THE VAGABOND KING



Composer: Rudolf Friml
Lyricist: Brian Hooker

Opened: September 21, 1925, Casino Theatre, N.Y.C.; April 19, 1927, Winter Garden Theatre, London
Performances: 511 (N.Y.C.); 480 (London)

Note: Only recordings of material not otherwise found on the 2004 Ohio Light Opera cast album, CD/Albany Troy 738-39, is noted below.


Ballet:

1. 78/HMV C-1333 (Savoy Havana Band conducted by Reginald Batten) [reissued on Dennis King In Selections From Rudolf Friml’s The Three Musketeers & The Vagabond King, Monmouth MES 7050]


Bon Jour (L: Johnny Burke) (written for the 1956 film version):

1. Showtime No. 2, 45EP/His Master Voice 7EP7026 (Melachrino Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino)
2. The Vagabond King, RCA Victor (M) LM-2004 (unknown singer with Henri Rene and His Orchestra and Chorus)


A Harp And A Fiddle And A Flute (L: Johnny Burke) (recorded but not used in the 1956 film version):

1. Make Believe, Azel 101 (Kathryn Grayson) [reissued on Remember The Night, CD/Flare 1026]


If I Were King (M: Sam Coslow; Newell Chase; L: Leo Robin) (written for the 1930 film version):

1. 78/Victor 22263 (Dennis King with orchestra)
2. 78/Harmony 1117 H (Sid Garry)
3. Vagabond King/Swing Time, Vertinge Ne Plus Ultra (M) 2002 (unknown singer)


King Louie  (“Opening Patter”) (M: Newell Chase; L: Leo Robin) (written for the 1930 film version):

1. Vagabond King/Swing Time, Vertinge Ne Plus Ultra (M) 2002 (unknown singer)


Lord, I’m Glad I Know Thee (M: V. Giovane [Victor Young]; L: K.C. Rogan [Johnny Burke]) (written for the 1956 film version):

1. 45/Victor 47-6605 (Oreste with Henri Rene’s Orchestra and Chorus) [also found on The Vagabond King, RCA Victor (M) LM-2004]


Mary, Queen Of Heaven (M: Newell Chase; L: Leo Robin) (written for the 1930 film version):

1. Vagabond King/Swing Time, Vertinge Ne Plus Ultra (M) 2002 (unknown singer)


One, Two, Three, Pause (L: Johnny Burke) (recorded but not used in the 1956 film version):

1. Make Believe, Azel 101 (Kathryn Grayson and Oreste) [reissued on Remember The Night, CD/Flare 1026]


Somewhere In My Heart (L: Dailey Paskman) (added to a subsequent revival in the 1960s):

1. Rudolf Friml Selects His Personal Favorites, Longines Symphonette (S) LWS-207 (The Longines Symphonette and the Singing Choraliers)
2, The Vagabond King/The Student Prince, PYE NPL 18046 (John Hanson) [reissued on CD/Hallmark 711582]


This Same Heart (L: Johnny Burke) (written for the 1956 film version):

1. 45/Decca 9-30029 (Georgie Shaw with Orchestra directed by Jack Pleis)
2. 45/Victor 47-6605 (Orese with Henri Rene and His Orchestra) [also found on The Vagabond King, RCA Victor (M) LM-2004]
3. Showtime No. 2, 45EP/His Master Voice 7EP7026 (Melachrino Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino)
4. Strictly Tempo: 50 Ballroom Favourites, CD/Rex REXX 237 (Victor Silvester and His Ballroom Orchestra)


Vive La You! (L: Johnny Burke) (written for the 1956 film version):

1. Showtime No. 2, 45EP/His Master Voice 7EP7026 (Melachrino Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino)
2. The Vagabond King, RCA Victor (M) LM-2004 (unknown singer with Henri Rene and His Orchestra and Chorus)


Unrecorded
Material:

Arise (Clock Song) (M: Newell Chase; L: Leo Robin) (written for but not used in the 1930 film version)
Comparisons (L: Johnny Burke) (written for the 1956 film version)
Conversational (inst.) (M: Newell Chase) (written for the 1930 film version)
Death March (M: Newell Chase; L: Leo Robin) (written for the 1930 film version)
If A Vagabond Were King (L: Johnny Burke; Brian Hooker) (recorded but not used in the 1956 film version)
Lady Mary’s Song To Taberie (L: Russell Janney) (written for a proposed 1954 revival)
The Love Song Of A Thief (L: Russell Janney) (written for a proposed 1954 revival)
Love That Cannot Be (L: Russell Janney) (written for a proposed 1954 revival)
The Merry Gallows (L: Russell Janney) (written for a proposed 1954 revival)
Tarantella
Te Deum (Laudamus!) (not in program)
Tiddly Winks (inst.) (M: Newell Chase) (written for the 1930 film version)
Trickette (inst.) (M: Newell Chase) (written for the 1930 film version)
Vagabond King Opening Chorus (M: Newell Chase; L: Leo Robin) (written for the 1930 film version)
Watch Out For The Devil (L: Johnny Burke; Brian Hooker) (written for the 1956 film version)
What France Needs (M: Newell Chase; L: Leo Robin) (written for the 1930 film version)