ley.”

Recit.

Jas. 8

A mor tal chal lenge, Jack!

You seemto know this lib er tine. Will you de

3

J. What does this mean? 3 3

3 3

23 Jas. 8

liv er this? (relieved)

3

J. No trou ble at all.

But Jas per, I’m

ap palled!


178

Jas. Jack,

8

when you talk to this

J. You,

a

Van

der

bilt!

24

poco rall. 3

Jas. 8

Wav er ley,

tell him I’m real un

sa vor y,

accelerando

a blood thirst y freak.

poco rall.

Jas. 8

man eve ry week! (imitating him)

(starting to leave)

J. Two a day, I

reck on!

accelerando

poco rall.

dim. poco a poco

Kills a


179

25

a tempo ( = ca. 84) 3

Jas. 8

Wait,

Jack!

Will you act as my

sec ond?

J. Im pos si ble.

a tempo ( = ca. 84)

3 3

Più mosso Jas. 8

Say they call me “Vi o lent

J. But I’ll bring some bran dy.

Più mosso

3 3

Jas. 8

Van

dy.”

Kills

J. A

man

of ruth

less pow er!

a man

eve

ry


180

26

(Jack exits. Jasper fights an imaginary foe.)

Jas. 8

ho ur!

cresc.

rall.

molto rit.

Lento

(giving his foe the coup de gr창ce) CURTAIN


181

Scene 2 (Mrs. Malaprop’s salon. Mrs. Malaprop busies herself arranging flowers, inspecting the room and making final touches for the expected visitors. Lydia is seated in a chair at one side, facing the audience. Mrs. Malprop is too preoccupied to listen to anything Lydia says.) 27

Vivace

= 132

cresc.

rall.

cresc.

28

Allegro

= ca. 116

MRS. MALAPROP

Now,

Lyd i a,

you must be have

when

Sir

An

tho ny

brings his


182

M. son.

No more of your ob

stet rics!

29

(aside) L.

Won’t this be fun!

Some wealth y

M. You must ad mit,

Cap tain Jack is quite at trac tive.

(Lucy runs in.) L. bore! M. and

charm

cresc.

cresc.

ga

lore!


183

LUCY

30 (Runs out.)

Ma’am, they’re at the

door!

M. All

rall. (Lydia turns her chair M. right,

Lyd i a,

I will not brook the slight est in

so that her back is to the entrance. She picks up a book from the end table and pretends to be absorbed in it.)

Moderato

= ca. 88

su lar i ty!

(By sheer force, Sir Anthony pulls in a reluctant Jack, who, upon seeing Lydia, goes to the opposite side and turns his back to her.) 31

Allegro ( = 116)

L. I won’t e ven look!

I’ll read a book. SIR ANTHONY

Jack!

Moderato

= ca. 88

Allegro ( = 116)


184

(Sir Anthony finally pushes Jack into the room.)

poco rall. A. Jack!

32

Moderato ( = 88)

A. Here we are at

last,

thank God!

This

lad

is act ing ver y

animando poco a poco M. Oh Sir An

tho ny, ha ha.

You

and your jests!

A. odd.

animando poco a poco

scherzando

Lyd i a,


185

33

(aside, continuing to read)

Allegro

L. I’ll just ig nore

the

pests! (to Sir Anthony)

M. pay your re spects

to our guests!

But

I a pol o gize

Allegro

M. for an

y

in

con

ti nence. (aside)

J. What shall I do?

If she sees

(not moving) J. me,

I’m through. (trying to push him forward)

We

A. Well,

don’t just stand

there like a

stone!


186

34

(Mrs. Malaprop goes toward Lydia.)

J. don’t

need a chap er

on!

Leave us

a

lone!

(aside) L. What’s wrong with Aunt ie’s M. Now

Lyd

ia, turn and

rise!

L. eyes?

She

must be blind as a

bat

M. I

don’t know what you’re at!

You make me blush with

A. Jack!

I

smell

a

rat!

I


187

35 L. to

think this man’s

the

same

as

the hand some

M. shame;

you’re

a

self ish

child,

A. can’t

see

through your game,

but

it’s

be

poco cresc.

L. man

who

came be

fore!

to the

core!

M. spoiled

(pushing Jack toward Lydia)

A. come

a blood y

bore!

Go

dim. poco a poco

36

(aside)

J. The jig is

up.

A. you

stub born

pup!

Now

talk to the girl!

on,


188

(clearing his throat)

(Tries to speak but can’t.)

J. Mmm…

Hmm…

J. Fa ther,

I’m

weak.

I can’t

speak. (raising his hand to strike him)

A. Jack!

dim.

poco rall.

(disguising his voice in a low, hoarse tone to Lydia, who pays him no notice) a piacere

J. Would Miss

dim.

col canto

Lark

spur

kind ly

lend an


189

37

a tempo

(to Lydia)

M. Such va grant dis re gard!

Lyd i a,

J. ear? A. Jack, you dog!

Stop croak ing like a

frog!

Speak out!

a tempo

rall. poco a poco M. Lyd i a,

turn a bout! (Goes to Lydia and speaks to her softly in his own voice.)

J. Sur prise, Lyd i a.

rall. poco a poco

dim. molto

(rall.)

rit. molto

L. That J. But don’t

(rall.)

show it!

rit. molto

voice!

I


190

38

Andante

Allegro (slowly turning around)

L. know it!

Can it

be?

It

is!

My dar ling

Wav er ley!

cresc. poco a poco

(aside) J. That’s it!

End of the route!

A. Wav er ley?

cresc.

39 L. I

see

no

one

but

Wav

er ley,

my

A. This is my son,

Sir

Jack

Ab so lute!

3

3

3

3

3

3


191

L. love! M. Lyd i a,

are you in

sane?

Is this not

plain?

A. Too much 3

op

e ra 3

3

de stroys the 3

3

3

rall. po rt.

L. Wait

(pointing at Jack)

a min ute!

M. This man was here this morn ing. A. brain!

rall.

40

Lento (pointing to each one in turn)

L. How could Sir

An tho ny be‌

be the fa ther

of

Wav er ley?


192

41

Allegro

M. Cap tain, I de A. Jack,

is this some trick

of yours?

Who the dev il

are you?

Allegro

M. mand

42

a

full

ex

pi

ra tion!

Lento

J. Mad am,

with deep est re spect,

I


193

,

animando

rall.

J. beg

you,

par don this lit tle ca

price.

,

43

rall.

Lento

J. How else could I

ev er ex pect

to

cap

ture

the heart of your beau ti ful

â?‰

animando

Lento

M. Then you

areWav er ley!

tenderly

J. niece?

animando

Sad, but true.

Lento

But Lyd-i-a,

I love you!


194

Quartet 44

Allegro ( = 116)

legato

L. My

(bringing out Jack’s letter)

dear

est

M. Then

you’re

the

cad

Allegro ( = 116)

dolce L. dreams,

all

are

dashed!

M. who wrote this

note!

J. Lyd ia,

I

love

you!

Don’t be

so

rash!

A. Jack,


195

45

legato L. Ro

man

tic

fan

cies,

M. You’re the

cad

who wrote this

note!

A. you’re mad!

L. all

have

crashed!

(waving the letter) M. “Weath er

beat en!”

That’s what

he

J. Lyd ia,

don’t be

so

rash!

A. Jack,

you’re mad!

at least I’m

glad you’re not the

cresc.


196

46 cantabile L. No

chance

to

e

lope,

M. wrote!

“She

cantabile

J. Our

love

still

is

sing

ing

A. fool you seemed to your

dad.

Your

47 L. no

hope

to

guide

us.

side

us.

M. drag on!”

Ver

ba

tim

quote!

J. deep

down in

A. fil ial du ty!

You’re a

rogue!


197

sarcastically L. My “starv

ing com

pos er”

is

rich

as

Mi

das!

J. Fa ther,

don’t de sert me

now!

Calm

the

an gry aunt some

48 L. My dream is

dashed!

M. “She

drag on!”

“Weath er

beat

en!”

J. how!

My scheme has


198

L. Ro mance

in

piec es!

J. crashed! (to Mrs. Malaprop)

Blown

dolce

A. Be

of

good

will;

we’re

right

on

track:

cresc.

49 L. He’s rich

as

Croe sus!

J. to Be jee zus! A. Jack has his Jill,

Jill

has

her


199

L. No hope to guide

(pointing at Jack)

us!

He’s

rich

as

down

in

M. He

wrote this note!

“She

drag on”he wrote!

J. Lyd ia,

our love is

sing

ing

deep

A. Jack.

Come,

Mad am.

Calm

down,

I think we’ve

cresc.

poco rall. L. Mi

das!

M. Well,

he is your

son,

af ter

all.

You’re

J. side

us!

A. won.

Calm

down.

poco rall.

They’ll work it

out.

right,

no


200

50

A tempo ( = 116)

M. doubt.

Ah,

A. Ah,

A tempo ( = 116)

(As Mrs. Malaprop and Sir Anthony sing their little madrigal, they dance out together.) M. youth

is

a

time of

joy,

fa la la

la

la

la

youth

is

a

time of

joy,

fa la la

la

la

la

A.

M. la,

and

Cu

pid a mer ry

boy.

la,

and

Cu

pid a mer ry

boy.

A.


201

rall. molto

51

dolce M. Fa la la

la la la

la

la.

Fare

well,

sweet

dolce A. Fa la la

la la la

la

la.

Fare

well,

sweet

rall. molto

a tempo M. lov

ers,

fare

well.

Ah,

love

is

a pleas ant

toy.

Fa la la,

lov

ers,

fare

well.

Ah,

love

is

a pleas ant

toy.

Fa la la,

A.

a tempo

(They exit, waving to Jack and Lydia.) M. fa la la,

fa la la la la la la

la.

fa la la,

fa la la la la la la

la.

A.

(Lydia sits sullenly in her chair.)


202

52

Recit.

L. I don’t want her ap J. Lyd i a,

why so sad?

Now we have youraunt’s ap prov al.

Recit.

col canto

L. prov al!

I

hate wealth and com fort!

J. It’s not so bad:

a lit tle wealth and com fort.

L. 3

(kneeling) J. Lyd ia, please!

We have what we want ed.

What you

want ed:

a


203

53

Moderato

= ca. 88

L. triv i al life

of ease!

It’s now my

accel.

du ty

to have you,

so

rall.

L. get up

off your knees! (Jack rises.)

J. If I’ve lost

accel.

54 Presto

your heart,

rall.

= 144

L. That kind J. per

Presto

fect ly free.

= 144

of

rot

drives me

wild!

you’re


204

L. Free

for what?

You’ve

treat ed me

like a

child!

J. I had no

L. You

got

my

vow

by

fraud

and de ceit!

Laugh ing, I’ll bet,

J. choice!

dolce

55

L. how your

sweet lit tle pet

was

so

eas

y

to cheat.

J. Sweet heart,


205

L. Don’t sweet heart me!

I thought that we

had played

the

J. don’t you see…

56 L. hoax!

And now I

see

been the dupe, the

nin

the joke’s on

me!

I’ve

L. com

poop!

How heart less

can you be?

J. But Lyd ia,

cresc.


206

rit.

(Lydia removes a miniature from her neck and throws it at Jack.)

dolce

L. Take your pic ture!

There!

It’s

Wav er ley,

J. lis ten,

I swear…

rit.

57

a tempo

L. not you!

(looking at the picture in the locket)

(removing a locket from his neck) J. And here’s a pic ture of the real

a tempo

Lyd ia Lark spur.

dim.

rall.

a tempo

dolce

rall.

J. This heart was

al

ways true.

And see how dif

f’rent she is

from


207

rit. L. (still looking at the picture) 3 dolce

What mush!

He can’t stop woo ing.

3

J. you!

This del i cate blush,

this heav en ly brow.

rit.

58

a tempo

J. But it’s all

o

ver now,

and

all

your

do ing!

You

don’t

com

pare

You’re

not

You

don’t

L. How dare

you!

to Wav er ley!

J. care!

cresc.

be ing

fair

now,

Lyd i

a!


208

L. A mil lion aire in pau per’s clothes!

You’re no com pos er, you’re ab

J. Oh you and your ro man tic

pose!

L. surd!

You’ve in sult ed and de ceived me!

J. But you’re the one who broke your word!

If you loved me, you’d be

L. You

lied to me,

en

chant ed me!

J. lieve me!

I

tried

to be

your

fan

ta sy!


209

59 L. Se duc er!

Swin dler!

I’m

J. Trai tor!

Cow ard!

cresc. poco a poco

L. through!

Get

out

of

J. Me

too!

L. my

sight!

Get

dolce

out!

a piacere

J. Lyd i a,

is this right?

You don’t have to

col canto


210

60

a tempo

L. I

hate you

and I

J. shout!

a tempo

(Jack goes to the door, covering his ears.) L. hate

long

good

byes!

L. (turning at the door)

3

(Goes out.)

J. Too late

to a

pol o gize!

cresc. molto

(He looks back in hopefully, sees no change, exits again, slamming the door behind him.) Blackout


211

Scene 3 (The Casino, a few minutes later. Jack enters from one side, gesticulating angrily, stops, kicks over a trash can, smacks a fist into his hand. Baron von Hakenbock enters from the other side, stops to observe Jack, nods in approval, and steps forward.) 61

Allegro molto ( = 120)

=

dim. poco a poco

62

BARON

Cap tain,

I beg to

dif fer with you

in

that

mat ter.

JACK

Are you a

mind

read er

or


212

J. mad

as

a

hat ter?

I

nev

er spoke a

word.

B. Nev er

cresc.

B. mind

what I

heard.

A

man don’t have to

tell

a lie:

63

(mocking and beating time) J. One,

two.

Ver y

true.

B. he can think

one,

too.

dim. cresc.

poco rit.

a tempo

J. But if a thought is

mute,

I

fail to see

how it

is

o pen

to dis


213

J. pute. B. So!

You don’t a

gree!

You are in

sult

ing

3

J. Are you pick ing a

fight?

B. me?

You’re ver y quick,

64 J. Well! B. right.

You found the right

man!

Sir.

That’s


214

J. But do you

hap pen

to have a

rea son?

B. You have in

J. Good!

Name the time and

place!

B. sult ed

mein Va

ter

land!

dim.

65 B. Be

hind

the

ca

si

no, cresc. poco a poco


215

J. All

cresc.

right.

B. o’

six

clock

to

night.

(The Baron starts to leave.)

(At the exit, he turns toward Jack.) 66

J. I’ll

be

there!

dim. molto

confidentially

cresc.

B. We

won’t be a lone.

My friend,

Jas per, has an af fair at the same

poco cresc.

(saluting)

(The Baron exits as Nicholas enters.)

B. time there.

cresc.

Mein Kom pli

ment, Ka

pi

tän.


216

67

Allegretto

= ca. 72

N. 8

What’s that

all a bout?

J. The blood thirst y Kraut wants to kill me

Allegretto

to night.

= ca. 72

(nonchalantly)

68

J. That’s all right;

he’ll just put me out

of my

mis er y.

N. 8

Mis

er

y?

J. Lyd i a.

She kicked me out.

poco cresc.


217

N. 8

Good Lord!

What will you do?

J. Dis cov ered my

lie.

J. With luck,

I’ll

die.

And

rit. N. 8

Not

to

night!

Ju lia kicked

J. you

will be

my

sec ond.

What’s wrong?

rit.


218

a tempo

rall.

(handing the note to Jack)

N. 8

me out.

I have to go

see her.

She sent me this note.

J. She should

a tempo

rall.

a tempo

69

(opening the note)

Poco più mosso

= ca. 96 (reading)

J. cut

your throat.

“My dear

J. Nich

o las:

As

I’m sure you have al read y blamed your self

poco cresc.

for our mis un der


219

J. stand

ing,

I

will

not

say

an

oth er

word.

dolcissimo

= J. I want to see you as

soon as

I pos sib ly

can.

Yours

for

dim. poco a poco

â?‰

rall. poco a poco

rit.

dim. J. ev

er,�

signed,

dim.

Jul

ia.


220

70

Allegretto

= 72

poco rit.

accel.

N. 8

But don’t you think she’s a lit tle too

J. So,

you’ve been pa

Allegretto

roled.

= 72

poco rit.

accel.

a tempo N. 8

bold?

Should not

men

be the ones

to for give?

J. You don’t de serve

to

live!

That girl’s a

jew el.

Good bye!


221

(Jack exits.) J. Be here at six

for the du el!

cresc. poco a poco

lunga

rit.

71

Adagio

stringendo

N. 8

A du el?

That’s

not

a bad

i

dea.

lunga

cresc. poco a poco

Allegretto N. 8

Yes!

A

fi

nal test

of

Jul

ia’s

love!

cresc.

N. 8

(Blackout)


222

Scene 4 (Mrs. Malaprop’s salon, an hour later. Nicholas, in traveling clothes and carrying a suitcase, is let in by Julia.) 72

Funebre

= ca. 50-54

poco dim.

cresc. poco a poco

Ju. Nick,

are you go ing some

place?

cresc.

cantabile Ju. Why

this gloom

y face?

N. Di

8

sas

ter!

is

my

Dis

grace!

sim.

poco a poco

73 Ju. Heav ens, dear,

what

is it?

N. 8

This

dim. poco a poco

sim.

fi

nal vis it.

I


223

Ju. What hap pened? N. 8

beg

one

last

em brace.

An

ac

ci dent

of

cresc.

N. 8

fate!

I’ve lost mywhole es tate,

and now the scoun drels want my head. Un

Ju. What N. 8

less

I leave the coun try now,

your Nick’s as good as dead!


224

74 Ju. hap

pens if

you stay?

N. 8

I’ll

have

to fight

a du el

a

dim.

pesante

poco rall. N. 8

gainst

a man

so cru el,

so

cru el,

he mur ders a doz

en

men

eve ry

sim.

dim. poco a poco

75

Animato

= ca. 88

risoluto

Ju. Nick, N. 8

day!

Animato

= ca. 88

poco cresc.

I

will

share

your


225

Ju. fate,

I

will

go

with

you!

rit. (starting to leave.) Ju. Just

wait

till

I

go

up

and

pack.

N. No,

8

rit.

cresc.

76

Grave 3

N. 8

Jul ia!

Come back!

You don’t un der stand. There’s no more mon ey.

I’m broke!


226

rit.

dolcissimo

a piacere

3

Ju. Sweet erwords were nev er

spoke. Now you’ll have to ad mit I

6

love

col canto

Grave

(slightly annoyed)

3

Ju. you.

I’ve loved you for years.

Is there wax in your ears?

N. 8

Jul ia, are you sure?

Real ly sure?

Grave 3

5

77

ritenuto (suddenly all smiles)

dolce

N. 8

O

Jul ia,

now I’m

the one who’s sure!

You passed the fi nal


227

a tempo

rit. 3

3

Ju. What on earth are you

talk ing a bout?

N. 8

test!

Gone

is all

my

doubt.

rit.

a tempo

a tempo

rit.

Ju. Wait a min ute, Nick.

Was this all a trick? 3

N. 8

No,

a tempo

the

ul

ti mate

rit.

6

a tempo

3

3

3

Ju. Well, you flunked it hor ri bly!

condescendingly 3

That’s the last

3

N. 8

test. You passed it a

dor a bly.

a tempo

3

3

3

3 3


228 3

3

3

Ju. straw!

You’ve doubt

ed me once

too

of ten!

3

3

Go

rot

3

3

3

3

Animato

3

3

(She pushes Nick out the door,…

Ju. cof fin!

cresc. poco a poco

…locks the door,…

throws herself down in a chair…

rall. poco a poco

…and cries.)

rit.

Ju. Ah

dim. poco a poco

y own

3

3

78

in your ver

ha,

Ah

ha

ha

ha

ha

ha.


79

Andante = ca. 60

229

rit.

a tempo

What is it, Jul ia? Has Nick been cruel

a gain? (still sobbing)

(entering) L.

(recovering herself)

Ju. He’s been a fool a gain!

Andante = ca. 60

rit.

But this will pass, thank

a tempo

L. Your lov er’s an

ass

and mine’s a

fraud!

Ju. God!

L. Guess who he turns out

to

be.

Ju. I’ve known all a long.


230

= L. So

eve ry one knew

but

Ju. Jack

and Nick are friends. =

80

Doppio movimento (Allegro = 120)

L. me!

Well,

I don’t care,

poco cresc.

L. don’t care!

There’s plen

ty

more fish

in

the

sea.

I


231

81 Ju. Lyd i a,

e ven

a

mil

lion

aire

sub.

Ju. can be

a

de

cent

man.

He

wor ships

you

to

de

= Ju. spair!

You’d bet ter

catch

him

while

you =

82

poco rall.

Andante grazioso

rall.

L. But all my

beau ti ful dreams,

Ju. can.

poco rall.

Andante grazioso

rall.

van ished in

air!


232

83

Adagio

= ca. 80

tearfully

L. Good

Allegretto subito

bye

to

= ca. 132

the gar ret

rall. molto

in

Par

is,

Adagio

L. good

cheerfully

bye

to

Ju. You can

buy

Allegretto subito

an

y

man sion

in Par

= ca. 132

is,

rall. molto

Adagio

8

Allegretto

rall. molto

L. man

tic Rome,

Ju. you can

live

Allegretto 8

all

your days

in

Rome,

rall. molto

ro


233

84

Adagio

Allegretto

L. where

no

one

would stare at the

heir ess.

Ju. where

Adagio

no

one

Allegretto 8

rall. molto

Adagio

L. We’d

starve

in

our poor lit

Ju. care

you’re an

heir

ess.

rall. molto

Adagio

8

Allegretto

rall. poco a poco

Ju. With

mar

vel ous

chefs

of your

own.

8

dim. poco a poco

tle

home.

could


234

87

Recit.

rall.

L. Of course I do! 3

3

Ju. Lyd-i-a.

An swer me one ques tion:

Recit.

do you still

love him?

rall.

3 3

(Mrs. Malaprop bursts in followed by Sir Anthony, then Lucy.) 88

Allegro con brio

= 144

M. Mur der!

Slaugh ter!

M. Swords

and

shields!

The men are

fight ing

du

ets

in

the


235

89 (Mrs. Malaprop does not calm down.) L. Aunt ie,

slow

down.

M. fields!

dim.

dim. poco a poco

L. What are you shout ing

a

bout?

M. I don’t know all the per pen

sub.

M. dic

u lars,

but all

cresc. poco a poco

of

them are going to


236

90 L. Who?

Who?

Who’s been killed?

Who?

Who?

Who’s been killed?

Ju.

M. kill

each

oth er!

A. Your

M. Blood

A. friends!

Come on!

will

be


237

Lu. And Bar on

Ha

ken bock…

L. Is M. spilled!

Have they dragged him

in it?

A. Too late for

talk!

cresc. poco a poco

91 Lu. We don’t have a

min ute!

They’re

all

L. Jack

there?

Is Jack

there?

Where?

Ju. Is Nich o las

there?

Is Nich o las

there?

M. We don’t have a

min ute!

We don’t have a

min ute!

Come on!

A. Yes!

Come on!

Come on!


238

Lu. there!

Eve ry

sin

gle one!

Run!

L. Run! Ju. Where?

Run!

M. They’re all

there!

They’re all

there!

Niece!

Niece!

A. Call

the

mayor!

The

mayor!

cresc. poco a poco

92 Lu. Run!

Call

the po

lice!

L. Call

the po

lice!

The po

lice!

Call

the po

lice!

The po

lice!

Call

the

po

lice!

Call

the

po

lice!

Ju.

M.

A. If

sub.

you


239

Lu. Run!

Run!

Run!

Run!

Run!

Run!

Run!

Run!

run!

Run!

L.

Ju.

M.

A. love

my

son,

cresc.

Lu. Mur der!

Slaugh ter!

Mur der!

Slaugh ter!

Mur der!

Slaugh ter!

L.

Ju.

M. Slaugh ter!

Mur der!

Slaugh ter!

Mur der!

A. No

dim.

time

for de

bates!

cresc.


240

a piacere M. Ba

(cresc.)

93

var i ans

at the

col canto

a tempo (They all run out.)

M. gates!

BLACKOUT

â?‰


241

Scene 5

(A lawn tennis court behind the casino, just before 6 o’clock the same evening. Baron von Hakenbock, in his Prussian officer’s uniform, instructs Jasper in sword fighting.) 94

Marziale

= ca. 92

(Jasper’s courage increases with each thrust.)

95 Ja. 8

I’ll

run this Wav er ley

through!

B. Now

poco rall. B. Jas per,

in

case of some mis

take,

what should I

do?

What ar range ments

for the


242

a tempo

rit.

Ja. 8

Ar

B. bod y

should I

make?

a tempo

rit.

dim.

96

Andante moderato

= ca. 66

poco rall.

Ja. 8

range ments for the bod y? grazioso

B. There’s a love

ly

cem e ter y here,

Andante moderato

= ca. 66

ver

poco rall.

dolce

Tempo I Ja. 8

Bar on,

B. com f’tra ble,

and with a

beau ti ful view.

Tempo I

y

you’re scar in’ me!


243

rall. dim. Ja. 8

I feel my cour age

ooz

in’ a

3

dim.

97 Andante moderato

way.

= 66

B. A

ha!

I hear them com ing.

cresc. poco a poco

Ja. Bar on,

8

B. Sharp

en your blade!

Recit.

Lento

a piacere

3

a tempo 3

Ja. 8

if you weren’t with me,

col canto

I… I…

I might al most think

I was a fraid.


244

(Enter Jack, carrying a rapier, and Nicholas.) 98

Marziale ( = 92)

sub.

dim. poco a poco

pochiss. rall. Ja. 8

Jack,

am I

glad

to see you!

99

a tempo

J. Jas per,

it’s

Wav er ley

you

see.

(to Nicholas)

B. All right, Mis ter

a tempo


245

(The Baron offers Nicholas a sword.) B. Wav er ley,

are you read y?

Ja. 8

No,

Bar on,

that’s not Mis

ter

Wav er ley!

That’s

Mis ter Nich

NICHOLAS

o las

aloof

Ja. 8

As

tor.

I

a piacere

(to Nicholas) B.

are you not here to fight with

Sir,

Jas per?

col canto

100

a tempo

rall.

a tempo

N. 8

cer tain ly

am

not.

a piacere

B. That is ver y pro vok ing!

a tempo

rall.

a tempo

col canto

We


246

B. three have come

to fight,

and

you will spoil the

par ty?

N. 8

Hell’s bells!

B. That is ver y un

po lite!

rall.

rit.

101 a tempo (He takes a sword from the Baron.)

N. 8

might as well;

I

de serve to die.

rall. poco a poco Ja. 8

Oh

no!

I’m not in sist in’!

I’ll bear my dis ap point ment like a Chris tian.

I


247

102

a tempo

B. Jas

per,

you

chal lenged some one

to

a

B. du

el;

that’s

the rea

son

why

we

sub.

B. came!

103 B. If

Mis

ter

As

tor

here

is will

ing,

don’t

cresc. poco a poco

you

spoil

the


248

Jas. 8

He can’t take Wav

er ley’s

place!

B. game!

8va

rall. molto

rit. molto 3

= ca.

3

J. Jas per,

there

is

no

“Wav er ley.” It was I

in dis

guise.

B. What a

rall. molto

rit. molto

= ca.

dim.

104

a tempo

(pushing Jasper toward Jack)

B. luck

y

sur

prise!

Jas

per,

de


249

Jas. 8

That’s

the dumb est thing

B. fend your sa cred word!

sub.

Jas. 8

ev

er

heard.

He’s my

friend,

an Eng

lish

Lord.

molto rit. (drawing his rapier) J. All right,

Bar on,

draw

your sword!

I


250

(The Baron draws and parries with Jack; Nicholas with Jasper; all with swords. Nicholas encourages Jasper to kill him; the latter shows a mixture of bravado, fear, confusion and an unwillingness to injure Nicholas.) 105 Presto

= 152


251

106

cresc. poco a poco

(Mrs. Malaprop, Sir Anthony, Lucy, Lydia, Julia come

sempre cresc.

running in, accompanied by the fire department, the police and townspeople (optional chorus). Lydia runs to Jack, Mrs. Malaprop to the Baron, Julia to Nicholas.)


252

Lu. Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

Stop!

L.

Ju.

M.

A.

OPTIONAL CHORUS S

A

T 8

B

3


253

Lento

107

Allegro con brio ( = ca. 132)

L. I

love

you, Jack.

For get what I

L.H.

L. said!

I was out

of my head!

I

love you, Jack, I

take it all

back!

(to the Baron) a piacere M. Stop

this im

bro gli o!

I

am your

col canto

a tempo

molto rit.

a tempo

legato M. Cel

ia!

You

are

my

Ro me o,

and

I am your O phe

lia!


254

rall.

rit.

B. You

108

are

Cel ia?

You

are

Cel ia?

a tempo

M. I

am Cel

ia!

(taking her letter from his pocket)

B. So you’re the one who wrote

a tempo

this

(She nods.) M. And

eve ry word vo

B. ver

y

love

ly

note?

Good gra cious!

❉ a piacere 3

3

M. ra cious!

I hope you’re not an gry

col canto

at

be ing de ceived?


255

109

Allegro moderato ( = 120)

B. Cer tain ly not!

Don’t

give it

a thought!

I

could n’t be more

re

Tempo I rall. (doppio movimento) =

(Jack and Lydia come forward.)

B. lieved! =

a piacere

(to Lydia)

J. Is it true?

You’ll for give

my

wealth?

That I won you

by

col canto

a piacere

,

3

3

L. I’ll for give

you,

but will

you

for

J. stealth?

3

give

me?

You’ve suf fered e nough.


256

110

a tempo M. a piacere

We

all

are

lov ers now at

last;

J. No more of that pov er ty stuff?

a tempo

molto rall. poco a poco

(Nicholas kneels before Julia.)

M. no

111

more de lu sions to the past!

Largo

3

3

3

N. 8

Jul ia, what can I say?

I’ve been so stu pid! I can’t e ven pray

for you to for give me.

Be

(He rises and starts to leave.) 3

N. 8

fore I go,

I

on ly will say

how luck y

I was to have your love

3

3

a sin gle day.


257

112 Allegro moderato

= ca. 116

Ju. Nich o las, come here!

I’ve

cresc. poco a poco

5

5

cresc.

5

wait ed for

5

rallentando molto (Nicholas stops, turns around, and comes Ju. ev er to hear those

words.

dim.

Adagio to Julia.)

113

Vivace

= 116

(Long kiss.)

M. Now lis ten,

ev ery one!

M. To night I’ll give

a

ball,

and

I

in

vite you


258

M. all!

No

mat ter what your sta tion,

your kind pre ci pa

ta tion will in

cite the cel e

sempre

(The three couples form a line in front with Jasper and Sir Anthony, who are dressed in identical 114 horsemen’s clothing; each takes one of Lucy’s arms. Waiters from the casino bring on champagne and glasses.) M. bra

tion!

115

dim. cresc. poco a poco

cresc.


116

259

Finale

Lu. We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

8

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

8

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance OPTIONAL CHORUS (Townspeople, Waiters, etc.)

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

sempre a2 A./B.

S

A

T 8

B


260

Lu. Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

8

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

8

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri ple,

we’ll

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B


261

= Lu. have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

8

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

8

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

have to

drink tri ple

for

each of the cou ples be

fore

us.

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B

=


262

117 Lu. Three cheers for three

wed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Three cheers for three

wed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Three cheers for three

wed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Three cheers for three

wed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

8

Hur

rah!

Hur

8

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S Three cheers for three

wed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Three cheers for three

wed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

A

T 8

B


263

118 Lu. rah!

Hur

rah!

rah!

Hur

rah!

rah!

Hur

rah!

rah!

Hur

rah!

8

rah!

Hur

rah!

Three cheers for good

8

rah!

Hur

rah!

Three cheers for good

rah!

Hur

rah!

Three cheers for good

rah!

Hur

rah!

Three cheers for good

rah!

Hur

rah!

rah!

Hur

rah!

rah!

Hur

rah!

Three cheers for good

rah!

Hur

rah!

Three cheers for good

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B


264

Lu. Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

L.

Ju.

M.

N. 8

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

8

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Hur

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B

cresc.


265

Lu. rah! L. rah! Ju. rah! M. rah! N. 8

rah!

And

here is the ul

ti mate

cho

rus:

8

rah!

And

here is the ul

ti mate

cho

rus:

rah!

And

here is the ul

ti mate

cho

rus:

rah!

And

here is the ul

ti mate

cho

rus:

rah!

And

here is the ul

ti mate

cho

rus:

rah!

And

here is the ul

ti mate

cho

rus:

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S rah! A rah! T 8

B


119

266

Lu. Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

8

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

8

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

Here’s to

the

Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

L.

Ju.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B

M. Come drink my wine un til you drop!


267

Lu. And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

L.

Ju. Can’t we do this just a lit tle fast er? M. And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

8

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

8

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

And here’s

to Mrs.

Nick

As tor!

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B


268

120 Lu. that no one can

dis pute:

that no one can

dis pute:

that no one can

dis pute:

that no one can

dis pute:

that no one can

dis pute:

Ju.

M.

N. 8

And here is one

sa lute

8

And here is one

sa lute

And here is one

sa lute

And here is one

sa lute

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

And here is one

sa lute

And here is one

sa lute

B

cresc.


269

= Lu. To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute!

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute!

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

8

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute!

8

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute!

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute!

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute!

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

To

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

Ju.

M. so

lute!

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S so

lute!

A so

lute!

T 8

so

lute!

B so

lute!

=


270

121 Half as fast ( = 116) (Lydia covers her ears with her hands.)

=

Lu. Here’s to

La

dy

Ly

dia

Ab

so

lute,

to

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

Here’s to

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute,

to

La

dy

Ab

so

Here’s to

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute,

to

La

dy

Ab

so

Ju.

M.

N. 8

Here’sto

La

dy

Lyd

ia, here’s to

La

dy

Ab

so

8

Here’s to

La

dy

Lyd

ia, here’s to

La

dy

Ab

so

Here’s

to

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

Here’s

to

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S Here’s to

La

dy

Ly

dia

Ab

so

lute,

to

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

Here’s to

La

dy

Lyd

ia

Ab

so

lute,

to

La

dy

Ab

so

Here’s to

La

dy

Lyd

ia, here’s to

La

Ab

so

Here’s

to

La

dy

Lyd

Ab

so

A

T 8

dy

B

Half as fast ( = 116)

ia

=


Tempo primo ( = 116)

rall. poco a poco

Lu. lute! Ju. lute! M. lute!

N. 8

lute!

8

lute!

Jas.

J. lute! A./B. lute! S lute! A lute! T 8

lute!

B lute!

Tempo primo ( = 116)

rall. poco a poco

271


272

122

Meno mosso ( = ca. 88)

accel.

lunga

cresc. L. Well,

if

I can’t

be des ti tute,

Jack will make a

splen did sub

sti

lunga

cresc.

123

lunga

Vivace ( = 116)

L. tute. N. 8

Come drink

and

let us be

mer ry!

8

Come drink

and

let us be

mer ry!

Come drink

and

let us be

mer ry!

Come drink

and

let us be

mer ry!

Come drink

and

let us be

mer ry!

Come drink

and

let us be

mer ry!

Jas.

J.

A./B.

T 8

B

Vivace ( = 116)


273

Lu. Cham pagne

and

ver

y

old

sher ry!

Cham

Cham pagne

and

ver

y

old

sher ry!

Cham

Cham pagne

and

ver

y

old

sher ry!

Cham

Cham pagne

and

ver

y

old

sher ry!

Cham

L.

Ju.

M.

N. 8

Cham

8

Cham

Jas.

J. Cham A./B. Cham S Cham pagne

and

ver

y

old

sher ry!

Cham

Cham pagne

and

ver

y

old

sher ry!

Cham

A

T 8

Cham

B Cham


274

124

=

Lu. pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

8

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

8

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

pagne and

old sher ry! Come share them with Bar on ess

Mal

a

prop!

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B

=

dim.


275

125 L. Our

love’s

a

Our

love’s

a

Their

love’s

a

Their

love’s

a

Their

love’s

a

Their

love’s

a

M. The corks will

pop; we’ll nev er

stop!

J.

S

A

T 8

B


276

Lu. We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

La la la la la la

la

la

L. song that is

played

on a

flute

of

Ju. We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

La la

la la la la

We’ll dance

and

we will all

tip ple!

La la

la la la la

M.

J. song that is

played

on a

flute

of

song that is

played

on a

flute

of

song that is

played

on a

flute

of

song that is

played

on a

flute

of

song that is

played

on a

flute

of

S

A

T 8

B

6


277

126 Lu. la.

Come drink

and

L. gold,

a

song

as

true

as

my

love,

Ju. la la

la.

Come drink

and

la la

la.

Come drink

and

M.

N. 8

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri

ple!

8

Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri

ple!

Jas.

J. gold,

a

song

as

true

as

my

love,

A./B. Oh dear,

we’ll have to drink

tri

ple!

S gold,

a

song

as

true

as

my

love,

gold,

a

song

as

true

as

my

love,

gold,

a

song

as

true

as

my

love,

gold,

a

song

as

true

as

my

love,

A

T 8

B


278

Lu. let us be

mer ry!

La la la la la la la

la

la.

L. and as

love

is

old.

Ju. let us be

mer ry!

La la la la la la

la

la

la.

let us be

mer ry!

La la la la la la

la

la

la.

M.

N. 8

Cham pagne

and

ver y old

8

Cham pagne

and

ver y old

and

ver y old

Jas.

J. and as

love

is

old.

A./B. Cham pagne S and as

love

is

old.

and as

love

is

old.

and as

love

is

old.

and as

love

is

old.

A

T 8

B

5


279

127 Ju. Our

love’s

a

song

that is

Our

love’s

a

song

that is

Their

love’s

a

song

that is

Their

love’s

a

song

that is

Their

love’s

a

song

that is

Their

love’s

a

song

that is

N. 8

sher ry!

8

sher ry!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

sher ry!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

Jas.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B

cresc. poco a poco


280

128 Lu. Three cheers,

three cheers for three

wed dings!

La la la la la

la.

Three cheers,

three cheers for three

wed dings!

La la la la la

la.

L.

Ju. sung

by

a

child

in

spring,

M. Three cheers,

three cheers for three

wed dings!

La la la la la

la.

N. 8

sung

by

a

child

in

spring,

Jas. Three cheers, three

8

J. Three cheers, three A./B. Three cheers, three S sung

by

a

child

in

spring,

sung

by

a

child

in

spring,

sung

by

a

child

in

spring,

sung

by

a

child

in

spring,

A

T 8

B

dim.


281

rall. Lu. La la la la la la la la la. L. Hur

rah!

Ju. a

song

as

young

as

a

child,

an

y

an

y

M. Hur

rah!

N. 8

a

song

as

young

as

a

child,

Jas. 8

cheers for good

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

cheers for good

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

cheers for good

bed dings!

Hur

rah!

Hur

rah!

J.

A./B.

S a

song

as

young

as

a

child,

an

y

a

song

as

young

as

a

child,

an

y

a

song

as

young

as

a

child,

an

y

a

song

as

young

as

a

child,

an

y

A

T 8

B

rall.

cresc.

poco a

poco

dim.


282

(rall.)

129

accel. pochiss.

Quasi a tempo (meno)

Lu. Their L. Our Ju. child

can

sing.

Our

M. Our N. 8

child

can

sing.

Our

Jas. Their

8

J. Our A./B. Their S child

can

sing.

Their

child

can

sing.

Their

child

can

sing.

Their

child

can

sing.

A

T 8

B

(Mrs. Malaprop and the Baron come forward to lead the next verse.)

(rall.)

accel. pochiss.

cresc. poco a poco

Their

Quasi a tempo (meno)


283

Lu. love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

8

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

8

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

love

is the

song

the

south

wind

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B

cresc.


284

rall. Lu. blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

8

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

8

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

blows,

the

love

li

est

air

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A

T 8

B

rall.

cresc.

dim.


rit.

130

Andante grazioso

285

poco rall.

Lu. a

sky

lark

knows.

a

sky

lark

knows.

a

sky

lark

knows.

a

sky

lark

knows.

8

a

sky

lark

knows.

8

a

sky

lark

knows.

a

sky

lark

knows.

a

sky

lark

knows.

a

sky

lark

knows.

a

sky

a

sky

lark

knows.

sky

lark

knows.

L.

Ju.

M.

N.

Jas.

J.

A./B.

S

A lark

knows.

T 8

B a

rit.

Andante grazioso

poco rall.


286

Quasi a tempo

dolce L. Our love’s the dolce

song that you hear

in your heart

one day,

Our love’s the

song that you hear

in your heart

one day,

J.

Quasi a tempo

dolcissimo

sempre

poco rall. L. a song as

wild as the wind

and as sweet

as

May.

a song as

wild as the wind

and as sweet

as

May.

J.

poco rall.

(The celebration continues with toasting and dancing.) 131 Presto

= 138

sub.

cresc. poco a poco


287

(Mrs. Malaprop comes downstage and 132 throws kisses to the audience.)

Mrs. M. Here’s

ALL OTHER SOLOISTS AND CHORUS unis.

to

lov ers,

to

lov ers eve ry

lunga

S. A. Here’s

to

all

lov ers!

lunga

unis. S. B. Here’s

to

all

lov ers!

lunga

lunga

8

where!