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Romberg: Desert Song & New Moon Highlights; Friml: Firefly Highlights

Release Date: 03/14/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 35987   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sigmund RombergRudolf Friml
Performer:  June BronhillElizabeth LarnerAndy ColeEdmund Hockridge,   ... 
Conductor:  Tony OsborneAlan Braden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rita Williams SingersLinden SingersNew World Show Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length:  1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Complete Track Listing:

The Desert Song (highlights) (A musical play in two acts · Book & lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II & Frank Mandel)

1 - Overture (orchestra)

Act I
2 - The Riff Song (Over the ground) (Red Shadow, Riffs)
3 - French Military Marching Song (Did you call for soldiers true?) (Margot, chorus)
4 - Romance (Margot, chorus)
5 - I want a kiss (Paul, Margot, chorus)
6 - It (There was a time when sex) (Benjamin, chorus)
7 - The Desert Song (My desert is waiting) (Red Shadow, Margot)

Act II
8 - Song of the Brass Key (There is a key) (Clementina)
9 - One good boy gone wrong (Bold woman,
Read more please unhand me) (Benjamin, chorus)
10 - Let love go (Let love come as some rare treasure) (Ali, chorus)
11 - One flower grows alone in your garden (Sid, Ali, chorus)
12 - One alone (I have heard all) (Red Shadow, chorus)
13 - The Sabre Song (Why, I can take his sword here) (Margot)
14 - Finale (Ho! So we sing as we are riding) (Pierre, Margot, chorus)

The New Moon (A romantic musical play in two acts · Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel & Laurence Schwab)

Act I
15 - Softly as in a morning sunrise (Philippe)
16 - One Kiss (Marianne, chorus)
17 - Wanting you (My heart is aching for someone) (Robert, Marianne)

Act II
18 - Lover come back to me (You went away, I let you) (Marianne)
19 - Finale (Dreams are vain) (company)

The Firefly (Musical comedy in three acts · Lyrics by Otto Harbach)

Act I
20 - Love is like a firefly (What is love?) (Nina)
21 - Giannina mia (In my gondola, love, let us glide) (`Tony`)

Act II
22 - Sympathy (Has someone been such a naughty boy?) (John, Geraldine, chorus)
23 - When a maid comes knocking (If you know a maiden) (Nina, chorus) - from the 1937 film of The Firefly
24 - The Donkey Serenade (There`s a song in the air) chorus, Don Diego)

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Works on This Recording

The Desert Song: Excerpt(s) by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  June Bronhill (Soprano), Elizabeth Larner (Singer), Andy Cole (Singer),
Edmund Hockridge (Singer), Julie Dawn (Singer)
Conductor:  Tony Osborne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rita Williams Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Date of Recording: 1958-1959 
The New Moon: Excerpt(s) by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Andy Cole (Singer), Elizabeth Larner (Singer)
Conductor:  Tony Osborne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rita Williams Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 10/13/1957 
Firefly: Excerpt(s) by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Laurie Payne (Singer), Stephanie Voss (Singer)
Conductor:  Alan Braden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  New World Show Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/02/1961 

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