The Knave of Hearts (Somervell, Arthur)
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|Work Title||The Knave of Hearts|
|Alternative Title||The knave of hearts. An operetta for children in three acts.|
|First Publication||1908 by Novello|
|Librettist||Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892) |
Katherine Grey (poss. actress Katherine Grey, 1873–1950)
Alice Grey (?)
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Voices, chorus, orchestra (? maybe just piano?)|
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".