A Comedy Operetta-being a chapter from
CHARLES DICKENS , arranged and amplified by B. W. FINDON
Music by EDWARD JONES
- ROBERT CHIGNELL
Scene: The office of Sampson Brass at Bevis Marks
9.25 Followed by Favourite items from the popular Comic Opera
' Les Cloches de
Chorus, ' 'All who for
» servants are enquiring
Soprano Song, ' I may be a Princess ' Finale to Act I
Soli and Chorus, ' Let our Torches'
Baritone Song and Chorus, ' Silent Heroes '
Soprano Song and Chorus, ' The Cider Song' Finale to Act III
CHATTERTON ROBERT CHIGNELL
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO CHORUS and ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
LES CLOCHES DE CORNEVILLE is its composer's only title to fame, but it is a good one. When first produced at Paris in 1877 it had a run of 400 performances; since then it has lived through many a revival.
The plot is hatched by a miser (Gaspard) who converts someone else's money to his uses (which consist of gloating over it by night in a large chateau) and keeps enquirers at a distance by an organization of spooks and ghostly noises. There is a Gilbertian discussion as to which is the true heiress, and superstition, love, villainy and virtue are melted down to produce a happy ending.
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