Iolanthe


   

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  OVERTURE  

ACT I

No. 1 Opening Chorus with Solos "Tripping hither, tripping thither"
  Dialogue  
No. 2 Invocation "Iolanthe! From thy dark exile thou art summoned"
  Dialogue  
No. 3 Entrance of Strephon "Good morrow, good mother!"
  Dialogue  
No. 4 Exit of Fairies "Fare thee well, attractive stranger"
No. 4a Entrance of Phyllis "Good morrow, good lover!"
  Dialogue  
No. 5 Duet (Phyllis & Strephon) "None shall part us from each other"
No. 6 Entrance & March of Peers "Loudly let the trumpet bray"
Nos.
6a & 7
Entrance of the Lord Chancellor
Song
(Lord Chancellor & Chorus)

"The Law is the true embodiment"
  Dialogue  
Nos.
8-11
Ensemble "My well-loved Lord and guardian dear...
Nay tempt me not...
Spurn not the nobly born...
My Lords, it may not be!"
  Dialogue  
No. 12 Song (Lord Chancellor) "When I went to the bar"
  Dialogue  
No. 13 Finale, Act I "When darkly looms the day"

ACT II

No. 14 Song (Private Willis) "When all night long a chap remains"
No. 15 Chorus of Fairies & Peers "Strephon's a member of Parliament"
  Dialogue  
No. 16 Song (Lord Mountararat & Chorus) "When Britain really ruled the waves"
  Dialogue  
No. 17 Duet (Leila & Celia with Fairies) "In vain to us you plead"
  Dialogue  
No. 18 Song (Fairy Queen & Chorus) "Oh, foolish fay"
  Dialogue  
No. 19 Quartet ( Phyllis, Lords Mountararat & Tolloller, Private Willis) "Though p'r'aps I may incur your blame"
No. 20 Recit. & Song (Lord Chancellor) "Love, unrequited... When you're lying awake"
  Dialogue  
No. 21 Trio
(Lord Chancellor, Lords Mountararat & Tolloller)
"If you go in"
No. 21a Recit. & Song (Strephon) "My Bill has now been read a second time...
Fold your flapping wings"
  Dialogue  
No. 22 Duet (Phyllis & Strephon) "If we're weak enough to tarry"
  Dialogue  
Nos.
23 & 24
Recit. & Ballad (Iolanthe)
Recit. (Iolanthe, Chancellor, Queen & Faries)
"My Lord, a suppliant at your feet... He loves!...
It may not be"
  Dialogue  
No. 25 Finale "Soon as we may"


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