The Grand Duke - Chorus Practice (with Durham Savoyards 2017 Cuts)

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NOTE: Demos on this page correspond to the cuts and edits for the Durham Savoyards 2017 production

Click here for a listing of the cuts as heard below, describing how to implement them into the Marc Shepherd edition of the Vocal Score.

The Grand Duke
(Publicity photo by Jordan Haywood)

For each chorus number in the show:

In some cases, the tempo has been moderated in the part recording or excerpt, but kept full tempo in the Full Length Tutti recording.

Page and measure references correspond to the Marc Shepherd edition of the vocal score, available from Lulu.com (the PDF ebook is free for download, or you may purchase the Performer's Edition or the Full Edition in paperback). Use the page (Pg) and measure (Ms) columns to find where each excerpt begins, sometimes with added pickup note(s). The Shepherd score shows the measure number on the first measure of each system.

To listen to a sound file, click one of the grey buttons found to the right of the selection you wish to hear. It will play in the audio player located at the top of the page next to the menu. (Or click the arrow to play in your browser's audio plug-in, depending on your setup.) Button colors indicate vs.

Act I (prior to Finale)

Pg Ms Selection Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
1. Won't It Be a Pretty Wedding?
14 11      • (Choral Entrance) 2:30
14 1      • (Full Length) 2:32
1a. Pretty Lisa, Fair and Tasty
25 103      • "P'raps you think me only so-so?" 0:13
27 141      • "Why, my love, you're so much older" 1:02
24 76      • (Full Length) 2:08
34 1 2. By the Mystic Regulation of Our Dark Assocation 1:31
3. Were I a King in Very Truth
46 35      • "Oh, the man who can rule a theatrical crew" 0:13
49 90      • "Oh, the man who can drive a theatrical team" 1:02
44 1      • (Full Length) 2:33
5. My Goodness Me! What Shall I Do?
62 8      • "My goodness me! what shall I do?" 0:42
65 39      • "But on the whole, uncertain yet" 0:25
69 91      • "Then suddenly, as still he squeal'd" 1:03
62 1      • (Full Length - Cut version) 2:27
111 21 9. The Good Grand Duke of Pfennig Halbpfennig (Chamberlains' parts) 0:55

Act I Finale

Pg Ms Selection Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
12. Come Hither, All You People
214 16      • "With falt'ring feet" 0:34
217 44      • "No, you begin! No, you begin!" 0:09
219 60      • "You muff, sir! You lout, sir!" 1:20
225 115      • "Behold the King!" 1:20
228 157      • "And now that you've departed" 0:27
231 191      • "Give thanks, give thanks to wayward fate" 0:27
213 1      • (Opening Section - Full Length - Abridged) 5:46
12a. Oh, a Monarch Who Boasts Intellectual Graces
235 244      • "I've something to say" 0:32
239 289      • "Your Monarch am I" 0:32
242 318      • "To each and all (for that was the condition)" 0:25
234 224      • (Section 12a - Full Length) 2:01
12b. Then, Horror! / Ah, Pity Me, My Comrades True
243 324      • "Then, horror!" 0:10
243 327      • "Ah, pity me, my comrades true" 1:31
246 348      • "Our duty, if we're wise, we never shun" 0:48
243 324      • (Section 12b - Full Length - Abridged) 2:28
12c. Oh, Listen To Me, Dear
251 420      • "Tho' marriage contracts, or whate'er you call 'em" 0:17
248 372      • (Section 12c - Full Length) 1:30
12d. The Die Is Cast
253 445      • "Its doom, its doom is spoken!" 0:30
252 430      • (Section 12d - Full Length) 1:10
252 430      • (Expanded 12d: after m. 465,
         interpolate one stanza of No. 15. "Take Care of Him")
2:27
12e. For This Will Be a Jolly Court
200 525      • "For this will be a jolly Court" 0:51
204 567      • "In clothes of common sort" 0:19
204 591      • "Henceforth our Court costume" 0:19
208 607      • "For this will be a jolly Court" 0:19
200 525      • (Section 12e - Full Length - Abridged Ending) 2:57
213 1 12. Act I Finale - Full Length (Abridged)
     (Includes interpolation of No. 15. "Take Care of Him")
15:53

Act II

Pg Ms Selection Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
13. As Before You We Defile
270 24      • "As before you we defile" (Tenor-Bass entrance) 1:57
272 41      • "Opoponax! Opoponax! Opoponax! Eloia!" (Soprano-Alto entrance) 1:19
269 1      • (Full Length) 2:49
14. Your Loyalty Our Ducal Heartstrings Touches
288 118      • "Yet my classic lore aggressive" 0:19
289 129      • "Wreaths of bay and ivy twine" 0:40
275 1      • (Whole number - 1 stanza) 2:27
17. Your Highness, There's a Party at the Door
302 7      • "Your Highness, there's a party at the door" 0:35
305 34      • "For whatever may be due I'll pay it double" 0:23
307 53      • "Express your grief profound!" 0:30
310 83      • "For any disappointment" 0:33
302 1      • (Full Length) 2:14
18. Now Away to the Wedding We Go
317 16      • "To our wedding we'll eagerly go" 0:10
316 1      • (Full Length) 0:47
337 112 20. Now Bridegroom and Bride Let Us Toast 0:29
21. Come Bumpers — Aye, Ever So Many
342
345
27
69
     • "So, bumpers — aye, ever so many"
     • "So, bumpers — aye, ever so many" (different words, same music)
0:23
340 1      • (Full Length) 1:38
347 1 22. Why, Who Is This Approaching? 0:52
23. The Prince of Monte Carlo
349 7      • "That Prince of Monte Carlo and his be-eutiful daughter" 0:28
353 28      • "The Prince of Monte Carlo" 0:28
349 1      • (Full Length) 1:43
27. Take My Advice, When Deep in Debt
380 41      • "For ev'ry time the board you spin" 0:15
383 89      • "The moral's safe--when you begin" 0:15
386 137      • "Where'er at last the ball pops in" 0:17
378 1      • (Full Length - Duet Version) 2:31
389 1 28. Hurrah! Now Away To the Wedding We Go 0:52
28a. Well, You're a Pretty Kind of Fellow
393 57      • "You guzzle and you gormandize" 0:19
394 73      • "But when compar'd with other crimes" 0:19
399 141      • "You fancy you've reviv'd the Law" 0:19
401 157      • "For this you'll suffer agonies" 0:19
392 43      • (Whole Number - 2 stanzas) 1:17
405 1 29. Happy Couples Lightly Treading 1:33


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