Ballet Egyptien Composed by Alexandre Luigini (Piano transcription)
Pub. L Grus & Cie, 65bis rue Miromesnil & 33 rue de la Bienfaisance, Paris (n.d.)
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Beatrice Polka (Bagatelles, No 5) Composed by A R Reinagle
Pub. Robert Cocks & Co, New Burlington Street, Regent Street, London W (n.d.)
The titles of the Six Bagatelles are: A Scotch Dance; The Frederiksberg Polka; The Merry Laugh Polka; The Rosenberg Polka; The Beatrice Polka; Valse Militaire.
Bella Adorata Incognita: No 1 of Six Favourite Airs from Mercadante's opera Il Giuramento
arranged for the pianoforte by Edward F Rimbault
Pub. Chappell & Co, 49 & 50 New Bond Street, London (n.d.)
Il Giuramento (The Oath) was first performed at La Scala, Milan, in 1837. It was based on Victor Hugo's play Angelo, Tyrant of Padua, with libretto by Gaetano Rossi, and was widely performed over the next decade.
Betty (Valse) on melodies from the Musical Play. Music by Paul A Rubens, additional numbers by Ernest Steffan.
Pub. Chappell & Co Ltd, 50 New Bond Street, London W
Betty (1915) was a musical comedy based on the book by Frederick Lonsdale and Gladys Unger, with lyrics by Adrian Ross and Rubens. It opened in Manchester in 1914, transferring to London in 1915 where it ran for 394 performances. It also had a New York run in 1916. It tells the story of a kitchen maid who marries the Earl of Beverley.
The Bing Boys Are Here: Selection Music composed by Nat D Ayer, arranged by Sydney Baynes
Pub. B Feldman & Co, 2, 3 & 4 Arthur Street, New Oxford Street, London WC (1916)
The Bing Boys are Here, described as 'a picture of London life in a prologue and six panels, opened in London in 1916, the first of three linked revues. It ran for 378 performances and starred George Robey, Violet Lorraine and Alfred Lester. The Bing Boys of the title came from the fictional village of Binghampton and the show details some of their adventures in London.
Titles included in the selection are: Entrance of the Bing Boys; Rustic Dance; If you were the only girl in the world; Come round London with me; Another little drink won't do us any harm; The Whistler Dance; Ring-a-Ling; Opening Chorus Act 2; On the right side of Bond Street; The Kiss Trot; Dear Old Shepherds Bush; The Kipling Walk; I start my day over again; Ragging the Dog dance; That languid melody; The Hyde Park Girl. On the Right Side of Bond Street and The Kiss Trot are credited to [Philip] Braham. The text was by George Grossmith Jr and Fred Thompson, based on Rip and Bousquet's Le Fils Touffe. Lyrics were by Clifford Grey, music by Nat D Ayer, with additional material by Braham and possibly others.
The Brunnow Polka: 'as danced at the soirees de la haute noblesse', composed and most respectfully dedicated to Her Excellency the Baroness Brunnow by F G Tinney, pianist to Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford
Pub. Charles Ollivier, Music Seller, Royal Musical Repository & Circulating Musical Library, 44 & 42 New Bond Street