Cortez (Bishop, Henry Rowley)

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Publisher. Info. London: Goulding, D'Almaine & Co., n.d.
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Work Title Cortez
Alternative. Title The Conquest of Mexico. Historical Drama
Composer Bishop, Henry Rowley
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHB 8
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
  1. Overture (Lento – Allegro molto)
  2. Chorus and scene – Haste, let us leave this fatal shore!
  3. Song – O there's a Mountain-palm! (Marina)
  4. Quartet – Yes 'tis the Indian Drum (Marina, Francisco, Alvarado & Sandoval)
  5. Chorus – O sight of wonder!
  6. Duet – Stay! Amazitli Stay! (Acacix and Amazitli)
  7. Song – Sweet as the breath of the burning pine (Acacix)
  8. Solo & Chorus – Tlascalans! Your standard is raised for the fight (Amazitli)
  9. Finale Act 1 – Lead on! Lead on!
  10. Chorus with solo – Away! Our foes advance!
  11. Ballad – Alas! For Tlascala (Amazitli)
  12. Song – There blooms a sweet flower (Acacix)
  13. Finale Act 2 – God of Air!
  14. Scena – Shame to Manhood! (Amazitli)
  15. Recitative and Air – The Widow of Estramadura! (Sancho)
  16. Duet – Must there for ever in Life's Chalice be (Amazitli and Marina)
  17. Finale Act 3 – From where the sun rises
  18. Grand Mexican March of the Embassy
  19. Spanish March (Composed in imitation of the Spanish style)
  20. March of the Spanish Cavalry etc. (at the end of the first scene)
  21. March of Spaniards and Tlascalans
Librettist James Robinson Planché
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra