The Maid of Honour (Balfe, Michael William)


Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions


For Piano solo

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Publisher. Info. New York: Atwill, 1847.
Misc. Notes "Fantasie, introducing the Popular Airs from Balfe's New Opera The Maid of Honor"
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General Information

Work Title The Maid of Honor
Alternative. Title A grand opera in three acts
Composer Balfe, Michael William
First Performance. 1847-12-20 in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
(conducted by the composer, with Sims Reeves as Lyonnel)
First Publication. 1848
Librettist Edward Fitzball (1792-1873)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra
Lady Henriette
The Queen
Sir Tristram
Mixed Chorus
Extra Information Some sources state that this work is based on on Les mousquetaires de la reine by Fromental Halévy. Loewenberg's Annals of Opera and Grove state Fitzball's libretto is based on the same one used in Martha by Flotow, which is also mentioned in Mary-Schell Bacon's 1915 book Operas that Every Child should Know (p.106)