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497 51 Susa/Littell IThe Dangerous Liaisons I Piano/Vocal Score

THE
DANGEROUS
LIAISONS

Opera in Three Acts

Music by Conrad Susa


Libretto by Philip Littell

Commissioned by the San Francisco Opera

Vocal Score
Piano Reduction by the Composer

Based on the original novel in French,


"LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES ou LETTRES,
recuellies dans une Societe, et publiees pour 1'instruction
de quelques autres. Par M. C. ..... DEL. .. "
by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (published in 1782)

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THE
DANGEROUS
LIAISONS
An Opera in Three Acts

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Marquise de MERTEUIL (mezzo-soprano) ................................................................................... a wealthy widow


La Vicomte de VALMONf (baritone) ................................................................................... a notorious rake-hell
Madame de ROSEMONDE (soprano) ........................................................................................................ his aunt
Presidente de TOURVEL (soprano) ................................................................................ her friend, a judge's wife
Madame de VOLANGES (mezzo-soprano) ...................................................... another widow, cousin to Merteuil
CECILE de Volanges (soprano) ............................................ her daughter, betrothed to a Monsieur de Gercourt
Chevalier de DANCENY (tenor) .............................................................. a young gentleman in love with Cecile

also:

EMILIE (soprano) ......................................................................................................................................... a whore


AZOLAN (baritone) ...................................................................................................................Valmont's chasseur
JULIE (soprano) ................................................................................................................................Tourvel's maid
VICTOIRE (mezzo-soprano) ........................................................................................................... Merteuil's maid
MONSIEUR BERTRAND (baritone) .............................................Valmont's and Rosemonde's family solicitor
FATHER ANSELME (mute) ..................................................................................................Tourvel's confessor
and other servants, nuns, seconds, le beau monde etc. (at least 12, to double as backstage chorus).

An historical note
We are in the world of the recently enobled, upwardly mobile
upper class of mid-eighteenth century France.
It is the world of Paris, not Versailles; a world where the cadet branches
of the old aristocracy meet the socially conscious noblesse de robe;
a cafe society far too vigourous to be decadent; brilliant,
experimental and just beginning to feel the first sweet stirrings
of the Romantic and the Sentimental.

Family comes first, then money, and love is your own business.

ET IN ARCADIA EGO

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Catalog No. 4975
to Craig Noel

The Dangerous Liaisons


Libretto by PHILIP LITTELL Music by CONRAD SUSA
after the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Act One
(France, ca. 1740, high summer. The grand estate of Madame de Rosemonde in the country outside Paris.)

No. 1 Introduction
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(Merteuil, near the windows, surveys the room.)


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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 2

Scene One
The salon of Madame de Rosemonde's chateau outside of Paris.
A stifling late summer afternoon. It has just stopped raining, the sun is out again.
In one corner of the room, the Chevalier de Danceny is giving Cecile de Volanges her harp lesson. Some distance away,
on the other side, a card game is in progress. The players are Madame de Rosemonde and her houseguests, Madame de
Volanges, Madame de Tourvel and Monsieur de Valmont.
Madame de Merteuil, dressed in travelling clothes, has broken away from the card players and roams the room restlessly,
finally going towards the windows from where she can both look outside and keep an eye on the room.
For a long time, the only sounds are the stop and start of the harp lesson, the exchange of a word or two between the card
players, the high whine of the cicadas outside and a dripping of leaves and old gutters.

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af - ter-noon, Or a lov-er who can-not win a wo - man al-read-y


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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 3

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rail.____________________________ Meno mosso, ma non sentimentale


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I'll be good for at least a - noth - er

19
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 4

106 ,-3--, poco rit. allarg. (They exit.)


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R. fi' :J -
VALMONT
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Win-ter's com - ing,
r l1r
my dear.
- Ill
(walking her out)

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You say that ev'-ry sum-mer.
poco rit.

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(Segue No. 4)

No. 4 Recitative and Trio


(The ladies settle in for a little chat.)
Allegretto scherzando (J = ca. 106)
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But she be-comes a girl a-gain with

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Is-n't she won.der-ful for her age?
' At least!
MERTEUIL mf .._ 3
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Eight-y, is- n't she?
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 4

9 (Merteuil and Volanges catch each other's eye)


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him; They are so sweet to - geth.er.

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R e-al-ly, - --
must ev - 'ry thing he does -
be _ wrong?
(VO LANCES)

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Frank-ly, I'm sur-prised. What
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stay so long.
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can you have in com-mon with a man like that? You

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Ah! Val-mont and WO - men ...

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ACT I - Scene 1- No. 4

21 (Recit.) a tempo
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must ad - mit, you are the on - ly one to have be-friend-ed him and not to have been un - done.
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wi-dow is no chal-lenge. Ma - dame de Tour-vet, Mon-sieur de Val-mont seems
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 5

29

Are_ you pre-pared to pay that price?

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(Segue No. 5)

No. 5 Trio
Quasi allegretto (J = ca. 80) r--3--,
Tourvel ""
the best a

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is to do noth - ing, and


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all a WO - man can do is to un - der stand._

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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 5

Recit.
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And may - be a sud-den con-ver - sion in the

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will on - ly last
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no - thing more
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lov-a - ble _ man.
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There is noth-ing more to be re-pent-ed

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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 5

26
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There is no - thing mo;:;;-se - due - tive than a
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than to e - ven like such a man!

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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 5

36
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men_ need_ help,_ most_ men_ will_ change, that a few_ men are vi - cious is _ _

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sad - den - ing and strange, And Val - mont is the most dan - - ger -

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ous of them all; Val - - mont
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ous of them all; Val - - mont
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 5

45 3
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ris es when WO men fall!
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ris es when WO men

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May - be the

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best of hu - - man love is sim - ply friend - ship.


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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 5
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And -may - be such a friend - ship leads to
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know the se- cret
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of his cow - ar - dice;
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may all
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be - ing caught! fears_ one_ thing,. he's a - fraid of be-ing caught, and to
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be - ing caught! He_ of be-ing caught, and to

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68
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we may all be
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wo-man can-not fight,
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Val - mont. one_ thing ex - per - ience has taught: a __ wo-man must be si - lent, a
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Iieves
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76 ,-3--, ,-3--,
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have been se - vere. He
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are his right!
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are his right!
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(Segue - No. 6)
29
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 6

No. 6 Recitative and Duet


(Servants start to bring in food, set up tables, lay clothes, etc. The atmosphere is pleasantly disordered, informal.)
Con moto (J = ca. 76)
,.,,, " ~ ~
Tourvel
eJ I
pents. VOLANGES nf
Volanges " I

eJ
Why you?
MERTEUIL Ill/ ,- 3---,
" 19
Merteuil

Or -
an- y man!

Dis-cus-ing

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M~WL:
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My dear young man, -
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we wo-men on-ly judge oth-er
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wo-men.
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We are the guard-ians of each oth-er' s re - pu -

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(Volanges and Merteuil move toward the food. Valmont and Tourvel are left alone together. Cecile and Danceny also move toward the food.
l:'I

Valmont focuses on the uneasy Tourvel.)


(noticing aparticularly Moderato ma con moto (J =ca. 90)
7 - -tizin'l dish bein'l brou'lht in) mf
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How charm-ing! Put it ov-er there.
(suddenly famished)

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It all
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looks so de - li-cious!
- rit. _____
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 6

Moderato (J =ca. 86)


TOURVEL
11
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Sir, you have not told me ev'.. ry- thing. I have un-cov - ered your
VALMONT rwp ,--- 3 - - - - i

14 (simple, or trying to be)


rwp
T.

Yes - ter-day I had you fol-lowed,... on your


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17
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walk... to_ a cer-tain vil-lage, whereit is saidyou ren - der acts of kind - ness, of

Walk?

31
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 6

(Recit.)
21 ,-3--, r--3---,
T. [& 1 J3 ctr r #U 1 #( r t;JJ ., l n #r r r r r- r qD 1 1 J J~ r
to a pea-sant fam - i - ly that was in mi-se-ry ... Why do you hide this from me?

Piu mosso
VALMONT
1WJI smoothly, no accents

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im - i ta - ted vice. I sought to sur - pass in deed and re - nown the

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sin - ner. And still, some sin - ful pride min - gles with the shame you

calla voce

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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 6

32 Poco meno mosso

T.

You make me wish that...

v.
com-pared to yours.
Poco meno mosso

(calla voce)

3 3
36 (evasive, shy) p
T.

that you were my bro - ther.

v.

J--j

(A clock starts to chime six o'clock.)


3 3 Clock strikes 1, 2, 3
rail.__________ (interrupted)
40 (unsure, embarassed) P /':I iii
T.~~~~~~~~~~
I do not know.

v.
Would that be hap pi-ness? rail. ___________ _
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 7

No. 7 Sextet (Soliloquies)


(An enchantment falls on the company, a conversational lull, a companionable silence, as the room is suddenly bathed
in a golden light from the setting sun ... All are lost in their own thoughts, or their thoughts about each other...
Time has stopped.)

Andantino grazioso (J. =ca. 54)

4
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(entire cast always delicate and full of wonderment)
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CECILE
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How _ _ -
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can they not blush _ _ when men
DANCENY -
D.
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How _ can I __ not

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How_ can I__ not stare i - ma-gin-ing her

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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 7

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They do not blush! Is it the paint they wear?
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How --
can an - y-one_ not

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skin _ _ un - der - neath _ _ what she wears!
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sense_ his good-ness, his grace, not read - i - ly see the yearn - - ing for
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v.

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par - - ent her
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skin!
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How_ cold __ her


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hand!
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there a

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,.; " rap sempre !egg ...
c.
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c;;-my mo.ther's friend be mine? Ma-dame
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de Mer-teuil

God
... in
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his
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face? rap sempre !egg.
-
D.
, La - dy not to be de -l.~ed?
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And which La- dy will be mine? Ce -

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' want her to give what I al - read-y could de - mand!
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 7
25
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c.
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11.

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is so kind. She says I must ex - pect to find him cold. Mon-sieur de Ger-court is ver - y old.
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Ev' -ry-one must know


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ev - ry-thing I feel. _
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cileor some-one else? When will it be time?

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She says I am

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to love
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and in love's game
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Oh, I love the Che - va- lier with all,

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I have been_
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se - vere!
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He re-pents!
r

D.
, "How_ long can we be kept a- part?" Oh, I love _ _ _ Ce - cile _ _ _ with_

v. I
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' Oh, how trans - pa - rent her skin, '
how cold _ _ her hand!

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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 7

34 -
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with _ _ all my heart!

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All a wo - man can do __ is un - der stand!


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all, all my heart!

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" She must give what I al-read-y could_ mand!

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need to lie down _ and Joos - en my stays, so I can

37
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 7

(with delicate excitement)


41 rwp

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Look, how he trem - bles! Oh, a tear!

T.

How can an - y-one


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can
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Oh, how trem - ble! Look, a tear! Don't be
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I want her to

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How he fright - ens me! _ Can_ love be

not see
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his good-ness, his
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grace!
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and the yearn - ing for God in his face!
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Vo

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all _ _
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leave!
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fright - ened love, have no fear! Be not fright - ened

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give! I want her to give what I al - read-y could de - mand!

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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 7

49
-=== ntp dreamily

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fear? _ _ Can_ love be fear? Can_
IA
ntp dreamily

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ntp dreamily

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Vo.

When will they all


ntp dreamily ...
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love! _ _ -
Be not fright - ened love, have no fear!

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I want her - to
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(Entire cast in a kind of swoon.)
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love be fear? Can_ love be

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leave? How can I stay a -

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39
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 8

c. -" ..--
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fear. _ _

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wake. __

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How can
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an-y-one en-dure _this God for-sa-ken place?


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Na-ture is not nat-ural to the hu - man race!


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(Segue No. 8)

No. 8 Recitative
(The silvery chiming of a mantel clock brings everyone back to reality.)
(Recit.)
(4, 5, 6. The clock resumes chiming six o'clock.)
1 1 1 a/ (calling overJo Cecile and Danceny)
,--3--,
Volanges
,_,I A of of of

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Chil-dren, why don't you sing for us?
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Some-thing you have pre-pared.
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Danceny

M Ma-dame, I am not well.


(Recit.)
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40
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 8

He is not well!
(lying badly) , - 3----, (moves reluctantly to the harp)
-
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,
I

D.
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That _ is to say ... my throat would not do jus - tice to the mu - sic ...
!:'I VALMONT (to annoy Volanges) L-(
v.
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Ce - cile, "'
per-haps the Che-va-lier would like a choc' -late.

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lit- tie
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' cile, give us a song! Did I say


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(in a governessy attempt to cheer things up)


(7)
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know! - !:'I
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Let us hear that song Ma -

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some-thing wrong a - gain? I do a - pol - o - gize, Ma-dame!
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41
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 8

CECILE (in a passion)


(9)
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Oh, you've ruin-ed our sur-prise!
-
T.
., --- - - .... -
- dame de Ro-se-monde had asked if you had learnt, the old one.
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Vo
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(pouncin2
Ce-cile!
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TOURVEL
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-
T.
.,
(sulking) -
Then re-hearse it
I
by all means.
"
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We pro-mise we won't pay at-ten-tion.
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DANCENY rwp !':'.

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v.
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It is-n't read-y .

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se-cret!
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Now I must in - sist!
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f'nn mntn

15
(full of charm, irresistable) Menomosso
rit. MERTEUIL rwp ____i:::= 3---.,

M.w,
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rwp Oh please! Ce - cile.

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Well, ... per-naps .... Conmoto Meno mosso

42
ACT I - Scene 1- No. 9

Cecile glows, even Danceny brightens up. They go right to their instruments. Merteuil' s command of the situation has not been lost
on anyone. All take their places for a concert no one wants to play or hear.) Con moto
18 ...-...,. accel. -------:--.....

cresc. 3

----
rail. _______________________ _
21 ...-....._
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3 -I (Segue No. 9)

No. 9 Duet
Quasi allegretto (Ballad style: acting out the parts)
(a false start)
(d
1
=ca. 44) I [VI-
Cecile r~ I .. -
~

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The ...
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(He plays)

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a.
-
nf ! s:= t! ! ! !
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6 dolefully

Tht!,m - pri - soned maid, guard _ _ _ the_


nf dolefully (corrects her with a glance)

D.1~~~~~~~~~~
The arm man, guard ___ the_

43
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 9
12
... ft I I

c. . ~ - - - - : - -
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-
se - crets __ of their hearts.
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se - erets of their hearts. Man and maid may_ ne - ver

. . . . .
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18 (Tourvel may absent-mindedly hum along - softly.)

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2

ne ver, ... ver___

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they may
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ver,
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24 (She knows this part.)


c.
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II.,.

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II"

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A - : - - FJ

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-- "Oh, my brave knight, oh, my brave knight,_
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30 (Volanges is quite pleased and applauds
,., ft I I
' ' "' iftltt.
- - Tourvel does likewise.)
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c.
.., .,.

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I am __ -
not __
~

as brave
~

as you!" (pleased with Cecile)


espr. amoroso
-
D. :; - -
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44
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 9

36

nf' I

La dy! Oh,
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my
I

La
I
dy, no
I
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knight_ was
'
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(Volanges thinks the concert is over, and starts to rise.


42 Tourvel pulls her back down )
D. r~ :;
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ev - er, ev - er as brave or true"
A

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(Merteuil and Valmont are suppressing giggles.)
48
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Arm - ed maid - en, tht(jm - pri - soned man, your


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Arm - ed maid - en, im - pri - soned man, your hearts__ must_
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(Cecile falters, losing her place.)

-
well _ _ ...

--
hearts _ _ must_ guard_ your sec - re ts (Danceny quickly helps; he doesn't miss a beat!)
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D.
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guard_ your sec - rets well Un - til... Un - ti!

l~: . .
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45
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 9

60
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... death _ _ sets you free, un - ti! death
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death _ _ will set you free, un - ti! death

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free _ _
of all,

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set _ __
1

of all, you

molto ralL __ (Recit.)


71 (fearing Danceny's disapproval)
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of all! It was not!
TOURVEL (enchanted)
A I

- - - -- - - - -
... ,jfo

T.

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Oh, that was love-ly! (to Danceny, with guarded approval)
IA I
VOLANG ES ... olio

Vo.
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Yes, that was love-ly. (grimly)
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free of all! A- gain!

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molto rail.
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(attaca No. 10)

46
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

No. 10 Recitative with Trio


-DE] (sempre sot to voce)
~A ..,, II DANCENY pp
Danceny

'" "
.. .. .. .. .
(Danceny plays, with rather grim determination at first, then gradually relaxing.)
,.;;.-~.. ::::::- .. .. ..
.::::::
The

Harp
(sounds on
stage)
l :
I

i
MERTEUIL (Recit.)
arJ (urgently)
i
(a mocking curtsy)
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Merteuil
9) -- - --
- - -
Mon-sieur de
~-

Val-mont!
-

arJ (a mocking bow)


- ....-
VALMONT
LU

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Valmont

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Ma-dame_ de Mer - teuil!
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arJ
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--
(At this point the harp, Cecile, Tourvel and Danceny go into a slower tempo, ending where indicated. The orchestra, Merteuil, and
Valmont pursue an independent tempo, as needed by their scene. The two groups do not align, and the Harp Ensemble should
remain inaudible. Orchestra, Merteuil and Valmont dominate the scene.)
~A..,, II 1 CE~LE (nervous softly! (falters) courageously)
c.
I
"' Guard! _ _ _
A ... II
med maid ...
-
TOURVEL (helpfully)

T.
. Th'im - pri - son'd maid ...

D.
""'II

.. .. .. ..
I
I'' arm man, Th'im - pri - son'd maid ...

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47
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10
(C., T., D., harp are inaudible. The notes are to flesh-out the slow-motion pantomime.)
....... (sulks)
c.
...
T.
"oil

... (correcting her)


(sinks into a reverie, hums)

I
Hmm
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"oil> - -
D.

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the _ _ _ - -
I

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Guard se - erets of their

Harp

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Con moto (J =ca. 92)
::::. :=:.

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I... I'm sure you can re-call it, if you try ... We made a
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(Danceny is pained by Cecile's distress.)
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hearts. Man and maid may

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wag - :it--
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make your move.
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skill, not luck,


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3
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3
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3
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3
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48
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

(Ah' she knows this bit )


,fA-"' jl "
c.
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la la la la
A"' jl

T.
.,
(Danceny melts toward her again.)
A-"' jl

D
,,. nev
I
- - - er wed, may
r
nev -
I
- - er,

!.
A"' jl

Harp : :::: - ~

"

16
"'"-' I

-- ..-
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M.
.., -- - -
-
that wins at cards and love.
(Recit.)
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- We on - ly play the cards we are
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3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

la la la la la la
(comes up for air)

I I
er, nev er _ __ wed.

I ..
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v.(~"'
r-..
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r ~ i.......1 - I I
dealt, 0 Queen of Hearts, 0 Heart that will not melt; of all the Hearts you hold, I
a tempo
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p
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J..-....J
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3 3 3 3 3 3
49
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

"A....., olt L l'P


c.
...
A"' II
(Unable to resist.) f'P ~
'"Oh, my -
brave

T.
...
A" II l ~
'"Oh,
(She:)
.;. -
brave
(lets the girls have it)
D.
~ "Oh, my brave ...
........

i.
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L

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J

24

I ,; ~ - !.. -
v. II"' =
I
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I
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am the Knave. Do not dis - card me.

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3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

c "'"'"
'"' ...
knight! oh, my
I
brave knight!

.
A
T.
... knight!
-oh, my
...
brave knight!

D "
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Harp l__-.../ 1___../ -t


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..,
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v. :
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

,,. (The women are very pleased with themselves .)


c.
., - ~ .. -as
.. I am not as brave you!"

T.
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. I am not as brave _ _ _ as you!"
D.
I',.
-
Harp
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32
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M.
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slave,

-
why do you

-
dis - 0 - bey?

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With a lit - tie
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D.
-
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Harp

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36
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(with vehemence barely concealed beneath her outward charm)
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pa - tie nee
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both -
can have our
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way.
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colla voce
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

"A
c
.i
A
(gradually getting lost in her thoughts)
T.
.i
(with doleful gaiety) "_was
A
D
-
M' La - - - - - dy! No knight was

-
...
Harp

l .. molto accel.
I

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I
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venged! That

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Ger - court does
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not _ de - serve a_
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ev - --- - er, ev - - - - - - - er as

D
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ev - - - -er, ev - -
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er
-as brave "~r

!.
...
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Harp
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44
i.fA (getting down to it) nif espr. I

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~

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vir - gin bride! I want you to
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v. I
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r. No hus-band is as-sured of that!

I IA
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

,., ,. (sea
t /'mgagancea tD anceny
c
.,
.. "As brave as
T

D
.,
.. brave -- as -~ you!"

M' -
true!"
,.

Harp

!. 48
J
I

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I

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" have Ce - cile de Vo - langes. arp calmo


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v. : - .-
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I am bus - v with Ma

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c
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...... l'JI (to herself!
La la

T.
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(as if imparting to Cecile a secret message) ",.PP
D
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Arm ect maid en, im

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Harp
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52
I;' II (changing her tack)
~ '
M
r
" -
Fif-teen years old! (praising Tourvel
--3
instea~
.... 1-

v. ~-. ~

!'...
dame de Tour - vel...
I
Hap - pi - ly -
mar-ried, a real

I
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53
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

,,_A .M 'II'

c.
&I
la la la la la la
(notices the singing again)
T.
"'"II
&I

II
00
. -
-
A"

D.
I I
M' prison - ed man, Your hearts must _ _
,, .....
Harp
!. 56
i 2. 12 i
..,;
I

.
:::::::::-

molto accel.
--
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(not giving up)


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M. -
- -

v.
91

.. ~ .. :
L-
The girl has no

I I I I
~
chal- lenge. She is a ver - y pi - ous la - dy.

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p colla parte
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c.
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A" II
I
la -
la _ _ _ la la
I
la

T.
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D
,,, guard your
I
se - - - erets
I
well...

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Harp
!. ::::-.
..


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(J = ca. 112)
,,..-..
61 Sempre con moto

I _..
1 ,,I II I
- I

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M.
,91 I
mo - rals at all! She is quite un - formed. _
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3
L..L
3
L..!..
3
54
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

(Once more Cecile falters, losing her place.)


,., ..... 41
c.
., la
..... 41 pp (helpfully)

.,
-
T.

D.

~
..... 41

ti!
- - ~et
(Danceny helps out again. Shows her the place.
"free,"_

Un - death will you ...

!.
..... 41

Harp
..
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..
I

67 ~:
,,. "
M. - ., -
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Ii - cious bud. or_

v. I
..
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I

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r I I I I

' And far too eas - - y. Hard - ly worth-y of my time ...


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ri

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LL . .. ..
---
3 3 3 3
(relaxed, at last, gaining in confidence, guarded intimacy!
.,, ..... 41 pp (gratefully! pp sempre
c.
...
..... 41
-
"free,"_
(Touroel also tries to help, almost whispering.) ppLa
la la

--
--
T.
... Un - ti! death
.... 41 (he resumes) I! sempre :--
D

r" Un - ti! death sets

!.
..... 41

Harp I a :a I I
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72
lot"
- mp I

M.
.., - - - - - --
v. '"
I

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I
ta - tion!
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A -
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de - Ii
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cious
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I' ...com - plete - ly in - cap-a- ble of love. She will

.J espr._ _
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5
r- . ~l.:r lr u
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
L.!.
3
L.!.
3
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3
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3
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3
55
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

""'A Ji. ilt


c.
,. . 11 s~ts
., you free, La la

T.
...
,. .... sets you free ...

D
rT I
- you free. Un - -
I
Iii

Harp
!.
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77

M. "'".., . . -- ~
~- -. -
I I

bud! A de - Ii - cious bud!


~ :tt.. .it- - - ...
v. . - "
" - - ~- -
~

-
" fall in - to bed pure-ly out of cur - i - o - si - ty. She is not for

-I
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3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

c ""'""""
... la
I
la la
....
la
- .;
la
~

A" ll (sweetly; her favorite part)


T.
... ~ - til death
I I
sets you
A" ll
D

l"'f death
I
sets you - free of
I

Harp !. """"

82
..
I
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. ... ., _ ..n
And the "ver - y pi-ous"La-dy, will she sa-tis-fy you?_ r--3
- -
--
v.

I
I

"A"=' I me!

,,.-...... ....-----, Wait till I've had her be-fore you run her
I t:'I
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pp rwp
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

-
PP dolciss
,, .... .11 .-
c
.., la la la la
A"' .ii (looks away)
T.
.., free! of all!
.,. ., iiPP dolciss.
D
- -

l''f all, sets you


A"' i -
Harp
j. ~ *
...
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87
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-
...
LPio mosso
.. .. .. - L- JI._
Tl

JI._
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r-3--,
-
M.
tJ
- -- - .. ~

- - --
Oh, yes, her heart will beat for you ... with fear. Per - haps you will_ en-joy that.
-........ . t:I
,
v.
I'- down. Pio mosso

Lj~ J7.J J.-r:J I ~


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3
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3
(The Trio finished at last, Volanges wakes up
with a start and applauds. More chocolate is
,,, .... i
served and sipped.} (Tacet)

c.
.,
A"' .ii
you free of
,..
all!
(Tacet)
T.
... free of
,..
all!
(Tacet)
.... .ii
D.

l'T free

-- of all! ,..

!.
A" i - - (Tacet)

Harp
..
I

~ ~
...
'!' ad lib.
-

92
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-- .- -- -- - .,._
rJ-,
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M.

v.
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No, ...

-.- -- ,_
,

im-pa-tient. I am - r
run-ning out of time if I in-tend to pre-sent de
-

t:I
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1 UW' ~-
Ger-court with a

---- -----
I

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You are jeal-ous!

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57
ACT I- Scene 1- No. 10
ancora poco piu mosso
97 (Merteuil looks towards Danceny and Cecile while Valmont applauds politely, silently.) ,---3---,
- -
"
.. - - - -
I

- - -
--
M.
r-.e.1 - - ,_ - - ....... r I I -
~'l~b"d
rum-e n e. That young man is too slow. They look in - to each oth-er' s eyes and sigh, e - ven when left a -
IA - I I
.
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p - -

L L-& L ..-: ._.: . -


:
... ,_ -
102 poco rit. Meno mosso (J =ca. 96) (She has a plan ready.)
_,A
-..,
I
- 3

M
-lone! : :
An
"
ob- sta-cle ... I

v.
. ........ -
rwp (thoughtfully) IL,......~~ C-- 3
--,

" All an-y lov-er needs _ is an ob-sta.cle.

..,
"'- -
poco rit.

.
q-r;
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~

M.ll!'fl
Piumosso

- r
thank you,
I r I
my friend
(Recit.) (An inspiration hits.)

r - ...-
And I must tell you, by the way,
- r-3--,

that her

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!P.~n .
T
Lt.~ ~t: t:t.

1~ ~3-, ~3-, r-3~

M. ijf #w u , J~ !]
moth-er,
u w #J
who knows you all_ too well...
, J~ qg w
Yes, all_ too well!
w , n Bf q4J ,w J#J..
1

Has ex - posed_ your_ char-ac-ter_


(ruefully) j r;:.!-, t:t.

v. It>= - - ' ~ rr r F
Oh, all _ too well!
l - I w

t:t. t:t.

l~
I

t:t.
n L t:t.

58
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 10

Grande rail._________ Moderato, lusingando


(110)
(She lets this sink in She's on target)
-..,-
,.,I A 3

.. . ... .
~

M. - ~

-- ,_ -
r
- to Ma-dame de Tour-vel. If you

v. '"
-
,..
,_
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- - .
~
And if
- I help you?

Grande rail. _________ Moderato, lusingando

-..,- ----- . ---- .. ...----- -


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~ espr. ~' ~ l1d lf9"


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r
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do as you're told, and give me proof... Then,

v. '"
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~
I al - ways do.

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Knave
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takes
piu p (sotto voce)
I

Queen! _ _
-
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r-3--,
(che~ily)
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v. ~
I..-

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,

' takes Queen! And what will you do till then?

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pp
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,
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r
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r r (Segue No. 11, attacca)

59
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 11

No. 11 Cavatina
Quasi allegretto (J =ca. 112)
"'f (casually seductive) ,---- 3
Merteuil r~~
I io-..J .,, - I I I
~

I I I
~

--
There is a house near - by, ___ hid-den a - way, _ _ a

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-
1~,
~.

p
po co
. I

-
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.
~

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====- ::::==- sempre szm.
poco rail. __ _________ a tempo
6
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- ,--3-----,

[~
JI. - '
.
M
..
~~

I ..,.... .., "

sum - mer pav - i - lion, a tern - pie of May. There, in my bow'r, _

... ~ ~-~ ... --;---__ ,..--..


..,
" ~.

- ~ -
'
===-- p smooth, silky
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=
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12 ,--3----, , - 3----, ,-- 3----,

M. IT&"r r I f 1J J hf Ir r II t ~j j r qr . FD ' r J J J~r I


en ter - tain _ __ in per - feet dis - ere - tion _ _ __ my a-non-y-mous

~ =----..

--==== ===--

17 Poco meno mosso (J = ca. 100)


r--3--.,

is brought there blind-fold - ed, _ un -

3 3 3 3 3
60
Act I - Scene I - No. 11

22

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

M.
26
ossia:
I
.---Ji -
he un dress es a diff' - rent dis guise. I __

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

31
:::::::=- p dolciss. (a tempo) (J =ca. 112)
~" . . . J J J-J J J- J)
M. I -- - - - -
-
~.,
- - - - . - "
"
I
-
I
- be - come_ man - y WO - men, he be - comes man - y men,

" - - - - - -

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I

---
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37
Meno mosso (J =ca. 100)

::::::- s im.
61
Act I - Scene I - No. 12

M
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41
! .. ~ _.
1rr I
dolciss.
'""'" (J.~J)
1~r 1r J r 1.u. 1
Poco piU m""o
- 11 1 ""~ 1
night,------- a gain _ _ __ and a - gain. That
VALMONT nrp
L- ... .- .-
v. 114.

" I look
Poco piu mosso
for-ward to it!

1 b.~:::::-=-:::::3:~$: _:_:.:..------~~----
3

I .,
====~pp T ~r 1r
pp -=::: ,,., ll"'T""""I ll"'T""""I .-r--"11

48
*;;;;:;
- v -
;~:
..._,,

(They look toward Cecile.)


-
lp:---=-~:~i:~~
---- ...._......
-
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,--- 3 ---,
::::::=-:

,--- 3 ---,
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.__
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M. ITC J J ~r II w II : 1 r r ~r r J i.J J 111


all de - pends ... Good. We must al-ways be friends!

v.11,= w II w II '~s U F F r F t I : Ill


un-der-stand per-fect-ly.

f:'.

p
f:'.
f:'.

(Segue No. 12)

No. 12 Merteuil' s Exit


Allegretto (J =ca. 120) MERTEUIL nrf ,--3---,
Merteuil

Ma - dame de Tour-vel, I'm so glad we've met.

P sub.

62
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 12

(RECIT.)
5 (draws Volanges aside) rapidly, confidentially

M.~~~~~~~~~~~
Ah, cou-sin, a word be-fore I for-get... Ce - cile is at a cer-tain stage,_ you'll a.gree, a dan-ger-ous age. Her

p
(repeat figure)

1:.1 Piano: out of synch. with voice. L.H. and R.H. also out of synch.

(falling into Merteuil' s tone)


8
~"
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!:'.
VOLANGES
--.-
3 -,
- I !:'.
Vo.
I)

,-3--,
- -
I can as-sure you she is nev-er left a-lone!
i.....-
(coolly) ,-3--,
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!:'.
- - - - -- - -- - --
I
M.
~I)
.,.._

mus-ic !es-sons, are they chap-er.oned? - -

You are her moth.er,


"

-- -
I'm sure you know what's

--" -...
!:'. !:'.
-
I)

. I~J; .J IJ ~J J
\
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(a twinge of panic)
10
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-- - - --
L
Vo.
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-- A
-
- - -
-
I
OH
~
-
I) r I I I I

-
That young pup-py? Should they be kept a-part?

" - -
I

M.
ro-eJ I
A A
. . r I
best. Then, __ put your mind at rest. He is send-ing

-" - -------
I) I
ntp co Ila voce
I

. -- r
- -
P""""I

-
rJ J--,,\
' ....
-
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:
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r----
\

63
Act I - Scene 1 - No. 12
14 (a tempo)
3

v0 .[& t t '''S II !JJ]t - II w II w II


Im - pos-si-ble !

M.ug ''LJ r t II t ')1 J J n lld harp.


'I J1.B 111,JfJ bJ J J
It's all quite in-no.cent I'm sure,
'I J }' II
but it's
(a tempo)

18 (RECIT.)
-----r----r--- (a tempo) (gives him an
,--3---, (a buss on both cheeks) appraising look)

M.Qf1bJ,J ' F u ''t; u r 'r r r ,IJ11 1r ~p r 1 r .r 11 w '

in-dis. creet. Ce - cite, my sweet! Che - va -

!:'.

!:'.

#&-----r
Moderato (Valmont accompanies
21
r-3--, (J =ca. 108) her to the door.)
M. UC I qr t It t J II br r 'I JJ n II J t t I
and Val-mont, al-ways such a treat.

Meno mosso 3 3 3
25 (She pauses at the door.) (intensely, through her teeth)

M. [ ' w 1 w 11 ' s lJ ' r


Re-mem-ber, Her
D11 9U u !$C ttr r ' s1 maid, his

L_ 3 __J L__ 3 __J

64
-
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 13
29
(RECIT ) r- 3I ---,
- - . --
JA JI. -
-
M.
I) . " -
-w-- I - I I - -
debt to me must be re-paid! p dolciss. Good, what is more pleas-ant or more calm-ing than the

v.
~.
. VALMONT~~ ...
...- - . ~
~
- /':'\
-
~ - ..... -
All is pos-si-ble be-tween two friends.

---=------
A i.4a.; - hi~~ '- .. .11..:. /':'\

-
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,
k - -
I
p I
rwp
J ~ J
....- ,_
,_ ..
I /':'\

- ..
-
r r ~

- Finale -
No. 13 Scena
(An emormous silence fills the room.)
(RECIT.) VOLANGES poco f
/':'\ /':'\ >
VOLANGESr~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mon-
(Danceny, made uncomfortable by Volanges,
who is looking at him steadily, gets up to go.)
/':'\-I r-3---,
DANCENY l~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~

=====---PP

(/':'\)

r---r
65
(Segue No. 13)
-& -&
PP 8ba---------'
Act I - Scene 1 - No. 13
,---3---,
3
... -
Vo [~ . .:...
- - --
,..
sieur,
"

stay where you are.


I:\
I':_
Please. Ce - cile, re-move the cov - er from your
I:\
-
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-
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11 .,
B.fo FP
'

:
(I:\)

..
L~~J::~ - . 1 I~. I - I:\

'
- .,. .. ~

(8ba) ----------------------- :.__....,


(Cecile does so. Volanges takes the letter tucked
6 Moderato into the strings. She turns to Cecile.)
1~ m,~,-~
I - I- ")I J "* rrr I
w
Vo. ; I I - I
harp . And now, give me the keys to the desk in your
.., rwp
:::::=-
.~3

u (Timp.)
ET.. :::::::::=-

-----r ~r r-r r
10 (To the maid, who is petrified. The maid exits.)
3_
~ 3 - I> >
Vo.ijf f I - ...
- iJI M pew

room. Go fetch her let-ter box. We will wait un - til she comes back. Not a
1:1 DANCENY -.f espr. :::::>-

nl~ - I:\

jl' I r I
Ma-dame... I w--

~ --- I:\

,;~,1: Js:,.
~-- ~0J~;,;;:~ ---r _ _ _ _ _. . . . . . . . .-. . . . . _ _ _ _ _ iz!. ~ - I

r
(to Valmont and Tourvel)
r--: r
13
II ~
menof 3 Tempo 1 (J =ca. 56) (They all wait - Volanges very still
Vo. -

l"., word!
I

Please stay,
- ---
1 will need some wit-ness - es.
- "

,.. I:\
(Fis.)
1~1 I---;::---...._

I -.., - - -
r-~ - r--F :.,I
I r::spr.
p~I
_... - '!P' P,r:
- -
I:\
- I I L:i ;:.::..._
(Vlc.)

66
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 13

the others uneasy - for the maid to return. The storm is accumulating.)
(At each t!fo another clock begins to tick.)
I-::----...
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---
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' ~

. - T ~

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.
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~~1
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(Vln.1)~
t!fo >rwp
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--- ~ /sprJ-lJ J J J.-
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- - -I
~

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I I I I
L_I I
rwp 3----!_..
t!fo L__3__J '--~
(Vin. 2) t!fo rwp cresc.
,-3---,

J J J-l J ----
espr. - - - ,-3-----, 3-=o1

..---_ ~- ~ - ~-i
J- _J J"JJJ ~JJ~~
-- - -
~.
'~'-
-~ --- - - - - - -
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.......___-j- __...,., L__3___i L-3__l L-- I L_3__J


>rwp L-3 - i_'j-.i
cresc.
I I I I I
...
L-0

I
-
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- - -

r-r r-r r-r r-r r---


(non cresc.)

(The maid returns with the box.)


23
Vo. I -~
.,.; A
-
Poco piu mosso VOLANGES ns.f
- ~
-
r-3--.,
(The maid withdraws, exchanging a look
with Cecile, as Volanges opens the
I "eJ I box and examines its contents.)
Thank you. Put it there.

.
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I I J J (Str.!~
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~

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3
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--
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- - - - --
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rr 11
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3
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p
-
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...
I
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r-r r---r r-r r-r r---

67
Act I - Scene 1 - No. 14
(The clocks stop.)

c.
28
-" -
-
... CECILE/ espr.

- - ~~
-c:::::::

.., ,,_

--
I
Oh, moth - er!
(RECIT.) poco / ~ ,......., I ...-.. IL?!:. . .-..._
IA
- .. ,_ -- --- - -
Vo
..,
I- -
- -- - -
-- - . . .- ...-
-
- - : ,,_
Ce-cile, these let-ters are ad-dressed to you from Dan-cen-y!_ Si - Jenee!
DANCENY poco/1 r-3--:i ~-
' - I:\
- -- -
D.
,, Ma-dame de Vo-langes ...
"

IA 1~1 I:\
I -
- -
r..1--
- -
- -

---
I
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IA~:
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-
I:\
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I :
'
~r r------& (Segue: No. 14 Aria)
-
Allegro furioso
No. 14 Aria
(J =ca. 104)
-....- - - .,
- - - - --
"""' " > --- JI,'
~-
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Volanges
.,.., - -
~

- -- - - L "I -
You have a - bused my_

~
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-

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fi-dence, you have a - bused_~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~- her_

68
Act I- Scene 1- No. 14
5
>

and you have _ __ a bused _ _ your po -

molto cresc.
7

10 / majestically I
[~
> I > -
Vo.

~ ">
I
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I
-- > ~.._.....'~ r
I will re - mem-beryou with con - tempt, She _ _ will re -

,
"
I
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14
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[~ -
>
-- - -- -
- --
,~

,_
-
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Vo. ~

I
* ... *
I I
I

mem-ber you with shame, and you must re- mem-ber your-self and pro -

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t:I
J
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nrp sub. p 1:1 (calla voce)

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r..

' ... ,,
7J
---=-=--== nrf 69
Act I - Scene 1 - No. 14
:_:..------
(a tempo)

Vo. [ ' lif p~ ~p ~r p I ~r r r r


ter's
1

name! _ __
' Ir is
Do not
I

20 (a tempo, ma piu vivo)

22

to

.._.... .._.... .._.... .._.... .._....


24 3
> >

>
must_ be e nough! And, be-fore I ban-ish you from my sight,

1:
'
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 15

No. 15
Duet
(26)
-'A

- - - - -- ..
,--3--, I

- _ -- -
--===/
_.... I
..
Con moto, agitato

- - -- - -
~
~- '~
Vo. _, ' .... -
.i
-
you must give back the an-swers to these let-ters. Do I have your word?
DANCENY /~~pass.
. I:\

-
D.
,
....
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,,_
That
.
I can .not
Con moto, agitato
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IJ'i
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IP I-=:::::
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. - -
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-- -.,...
I
\
.g.
---* (Segue No. 15)
lll

2 VOLANGES I > I> >

Vo.I~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
How dare you! That's good!
nonforza

71
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 15

11 (The storm outside begins to gather again.) nrf


vo.fli - II - II ., 1.;i o 'r
1
., I - I
piu dolce And what else?
espr. nrf
D.

I was master of my - self, but not my heart. Per-

m;~

15 ,-3--, r-3----,
--- -=::::
Vo. ITC t t 'I mI ~Lla r 'I It - 'I r ~p I r t - II
He can say this to me! Oh, my heart!
.----:- 3 ----,

D- ll& ~u t~r rIP ., r 'r r 11 lr t~r r t 1

that for the m0-ment we must part. Noth - ing bad took

19

'E ~J E II I" ;i'r I -o I" ~ 1r 1~~ ~ 1S 11


,-3---,
tt1 1r r 'F II -
1
Vo
To my face! It could be worse? Ah! _ _ __ could weep! This is im -

D. tiil r t ' 'D II ~r Jr ~r


1
- II ,-~s U''Ot I qr ' f ~s n~ t II

------
It could be worse! These let-ters I will keep, they were hers!

72
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 15
24 RECIT.
,.; ,., r- 3 --, r - 3 ---, (Con moto)
-=::::::: ..--- 3 --,
Vo.
., - I
-- - --
- ~-
..-
,..
,
-- > I
pos-si-ble! Stay a - way from us! You in - so-lent
-f espr. --==::::
- - -- - ..
I - -
- - - - --
- -
D. "
l'\I r
I give my word ... at least un - ti! we can dis cuss ...
(Con moto)
,., I~
--
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.... -
I
'41!1

.--
I ""J espr.
I ri:j LJ. fl.. rb
I .:. --
- - - ,_ - - -

~ r~r
TOURVEL Allegro (J =ca. 104)
"'/ quasi senza misura (stops Cecile from going to Danceny and takes her to Volanges)
29 ,--3----,
-.,-
,,;1,. I ,--3----, > i---3---,
T. -
I I I I
-
I I
--
I
(sinks into a chair, weeping) Yes, speak to him. No, Ce - cile! Come with me!
" > ....
Vo.
., whelp!
"
-- - -

v. I
VALMONT (to Tourvel)

.. -"" ,
- - L ii- .. ji
(Goes to Danceny.)
- -
....
... r
That young man needs my help. Allegro (J =ca. 104)
... ...--P. l ~.:-----;.:-----;-.:------1 I....;..-----.;;:---;.-:-----
(etc.)

!~
"~

-----
- i-.
- .... -. - - - - - -
- -

'~:
I
i
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p --- ---
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33 "'/ quasi senza misura
,,;I ,--3----,
D.
, - -- -- - -
v. :
"'/ quasi senza misura
,-3----, .. .. ..
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.. What should I do?
,-3----, - ,-3_---:i

... -
Che-va-lier, !is - ten to me. I am your friend. I will

l~I I~
I
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I~ I~
I
I
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~
>
psub.

\
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pp
'

... ...... ... ... ... . ... ... ... ... ...
'

. ..
'

... .. ... ... . .. ... .. ... .. .. ... ..


73
ACT 1- Scene 1 - No. 15
quasi senza misura

n' -
36 .-3----,
D. Il r 'I ~ IF r rc; l I
Sir! pro-mised her moth - er!
r--3---,
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-r r I
1
'F t l I l l
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I
help you . Do you want Ce - cite? It's

~
. ~

lfl1tP ben cant.

n' -
39

D. Il l 'I J) J
Please,_
Ji 'I F r r I
help me sir!

F Il
v. ,.
II . E;I0;J cJ
on - ly a prom - ise.
'I D Ipc
Oh,
rr
r-3---,

why do
r
both - er?
l 'I
Be -

=>---- ~1

(A sharp gust of wind blows open


the doors. Some rain comes in.)
(trying to stop her)
42
CECILE "'.f -
c.
(Seeing Danceny, she rises and steams towards him.) No, -
VOLANGES "'.f - - - = = = = = =
Vo.

Must ask you a-gain?


r--3---,
r r--3---,
v t F [ 1
r rF
t Il y ~ E F I
lieve me, a pleas - ure, you will have your Ce-cite, But you must

74
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 15
r-3--,

not in the rain!


,-3---, (Julie goes.)
T.

Oh, the car-pets! Ju - lie, call the men! Go, bring the
.-- 3---. , - - - 3---,

r
nr.f Recit.
49 , - - - - 3-----,

fP (calla voce) 6
(!':'\)

r 6 r.__r...._...r-r'-_r...._...ir
3 3

If ev er catch you ... will


DANCENY f majestically ,--3----,
D.~~~~~~~~~~
spect...

---
Ma

7 p sub.
= (calla voce)

r r---r...__r_r
3 3

75
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 16
(sinks to the floor, weeping)
(a kind of wail) ,--3---,
53
,.,,IA CECILE -.f .~
' ~- ~ .=- ' I

c. = ~-
"
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No! No!

,--3-----, ,--3-----, r---3----, (Danceny bows and leaves.)


~~

Vo.
IA >
- - ,, >
- - .
>

t-.t>
shut her up m
"

a -
"

con - vent,
-
I will lock
I
her
I

up tight! stentando
IA ( /':'\) ~ ~
.., -.or~

(co Ila voce)


~)
.

~
..,
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~
appass.
~

:
I

F
r (Segue No. 16)

No. 16 Duet
Allegro (J = 120 - 128)
-===:::
Cecile

(to Cecile, in a towering rage, eyes to heaven)


VOLANGES pocof ~
vo1anges I ''
I - I -
M -
r --
I
Why

,,--...

r-3--, r-3--,

~
(almost between sobs)
3 -.f espr.
c.11, - I- I r
Oh,
I r J I
3
~--, moth - - er!
(ossia) J ,---3----, (glares at Cecile)

Vo. ~&:rJ ~r r rI Lr
should I ev - er
J
a
r r r
thing for you?
II r
Do
r r I
you have

3 3

76
ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 16

6
.-----3----.,

don't be like that! No thing


(grabs her)
Vo.~~~~~~~~~~~
i - dea what I've had to do? A

8
,--3-
c.
noth-ing bad took place! It's not _ __
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- Ii ant match! Mon - sieur de Ger-court! He has brains, he has charms, and he is

cresc.

(Cecile gradually moves toward Valmont.)

nonforza
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ACT I - Scene 1- No. 17

No. 17 Quintet
Piu mosso
14 (Rosemonde enters.) ROSEMONDE poco /

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child! Oh,_ the scan - dal, the shame!

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I've called the men.


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quasi senza misura My maid._
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 17

(to Volanges)
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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 17

(Julie and the men enter. Tourvel gives them orders.)


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ACT I - Scene 1 - No. 18
molto rail. Meno mosso

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room. The storm has receded, although it is still raining hard. Night
is falling. The servants continue in their work as Cecile's world Moderato (J = ca. 66)
falls apart.)
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ACT I - Scene 1- No. 19

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(Segue No. 19)

No. 19 Cavatina
rail. ________________ a tempo

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