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The Dove of Peace is a comic opera in three acts by Walter Damrosch and Wallace Irwin which opened at the Broadway Theatre, New York, on 4 November 1912.

Dramatis Personæ

HILDEGARDE TYLER a college girl
JUANITA MENDOZA a Spanish exile at Guam
WILLIE PETRUCHIO PERKINS the unkissed child of Peace
ARABELLA SMITHSON a New England type of pert professional waitress
HON. TERENCE DONNYBROOK a professional peace agitator
CAPT. PAUL JONES, U. S. N. a hero
SIR HANNIBAL HOBBS British Ambassador to Guam
McGINNIS a Bos'n, U. S. N.
UNITED STATES VICE-PRESIDENT  
DON RAMON CASAVA Crown Governor of Guam
SAFFRON KIDD Editor of the N. Y. Daily Chanticleer
GENERAL CORTEZ Official Clockwinder of Guam
SHORT SENATOR  
TALL SENATOR  
UNCLE JOE MAMMON  
HOPPY TODDY an Igarrote head-waiter
BARON SAUERBRATEN German Ambassador
COUNT HASHIMURA Japanese Ambassador
BARON POPOFF Russian Ambassador
M. DE LA GARAGE French Ambassador
HON. Mr. WU TIN PAN Chinese Ambassador

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Verandah of Hotel Spendmore, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

  • No. 1 - The Hen Chorus - "Empty hours of summer chatter, pitter patter, pitter patter, fascinating conversations wrecking neighbor's reputations! ..."
  • No. 2 - Dirge - Sir Hannibal and Men - "We bright children of Minerva, bound by fate to servant-hood, take our books and learn to rightly serve a Patron deftly..."
  • No. 3 - Ensemble - "Mark his bright and flashing eye, oh mark his thrilling beauty, held in check for ever by his manly sense of duty! ..."
  • No. 4 - Song - Hildegarde and Women - "Eve came to Adam's Paradise when Love was pure as dew, and she said 'I think the world is nice, it's all so bright...'"
  • No. 5 - Song - Donnybrook and Women - "Ha, ha, ha, ha!  When I was a lad in Kilkenny, sing Larry-down-derry-down-doo, there was none could conthrol me..."
  • No. 6 - Duet - Willie and Hildegarde - "Maiden, wilt thou walk with me? .. Love, where wouldst thou go? .. All through Cupid's tanglewood! .. Heart of mine, no, no!"
  • No. 7 - Duet - Arabella and Sir Hannibal - "'Twixt Briton and Yank there's an attitude frank of friendship o'er-stretching the seas, a brotherly bond and a memory..."
  • No. 8 - Song - Willie and Men - "Yo-ha! Yo-hey! Yo-hee! Yo-ho!  You show some surprise at our change of disguise, which you think shows remarkable nerve..."
  • No. 9 - Song - Hildegarde and Women - "Yo-ha! Yo-hey! Yo-hee! Yo-ho!  You seem at a loss when you see the red cross revealed by this sudden imprudence..."
  • No. 10 - Finale Act I - "O thank you kindly, my pretty dear!  I'll take you along as my volunteer! ... I'll follow this crowd to the ends of the earth, and ev'ry day..."
  • No. 11 - Second Finale - "I'll follow the folds of the stars and stripes in the faith of the land of glory, while the rattle-ti-boom of the volleying doom echoes forth..."

ACT II  -  Scene 1  -  Ramparts of Guam, overlooking tropical sea.

  • No. 12 - Song - Juanita - "Was ever maid of Spain more desolate than I?  Here destined to remain beneath a savage sky, where ne'er a ship goes by..."
  • No. 13a - Ensemble - "It's painful to the Yankee soul to spout a bit or shout a bit, but here's hooray for U.S.A., the land of grit and granite!  We're from Missouri..."
  • No. 13b - Madrigal - "Upon a castle-girded land, all in the middle ages, when heroes fought for lady's hand, but would not work for wages, for wages..."

ACT II  -  Scene 2  -  The Temple of Peace.

ACT III  -  Scene 1  -  Another part of the island of Guam.

ACT III  -  Scene 2  -  The United States Senate Chamber.

  • No. 24 - Song - Vice-President and Senators - "Since the dove with snowy wings .. settled on her peaceful nest .. all the disagreeable things .. of modern life..."
  • No. 25 - Song - Hildegarde & Women - "At last has downtrod woman taken wing from out the craven race of pullets; no more she eats assorted sick'ning sweets..."
  • No. 25a - Ensemble - Girls and Senators - "Oh! don't! Resist we won't!  Oh! don't! Resist we won't!  See, we bow and kneel to you!  Warriors should be chivalrous."
  • No. 26 - Ensemble - "Prisoners, stand up!  And you, my sweetheart:  It is my most unpleasant duty to sentence you as traitors! ... Have courage!  Do your duty!"
  • No. 27 - Ensemble - "Look! Look!  Behold yon flying thing with planes and wheel empirical!  It comes on magic wing, a miracle, miracle! ..."
  • No. 28 - Song - Donnybrook and Women - "When I left you studying botany on that lonesome cannibal isle, then I cursed the deep monotony of a peaceful state..."
  • Nos. 29 & 30 - Ensemble and Choral - "Three magic rings in the air I'll make, and bid the world from its trance awake;  Vanish, Dove, to some distant sphere! ..."
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