Chocolate Soldier, The
Composer: Straus, Oscar 1870 - 1954
Music by Oscar Strauss Adapted and arranged by Ronald Hanmer Original book and lyrics by Rudolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson New English book by Agnes Bernelle New English lyrics by Adam Carstairs
Following his hugely popular Ein Walzertraum (1907), Oscar Straus’ Der tapfere Soldat opened the following year in Vienna, and was a considerable success. SYNOPSIS: When Lieutenant Bummerli, a Swiss mercenary in the Serbian army, takes refuge from his Bulgarian enemies in the house of a Bulgarian general - to be precise, in the daughter’s bedroom - he sets hearts a-flutter, almost compromises three ladies, and then ruins the daughter’s wedding to a Bulgarian soldier-hero by being recognised as the fugitive!
FLUTE: OBOE: 2 CLARINETS: BASSOON: 2 HORNS: 2 TRUMPETS: 2 TROMBONES: PERCUSSION: HARP: 3 VIOLIN I: 2 VIOLIN II: VIOLA: CELLO: BASS
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