The Firefly (Friml, Rudolf)



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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1912. Plate 23903.
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For Piano (Bartlett)

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Arranger Homer Newton Bartlett (1845-1920)
Publisher. Info. New York: Schirmer, 1912, 1913. Plate 23856.
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General Information

Work Title The Firefly
Alternative. Title
Composer Friml, Rudolf
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRF 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts:
  • Act I
A Trip to Bermuda – Sybil Van Dare, Suzette, Pietro and Chorus
He Says Yes, She Says No! – Geraldine Van Dare, Jack Travers and Chorus
Call Me Uncle – John Thurston, Sybil and Chorus
Love Is Like a Firefly – Nina
Something – Suzette and Jenkins
Giannina (Mia) – Nina
  • Act II
Sapphire Seas – Sybil and Ensemble
Tommy Atkins – Nina and Ensemble
Sympathy – Geraldine and John
A Woman's Smile – Jack
De Trop – Jenkins, Pietro, Suzette and Chorus
We're Going to Make a Man of You – Nina, Herr Franz, Jack, John and Jenkins
The Beautiful Ship from Toyland – Franz and Male Chorus
When a Maid Comes Knocking at Your Heart – Nina, Jack and Franz
  • Act III
An American Beauty Rose – John and Ensemble
The Latest Thing from Paris – Pietro and Suzette
Kiss Me and 'Tis Day (The Dawn of Love) – Nina
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1912
First Performance. 1912-10-14 — Syracuse, NY, Empire Theatre (later to New York City)
First Publication. 1912 – New York: Schirmer
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Librettist Otto Harbach (1873-1963)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Internet Broadway Database

Misc. Comments

Stage Works of Rudolf Friml
  • Cinders (1923)
  • Dew Drop Inn (1923)
  • In Love with Love (1923)
  • Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 (contributor, 1923)
  • Rose Marie (1924)
  • The Vagabond King (1925)
  • No Foolin' (1926)
  • The Wild Rose (1926)
  • Ziegfeld's Revue "No Foolin'" (1926)
  • The White Eagle (1927)
  • The Three Musketeers (1928)
  • Luana (1930)
  • Music Hath Charms, or Annina (1934)