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The Sailing of Nancy Belle
Allen G. Davis
Allen G. Davis
http://www.boosey.com/pages/opera/moreDetails.asp?musicID=300
January 08, 1948
Syracuse University
At the turn of the 20th century in New England, Mary Ann decides to enlist the help of her father to trick Willie, a sailor on the Nancy Belle, into marrying her. Willie, up to this time, has divided his love between Mary Ann and the sea. Willie sails into port at the beginning of the story, and Mary Ann and her father put their plan into effect. However, the plot backfires, due to the ship Captain’s taste for rum.
THE CAPTAIN (bar)
MARY ANN, the Captain's daughter (s)
WILLIE, a sailor, Mary Ann's fiancée (t)
00:25
1
1 fl - perc(1):timp/SD/tgl/susp.cym/cyms - pft(=cel) - strings
Nautical chamber opera in one act, comic, romantic
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
229 W 28th Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10001
composers.us@boosey.com
212-358-5300
http://www.boosey.com

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