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TRIAL BY JURY (Murray orchestration)

Music by Arthur Sullivan (orchestrated by Peter Murray)
Libretto and Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert

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Licensing performances

If you wish to apply to perform the work, then please send an email to musicals@boosey.com stating the following information only:

1) Name of school/society

2) Where you are (city/town)

3) What you want to perform

4) When you want to perform (if exact dates are not yet known, then please provide the month)

We will then send you an application form by email to complete, along with details of costs involved. Once the form is completed and returned by email, a licence will be emailed to you for signature. Once signed we will be able to send you the music at the date requested on your application form.

Details of hire requirements should be submitted on the application form. We can provide orchestral parts (details below).  Vocal scores and libretti may be purchased from www.boosey.com/shop.  Please note that you must use live musicians and the use of a backing track is strictly forbidden.


Information

INSTRUMENTATION
1 Flute
1 Oboe
1 Clarinet
1 Horn
1 Trumpet
1 Trombone
1 Timpani
1 Percussion
1 Piano (optional)
3 Violins I
3 Violins II
2 Violas
2 Cellos
1 Double Bass


THE STORY (A Court of Justice)
Angelina is suing Edwin for breach of promise, claiming that he has broken his word to marry her. In his own defence, Edwin argues that it is unfair to punish him for loving one girl one day and, bored with her, loving another the next. However, the sight of this beautiful girl overcome by emotion and greatly distressed quickly captures the hearts of the ‘impartial’ jury. In an attempt to resolve the matter, Edwin offers to marry both girls but his suggestion is rejected on the grounds of bigamy. Faced with potentially substantial damages, Edwin then claims to be a drunkard and a bully, liable to beat Angelina when intoxicated, and worth very little in financial terms. This leads the Judge to suggest that they make him drunk and observe his behaviour towards Angelina! When all except Edwin object to this, the Judge becomes very impatient with the whole affair and, in a final effort to bring the trial to a conclusion, he declares that he will marry Angelina himself. This suits everybody, and the case is closed.


PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
The Learned Judge
Angelina (the Plaintiff)
Edwin (the Defendant)
Counsel for the Plaintiff
Foreman of the Jury
First Bridesmaid


PRINCIPAL MUSICAL NUMBERS
When First My Old, Old Love I Knew (Edwin, Chorus)
When I, Good Friends, Was Call’d To The Bar (Judge, Chorus)
Comes The Broken Flower (Angelina, Chorus)
Oh, Gentlemen, Listen, I Pray (Edwin, Chorus)
I Love Him, I Love Him (Edwin, Angelina, Chorus)


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