The Geisha, Complete Vocal Score 1896 – Music Book download


The Geisha, Vocal Score 1896 – Music Book download.
A Story of a Tea House. A Japanese Musical Play in Two Acts.
Libretto by Owen Hall. Lyrics by Harry Greenbank. Music by Sydney Jones
This is from the original performance at Daly’s Theatre, London in 1896.
The book has been carefully scanned at 300dpi. Slight distortion on some pages are present in the original book.
The download comprises a total of 216 Pages including the front cover and 36 songs. PDF File of approx 69Mb.

The individual songs will all be made available as separate downloads.

From Wikipedia:-
The Geisha, a story of a tea house is an Edwardian Musical Comedy in two acts. The score was composed by Sidney Jones to a libretto by Owen Hall, with lyrics by Harry Greenbank. Additional songs were written by Lionel Monckton and James Philip.
The Geisha was first performed on 25 April 1896 at Daly's Theatre in London, produced by George Edwardes. The original production ran for 760 performances. This run, the second longest of any musical up to that time, would be beaten three years later by Edwardes' San Toy, which was written by Jones, Greenbank and Monckton. The cast included Marie Tempest in the role of O Mimosa San and Letty Lind as the dancing soubrette Molly Seamore. C. Hayden Coffin played Lieutenant Reginald Fairfax, Huntley Wright played Wun-Hi, and later Rutland Barrington and Scott Russell joined the cast. Direction was by J. A. E. Malone, choreography by Willie Warde and costumes by Percy Anderson. The music director was Ernest Ford.
The Geisha was also an immediate success abroad, with an 1896 production in New York (starring Nancy McIntosh beginning in November), and tours and productions in Europe. It has been "ranked as the first internationally successful British musical," helping to introduce the previously obscure term "Geisha" into many languages as a symbol of Japanese culture. In 1897, Robert Baden-Powell appeared in the role of Wun-hi in Simla, India. Two years later, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was present at its premiere in the Russian resort town of Yalta and mentions the show as a backdrop to the climatic scene in one of his best-known stories, "The Lady with the Dog" (1899).
The piece was popular with amateur theatre groups, particularly in Britain, from World War I into the 1960s

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