The Little Duchess (De Koven, Reginald)


Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Pantomime Dance

For Piano Solo (Unknown)

PDF scanned by UCLA
Schissel (2011/4/29)

Publisher. Info. New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., 1901. Plate E. S. & Co. 3705.
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General Information

Work Title The Little Duchess
Alternative. Title
Composer De Koven, Reginald
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
First Performance. 1901-10-04 — New York: Casino Theater (Broadway premiere)
First Publication. 1901??
Librettist Harry Bache Smith (1860-1936), John P. Harrington (1865–1939) and the composer
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices and theater orchestra?
External Links Internet Broadway Database
Extra Information additional music for this score provided by Ellen Wright(?) (poss. ?–1904??), A. Baldwin Sloane (1873?–1925), J. Rosamond Johnson (1873?–1954) and George Le Brunn (1863–1905). (IBDB)

Misc. Comments

  • Section listing from Reginald de Koven collection listing at Brandeis, box 10, folder 209.

At least 10 numbers:

  1. Those Great Big Eyes (music by Le Brunn)
  2. Flirtation Song
  3. Take Me Out and Float Me
  4. Menagerie Song
  5. Sadie (music by Le Brunn, words by J. P. Harrington)
  6. They Tell Me of You
  7. Make Allowances for Love (duet)
  8. In Society
  9. What are the Wild Wave Saying?
  10. Bathing Song
  • According to a WorldCat entry, a manuscript copy of the full score is at UC Berkeley. There obviously will be solo voices involved, and probably an orchestra that involves winds/brass/percussion, but there is no way of knowing whether there is a chorus unless the UC Berkeley score can be examined. Accordingly, the instrumentation is tagged as undetermined.