The Knave of Hearts (Somervell, Arthur)


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Publisher. Info. London: Novello and Co., Ltd., 1908. Plate 8369.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Has tonic sol-fa notation throughout.
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General Information

Work Title The Knave of Hearts
Alternative. Title The knave of hearts. An operetta for children in three acts.
Composer Somervell, Arthur
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
First Publication. 1908 by Novello
Librettist Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)
Katherine Grey (poss. actress Katherine Grey, 1873–1950)
Alice Grey (?)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra (? maybe just piano?)

Misc. Comments

This is based on a nursery-rhyme, not Louis Carroll, so the notion (that I had) that Alice Grey was entirely pseudonymous and an obvious nod to the background of the play is dashed. Perhaps a sister of Katherine Grey's (who I am guessing without any certainty was the well-known actress of the time.)

An operetta/song cycle from Tennyson's "Maud".