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				   Table of Contents      Donizetti: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Libretti
- Donizetti: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
- Band 4

Band 4

Act II: Rataplan excerpt : "En avant" ... to end of number

Marcella Sembrich (s), Marie

Marie Van Cauteren (ms), Marquise

Charles Gilibert (b), Sulpice

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--Phillippe Flon

January 30, 1903

[Glackens 38.]

Marie has been discovered and claimed by her aunt, the Marquise of Birkenfeld, at whose castle she is taught aristocratic manners. In the midst of a singing lesson, she and Sergeant Sulpice break out into the regimental song, to the dismay of the Marquise.

[original]

SULPICE and MARIE

En avant, en avant, en avant!
En avant! rataplan plan plan!
En avant, en avant, en avant!
C'est le refrain du regiment!

MARQUISE
Ah! quelle horreur!

SULPICE and MARIE
En avant, en avant, en avant!

MARQUISE
Est-il possible?

SULPICE and MARIE
En avant! rataplan plan plan!
En avant, en avant, en avant!
C'est ie refrain du regiment! ( They continue in this vein, with the Marquise further expressing--in an inner part--her revulsion at the military song, though she does seem to be carried along by its infectious rhythm. )

[translation]

SULPICE and MARIE

Forward, march! Forward, march! Forward, march!
Forward, march! Rataplan plan plan!
Forward, march! Forward, march! Forward, march!
That's the regimental refrain!

MARQUISE
How horrible!

SULPICE and MARIE
Forward, march! Forward, march! Forward, march!

MARQUISE
Can this really be happening?

SULPICE and MARIE
Forward, march! Rataplan plan plan!
Forward, march! Forward, march! Forward, march!
That's the regimental refrain! ( They continue in this vein, with the Marquise further expressing--in an inner part--her revulsion at the military song, though she does seem to be carried along by its infectious rhythm. )


    				  				   Band 3 
				  
				   Table of Contents      Donizetti: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR