THE NEW MOON



Composer: Sigmund Romberg
Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II

Opened: September 19, 1928, Imperial Theate, N.Y.C.; April 4, 1929, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London
Performances: 509 (N.Y.C.); 148 (London)

Note: Only recordings of songs not otherwise found on the 2004 City Center concert cast recording, CD/Ghostlight 4403-2, are noted below.


Fancy Me Just Meeting You (M: R.P. Weston; L: Bert Lee) (added to the London production; originally used in the London production of HIT THE DECK):

1. 78/Columbia 4652 (Ivy Tresmand and Stanley Holloway with the London Hippodrome Orchestra conducted by Joseph Tunbridge) [reissued on The Boy Friend, CD/Sepia 1042 (bonus track)]


Farmer's Daughter (M: Herbert Stothart; L: Clifford Grey; Howard Johnson) (written for the 1930 film version):

1. New Moon, Pelican LP 2020 (Lawrence Tibbett) (2 renditions)


Paree (M/L: ?) (written for the 1940 film version):

1. New Moon, 78/Decca album A-155 (Frank Forest with mixed chorus directed by Joseph Lilley and the Decca Concert Orchestra directed by Harry Sosnik) [also found on The New Moon, Monmouth-Evergreen MES/7051]


Shoe Shine Song (M: Herbert Stothart) (written for the 1940 film version):

1. The New Moon, Pelican LP-103 (Nelson Eddy and Jeannette McDonald)


Tavern Song (Red Wine):

1. New Moon, CD/AEI AEI-CD 052 (unknown performers)
2. New Moon, CD/AEI AEI-CD 052 (reprise)


What Is Your Price, Madame? (M: Herbert Stothart; L: Clifford Grey; Howard Johnson) (written for the 1930 film version):

1. New Moon, Pelican LP 2020 (Adolphe Menjou and Lawrence Tibbett)


Unrecorded Material:

A L'Abordage
Act One Opening Sequence (1927 Version) (including "Back At The Court Of France" (aka "Paris"), "Carnival Ensemble," "In A Little French Café," "The Voice In The Dark," and "'Neath A New Moon") (cut)
Act One Finale (1927 Version) (cut)
Act Two Finale (1927 Version) (cut)
Awake, My Lad (cut)
Balcony Episode (M: Herbert Stothart; L: Clifford Grey; Howard Johnson) (written for the 1930 film version)
The Call Of Home (cut and now missing) (possibly alternate title for Finaletto, Act Two, Scene 3?)
Close Your Eyes And Love Me (cut; missing)
Finaletto (Act 2, Scene 1)
Finaletto (Act 2, Scene 3) (1927 Version) (cut)
Finaletto (Act 2, Scene 5)
The First Man I Kiss (cut; now lost)
Hot And Cold (cut; now lost)
I Love You (cut and now missing)
I'm Just A Sentimental Fool (cut)
Introduction To "Try Her Out At Dances" (1927 Version) (cut)
Kiss Waltz (unused)
La-La-La-La (cut)
Liar (cut)
Love Is Quite A Simple Thing
A Love That Lasts (cut; now lost)
Marianne (1927 Version) (cut)
Marriage Hymn (cut)
Musical Pantomime (cut)
Musical Scene (Act 2) (mostly underscoring)
One Day (cut)
One Kiss Is Waiting For One Man (cut; different from song in 1928 version)
Sailor Songs (aka "Sea Chanties") (cut; longer version of "Act Two Opening: Chanty")
Tango (Fair Rosita) (L: Oscar Hammerstein II; Frank Mandel; Laurence Schwab) (ASCAP/Library of Congress only)
When I Close My Eyes (cut)
Women, Women, Women (cut and now missing) (possibly alternate title for "Funny Little Sailor Men")
You Lie (unused)