by W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
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Directed by Matt Buchanan
Musical director, Christopher James Hisey
|Wednesday October 24th, 7:30 pm, Union Memorial Church, Stamford|
|contact Jim Cooper|
|or call 203-984-0666|
|All parts are open. Be prepared to sing 2 songs in English.|
|Click here for the on-line audition information form.|
Members who have recently performed with Troupers need not re-audition for chorus.
|Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower, baritone|
|Colonel Fairfax (under sentence of death) - Tenor|
|Sergeant Meryll ( of the Yeomen of the Guard) - baritone|
|Leonard Meryll (his son) - tenor|
|Jack Point - (a strolling jester) baritone|
|Wilfred Shadbolt - (Head jailer and Assistant Tormentor) -bass|
|Elsie Maynard - (a strolling singer) soprano|
|Phoebe Meryll - (Sergeant Meryll's daughter) - mezzo soprano|
|Dame Carruthers - Housekeeper to the Tower - Mezzo or contralto|
|Kate - her niece (Soprano)|
|First Yeoman - tenor|
|Second Yeoman - baritone|
|Sergeant Meryll||A laughing boy||32|
|Colonel Fairfax||Is life a boon? or
Free From his fetters grim
|Leonard Meryll||"The scheme is rash..."||36|
|Jack Point||Oh, a private buffoon, or
I've jibe and joke
|Wilfred Shadbolt||Hereupon we're both agreed||156|
|Elsie||Tis done, I am a bride||81|
|Phoebe||When maiden loves||1|
|Dame Carruthers||When our gallant Norman foes||23|
|First Yeoman||"Didst thou not oh Leonard Meryll"||104|
|Second Yeoman||"This the autumn of our life"||15|
|Lieutenant||"How say you, maiden"||65|
You can download Troupers edition of the vocal
score prepared for Troupers here.
This is the beta-9 version, December 29, 2007.
Order a bound copy of the score.
This score contains corrections of the hundreds of errors in the Schirmer score and includes 2 cut songs which are sometimes re-inserted. We encourage you to use this corrected and much more readable score. If you have and want to use your Schirmer score, please take note of all the errors on this errata sheet, and make these corrections in your score.
|5. Here's a man of jollity||Yeomen of the Guard: Act 1: Chorus: Here's a man of jollity||.99|
|12b. Act I Finale||Yeomen of the Guard: Act 1: Finale: To thy fraternal care||.99|
|12a. Oh, Sergeant Meryll is it true||Yeomen of the Guard: Act 1: Finale: Oh, Sergeant Meryll||.99|
|22. Act II Finale||Finale||.89|
|22. Comes the pretty young bride||Comes The Pretty Young Bride||.89|
|18. Hark what was that sir?||Yeomen of the Guard: Act 2: Scene: Hark! What was that, sir?||.99|
|13. Night has spread her pall||Night Has Spread Her Pall Once More||.99|
|2. Tower warders||Yeomen of the Guard: Act 1: Chorus: Tower warders||.99|
Colonel Fairfax, a heroic soldier, has been unfairly condemned to death "for dealings with the devil" through the intervention of his evil cousin and is to be put to death on Tower Green. Fairfax persuades the Lieutenant that he should be allowed to marry, anyone at all, for 100 pounds so that he does not die unmarried, thus thwarting his cousin.
Jack Point and his partner Elsie Maynard arrive and entertain the crowd. The Lieutenant persuades Elsie to marry Fairfax just before he is to be put to death and Elsie goes off to carry out the ceremony in private, and blindfolded.
Sergeant Meryll's son Leonard arrives to join the Tower Warders, a great honor for valiant warriors, and Meryll and his flirtatious daughter Phoebe conceive a plot to have the real Leonard hide and have Fairfax appear as Meryll's son. Phoebe flirtatiously wheedles the keys from the jailer, Wilfred and Fairfax is released. Sergeant Meryll introduces his fake "son" to the Yeomen and Pheobe flirts with her "brother." The Yeomen discover that Fairfax is missing to much ado and the act end with Point realizing that Elsie, his sweetheart, is still married to someone he assumed would soon be dead.
In Act II, Dame Carruthers and the People berate the Yeomen for letting Fairfax escape. Point and Wilfred come up with a plan to pretend that Fairfax was shot while escaping, so that Elsie would again be free to marry Point. Fairfax (as Leonard) woos Elsie successfully while showing Point how it should be done.
Wilfred uncovers the plot, and Phoebe is forced to marry him to keep him quiet. Carruthers uncovers the plot and Meryll is forced to marry her to keep her quiet. A despatch arrives pardoning Fairfax. At the wedding ceremony between Fairfax (still as Leonard) Fairfax reveals his true identity. Point collapses and dies of a broken heart as the crowd sings joyously of their wedding.