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Thespis - Chorus Practice

Thespis
Photo: Mark Welker

Thespis
or The Gods Grown Old

Words by W. S. Gilbert
Music by Alan Riley Jones

(and Arthur Sullivan where indicated)
Copyright Alan Riley Jones, all rights reserved.

The Durham Savoyards, Ltd., presented Thespis in a double-bill with
Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury, October 12-15, 2017, East Chapel Hill H.S. Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC.

Using the Chorus Practice Materials

Act I

Pg
Ms
Selection Chorus
Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
1. Throughout the Night the Constellations Stars
12 28      • "Throughout the night, the constellations" 1:49
11 1      • (Full Length) 3:10
11 1      (Live - Durham Savoyards, Ltd.) 3:16   
5. Oh, Incident Unprecedented Olympians
30 75      • "They seem to be more like a 'Cook's Excursion.'" (1st chorus cue) 0:24
34 109      • "My lunar rays, unhappily, are mighty..." (2nd chorus cue) 0:44
23 1      • (Full Length) 2:36
23 1      (Live - Durham Savoyards, Ltd.) 2:51   
7. Climbing Over Rocky Mountain Thespians
47 17      • "Climbing over rocky mountain" (opening choral section) 0:52
53 77      • "Hail it as a true ally" (1st reply to solos) 0:15
56 105      • "Greet them gaily as they fly" (2nd reply to solos) 0:13
59 141      • "We'll be gods and make decrees" (3rd reply to solos) 0:15
60 152      • "Fill the cup and tread the measure" (ending choral section) 1:03
47 1      • (Full Length) 4:05
47 1      (Live - Durham Savoyards, Ltd.) 3:45   
8. I Once Knew a Chap Thespians
74 138      • "Or stopped all night in the middle of a tunnel" 1:18
81 222      • "He followed out his whim with vigor" 0:51
67 1      • (Full Length) 3:27
67 1      (Live - Durham Savoyards, Ltd.) 3:52   
10. Act I Finale
For Thespian Chorus
95 63      • "To mother earth to make a track" Thespians 0:36
100 105      • "'Tis mine the task" (1st stanza) / "By my fair rays" (2nd stanza) 0:26
104 136      • "When armies meet" (3rd stanza) / "From mere oblivion" (4th stanza) 0:26
107 159      • "Here's a pretty tale" (at Letter L) 0:32
110 183      • "We will go down below" (at Letter M) 0:27
114 207      • "Now to set the world in order" (at Letter O) 0:41
94 51      • (Thespians Section - Letter F to End) 4:50
For Olympian Chorus
108 167      • At Thespians' "Now to set the world in order" Olympians 0:18
110 183      • "We will go down below" 0:32
114 211      • At Thespians' "Jupiter's perplexity" 0:34
107 159      • (Olympians Section - Letter L to End) 1:35
For Both Choruses (Thespians and Olympians)
88 1      • (Full Length) Both 6:39
88 1      (Live - Durham Savoyards, Ltd.) 6:45   

Act II

Pg
Ms
Selection Chorus
Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
11. Of All Symposia Thespians
118 5      • "Of all symposia, the best by half" (beginning) 0:58
123 38      • "Of all symposia, the best by half" (ending) 0:35
118 1      • (Full Length) 2:44
118 1      (Live - Durham Savoyards, Ltd.) 2:43   
17. Act II Finale
For Thespian Chorus
172 34      • "I'm Jupiter!" / "I'm Mars!" / "I'm Apollo!" Thespians 1:12
174 63      • "Let us remain" 0:50
For Olympian Chorus
174 63      • At Thespians' "Let us remain" Olympians 0:48
For Both Choruses (Thespians and Olympians)
180 95      • "You shall all be eminent tragedians" Both 0:30
185 151      • "A highly complicated function" 0:26
167 1      • (Full Length) 5:37
167 1      (Live - Durham Savoyards, Ltd.) 5:58   
Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert, Music by Alan Riley Jones
Except #7, "Climbing Over Rocky Mountain," Music by Arthur Sullivan, arr. by Alan Riley Jones
Copyright © Alan Riley Jones, all rights reserved.


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