The Maid of the Mill (Arnold, Samuel)



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Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Harrison, Cluse, & Co., n.d. Plate 80-83.
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For Violin or Flute or Oboe
Arranger Unknown
Publisher. Info. London: Henry Thorowgood, n.d.(ca.1765-67).
Misc. Notes RCM Library item G94/5
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General Information

Work Title The Maid of the Mill
Alternative. Title A Comic Opera
Composer Arnold, Samuel
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts:
  • Erskine (Earl of Kelly): Overture
  • Act 1
  1. Capua: Free from Sorrow (chorus)
  2. Abos: If that's all want
  3. The late Elector of Saxony: In Love to pine
  4. Ciampi: What are outward
  5. Laschi and Philidor: Hark 'tis I
  6. Pacini: Ah why shou'd fate
  7. Galuppi: With the man
  8. Pergolesi: Why how now
  9. Capua: Odd's my life
  10. Monsignier: The Madman
  11. Vinci: I am young
  12. Scarlatti: Why quit's the merchant
  13. Arnold: Lye still my heart (quartet)
  • Act 2
  1. Cocchi: Ah how vainly
  2. Cocchi: My passion in vain
  3. Pergolesi: Was I sure
  4. Arnold: When a maid
  5. Bach: Trust me wou'd you
  6. Galuppi: Ye vile pack of Vagabonds
  7. Arnold: Hist, I hear
  8. Monsignier: Yes 'tis decreed
  9. Hasse: An they count me
  10. Duni (as Duny): Zooks why shou'd I
  11. Giardini: Cease oh cease
  12. Arnold: The quarrels of Lovers (quintet)
  • Act 3
  1. Duni (as Duny): To speak my mind
  2. Jommelli: Le me fly
  3. Hasse: When you meet
  4. Pergolesi: Oh what a Simpleton
  5. Duni (as Duny): Women's tongues
  6. Cocchi: O leave me
  7. Duni (as Duny): Who'll by good luck
  8. Martini: Who upon
  9. Monsignier: Then hey for
  10. Bach: My life my joy (duet)
  11. Philidor: Yield who will
First Performance. 1765/01/31 — London, Theatre Royal Covent Garden
Librettist Isaac Bickerstaffe (1733-1812), based on Samuel Richardson's Pamela.
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
External Links Synopsis of the Bickerstaffe play.