Partition complète, pour Bohemian Girl, Grand Opera in 3 Acts, Balfe, Michael William par Michael William Balfe
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Pratiquez les partitions de morceau pour Bohemian Girl partition complète, Grand opéras, de Balfe, Michael William. La partition romantique célèbre dédiée aux instruments comme:
  • solistes vocaux
  • chœur
  • orchestre

La partition comprend différents mouvements: 3 Acts et l'on retrouve ce genre de musique classifiée dans les genres
  • Grand opéras
  • Stage travaux
  • opéras
  • pour voix, chœur mixte, orchestre
  • partitions pour voix
  • partitions chœur mixte
  • partitions pour orchestre
  • pour voix et chœur avec orchestre
  • langue anglaise
  • pour piano 4 mains (arr)
  • partitions pour piano
  • partitions pour piano 4 mains
  • pour 2 musiciens
  • pour piano (arr)
  • pour 1 musicien
  • pour violon, piano (arr)
  • partitions pour violon

Redécouvrez en même temps tout une collection de musique pour chœur, solistes vocaux, orchestre sur YouScribe, dans la catégorie Partitions de musique romantique.
Date composition: 1840–43
Rédacteur: Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)Josiah Pittman (1816-1886)
Edition: London: Boosey & Co, n. d.
Libbretiste: Alfred Bunn (1796-1860)



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"" with the bannerCHORUS UpESfTKODUCTORT
"A soldier's life"AIR (The Cou.nt)
"" Away to the hill and glenCHORUS OF HUNTERS
""(Thaddeus) Without friends . .RECITATIVE AND AIR
"" In the gipsy's life you readCHORUSGIPSY
"withCHORUS Comrade, your handDUET (Thaddetts& Devilshoof)
?"" Is no succour nearAIR (Flohestein)
"Down with the daring slave'CHORUS
"FINALE CHORUS WTiat sounds break on the ear
" Thou who in might supremePRAYER
" arm"^CHORUS Follow with heart and with
"THE DREAM I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls
""DUET (Aeline and Thaddeus) The wound upon thine arm
"" Listen while I relate
" Happy and light of heart". .
"" In the gipsy's lifeCHORUS , ..
DUET (Queen and Devilshoof) . "This is thy deed!"..
SONG (Aeline) with CHORUS " In the gipsy's life".
"FAIR SCENE—CHORUS Life itself is at the best" .
QUARTETT (Abline, Queen, "
'' From the valleys and hills
!""CHORUS Shame
" "WTiate'er the scenes"
" "The heart bow'd down .
FINALE "Hold! hold!"
" "AIR (Thaddeus) other lipsWhen
TRIO (Aeline, Thaddeus, and Devilshoof) "Through the world"
!""FINALE—CHORUS Welcome the present
QUINTETT (Aeline, CountQueen, Thaddeus, "' " Though ev'ry hope be fled ,[
and Devilshoof) with CHORUS
"AIR (Thaddeus) WTien the fair land of Poland
'"TRIO (Aeline, Count) Let not for sorrows grieveThaddeus, and the heart
"FLNAL -AIR (Abline) and CHORUS . Oh, what full deiidit
'7/V'^ -;.
CoviJT AntrsEiu (Governor Preshur^) .. ... Baritone,... ...of
T^HAOBEVS (a proscribed Pole) ... ... ... ... ... Tenor.
YhouEBTRis (Nephew iJie Count) ... ... ... ... ... Tenor,of
'Diivii.smjOF the Gipsies) ... ...(Chi"f ... ... ... Bass.of
Captain of the Gcahd ... ,,, ... ... ... ... Bass.
Officeh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Tenor.
AniANF. (Daughter the Count) ... ... Soprano.... ... ...of
BuDA (her Attendant) ... ... ... ... ... ...
Queen OF THE Gipsies ... ... ... .. ., Soprano....
This Opera is founded on a ballet called "in Gip^ij," derived from Cervantes' tale
"Preciosa." Its action is as follows : Austrian Empire,—CouNT Auxiieim, loval to the
entertains certain guests at his castle, where they raise the National Standard above the
Emperor's statue, the Count meanwhile extolling a soldier's life. The guests depart for
the chase without him, his daughter, Arline, a child six years old, accompanying them with
her nurse. Tiiaddeus, an exiled Polish rebel, enters seeking refuge, which he finds in the
company of a tribe of passing gipsies, who disguise him order their leader, Devilshoof,by of
just in time to escape his pursuers. The huntsmen, with Florestein, a foolish nephew of
Count Arnheim, return in terror with the tidings that Arline is attacked by a stag ; Thaddeus
rushes to her assistance, and restores her unhurt to the Count, whose gi-atitude induces him
to invite the apparent gipsy join the feast rejoicing. this feast Arnheim proposesto of At
.the Emperor's health, which is declined boldly by Thaddeus, whose life is in danger for this
act, but he is jirotected by the Count; Devilshoof, however, who has shared the republican
enthusiasm of Thaddeus, is arrested and confined in the castle. He escapes, and is seen bj'
the distracted company bearing away in his arms Arline, whose abduction suggests his
revenge. Act twelve have sorrow the Count; the gipsies areIn 2, years been past in by
stationed at Presburg ready for a fair, led still by Devilshoof, who catches and robs Florestein,
an incautious intruder ; the Gipsy Queen, however, commands the restoration of his pro-
perty; Devilshoof obeys, but reserves a diamond medallion for himself. Arline, reared
among the gipsies and tended gently sleep, and relates a strangeby Thaddeus, wakes from a
which asks of her birth, which hedream, Thaddeus knows is retrospective. She the history
hesitates to relate fearing lest her love should leave him. The Gipsy Queen who also loves
Thaddeus now irritates Arline into jealousy, whereupon Thaddeus implores her to marry him.
Their betrothal is witnessed the who set for the fair. Here Aidine attractsby tribe, now out
hosts of admirers, recognizes his medallion on Arline'samongst them Florestein, who suddenly
neck, where spite of Thaddeus and theit has been cunningly placed by the Gipsy Queeil. In
tribe, she is seized and conveyed to the Count's castle. Here an accident reveals to the father
that the prisoner is his child. Thaddeus implores Arline (Act in a secret interview not to3)
desert him, but the Count spmnis the supposed vagabond ; when Thaddeus declares himself,
and Arnheim is induced give noble exile. At the feast in their honourto his daughter to the
the diverts shot whichGipsy Queen with Devilshoof attempts Arline's life, but the gipsy the
of Thestrikes her who aimed it. The festival proceeds to commemorate the happy fortunes
Bohemian Girl.
The scene is laid in Presburg and its neiehbomdiood,
•^* be xinable include the dialogue in this edition. The copyright of this belongs toThe Publishers resret to to
publication.Messrs. Johnson & Co., "who have refused permission for its; ; !
SOLO.Scene I. -Count.
A soldier's life
The Chateau and grounds Count Arnheim, onof Has been of strife.
principalthe Danube, near Presburg. On one side, the In all its forms so much,
entrance to the Castle, opposite is a Statue theof That no gentler theme
Emperor, above which a party is emp^ujed raising the The world will deem
Austrian IIg.Ji A soldier's heart can touch.
\^0n the rising the curtain, the Retainers ofof CHORUS.—Retainers.
Count Arnheim discovered preparingare fur
Hail to the lord of the soil.the chase.
His lovevassal's is the spoil
That lord delights to share.
with the banner, and down with the slaveUp CHORUS.—Hunters.
Who shall dure to dispute the right,
Away to the hill and glen.its folds in their glory wave,Wherever
Where the hunter's Ijilled menOf the Austrian Eagle's tliglit
With bugles shake the air.
Its pinion flies
As free in the skies.
Count,\_The after bowing to his friends, sees
As that of the airy king. Akline and takes her in his artyis.
danger MeetsAnd thro'
Cou.^ Ah who canLike the heart tliat beats ! tell, save he who feels
The Ciire a parent's love reveals,Beneath his plumed wing.
How dear, fimd thing, thou art
they havefixed the they all comeforward.\^After flag To this lone, widow'd heart
Now the foenian lieth low, and the battle-tield's won,
Cno.— Away to the hill and glen, &c.
We may honour in peace what in war we have done.
[During thiit, a Retainer brings dmvn (r.)The stirring chase, the festive board. a rifle
to Florestein, who puts it away him.The varied charms which each afford, from
beguile Count Arnueui exits into Chateau. NoblesShall the day and night
and Hunters ascend rocks and exeunt.And care shuU be drowaicd in that glass Abline
petitions BuDA to let her accompany them, andWhich nothing on esirth can surpass
goes by a footpath, at side rocks, ivith herBut a lovely woman's smile. off of
and Florestein.Then up with the banner, &c.
breathless and exhausted, in aEnter Thaddeus,
\_At the end the Chorus, Count Aunhkim andof
state great alarm.of
Florestein enterfrom Chateau {s.B.'L.),followed
are on myby various neighbouring Nobles, I'ages, Huntsmen, Tha.—A guard of Austrian soldiers
and child, hg longer their vigilance Anijic, his .Ani.iNR. attended Buda, lVc track, and I can no elude
^! ! ! ; ! ——— — ! !
from country, now a prey to theexile my wretched Dev.—Who are you ?
inveterate invader,my oul}' liope is in some friendly
Tha.—Onewithout money,withouthome, and with-
Ahshelter. (Sees the Statue the Emperor.)of out hope.
on the very threshold of ourthat tells me I am here
Dev.—You're just the fellow for us, thenenemies
GiP. (^cho is on the look out on rock, R.)—Soldiers
RECITATIVE.—Thaddeus. are coming this way.
—Without without friendsa country, without ahome, TnA. 'Tis me they are in search of.
and without fortune what will become of the
! Oh,
Dev.—Indeed ! then they'll bo cunning if they
proscribed orphan, Thaddeus of Poland ?
find you.
[/n a moment they strip the soldier's dressCAVATINA. off'
Thaddeus, and as they are putting an a gipsy's
'Tis sad to leave yom' fatherland,
frock, 4'C., over him, a roll parchment, withof
there well.And friends you loved
seal attached, at the Devilshoof,falls feet of
To wander on a stranger sti'and,
?(/('< seizes it.
Where friends but seldom dwell.
Yet, hard bear, Dev. thisas are such ills to -What's ?
And deeply though they smart,
Tha.— commission ! It is the only thing IMy
Their pangs are light to those who are
never it.possess on earth, and I will part with
The orphans of the heart
{_Snatches it, cmceals it in his bosoTn, and has just
Oh, if there were one gentle eye
time to mix himself with the Gipsies, when aTo weep when might grieve,I
body the Emperor's soldiers enter in pursuit.ofOne bosom to receive the sigh
Which sorrow oft will heave Offi. you seen anyone(scrutinising Gipsies)—B.3.\e,
One heart the ways of life to cheer,
pass this way—any stranger ?
Though rugged they might be.
Dev. young Polish—No one—stay yes; a soldier—No language can express how dear
ran by just now, up those rocks.and passed
That heart would be to me
!That's —thanks, friend —ForwardOffi.— he
\_At the end song, a troop Gipsies headed byof of
DevilshoOP, their leader, suddettli/ appear (K.), [Exeunt soldiers up rocks.
and are about to seize and rob Thaddkus, but
presuming hy his dress that he is a soldier, they DUET AND CHORUS.
stop exatninea7id him.
—Dev. Comrade, yom' hand.
We understandCHORUS.
Each other in a breath.
In the gipsy's life you may read
[Shaking his hand.
The life that toall would like lead.
This grasp secures
Its owner yours,Through the wide world to rove.
In life, and until death.Be it sunny or drear,
With but little to love. —Tha. Long as it hold.
And still less to fear: With friendly fold.
Sometimes under roof and sometimes thrown Mine shall cling to it.
Where the wild wolf makes his lair,
"(Aside) B}' death he means But
heFor who's no home to call his own
" If there's a throat to cut,
findWill a home somewhere. ""Why you must do it !
'Tis the maxim ofman, In the gipsy'sCno.— lifeyou may read, &c.
What's another's to clauu;
—Tha. My wants are few
Then to keep all he can.
And we do the same —
! Dev. Want we ne'er knew,
Thus a habit once, 'tis custom groviii. But what we could supply.
And every man will take care, —Tua. Then what is worse
If he hasn't a home to call his own
I have no purse
To find a home somewhere.
—Dev. nothingWe have to buy.
Tha.—The sight of these wanderers has inspired
—Tha. Jly heart 'twill ringme with a project {To Dev.) Your manner and
liabit please me. shouldI like to join your band. I Dbv.— That is a thing
amyoung, strong, and have, I hope, plenty ofcourage. In wiiich we never deal! !! ; ! —
Cou. Whence proceed these sounds of fear, and—But all I need—Tha,—
where is my darling child ?— best indeedDev. 'Twere
[All maintain a painful silence, when Phaddeusborrow, beg, or steal.To
is seen rushing in, conveying Arline, who is
read &c.gipsy's life you mayCno.— In the
wounded in the arm, and seemsfaini.
— Then rest ye here whileweDev.
Bud. (falling at the Count's /ec^J—We were pur-
spot, and seeExplore each
sued by tlie wild deer they were chasing, and but for
store.luck there is inWhat
the bravery of this young man {pointing to Tha.) the
days to me,The scenes and life ofTha.— your child would have been sacrificed.
be,seem'd so blest toWhich
Con. (clasping his child tre his arois.j—Praised be
restore.time can e'erNo
Providence her life is saved, for she is all that renders
minerichest man's happj'. (Lookiny at her arm, then addressingthe worth of thewhat isCno.-Oh,
BuDA.) Let lier wound have every attention, thoughwealth,
to by it presents no sign of danger.are likely, he cameWhich, the chances
stealth, [BuDA goes info the Castle Arlin'e, andwith
in the free air,he can rove abroadUnless Count Arnueim advances to Thaddeus.
care.from all sorrow andfree as are weAs
Stranger, accept the hand of one who, however dif-
heard,and alarms areexeunt R.—Loud shouts ferent to you in station, can never sufHoiontly thank[All
when amore and more distinct,lohich become you for the services you have rendered him.
cross the tree overHuntsmen are seen tobody of Dev. (f7.52V/c.)— First to serve, and then be thanked
whereby the paththe 7-ocks, i^-c, and exeunt
by the persecutor of his country. The fellow's mad !
continue, whenwent AlarmsArline, i^c, off.
Cou.—I trust you will remain, and join the festivi-frightened toFlohestein rushes in appar^itly
are about to indulge in and 'twill gratify meties we ;death.
to hear how I can be useful to you.
SONG. Tha.—I thank your lordsliip ; but—
— at hand ?Flo. Is no succour near Nobles —Fray, my friends, joinCou. (to the yom-J.
my intellect so reels,For entreaties to mine.
standam doubtful if II
[Here the Nobles all surround the Count aiid
or on my heels.Onmy head
Thabdeus, and Flohestein, coming up to
clear,gentleman, it's veryNo —him, says
shocks should ever know,Such
peer, Flo.—I'm extremely obliged to you for not shoot-when I once become aAnd
-little cousin—;iudme so ing me as well asmy I beg you'llThey shall not treat
aw—stay (aside)—A verycommon sort of personage,
vassal arm,Then let ev'ry
thanks he well deserves,Formy
Tha. (to the Count).—Be it as j-our lordship wishes.Wlio from this state ofalarm
protectmy shattered nervesWill
Cou.—Then be seated, friends, and let the fete
think that one unused to fearTo
should ever knowSuch fright
let them make me once a peer,But themselves the[They nil seat at fables, which have
They shall not treat me so previously been laid on the o.P. opposite the
Castle. Thaddeus takes his seat at the farther
end song Thaddbus and Peasantry rush\_At of
end, Florestein occupying a prominent posi-
the greatest alarm and, evincing
tion, TVIien they are seated, a variety dancesof
means this alarm ?Tha.—What are introduced, during which Buda is seen at
one the windows holding on her knee the child,of
and her attendant—The Count's child havePea.
whose arm is bound tip. At the termination of
by an infuriated animal, and are pro-been attacked
Countthe dancing the rises.
killed ere thisbably
Cou.—I ask you to pledge but once, and that is,
do I hear?Tha.—What
long life of your the health and
that Florestein hasperceives the rifle leftIHe
turning[Here the Guests their glasses. I'ise, andon the stage, utters an exclamation, seizes it, fill
Emperor, drink, whiterocks, aims, and instantly towards the statue theruns up the fires, of
Thad-Peasantry surround it respectfully.rushes The discharge the a?id the theof rifie,off'.
perceiving ichich,Peasantry, bring Count Arnheim deus alone keeps his seat, onalarm of the
Florestkin goes up to the Count, and pointsand his party to the spot. Dkvilsuoof enters
at the time, watching. it out to one side same; ; — !
Vlll. Tin: RorTEinvN girl.
Flo. is Dev.——Yoiir new acquaintance, my dear uncle, Stand back ye craven things;
not overburdened with politeness or loyalty, for he Who dares obstruct our path
neither fills his glass nor fulfils your wishes. Upon his rashness brings
The vengeance ofmy wrath.Thaddeits.)—Cou. (fining a glass, and going up to
challenge j'ou to empty this to the health of oui'I [Devilshoof, defemding Thaddeus, retreats,
pressed upon by the Nobles, Guests, SfC, when
the CountTha. (taking the glass.)—! accept the cliallenge, orders a party his Retainers toof
divide them: theyand thus I empty the goblet. seize Devilshoop and take
him into the castle,
\_Goes up to the statue and throws down the glass
with the utmost contempt, A general bwst of Cou.—Seize him and bind him, and there let him find
indignation ics.folio Escape from those walls better men have con-
\_Hereaparty ofHuntsmen and Retainers separate
Who rise, draw their siovrds and rush toicards Thaddeus anrfDEViLSHOOF; they marchThad-
THADDEL'S. deus and exeunt amongoff, the rocks, while
Devilshoof is dragged into the castle.Down with the daring slave
Who disputes the right —Dev. (As they are dragging him
Of a people's delight,
Tho' meshed by numbers in the yoke
And would their anger brave.
Of one by all abhorr'd,
Nobles and betweenCod.—fJo the Guests, interposing Yet tremble, worthless lord,
them and Thaddeds.) At the vengeance you thus provoke.
Although 'tis \a\n to mask Cno. Down willi the daring slave
The rage such act demands. Who would our fury brave ?
Forgive me if askI
[Devilshoof is dragged into the castle; theoffHis pardon at j'our hands;
Count, Nobles, ^-c,, reseat themseh-es, xchen otherIf from your wrath I venture to have craved
dances are introduced and thefestival continues.
life of one, life who saved.The my more than
Buda leaveis seen to the ivindoio at which she
TuAD.)— Stranger, answer notTo I( has been seated witli Arline, and she enters and
One moment for j'otu' life
converses teith the Count. In the midst theof
a spotQuit, while you may,
most joyous movements the dance. Devils-of
have raised a strife.Where j'ou hoof is seen descending thefrom roof theof
Your longer presence will more excite,
castle, until he reaches the window Aelinb'sof
did me requite.And tliis will the service you
chamber, into which he is seen to enter and to
[T/o-uicsTllADDEl'S a purse gold. DevilsiiouF Buda then entersof shut it imtnediately. the castle,
rushes in. and in a minute afterwards the festivities are
interrupted by a violent shrieking, the windoto is— is the hand will dare to touchDev. Where
BcDS,pale, andthrown open,and icith dishevelled
One hair of a head I prize so much.
hair, signifies by her gestures that Aeline has
Taking the hand Thaddeus.[ of
pride boast{To Cou.)— That pulse of you
—Within me beats as high Cho. What sotmds break on the air ?
You and your titled host, What looks of wild despair
Proud lord, I do defy. A grief as wild impart.
hand,YlfO.— (Aside, leith a glass in one and a leg a —of Cou. My child ! that word alone,
bird in the other.) With agonizing tone,
Upon my life 'tis most unpleasant Bm'Sts in upon my he:ii't
Just as one had attack'd a pheasant.
[Count and Nobles dash into the castle. A general
[Thaddeus, ^vho had taken up the purse, and —movement all some are seen at the windowof of
seeing and Devilsiioof surroundedhimself by
Auline's chamber signifying that she is gone.
the Nobles and Guests, throws the purse at the
Cno.— Be every hand preparedCount's/ee<.
Their liege lord's halls to guai'd,
TnA.— Take back your gold, and learn to know
With devotion whose bond
One—above aught you can bestow.
jUI ties is beyond.
OF NOBLES,CHORUS &c. —greatly alarmed.)Flo. {kneeling, and appearing
dancing, screaming, fighting,Down with the daring slave ^V^lly, what with
would fury brave. One really is a shocking plight in,Who om'; — ; ;
And it puzzles quite one's wit CHORUS.
To find a place to pick a bit. Follow, follow, with heart and with arm. follow, and shelter from harm
[TheCount rushes the castle, Buda,from dragging The pride ofArnheim's line.
andfulhnced by Nobles. BuDA, trembling,faUe Where all its hopes entwine.
knees.on her
Follow, follow.
O'er brake and tlirough hollow 1
Cou.— tt'retch ! monster ! give me back
Climb the hill, ford the stream,The treasure ofmy soul
High in air weapons gleam !Go—all—the spoiler's footsteps track
That treasured prize who stole. Dash tlirough where danger lies
Danger—aye, death, despise
But no, vain hope ! unless we pray to Him
To save let all combine
Who healeth all sorrow, with suppliant limb. The pride of Ai-uhcim's line.
\_At the most animatedpart of the Chorus, bodies of
PRAYER. Gentry, lietainers. Servants, are^c, seen rushing
towards the rocks, and orer every part, in pursuitThou, who in might supreme,
DF.viLsnooF, who, perceiving hisof situation,O'er the fate of all reigncst,
knocks aivay, the moment he has crossed it, theThou, who hope's palest l)e;im
trunk theof tree which serves as a bridge bettoeenIn the mourner sustainest;
the two rocks, and thus bars their passage.Vouchsafe to lend an ear
Count Arnheim, in his distraction, is about toTo the grief of the wailer,
throtv intohimself the gulf^he is held back byCut short the dark career
attendants, into tchuse arms he falk senseless.ruthlessOf the assniler.
—Sotne are in the attitude prayer othersof menace
the prayer, Dbvilshoof is seen Devilshoop,^During climbing u'ho, folding Arltne in his large
up the rocks with Akline in his arms. cloak, disappears in the depths cftheforest.
NOTE.- Twelve years are supposed to elapse between the First and Second Acts.
—SOLO. Devilshoof.ScE::fE I.
There's a deed to do whose gainsmoonlight—Tent the QueenStreet in Presburg, by of
— Will reward the risk and thelighted painsGipsies, large curtains at the back it istheof
The Gipsies all draw theirOn the opposite side the stage are houses [ daggers and appearby a lamp. of
delighted.— an hotel, is lighted oftchich,
Fie, fie to a gentleman
! when you appeal.—tiger's skin[Abline is discovei-ed asleep on a Youmay draw his purse withoutdrawingyour steel
her. As the curtainThaddeus is ivatching over
With bo'sx's, and politeness, and great respect.
the City Guard marches by, andrises a Patrol of You may take more than he can at first detect.
Dbvilshoof atid asoon as they are goneas iff
[roinfing to the lighted windows the hotel.ofGipsies, ivrapped up in cloaks, suddenlyparty of
whereSee, in goblets deep
What sense they have they steep.
CHORUS. Watch here ! till each to his home
Shall reel on his doubtful way.
!silence —the lady moonSilence,
Watch here ! and the goblet's foamIs the only witness now awake,
make himWill an easy prey.watching, perchance slie soonAnd weary of
sleep will herself betake. Silence, silence ! this way, this wayTo !
silence ! from her tlironc in air [As the Gipsies retire up the stage,Silence, Flohestein
She may look on and listen, for aught we cure staggers out the hotel—he is elegantly dressed,of
But if she attend unto om' behest, linth chain, rings, l>,-c., and a rich medallion round
She will quietly go unto her rest. his neck.; —
heir CHORUS OF ! If I amPlo.—Wine,
[Hiccup.uncle's—line-To the Count—my On our chieftain's encroach,share we ne'er
fellow—will dareWhere's the And he fled with that prize at your approach.
[ ?refuse his nephew—To
Que. (to Flobestein) safetymy carestaring me in the way, —Be yourThat moon there,
modest as people say.Can't bo as
Flo. (tremblinq)^ I'm in precious hands.
spot,in whatevermeetwhom she will, andFor what she ought Que.She often looks on (to Gipsies).—YoWo-w and hst to your Queen's
wineWiue ! wine ! ! commands.
andtime advanced,Gipsies have by this[The Clio.—Yes, we will list to our Queen's commands.
Flokestein.toDjiViLSHOOF goes politeh/ up
[E.vit Queen, holding Flobestein, all tremble,ofa
clock's last chune,caught not theDev.—Sry ear
with one hand, and beckoning lite Gipsies to fol-
time ^And I beg to ask the
low, with the other. As soon as they have gone
little, and after ey-recovers a[Floresteln reels, Abline, who aicakenedhas been by the noise,off,
DEVILSnOOF—ing comesfrom the tent,folloioed by Thaddeus.
bottle has prevailed,{aside).— If theFlo. Ai!L. Wliere— have I been wandering in my sleep?
assailed,whenever I'mYet and what curious noise awoke me from its pleasant
it,be nothing inThough there may dream ? Ah, Tliaddeus, would you not like knowto
in a minute—I am sobered dreammy ? Well, I will tell it you.
polite,Your are really so
(to Dkv.)
wafch) 'tis late intoThat {pulling out his THE GIPSY GIRL'S DREAM.
the night.
I dream'd that I dwelt in marble halls,
—into histhe watch andputting it fob)Dkv. {taking AVith vassals and serfs at my side,
!kind—can it really beYou are very And of all who assembled within those walls
you sure it is so late ?Are That I was the hope and pride.
I had riches too great to count—could boastask ?courage)—Ma.y I beg to{assumingFlo.
highOf a ancestral name
to seeI am grievedj)^y_ And I also cb'eam'd, which charmed me most,
one in such a state,Any
Taking both his hands in tiers.[
utmost carewill gladly take theAnd me still the same.That you loved
wear.chains you chance toOf the rings and
I dream'd that suitors besoughtmy hand,andhis rings, chain,Flokestein[Takinq from
knee.That knights upon bended
hismedallion. Flokestein drawsthe rich
And with vows no maiden heart could withstand,
That they pledged their faith to me.
downrightwas politeness is that one of this noble hostWhat I thought And I dream'dFlo.—
Came forth my hand to claim;theft,
havenothing left. which charmed methis rate I soon shall Yet I also dream'd, most,And at
That you lov'd me still the same.
Gipsies instantlyDevilshoof the[At a signfrom
end the ballad Thaddeus presses Ablin'e[At the oftake every valuablesurround FLORESTEtN, and
his heart.tohim.from
Abl.-And do you love me still ?let every manAdvance with caution,Ciio.—
keep whatever he can.Seize on, and than life itself.TnA.—More
DEViLsnooF makes uHh[During the Chorus off is there a mystery between our affec-Arl.—Yet
theand the others are dividingthe medallion, that I would fain unraveltions and their happiness
appears in thethe spoil, when afemalerest of arm). The mark on this arm, which(pointing to her
cloak, and discovers theirmidst them, drops her contemplate, is the keyof seen you so often toI have
7'//e Gipsies appear stupefied.Queen. the love you say you bear me,that mystery. By
solve it.
from whom you stole,To himQueen.—
Surrender back the whole.
things toFlobestein.Gipsies return the differentThe —[ and pointing to the 7nnrk')TnA. {taking her hand
arm,— That wound upon thineand looking over the /kings)Flo. (trembling
mark through life will be,Whosebut might I requestTliaiiks, madam,—lady—
harm,thee from greaterIn savingin diamonds-worth all tlie rest.A medallion
by me.Was there transtixed
Queen, seems to command[At a signfrom the who
'r*Abl.— By theeresfiiutio7i.its! ; !
Tha.— Ere on tliy gentle liead sides andsurround the Queen, and appear askto
radiance shed,Thy sixth sun had its what is going on.
who had lain at bay,A "U'ild deer,
Pursued by hunters cross'd thy way CONCERTED PIECE.
slaj'ing him rescued thee,But I —Arl. Listen, while I relate
And in his death throe's agony
The hopes of the Gipsy's fate.
gored,That tender frame, by his antler
I am loved by one, by one I love
thy home restor'd.This humble arm to
All other hearts above.
— Strange feelings move this breastAel. And the sole delight to me
It never knew before, [Taking the hand o/Thaddeus.
And bid me here implore Is with him united to be.
That you reveal the rest.
Clio.— Happy and light of heart be those
Tha— The secret of her birth 1 Who in each bosom one faith respose
To me is onl}' known.
—Dev. (aside—maliciously pointinrj fa the (Jui'.en)
The secret of a life whose worth
A rival's hate bcituryou miy tell
I iirize be3'ond my own.
By her rage than by her tears.^1—At?!/. The secret ofmy birtli And it, perchance, may be as well
To him is fully known.
To set them both by the ears.
The secret of a life whose worth
(To Que.) As queen of the tribe, 'tis j^ours by right,I prize beyond my own. J
The hands j'ou rule to unite.of those
Ael.—Speak, tell me, ease my tortured heart.
Cno. —(to the Queen, who draws back and hesitates)And that secret, evil or good, impai't.
In love and bytruth, thee
Tax.—I will tell thee, although the words may sever
Their hands united be.
One who so loves thee, from thy love for ever.
—Arl. (partly indin'ng in suppUcali-m)—
Arl. "U'here is the spell hath yet effaced
A rival no more, but a subject see.
The first fond lines that love hatli traced,
Asking thy blessing on bended knee.
And after but imprestyears have
—Tha. (raising her)More deep in love's tonfiding breast?
Debase not th_yself, l)ut rather lose
Tea.—And fewj'et spells have e'er effaced
The boon, and a fate less wayward choose.
The first fond lines that love hath traced,
Cno. (nrgi)ig the Queen')—And after years have but imprest
^ In love and truth, b}* theeMore deep in love's confiding breast.
Their hands united be.
[A/, the end the duet Thaddeus throws himself,of
(haughtily advancing and taking the haiulsecsfacy, at the. o/"Arlinb, bath- Que. ofin an feet and is
—Thaddeus)Arline anding her hand 7vith kisses, when the back curtains
hand, and heart to heart,Hand tothe tent are withdrnwn, and the QuEBN ap-of
"Who shall those I have mated part ?pears, pale and trembling tcith passion. She
the spell of my sway,Byadvances towards Ablinb, and pointing to
Part them who may. [^Joining their hands.ThADDE0S^
— Happy and light of heart be thoseQue.—And dare aspire to the \o\e of him who
Who in each bosom one faith repose.possesses the heart ofyour Queen ?
this sceiie the stage has beengroioing some-At!L.—I possess his heart, and will yield the posses- \_During
lighter.sion to no one. He is the saviour of my life, and the what
only friend that I have in all the tribe
: he has sworn Gipsy enters.A
how much he loves me.
Gtp. beginning to dawn, and crowds—Jlorning is
Que.—Loves you
of ]ii'ople are already (looking towards the fair; the
sports begin with daylight.Art,.-Yes; let him speak for himself, and choose
between us. Que.—Summon the rest of the tribe, and meet me
Que.-Be it so. forthwith in the public square. (To Devilshoof.)
you remain to bearmy further orders.Do[Thaddeus, who has been an.viou.'shj watching the
two, here runs and embraces Arlinb. She sur- Thaddeus and Arune,\_E.veunt hand in hand,
by the oilier Gipsies, repeating Choribs.veys the QuEKN with an air triumph. fulluwedof
Arl. (to the Quken).—I made no idle boast. {Then
10 Thaddeus) Summon our comrades hither.
Queen is standing lohile Que.—This is thy deed—seek not to assuage\fChe in the centre, Thad-
deus calls the Oipsies together, who enter on all My jealous fears and a rival's rage.